Twitter Blue rolls out NFT profile pics for iOS

Twitter said on Thursday afternoon that nonfungible token, or NFT, hexagonal avatars would be supported on iOS. Only paying customers of Twitter Blue for iOS (which costs $2.99 per month) can 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 pic in a few seconds, according to a tutorial video.

Users may also learn more about each other’s NFT avatars, including who owns them, who created them, what series they’re in, and how to 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. The company, on the other hand, keeps track of one’s public wallet address to ensure that the NFT avatar is kept safe. The NFT profile pic will be visible across all platforms, even if it can only be set on iOS via Twitter Blue.

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

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

Any over-enthusiasm, on the other hand, would be short-lived. The capability appears to operate for any NFT in one’s collection, not simply those in verified collections, according to Twitter user and 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.