Twitter allows NFTs to be profile pics – But there’s a catch

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Twitter has launched a new function designed to assist homeowners of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to determine themselves on the platform. It now lets homeowners of NFTs flaunt their digital possessions with hexagon-formed profile photos differentiating them from the usual circles out there to different customers. 

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NFT homeowners may also join their crypto pockets to their Twitter account and anybody tapping on the hexagonal photos will get to see the main points of the artwork and its possession.

The new function, as of now, is accessible on iOS to customers of Twitter Blue subscription service, which was launched final yr however has not taken off the way in which the platform most likely hoped it might.
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Twitter provides a verification layer, however that is not sufficient

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Twitter is clearly making an effort to faucet into the NFT craze that’s obvious on social media platforms. Already some customers had their NFT pictures as their profile pics. But being an open platform, these pics are proper-clickable and usable by others. Now this newest transfer by Twitter precludes that type of theft. Twitter’s new service offers NFT homeowners an added layer of verification. But it nonetheless does not deal with the bigger drawback of understanding whether or not somebody who flex NFT profile on twitter is definitely the actual proprietor of that.

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But that’s drawback that’s unattainable to clear up by Twitter, and it’s clear that the platform is moving into NFT to simply experience on its craze. 

A Twitter spokesperson was quoted as saying: “We’re now seeing people use NFTs as a form of identity and self-expression, and as a way to join the thriving community and increasingly active conversation on Twitter. This new feature provides a seamless, user-friendly way for people on Twitter to verify their NFT ownership by allowing them to directly connect their crypto wallets to Twitter and select an NFT from their collection as their new profile picture.”

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How to get your NFT as your profile pic

If you’re an NFT proprietor and need to {link} it to your Twitter account, the method is easy.  Get your self a Twitter Blue subscription. Then, go to your Twitter profile (on an iOS machine), faucet ‘Edit Profile’ then faucet to change your profile image. But as a substitute of selecting a picture, choose ‘Choose NFT.’ Connect your crypto pockets to your Twitter account. Choose the NFT you need to get your hexagon-formed profile image.

Twitter Blue function will add an icon indicating that the NFT has been authenticated and that particular person behind the account is the official proprietor of the piece.

Currently, Twitter solely helps static picture JPEG or PNG information. Also, the NFTs have to be minted on the Ethereum blockchain, not Polygon or another. Android and desktop customers can’t entry hexagon-formed profile photos simply but.

But Twitter has clarified that the brand new NFT profile show possibility will be coming to all customers finally.

Twitter Communities now on Android

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Meanwhile,  after over 4 months of the launch of its Communities possibility, which lets customers to chat and share tweets with subject-aligned teams of individuals on the platform, Twitter has has prolonged it to Android customers too. 

Initially, the function was out there to testers on iOS and the net. Communities is Twitter’s model of boards that had been prevalent on many web sites within the early of web.

But apparently, the function remains to be in beta testing simply but, and customers nonetheless want to get Twitter’s approval for any of the communities they might need to create.

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