Mada Aflak, a software engineer at Twitter, shared a new feature that allows users to choose their profile picture using NFTs.
Twitter developer shows new NFT features in a video
In the video, Aflak demonstrates the new feature. This feature enables users to customize their profile, connect a cryptocurrency wallet and as well as import their OpenSea collection. Thanks to this feature users then can select an avatar from their non-fungible token or crypto collectible collection.
— Mada Aflak (@af_mada) September 29, 2021
To verify that the photo is a non-fungible token rather than a picture of an NFT that the user does not own, it has a badge with an Ethereum logo on it.
For example, Aflak uses a CryptoPunk NFT. Aflak invited users to provide ideas on the matter. “I would really love if you can share your ideas [and feedback] on how we can serve better the NFT community on Twitter,” she said.
The social media platform counts on the NFT trend
NTFs have been a trending subject on Twitter for a while now. Previously, many users had used photos of non-fungible tokens as their profile pictures. Cryptopunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs have emerged as trending profile images.
However, there has been no mechanism in place for readers to verify that collectible belongs to another person. This new tool is meant to be a solution to that specific issue.