Many wallets now allow applications to trigger a popup to switch between networks. If your wallet supports this feature then you will be automatically prompted to switch networks when an application wants to utilize an Optimism network. You can also do it right here.
If your wallet does not support this feature, or if you want to connect to a third party endpoint, you will have to connect manually. The exact process for connecting your wallet to an Optimism network depends on the specific wallet software you're using. You can find the necessary connection information here.
Third party endpoints
Optimism is supported by multiple third party endpoint providers.
Using these third party providers may have an associated cost (although for a user the free tier is usually sufficient), but it provides you with certain benefits:
- Possibly unlimited transaction rate (our endpoints are rate limited to prevent denial of service attacks)
- Dashboard tooling and analytics on your transactions and requests