Firstly, for the uninitiated, NFTs are digital assets that can be in the form of art, GIF, music, short videos. For that matter even your profile picture can be turned into an NFT( Twitter now lets its users use their NFTs as their profile picture ). What makes NFT special is that it is stored on a blockchain (a digital database that’s publicly accessible) that stores proof of ownership.
Twitter Blue has rolled out a new feature to allow users to show off their non-fungible token. (NFT) on their profile picture.
Similarly, Twitter first released its plan of announcing NFT profile images in September 2021. Now after months of anticipation, the microblogging platform released an official verification mechanism for NFT profile pictures. Users who own an NFT will now get a new hexagonal border on their profile image. So, if a pesky right-clicker try to use your NFT as their profile picture without first buying the NFT. They are still be able to use the image, but they stuck with the classic circle frame.
“We wanted to give customers an easier way to see NFT details directly from someone’s profile picture. And at the same time have the ability to explore the contract address more easily,” the company said.
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And similar to Twitter, Reddit is reportedly planning to add a feature that will let its users showcase their non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as profile pictures. However, details about Reddit’s NFT profile picture feature are yet to be decide.
How do you get a hexagonal NFT profile picture?
At launch, Twitter is supporting several crypto wallets that users can connect to their profiles and verify that their tokens are of the non-fungible variety.
- Coinbase Wallet
- Ledger Live
- Trust Wallet
Link your Ethereum wallet to your Twitter account, and you’ll be presente with a list of NFTs you own (verification is available only for Ethereum-based NFTs, at the moment, though a representative for the company clarified that this is only the “first iteration” of a feature that may go on to support other blockchains).
Finally, NFT verification is available only for users with Twitter Blue, the company’s $2.99-a-month subscription service, which offers a streamlined user experience and an “undo” button, among other mostly cosmetic features.