Conspicuous consumption is now formally built-in into the Twitter app.
The social media large introduced Thursday a brand new function which lets paying Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS formally hyperlink non-fungible tokens to their profile photos. As soon as completed, the Twitter profile pic in query will show with a hexagonal border as an alternative of a circle, and customers shall be ready to click on the picture for details about the related NFT.
“This new function gives a seamless, user-friendly method for individuals on Twitter to confirm their NFT possession by permitting them to instantly join their crypto wallets to Twitter and choose an NFT from their assortment as their new profile picture,” explains a Twitter press launch.
The discharge additionally notes plans to convey the function to Android and the net, however doesn’t point out a particular timeline for doing so. A Twitter Blue subscription at present prices $2.99 per thirty days.
Twitter’s transfer follows on the rising development of individuals utilizing photos linked to NFTs, such because the cartoon apes of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, as profiles photos on social media. By permitting customers to formally designate their profile picture as tied to an NFT, it could actually maybe be learn as an effort to fight one other on-line development: individuals right-click saving the JPEGs related to NFTs and utilizing these photos as profile photos, too.
See the hexagonal profile picture?
Credit score: Screenshot: Twitter
Notably, Twitter has positioned some limitation on which NFTs could be linked to profile photos. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that, at the very least for now, this solely works with NFTs minted on the Ethereum blockchain.
“We’re at present specializing in Ethereum for our first iteration to get it proper earlier than transferring onto different chains,” defined the spokesperson over electronic mail.
NFT house owners insist they’re completely not owned by ‘right-click savers’
What’s extra, for this to work, “for now” customers should use one in every of six cryptocurrency wallets to retailer their NFTs: Coinbase Pockets, Rainbow, MetaMask, Belief, Argent, or Ledger Reside.
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