NFT profile photos available on Twitter Blue

NFT profile photos available on Twitter Blue

On iOS, the functionality is exclusively available to paying Twitter Blue subscribers. Twitter said on Thursday afternoon that its iOS app would support nonfungible token, or NFT, hexagonal avatars. Only paying customers of Twitter Blue for iOS (which costs $2.99 per month) may use the functionality right now. Users may link their wallets, such as Coinbase Wallet, Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Argent, or Ledger Live, and set it as their profile photo in a few seconds, according to a training video.


Users may also discover more about one other’s NFT avatars. Info includes who owns them, who created them, what series they’re in. Users can also verify their validity on third-party platforms like OpenSea. Twitter claims that it does not keep an ongoing relationship with a user’s cryptocurrency wallet. However, the company keeps track of one’s public wallet address to guarantee that the NFT avatar is safe. The NFT profile photo will be viewable across all platforms. However, users can set it only on iOS via Twitter Blue.

The development’s functionality is currently in its early stages. Twitter currently only supports static pictures, such as JEPG and PNG files, minted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, including ERC-721 and ERC-1155 token standards. However, if the NFT is sold or transferred while it is still a profile image, it will not provide any information about its ownership when clicked.

Any over-enthusiasm, on the other hand, would not last long. The capability appears to operate for any NFT in one’s collection, not simply those in verified collections, according to blockchain enthusiast @HollanderAdam. In other words, anyone may right-click-save any NFT from a Twitter profile, mint it, and use it as their avatar.