Facebook begins testing Ethereum and Polygon NFTs on profiles

Meta begins testing NFTs with select U.S. creators and joining several wallets to their platform.
July 04, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has started testing Ethereum and Polygon NFTs with a group of select U.S. creators at the launch with support for Solana and Flow NFTs to follow. The third-party wallets that can join for use at launch are Rainbow, MetaMask, and Trust Wallet, and will soon include Coinbase, Dapper and Phantom.


These creators will be able to use NFTs as profile pictures this week on the platforms under a new tab and the NFTs will have a ‘digital collectibles’ label. 


They can also cross-post NFTs that they have made or bought on their main Instagram Feed, Instagram and Facebook Stories, or messages free of cost. Furthermore, the company plans to release more NFTs-related functionality in the future after receiving feedback from its initial testing.


‘This week we're starting to test digital collectibles on Instagram so creators and collectors can display their NFTs on their profiles. Similar functionality is coming to Facebook soon, along with augmented reality NFTs on Instagram Stories via Spark AR so you can place digital art into physical spaces.’ said Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 


A Meta product manager Navdeep Singh announced the NFT launch on Facebook via a Twitter post, in which he wrote that creators are now able to post NFTs on their Facebook timeline under the ‘digital collectibles’ tab and clicking on them will reveal details about the NFTs, including data on the NFT collection and creator.

Zuckerberg also mentioned Meta will develop augmented reality NFTs or 3D NFTs that leverage Spark AR to allow users to showcase their NFTs. Meta’s Spark AR software platform will enable users to craft AR effects NFTs across Meta’s platforms.

Twitter: Navdeep Singh @navdeep_ua


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