Meta on Wednesday announced new features coming to Facebook and Instagram that will improve the experience for creators who use both platforms. This includes updates on NFT, Instagram followers, and Facebook stars. This news comes as the company hosts its Creators Week conference with in-person events around the world.
NFT and Instagram subscriptions
Earlier this year, Meta introduced NFT support on Instagram, so users could show off their non-fungible tokens. With this update, creators will be able to create their own digital collectibles and sell them directly to fans on Instagram. It also indicates that users will be able to support creators by purchasing their unique NFTs.
The company has also worked on adding support for digital video holdings on Instagram, as well as expanding support for more blockchains and wallets, such as Solana and Phantom.
Meta is also expanding access to paid Instagram subscriptions to all creators in the US. With subscriptions, content creators can monetize their content by offering exclusive rewards to those who pay. Also as a new way to help creators monetize their content, Meta will soon allow users to send “gifts” on Reels.
Facebook stars and professional status
For Facebook, the company is expanding access to Stars, which are virtual items that users can purchase to support creators during a live broadcast. Stars will soon be available for other content such as videos, photos, and even text messages.
According to Meta, the “Professional Mode for Facebook Profiles” will be made available to anyone who wants to get creative around the world.
Meta Creator Week runs until November 7 with events geared towards creators. In addition to online conferences, there are also in-person events in Los Angeles, London, Bali, Sao Paulo and Delhi. More details can be found on the Meta website.
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