Entertainment · August 5, 2022

nft: Meta rolls out NFT support on Instagram in 100 countries

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is beginning international expansion of support for non-fungible tokens (NFT) on its photo and video sharing platform Instagram.

The expansion follows the social network’s first NFT test launch in May. With this extension, users and businesses in more than 100 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and the Americas can now share their NFTs on Instagram.

Prior to the expansion, support was only available to select developers in the US, TechCrunch reports.

The company also announced that Coinbase Wallet and Dapper Wallet are now accepted as third-party wallets that are compatible for use.

Instagram is also adding Flow to its supported blockchains.

Instagram’s NFT feature allows users to connect a digital wallet, share NFTs, and automatically tag a creator and collector for attribution.

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Users can share NFTs on their main Instagram feed, Stories or Messages. Once they post a digital collectible, it will have a shimmer effect and may display public information such as a description of the NFT.

In order to post a digital collectible on Instagram, users need to connect their digital wallet to Instagram.

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