Meta is introducing NFT support to Instagram in 100 new countries

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, announced that the company is launching an international expansion of NFT support on Instagram. The expansion comes shortly after the social network’s initial NFT test launch in May.

There will be no fees associated with posting or sharing a digital collectible on Instagram.

Users and businesses in over 100 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.

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The company also said that the Coinbase Wallet and the Dapper Wallet can now be used as third-party wallets. Instagram is also adding Flow to the list of blockchains it supports.

Instagram’s NFT feature lets users link a digital wallet, share NFTs, and automatically tag both the creator and the collector so that they can be given credit. You can share NFTs on your main Instagram feed, in your Stories, or in a message. Once you post a digital collectible, it will have a shimmering effect and can display public information, like a description of the NFT.

Meta will help reduce the emissions impact that might be associated with the display of digital collectibles on Instagram by purchasing renewable energy.

You need to link your digital wallet to Instagram in order to post a digital collectible on the platform. Instagram can connect to third-party wallets such as Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, and Dapper Wallet . All supported blockchains include Ethereum, Polygon, and Flow. The social network says that posting or sharing a digital collectible on Instagram is free of charge.

“We understand that blockchain technology and NFTs raise important questions on sustainability,” the company said during its initial NFT test launch in May. “Meta will help reduce the emissions impact that might be associated with the display of digital collectibles on Instagram by purchasing renewable energy.”

Zuckerberg said earlier this year that Meta is going to work on augmented reality NFTs or 3D NFTs that you can add to Instagram Stories using Spark AR, which is the company’s software AR platform. Also, the company announced that people will soon be able to use AR stickers in Instagram Stories to display and share their digital collectibles.

Meta stated that it intends to expand access to web3 technology through NFTs and to assist creators who want to profit from their work and build a community with their fans and collectors.

The Instagram expansion comes just a few weeks after Meta began testing NFTs with select Facebook creators.