- The new NFT Tweet Tiles feature is in testing.
- In January, support for NFTs in profile pictures was introduced.
- This recently, rumors that the website is creating a cryptocurrency wallet appeared after it began bitcoin tipping in September 2021.
- All networks are supported by the feature because it is blockchain-independent, provided that the linkages come from a marketplace partner.
Twitter, a social media network, today declared a cooperation with four marketplaces to enable users to immediately purchase, sell, and display NFTs through tweets.
The integration, known as NFT Tweet Tiles, places an NFT’s artwork in its own panel within a tweet and adds a button that directs readers to a listing on a marketplace.
Now testing: NFT Tweet Tiles ?
Some links to NFTs on @rarible, @MagicEden, @dapperlabs and @Jumptradenft will now show you a larger picture of the NFT alongside details like the title and creator. One more step in our journey to let developers impact the Tweet experience. pic.twitter.com/AkBisciB1i
— Twitter Dev (@TwitterDev) October 27, 2022
The NFT Tweet Tiles feature is now in testing
In order to improve links to specific non-fungible token marketplaces, the website will test a feature called Tweet Tiles, according to a tweet from the Twitter Dev account.
Users of the new functionality are now able to link to an NFT that is located on another website. When you click on the link, a full-size image of the NFT will instantly appear along with its metadata and a link to where it can be found on the relevant marketplace.
Rarible, Magic Eden, Dapper Labs, and Jump.trade are some of the marketplaces that are supported during the trial.
Rarible is the most prominent of such markets, having exchanged $432,000 worth of NFTs in the previous week. As a result of this functionality, Tweet Tiles will let users “enjoy NFTs in a whole new way,” according to Rarible.
Magic Writing on the function, Eden said: “Loving the TweetTile…some may even say it’s fire.” Jump. The functionality was described as “a lovely and welcome boost for NFTs [and] a major milestone for web3” by trade.a
The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian were the three news organizations that Twitter used to test the Tweet Tiles feature in August. Back then, rather than posts about NFT, the function was utilized to enhance news stories.
The newly added functionality is “one more step in our mission to allow developers impact the Tweet experience,” according to Twitter’s developer account.
Over the past year, the company has gradually increased support for NFTs. It made available some free NFTs in June 2021. Support for NFTs in profile images was implemented in January.
Twitter is also incorporating cryptocurrency. The website started cryptocurrency tipping in September 2021, and this week, speculations surfaced that it is developing a cryptocurrency wallet.
Elon Musk also bought Twitter, but it’s not clear if he’ll actually implement some of his earlier cryptocurrency ideas, like Dogecoin integration and micropayments.
The connection, which is still in testing, presently functions with markets from four distinct partners: Magic Eden, a platform-agnostic NFT marketplace protocol, Rarible, Dapper Labs, developer of the Flow blockchain, and Jump.trade, a sports-focused marketplace.
These marketplaces collectively span numerous blockchain networks, including Tezos, Immutable X, Solana, Flow, Polygon, and Ethereum.
The feature is blockchain-agnostic, thus all networks are supported as long as the links are from a marketplace partner, a Twitter representative confirmed to Decrypt.
According to the representative, the “feature is currently being tested with select Twitter users across iOS and web,” and if they are part of the test population, they will see the NFT Tweet Tile integration. It is not necessary to have a Twitter Blue premium subscription to use the function.
Twitter only presently accepts Ethereum NFTs, but it previously enabled NFTs as verified profile images through its Twitter Blue membership service in January.