Freezing your metadata will permanently lock and store it on decentralized file storage, which allows your data to be accessible for other clients to view and use. This means your item will forever be safely stored and will never be lost or missing.
This guide will walk you through the metadata freezing workflow, which can be accessed in the collection editor.
What metadata does this include?
When you freeze your metadata, the following information will be locked:
- item name
- media (JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG, MP4, WEBM, MP3, WAV, OGG, GLB, GLTF)
- properties, levels, and stats
Everything will be frozen except for your added unlockable content, which is content that can only be revealed by the owner of the item.
How much does it cost to freeze my metadata?
OpenSea does not charge to freeze your metadata, however, you will have to pay for gas to process this action.
How do I freeze my metadata?
- Navigate to the item you'd like to freeze and click Edit.
- Scroll down to the Freeze metadata heading.
- Turn on the feature by clicking the toggle.
- Once the toggle is on, click Freeze.
A modal will prompt to begin the process, which can take a few minutes. Once processed, click to confirm that all of your content is exactly as you want it, because once frozen, your content cannot be edited nor removed as it is permanently stored on decentralized file storage. Next, click Submit transaction.
Complete the freezing process by signing your wallet and confirming the gas fee. Once processed, your data is frozen.
How do I confirm that my metadata is frozen?
Once your data is frozen, you can confirm this in two places.
The first place is when you edit your item. You can see the confirmation under the Freeze metadata heading.
The other place you can confirm that your metadata is frozen is on the public item page. In the Details section, you can view the status of your metadata.
In both places, you'll be able to view the metadata by clicking on the link. An IPFS tab will prompt in your browser to show you your metadata. It should look something like this: