Has Instagram just saved NFTs?

A screenhot of NFTs being displayed on a phone using Instagram
(Image credit: Meta)

NFTs will arrive on Instagram as early as this week, Meta has revealed. But as the non-fungible token market collapses has the Facebook giant arrived too late or just in time to save this blockchain technology.

NFTs are a way to register digital files, including art, on a blockchain where they are immutable – meaning they can't be deleted, tampered with or altered – creating rarity. We have a guide that answers the question, What are NFTs? if you need more info. Also, take a look at our feature on how to create an NFT for free.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.