Instagram is expanding NFT features to more than 100 countries

The (NFT) market has , but that’s not stopping Instagram from doubling down on digital collectibles. According to one, the app is expanding its NFT capabilities to more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and the Americas.

Instagram users can add NFTs to their feed and messages, as well as augmented reality stickers in stories. NFT creators and collectors are automatically flagged for attribution. You can’t buy or sell NFTs on Instagram yet, but Meta has strongly hinted that it will work on a marketplace.

As of today, Instagram supports third-party wallets from Coinbase and Dapper in addition to Rainbow, MetaMask and Trust Wallet. In addition to the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains, it will also support Flow.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the expansion in (where else?). He included photos of a Little League baseball card he took of himself as a kid. A young Zuckerberg gifted it to his favorite camp adviser, Allie Tarantino, who now plans to sell both the autographed card and an accompanying NFT. “On the back of his card he had a batting average of .920 — which is almost impossible in baseball,” Tarantino said Associated Press. “So he had big goals from a young age.”

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