Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg never shied away from implementing blockchain technology in his Meta platforms. For months, he has constantly announced the inclusion of NFTs on Instagram without a proper release date. However, it seems like the release is coming soon. On June 22, he announced that Instagram would begin testing NFTs in its short Stories feature, thanks to the technology of Spark AR.
Instagram NFTs may come to Facebook as well.
According to Zuckerberg, “We’ll bring this feature to Facebook soon too — starting with a small group of U.S. creators — so people can cross-post on Instagram and Facebook.”
This move will allow creators and collectors to show off their brands easier to the mainstream crowd. With Meta imposing NFTs on the platforms, this may turn blockchain technology from a niche topic into a norm. Meta also announced earlier this week that it would establish a Metaverse standards council with other IT firms.
They plan to help show Web3 for the future of technology and the Metaverse. The supporting companies include Microsoft, Nvidia, Adobe, Epic Games, and Qualcomm.
Other organizations are also looking to use NFTs in their operations. It followed Twitter’s example and used NFTs as its blueprint in January. With Twitter’s NFT integration, users can showcase their NFT artwork as profile pictures and connect Ethereum wallets to their Twitter accounts.
Spark AR Evolves with NFT Integration
Spark AR Studio is a technology made for Instagram and Facebook as a means for augmented reality entertainment. It launched in 2018, pushing the Stories to feature to new heights as users can create their uploads more immersive.
With blockchain fusing with Meta, Spark AR will now morph into a powerful web3 engine that makes collectors and artists more proud of the art pieces that they can show off in a more up close and personal way.