Step 3: Reveal your drop

When to reveal?

After you've started your drop and it’s open for minting, you can reveal the final assets of your drop at any time. 

If you can tell that your drop is going to sell out, wait until it does before you reveal. This will give every buyer a fair chance to get an NFT before the reveal. If it isn’t selling out, revealing your drop can be a good way to spark energy back into the market. Ideally, we recommend waiting at least a day or so after starting your drop before you reveal.

When you’re ready to reveal, navigate to “Reveal” on your drop landing page. Here, you’ll upload the final assets for your drop, configure the metadata, and reveal your drop to your collectors.

What you'll need

  • The final assets + metadata (optional)

Upload the final assets

Now that you've opened your drop for minting and hopefully have had some sales, it's time to think about revealing the final assets of your drop to the world! Confirm that everything looks good in the preview experience. Optionally, you may also add metadata to your NFTs. 

When the artwork is being revealed, Foundation will shuffle the assets and name them automatically, guaranteeing collector fairness and making this step as easy as possible.


  • Upload your final assets. The number of assets needed must match the number you specified when creating your drop in step 1. For reveals, Foundation has a file size upload limit of 300 MB (75 MB for GIFs), and we currently support JPG, GIF, PNG, SVG, MP4 + MOV files. You can reveal using different file types within the same drop if you wish!

Adding metadata (optional)

You may also add metadata to your NFTs with a CSV of the desired attributes. If you're using a spreadsheet application, please make sure you export the file as a CSV. You can create custom names, add descriptions, and create other custom attributes for your drop. Adding metadata is optional.

What are attributes?

This video will go into what attributes are and why they can be important.


Drop without metadata

If you don’t choose to utilize metadata, only the assets of your NFTs will change after the reveal. 

Adding basic metadata to your drop

You can also add basic metadata, like a description, to each NFT in your drop. After the reveal, each NFT will show the description as specified in your CSV file.

Download an example .csv

Adding advanced metadata to your drop

You can also completely customize the metadata in your drop. After the reveal, each NFT will show the custom metadata as specified in your CSV file.

Download an example .csv


Naming NFTs in your metadata

Including custom NFT names in your metadata will surface different results depending on the convention you choose.


Custom name {number}

The value 'Digital Flower {number}’ in the name column will result in an NFT named Digital Flower, followed by a number that matches the minted tokenID.


Custom name

The value 'Generated Flowers #1’ in the name column will result in an NFT named Generated Flowers #1, with no regard to the minted tokenID.


A value of 'Violet Flower’ in the name column results in an NFT named Violet Flower with no number listed after the name.


Blank name

Excluding the name header, or leaving the name column blank in your metadata, will result in an NFT that inherits the name of the collection, followed by a number that matches the minted tokenID.


Finalize the reveal


If everything looks good, the NFTs are ready to reveal! During the reveal, the placeholder NFTs will get replaced with your final assets. This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the size of your drop and assets.



  1. Click the start reveal button. 
  2. Approve the gas fee: A message will appear within your connected wallet for you to approve the gas fee to complete the reveal of your drop.

Gas fees are the cost of interacting with the blockchain. Gas fees are not set or collected by Foundation.


Congratulations! Your drop is complete. As your drop is revealing, keep building excitement around your drop. Share your drop reveals with your community, friends, and collectors. Your collectors will also receive an automatic email from Foundation letting them know of the reveal. 

Still have questions?

The easiest way to get support from our team is to get in touch with us.

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