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Meta Begins International Expansion Of Its NFT Support Program On Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg is wasting no time and opportunity that comes his way. The Meta CEO was recently seen announcing the company’s plans to expand its NFT support to numerous countries on Instagram.

The decision comes as the platform launched a successful NFT test two months back.

The expansion will allow firms and users hailing from nearly 100 different nations located in regions like Asia, America, and Africa to share all of their exclusive NFTs through the platform Instagram.

In the same way, Meta publicly reveals how two leading third-party sources would be serving as compatible wallets for the program. This includes the likes of Dapper and Coinbase Wallet. But let’s not forget how Instagram is also trying to expand selected blockchains along the way so that entities like Flow would be acceptable.


Meta outlined how the current NFT functionality seen on the app enables different users to create the best digital wallet while sharing their NFTs. The company also wishes to enable a new feature where users can attribute both the creator for the NFT and the collector involved.

Users would now be able to share their picks for NFTs through the main feed on the app, as well as their Instagram messages, and News Stories.

Once posted, the NFT would be displaying the classic shimmer effect that puts information in the spotlight like a thorough description of what the NFT contains.

But what exactly do users need to carry out the whole NFT posting endeavor? Well, for starters, Meta says users are required to link digital wallets to their account on the app.

And that would be enabled from today onwards where you choose the digital wallet of your choice and pick out a blockchain that has been supported by Meta. Some common examples include the likes of Polygon, Flow, and Ethereum.

In case you happen to be worried about any fees involved, well, you shouldn’t be as Meta revealed that sharing and posting NFTs on its platform is free.

In the past year, we heard plenty of Meta’s ambitious plans to get on board with AR NFTs or even some innovative three-dimensional ones. Instagram hopes to bring these offerings to its Stories soon with the help of its Spark augmented reality endeavor. For those who aren’t aware, it’s software designed to enable users to put such collectibles on display.

Meta feels beyond ecstatic today about how its new expansion is proof of how it’s been working to expand into the world of NFTs and make it accessible via web3 technology.

It also hopes to soon allow creators to make money and create a community by engaging audience members and collectors interested in the product.

While the firm realizes that there are plenty of questions in people’s minds related to sustainability and there are also so many questions on this subject, it hopes the new expansion would make others understand such things better.

Meta is going to be keeping a close check on reducing emissions that are affiliated with such digital collectibles through its app by buying sources of energy that are renewable.

The news of the expansion is perfect in turns of timing as it appears just several weeks down the road since the company started to test the same venture with a few creators through the Facebook app.

So, as you can see, Meta is moving full throttle and wants to make the most of this project in the shortest time period. For now, the company has no plans to allow posts linked to NFTs to convert into an ad. But you never know, it could be a part of its plans for the future.

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