Meta has released digital collectibles support on Facebook with a restricted group of creators, after the launch of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) support on Instagram in May. A select set of American creators have been permitted by Meta to post-digital collectibles on Facebook in a phased rollout. The artwork will be marked as “digital collectibles,” much like Instagram, and these producers will be able to show NFTs on their profiles under a new tab. The official debut occurs one week after Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, announced that NFT support would soon be tested on Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg stated during the announcement that the firm is expanding some of its current monetization capabilities to additional creators as well as introducing new ways for creators to monetize their work on Facebook and Instagram. In order to give creators more money directly, Zuckerberg added, Meta will continue to make its planned independent news items, fan memberships, badges, and paid online events available to them for free until 2024. Zuckerberg revealed that Meta is experimenting with a specific Instagram location where content creators can be found and compensated for their work.
Brands can publish fresh collaboration opportunities on the creator marketplace, according to Meta. Once a company has identified a creator with whom they want to work, they may submit them a project with all the pertinent information, such as details regarding payment and deliverables.
Regarding the company’s current monetization options, Zuckerberg disclosed that Meta is allowing more creators on Facebook to participate in the Facebook Reels Play Bonus program and also enabling cross-posting of Instagram Reels to Facebook for the purpose of monetization. Zuckerberg also disclosed that Facebook Stars, the digital tokens that permit supporters to show their love for their preferred creators, are expanding to include all qualified creators. Creators who have amassed at least 1,000 followers within the last 60 days are now qualified to join.
Finally, Zuckerberg mentioned that the business would soon also be bringing this test to Facebook, beginning with a small number of creators residing in the United States. Creators will be able to cross-post on Facebook and Instagram thanks to the Facebook test. Nevertheless, according to sources, the sharing function between the two platforms has not yet been released but will do so shortly.
A product manager at Meta named Navdeep Singh posted pictures of the digital collectibles support. In accordance with the screenshots, you can put NFTs on your timeline, and clicking on them will display information about that digital collectible, including information about the collection and its creator. NFTs created on Polygon and Ethereum were supported by Instagram at launch, and support for Solana and Flow is forthcoming. Although Meta did not specify, it is likely that Facebook supports the same blockchains.
Additionally, Zuckerberg stated that Meta would develop 3D or augmented reality NFTs that could be added to Instagram Stories using Spark AR, the company’s software-based AR technology. More producers from around the world are now able to display their NFTs on Instagram thanks to Meta’s expansion of its NFT test there. Only a few American creators had access to the help prior to the expansion.
There won’t be any charges for sharing or posting a digital collectible, according to Meta. The business has also stated that it will not, for the time being, allow users to convert digital collection posts into advertisements.
Finally, Meta claims that it is aware that NFTs highlight crucial environmental issues and that, as part of its commitment to sustainability, it is assisting in reducing the emissions effect that could be linked with digital collectibles by investing in renewable energy.