Meta‘s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, stated today that the firm is expanding its support for NFTs on Instagram to hundreds of new countries. The expansion follows the success of the social network’s inaugural NFT test launch in May.
Users and businesses in over a hundred countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas will now be able to share their NFTs on Instagram as a result of this expansion. Prior to the expansion, support was only available to a limited number of creators in the United States.
More wallets are accepted now
“As of now, we support connections with third-party wallets such as Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, and Dapper Wallet, with more to come,” Meta said in a blog post. To post a NFT on Instagram, you must first link your digital wallet to Instagram. Instagram currently Supports blockchains such as, Ethereum, Polygon and Flow.
How to use NFTs on Instagram
NFTs can be shared in your main Instagram Feed, Stories, or messaging. When you upload a digital collectible, it will have a shimmer effect and can display public information, such as the NFT’s description. Users can share NFTs, and automatically tag both the producer and collector for attribution.
Trigger for this move
Instagram’s NFT capabilities extension follows Twitter’s earlier this year implementation of NFT profile images for premium users. According to Meta, today’s expansion reflects its efforts to broaden access to web3 technology via NFTs, as well as to assist creators who wish to monetize their work and develop community with their fans and collectors.
What do you think about Meta’s move? Should other platforms do so as well and make NFTs more widely recognized and acceptable? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.