Twitter Adds NFT Feature for Profile Pictures


The Twitter Blue Labs team is working on new features for the popular social media platform. Most recently, they have been working on a feature for the users to add NFT profile pictures to their bio pages as a new way to customize the same. Visitors and followers of the users who make use of this new NFT feature will then see that the user image is framed in a hexagonal shape rather than the circular shape, which was introduced by most platforms a few years ago.

Twitter NFT Profile Images Coming Soon
Image: Twitter

This means that users will be able to use NFT graphics that they have purchased with cryptocurrency or acquired through other means on a blockchain as their profile picture on Twitter and would stand out more due to the new hexagon frame that everybody can see. Twitter lets you use your NFTs, but there are no plans for them to offer means to purchase or trade NFT profile images as of now. If an NFT image that was used as a Twitter profile picture is later sold, the hexagonal frame would disappear and again show a regular circular frame, but the image would stay the same until you manually change it.

Quick facts about NFT profile pictures on Twitter

Here are some facts that are valid as of right now:

  • You can set this up only on an iOS app, but users from other platforms can see it.
  • They support “static image NFTs (JPEG, PNG) minted on the Ethereum blockchain (for example ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens)”.
  • Supported crypto wallets are Argent, Coinbase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, and Trust Wallet.
  • Only one crypto wallet can be connected at a time.
  • Only Twitter Blue subscribers can use NFT profile images.
  • You can only use NFTs that are published on a blockchain after a transaction.

So is anybody already using this? You can check into the hashtag #NewNFTProfilePic to see what’s happening, and if you want to make sure they aren’t just spamming the feed, you can just visit their profile and see if the profile image is shown up as a hexagon or not. If it does show up properly, you can just click or tap on it, and it will reveal the NFT data associated with the file.

YouTube: Twitter Launches NFT Profile Picture Verification (CoinDesk)

Photo credit: The feature image is symbolic and was done by Denis Golov. The screenshot is owned by Twitter.
Source: Twitter Blue help article

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