The New Twitter feature will let users display their collection of hex-shaped NFT profile picture on their social media account, as stated by the company. One will be asked to link their cryptocurrency wallet and validate their address in order to do so. Please keep in mind that your Twitter account will be linked to your current and past crypto wallet transactions and holdings, which will include all other NFTs stored in that wallet.
What exactly is NFT?
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a piece of data that is appended to a file to produce a one-of-a-kind digital signature. If it’s digital, it may be anything from an image file or song to a tweet or text on a website or even a real item.
People can own digital files and they are labelled with code to distinguish them from any digital duplicates.
Twitter Blue Subscribers First
The new tool is now only available to Twitter Blue users through the platform’s Blue’s early access Labs feature, which allows them to test it before the general public. According to Twitter, the Twitter Blue membership was recently introduced in select areas, granting subscribers access to various premium features, including the ability to upload an NFT profile photo.
To be avail for iOS First
The NFT function is being made available to iOS users first, according to the microblogging site. It will be made available in the near future for the Android and web versions. However, the new hexagon-shaped photo that has been posted by iOS users will be visible to everyone who uses Twitter. The Blue membership service, in and of itself, is not available worldwide and is only offered in certain countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The use of NFT Profile Pictures is further restricted as a result of this.
The social media platform now supports a number of cryptocurrency wallets, which users may use to log in to their profiles and verify the authenticity of their NFT tokens. Argent, Coinbase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, and Trust Wallet are some of the wallets available. Users will have the ability to remove NFT from their profile image if they no longer desire to have an NFT displayed as their profile photo. This may be accomplished by just changing one’s profile photo.
Twitter states on one of its FAQ pages that users should bear in mind that the network will never solicit payments from their cryptocurrency wallet. As a result, users should maintain vigilance and carefully examine any incoming requests to their wallets. Additionally, you prevent receiving unknown transfer requests.
Furthermore, the firm states that it will never ask for your private key or seed phrase and that you should never discuss your private key or seed phrase with anybody, especially on social media sites like Twitter. While Twitter will not retain an ongoing connection with your cryptocurrency wallet, it will save your public address in order to guarantee that it continues to hold the NFT you selected as your profile image, according to the company.