Meta expands its Instagram NFT features to 100 countries


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After launching a non-fungible token (NFT) pilot on Instagram for American users earlier this year, Meta has announced plans to expand its NFT features to as many as 100 other countries.

The test launch for the NFTs on Instagram went live in May to select creators in the United States.

The planned expansion will let users from the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific to get in on the action.

With the enhanced allowance, users will now be able to upload their NFTs as profile pictures and even to their stories. Users will also be able to share and read others descriptions of their digital collectibles too.

As with the earlier pilot, uploaded NFTs will have verification stamps to confirm their authenticity, and users can also tag pages and creators for added proof.

Alongside its NFT expansion, Meta has also added the Flow blockchain, developed by Dapper Labs, as a compatible network to work with Instagram. This brings the total number of blockchains integrated with Instagram to three – Ethereum, Polygon, and now Flow.

Coinbase and Dapper Wallets support has been added to the existing roster of wallets – Rainbow, MetaMask, and Trust Wallet – to bring further accessibility to Instagram’s NFTs.

Meta is also testing a number of NFT features for Facebook, having launched trials in July this year. Other social media platforms, such as Twitter and Reddit, are also exploring the applications of NFTs in a variety of ways.

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