Twitter displays NFT profile photos as hexagons. This distinguishes them from other users’ standard circles. Clicking on the images will bring up details about the art and the owner.
Twitter Inc announced on January 20 that it had launched a tool which allows users to showcase non-fungible tokens as profile pictures. This taps into the digital collectibles boom of the past year.
This feature is available to subscribers to Twitter Blue on iOS. It connects users’ Twitter accounts to crypto wallets, where they can store NFT holdings.
Twitter displays NFT profile photos as hexagons. This distinguishes them from other users’ standard circles. Clicking on the images will reveal details about their ownership and the artist.
Twitter, like other tech companies is looking to capitalize on crypto trends such as NFTs. This type of speculative asset authenticates digital items such images, videos, and land in virtual realms.
Last year, the social media platform added functionality to allow users to send and get Bitcoins.
According to DappRadar data, sales of NFTs reached $25 billion in 2021. However, there were signs that growth was slowing towards the end.
NFTs are backed by “Web3” technology advocates who claim they decentralize ownership online. This allows users to make money from popular creations rather than having them accrue only to a few tech platforms.