Twitter is rolling out NFT profile pictures on iOS, though only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to use this feature for now.
NFT profile pictures on iOS are available for Twitter Blue subscribers
As demonstrated in the video, Twitter Blue subscribers will now be able to show their NFTs in a more verifiable way, with images linked directly to ownership data from OpenSea.
You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS pic.twitter.com/HFyspS4cQW
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) January 20, 2022
This might also prevent fake NFT usage since those who don’t own the photo won’t be able to see the new hexagonal logo or other connecting options.
Twitter explains that:
“Twitter is where people go to talk about things they care about, and often where people have their first experience with crypto and NFTs. We’re now seeing people use NFTs as a form of identity and self-expression, and as a way to join the thriving community and increasingly active conversation on Twitter. This new feature provides a seamless, user-friendly way for people on Twitter to verify their NFT ownership by allowing them to directly connect their crypto wallets to Twitter and select an NFT from their collection as their new profile picture.”
In the profile picture settings, those who subscribe to Twitter Blue will see a new choice for linking their NFTs.
As seen in the image above, once you connect your crypto wallet to your NFT collection, a direct link is created between your photo and ownership data.
This will change your profile picture to a hexagonal shape and one can click on that in order to reveal more information about the image. These hexagonal profile pictures will be shown in Twitter Spaces chats too.
The companies keep bringing new features related to NFT. Meta has plans to launch a marketplace and lately, Coinbase teamed up with Mastercard to allow direct payments in its NFT marketplace.