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Twitter now allows NFTs as hexagon-shaped profile pictures

Twitter announced on Thursday (US Time) that some users can officially link non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to their profile pictures.
Twitter now allows NFTs as hexagon-shaped profile pictures
NFT as profile pictures? (Image from Twitter)

Limited to Twitter Blue subscribers

Yes, only paying Twitter Blue users can link their NFTs as profile pictures on the platform. 

In case you didn't know, Twitter Blue is a paid subscription service that offers new features like color themes and alternative icons for users in the iOS app. This subscription service lets subscribers undo their tweets and read ad-free articles. 

If you happen to own an NFT, this means as soon as you connect it to your Twitter account, people on the platform can associate your Twitter account with your connected wallet's public crypto wallet address.

Furthermore, "your Twitter account will be associated with your current and historical crypto wallet transactions and holdings, including all other NFTs in that wallet because this information is all available on the public blockchain" as written on Twitter's help page.

Twitter requirements for NFT-linking

  • Be a Twitter Blue subscriber.
  • A Twitter iOS user.
  • Your crypto wallet must be any of the following: Argent, Coinbase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, and Trust Wallet.

If you have these prerequisites, we're sure you're wondering how you can show off the NFTs you own in a hex-shaped profile picture on your Twitter account.
Would you use this new Twitter feature?
Would you use this new Twitter feature?

How to link NFT account to Twitter?

  1. Head to your profile.
  2. Click on the Edit Profile button and then tap on your profile picture.
  3. Below the usual 'Upload photo' option will be a 'Choose NFT' option.
  4. Click on it and Twitter will take you to a page where you can connect your crypto wallet.
  5. From your crypto service of choice, you can then choose among the NFTs you own to set it as your profile picture, and the hexagon shape is added automatically.

So, starting today, if you see anyone on Twitter with a "soft hexagon" around their profile picture, you can know more about their items by clicking on the hexagon profile picture followed by selecting "ViewNFT" details, and find out information about the "NFT owner, NFT description, collection, properties, and additional details."

Twitter reminders for those linking their NFT account

  • Twitter will never request funds from your crypto wallet. You should remain vigilant, and check all incoming requests to your wallet. Don’t accept any transfer requests unless it is a known transaction to you. 
  • Twitter will never request your private key or seed phrase, and you should never share your private keys or seed phrases anywhere, including on Twitter.
  • Although we won’t maintain an ongoing connection with your crypto wallet, we store your public address to ensure that it continues to hold the NFT you set as your profile picture.
In July, Twitter's founder and then-CEO, Jack Dorsey, said bitcoin would be a "big part" of the company's future.

NFT FAQs (as told by the Twitter help page)

What is NFT?

NFTs (short for Non-Fungible Tokens) are unique digital items, such as artwork, with proof of ownership that’s stored on a blockchain (a digital database that’s publicly accessible).

What's an NFT profile picture?

NFT profile pictures are a way to show off the NFTs you own on Twitter. After a temporary connection to your crypto wallet that allows you to set up an NFT as your profile picture, your digital asset displays in a special hexagon shape that identifies you as the owner of that NFT.

Note: Right now Twitter only supports static image NFTs (JPEG, PNG) minted on the Ethereum blockchain (for example ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens).

What is a Crypto Wallet?

Crypto wallets allow you to hold and transact (buy, sell, convert, send, etc.) with tokens owned by your public wallet address. This includes NFTs which are a type of token.

A crypto wallet has one or more public addresses that are sometimes called “accounts.” This address is public, so anyone who knows your wallet address will be able to see all of your wallet’s transactions and holdings. 

To set up an NFT profile picture, you’ll need to connect your Twitter account to a crypto wallet that holds the NFT you’d like to select."

If you want to know more about this new Twitter feature, you may do so at this link.

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