August 5, 2022
The first major NFT hype seems to be over already. But in the long run, the technology should allow digital artists to more easily sell their art on the Internet. A few months ago, Instagram announced that it wanted to integrate NFTs.
In May, a first test phase with selected makers from the US started. According to the company, the feature is now offered in 100 more countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas.
Users can then link their crypto wallet to the Instagram account and showcase their NFTs in a separate tab in the profile. Initially, Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, and Dapper Wallet are supported.
The NFTs must also be mined on the Ethereum, Polygon, or Flow blockchain in order to be profiled. The NFTs also have a glossy look on the Instagram feed that sets them apart from traditional Instagram posts. In Germany there is currently no possibility to connect your own wallet. However, you can check out NFT artists like @adambombsquad, @bluethegreat, @bossbeauties, @c.syresmith, @cynthiaerivo, @garyvee to see what the feature looks like in the feed.