NFTs on Instagram will now be represented by digital collectibles.
This week, we’ll begin testing digital collectibles with a small group of US-based artists and collectors who will use Instagram to showcase the NFTs they’ve made or acquired.
You may link a digital wallet, share digital treasures, and be instantly tagged as the maker or owner of the item.
The Instagram community will not charge users to upload or share digital collectibles.
We have discontinued our sale of Instagram and Facebook digital collectibles. Previously posted collectibles will continue to exist as postings, but will no longer have blockchain data. Check out the FAQ if you need additional info.
Instagram is working on a way for creators to create and sell digital increase your followers. They will have access to a full set of resources for everything from ideation (on the Polygon blockchain) through promotion and sales. Instagram has made it simple for fans to show their appreciation for their favourite authors by purchasing digital souvenirs from them. We’re starting with a limited number of US-based authors to try out these new capabilities before rolling them out internationally.
Additionally, we’re introducing support for the Solana blockchain and the Phantom wallet, broadening the sorts of digital assets you can exhibit on Instagram to include video. Finally, OpenSea has expanded the metadata for some collections, allowing Instagram users to view details like the collection’s name and description.
We’re excited to announce that as of today, all American Facebook and Instagram users will be able to link their wallets and trade virtual goods with one another. Among these features is the option to share content from both Facebook and Instagram, such as photos of digital treasures. In addition, the Instagram function that allows users to collect digital items is now available to everyone in the 100 countries where it is available.
We’ve begun allowing users to share digital treasures they’ve obtained on both Facebook and Instagram as part of our rollout of these features. To share digital valuables between the two apps, users will only need to link their digital wallets once.
Today marks the beginning of our global expansion to 100 new markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. We’ve also added the capacity to publish digital collectibles created on the Flow blockchain and support wallet connections with the Coinbase Wallet and Dapper.
Just by linking your digital wallet to Instagram, you may share your latest digital treasure with the world. Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, and shortly Dapper Wallet are just some of the third-party wallets we offer connections with now. Ethereum, Polygon, and Flow are currently the only supported blockchains. Digital collectibles may be posted and shared on Instagram without incurring any costs.
First Look at Digital Tokens as Collectibles
We are starting to pilot the sharing of digital artefacts on Instagram with a small group of American artists and collectors. Included in this function are:
Syncing a virtual currency wallet. After linking their accounts, developers and collectors can select certain NFTs from their wallets to publish on Instagram.
Exposure to one another’s digital memorabilia. When a digital collectable is posted, it can show off a shimmer effect and reveal public information like the NFT’s description. Their profile will also show any posts they make. Both the maker and the collector are automatically tagged. Our extensive history of leveraging internal and external research in tandem with close engagement with our Safety Advisory Board, Youth Advisors, and other professionals and organisations has allowed us to continuously improve our applications and the materials available to our users. Here’s an Instagram example:
To enable this functionality, we collect and organise public data from open blockchains like Ethereum. Only when collectors and producers link their third-party wallets to Instagram can we determine which items in the public blockchain data are theirs. Ethereum and Polygon are the first two blockchains to be supported at launch, with Flow and Solana to follow shortly. Rainbow, MetaMask, and Trust Wallet are the currently supported third-party wallets, with Coinbase, Dapper, and Phantom soon to follow. The Instagram community will not charge users to upload or share digital collectibles.