Shortly after Instagram announced its future support for NFTs on its platform, Facebook is following suit and is already starting to test this feature in the US. Users will eventually be able to share their NFTs on the social network by connecting their wallet to it.
Following Instagram, Meta launches NFTs on Facebook
Whereas Meta announced support for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Instagram in May last yearthe company seems to do this function also available on Facebook.
According to a post by Navdeep Singhproduct manager at Meta, it will be possible for Facebook users to send NFTs directly on the social network or present them as a collection on their profile.
We launch NFTs on Facebook! Looking forward to sharing what I have been working on with the world. pic.twitter.com/TaV66zRanV
– Navdeep Singh (@navdeep_ua) June 29, 2022
Meta, which clearly wants to respond to the transition to Web 3.0, will thus allow users of the most widespread social network in the world to link their wallet directly to the site.
Posts that contain NFTs can be commented on, liked or even shared in the same way as the classic posts as we already know.
According to Mark Zuckerbergit will one day be possible cross mail to both Instagram and Facebook. However, this is a feature that is still in the early stages of development.
In addition, the social network is said to be testing some interaction features such as chat rooms similar to those on the Discord platforme.g.
Currently, the functionality test of NFT is for Facebook limited to certain content creators in the United States. No date has been announced for their planned implementation to the public.
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Last May, we learned that Instagram would support Solana (SOL), Ethereum (ETH), Polygon (MATIC) and Flow (FLOW) blockchains. to introduce NFTs on its platform.
No details have been leaked on this topic regarding Facebook, but in light of the interoperability projects between the 2 platforms, all indications are that the social network will follow the same path.
At the same time, Meta announced that its other applications, such as Messenger or WhatsAppshould also see the arrival of features related to NFTs.
Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, said recently Meta worked on augmented reality NFTs (3D NFT), which it will be possible to introduce in user stories through Spark ARthe company’s dedicated software platform.
Meta also specified that in order to overcome the CO2 footprint induced by NFTs, it would invest in renewable energy solutions. This is also what explains its choice of blockchains operating through proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus.
Finally, depending on the company, sharing or publishing NFTs will be completely free. However, these cannot be used to advertise on the network.
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