Twitter Introduces NFTs to the Platform as Verified Hexagon-shaped Profile Pictures

Key Takeaways:

  • Twitter has announced plans of making it easier for users to authenticate NFTs by rolling hexagon-shaped profile pictures. 
  • The feature is already live and can be used by paying $2.99 for the Twitter Blue subscription. As of now, it is only available for users who access Twitter with an iOS device. 
  • This will make Twitter one of the first social networks to introduce a feature in tune with the NFT trend

Twitter, the popular microblogging social network has rolled out a new feature that allows a few users to set NFTs as their profile picture. This allows users to suggest that they have invested in the digital art space. 

In addition, this move will also make Twitter one of the first popular social platforms to introduce an NFT-centric feature. Going by the track record, many predict that Facebook (now Meta) is also working toward adding innovative NFT features. 

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Say hello to hexagon-shaped Twitter profiles

Out of all the mainstream and popular social networking platforms, Twitter has seen significant interest in NFTs. We are already seeing a lot of users change their profile pictures to flashy and trending art pieces. This is being down to indicate their interest in this new-age digital art space. 

Besides, there is immense interest in NFTs including digital collectibles, cryptocurrencies, and Crypto Punks on the platform.

Today, Twitter introduced a new feature that will verify a Twitter user’s ownership of a specific NFT. In addition, the new feature enables users to sync their ether wallet to their Twitter account. 

Once the ether account is linked to their Twitter account, users can showcase their NFTs as their profile picture on the platform. The picture will have a hexagonal frame around it, and will primarily serve as an authentication indicator similar to Twitter blue checkmarks. 

Currently, the verified NFTs are available only for iPhone users who own an iOS device and pay for the platform’s subscription service, Twitter Blue. Although it is a very small change, it is anticipated to have a noticeable impact. Besides, this could potentially make Twitter a breeding ground for discussions around NFTs, crypto, and more. 

This will be the company’s first project unveiled to the public since the company formed Twitter Crypto. Twitter Crypto is a small unit dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to leverage blockchain technology for Twitter. 

Just a few months ago, Twitter made an announcement suggesting that it will enable Bitcoins in the Tips function. This will allow users to send money to a creator directly on the platform. 

Meta’s plans for NFTs 

The rollout of Twitter’s new features comes at an interesting time as Meta has also expressed its NFT ambitions. Initial buzz suggests that Meta is seeking to create its own mechanism and marketplace to create NFTs. This will position the company in the same space as a host of NFT startups such as Open Sea. 

Time will tell whether Meta will outperform Twitter and go on to become a bigger name in the NFT world. What are your thoughts on the current situation? Do you use Twitter to stay updated on the latest discussions around the NFT space? Or do you prefer other platforms?

Leave your comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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Karandeep V

Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency. At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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