The first NFTs will arrive on Instagram next week


Support for NFTs on Instagram will be launched as a test facility, allowing some content vendors to share their unique tokens soon.

In addition to improving its existing features, and having recently seriously revamped its image stream by listening to critics, among others, Meta platform operators are also looking to respond to new trends. Thus, the announcement a few months ago that NFTs will also have a place in the image-sharing application will soon be up to date.

Tokens that can be bought and sold on the blockchain won’t be everywhere on the platform yet, but those who have already shopped from them can flash with their collection.

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced in his weekly quick status report that a test of NFT features will be launched next week, with a small percentage of users in the United States taking part. They get the opportunity to display NFTs, for example, in a post, their story, or even in messages. Then, similar to Instagram’s current feature, which allows you to see if the owner of a profile has been tagged in an image, you can click on the “digital collectibles” button to see information about that NDP, including who owns it or just who made it.

In the video above, Mosseri points out that NFTs and the blockchain operate in a decentralized system, and Instagram is essentially a centralized platform, and that distinction is not so easy to bridge. Exactly what the challenges are, he did not explain, but we learned that to implement the first implementation of NFTs, test participants from several different service providers, including Metamask, Rainbow, and Trust, will be able to connect their Instagram accounts to their Instagram account. , in addition to the fact that Ethereum and Polygon blockchains will be supported by the Meta community platform.

The instagram equivalents of the hexagonal profile pictures on Twitter, which are easy to distinguish, have not been mentioned yet, but it is possible that developers will do the same over time. True, there are those who say a significant drop in interest in trading NFTs predicts that the technology will be a dead end, so by the time Instagram integrates substantial tokens, there will be nothing left of the initial hype.

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