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How to refresh metadata on Opensea?

New York-based Opensea is one of the most popular NFT marketplaces out there that has grown significantly in the past year of its four-year-long existence.

Non-fungible tokens are all the rage these days, with people spending hundreds of thousands on a single purchase. Several NFT collections such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks have become notoriously popular among enthusiasts, and these two, in particular, have also seen a significant dip (around 50% overall) in their item values.

If you’re looking into the NFT market for short-term or long-term investments or are just out here to have fun riding the wave, you already know that metadata of an NFT is vital.

In the case of NFTs, the metadata contains the actual content and its description as mentioned in the contract stored on the blockchain. NFT metadata includes the item name, media, description, properties, levels and stats.

Here we’ve explained how to quickly refresh the metadata of an NFT on Opensea.

Also read: Should you freeze metadata in Opensea?


Refresh metadata on Opensea

Refer to the screenshot and follow the steps mentioned below to refresh metadata on Opensea.

How to refresh metadata on Opensea?
  • Select your preferred NFT on Opensea.
  • On the NFT’s page, tap/click on the refresh button at the top of the page.
  • If the action is successful, you’d see the following message: “We’ve queued this item for an update! Check back in a minute…“.

Note, as the message mentioned, it can take some time for the NFT’s metadata to refresh. Also, neither F5 nor Ctrl + R will refresh the NFT metadata, so you’ll have to use the refresh button at the top of the specific NFT page.

You can’t refresh metadata for several NFTs at once or even a collection; you’ll have to refresh them one at a time.

Also read: How to avoid gas fees on Opensea?

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