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Twitter Announces New Feature for Twitter Blue Subscribers – NFT Profile Pictures

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by Ibukun Ogundare · 3 min read
Twitter Announces New Feature for Twitter Blue Subscribers – NFT Profile Pictures
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The Twitter NFT profile pictures are unique as they are distinguishably hexagon-shaped, other than the standard circle-shaped on the social media platform.

Social network company Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has announced that some of its users can now begin to use non-fungible tokens (NFT) as their profile pictures. Allowing selected Twitter customers to use NFTs as profile pictures represent the company’s biggest foray into the non-fungible tokens’ space. The NFTs industry is speedily growing, with a constantly increasing number of adoptions. Twitter said the new NFT feature, powered by OpenSea, will be exclusively available to users of its Blue subscription service on iOS, which is currently not global. The subscription service is live in some early markets, including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the US. Consecutively, support for the web and android users will roll out. Although iOS users are the only ones with access to the unique NFT profile pictures on Twitter, other users of the social media app will see the change.

NFT Profile Pictures on Twitter Is Here

Justin Taylor, who recently joined Twitter as the head of consumer product marketing mid last year, announced the new NFT profile pictures in a tweet on the 20th of January. Taylor wrote, “NFT Profile Photos are here!.” He pointed out that users need to connect their crypto wallets before they can begin to enjoy the service. To use the new feature, Twitter Blue users need to go to their profile and press the “edit profile” button at the top right to change the picture. After pressing the button, there would be an option “choose NFT,” which will require the user to connect their wallet. Twitter explained:

“Set your profile picture to an NFT you own by connecting your crypto wallet and verifying your address. Access to Twitter Blue Labs is required to connect a wallet as this feature is still under active development.”

The supported wallets are Coinbase, Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust, Argent, and Ledger Live.

In addition, the social network company executive uploaded a short video showing different Twitter Blue users changing their profile pictures to various NFTs. In less than 24 hours, the short clip has generated nearly 6 million views and several retweets.

Twitter’s Distinguishes New Feature

The Twitter NFT profile pictures are unique as they are distinguishably hexagon-shaped, other than the standard circle-shaped on the social media platform.

According to Twitter’s product lead Esther Crawford, the company is empowering itself as the social network for discovery, conversation, and education regarding NFT, crypto technology, and the blockchain. She stated:

“Crypto is a key pillar of Twitter’s future. We want to support this growing interest among creators to use decentralized apps to manage virtual goods and currencies. This is just still very early days for us, but we wanted to build something that was a utility for this community that they could start interacting with right now.”

Since the past year, the social network service provider has been recording losses, with its stock plunging nearly 21%. TWTR has declined 13.74% since the year began and 43% in the last three months. Over the past month, the company has dropped 15.58% and shed 3.67% in the last five days. Currently trading at $36.88, Twitter stock has lost over 1% in the last 24 hours.

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Ibukun Ogundare

Ibukun is a crypto/finance writer interested in passing relevant information, using non-complex words to reach all kinds of audience. Apart from writing, she likes to see movies, cook, and explore restaurants in the city of Lagos, where she resides.

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