Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Instagram is expanding support for its NFT feature to 100 countries.
The feature, which allows Instagram users to share their digital collectibles on the platform, was launched in May for select US creators and collectors. Today’s update opens NFT support to additional countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Instagram users will be able to share NFTs on the Ethereum, Polygon, and Flow blockchains by connecting their digital wallets to the app. Shared NFTs are tagged as digital collectibles and include a shimmer effect.
Meta says their work in this space is part of their ongoing efforts to support creators, noting that NFTs allow creators to “take more control over their work, their relationship with their fans, and how they can monetize.”
Zuckerberg announced the NFT expansion by sharing his own soon-to-be NFT: a Little League baseball card of himself that he had made in 1992.