Twitter offers users of its payment plan “Twitter Blue” the option to display images linked to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as hexagonal profile images. First, the ability to set NFT profile pictures is available on iOS for Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the US. In the future, Android users and people in other countries will also have access to the function.
The hexagonal NFT profile pictures require a cryptocurrency wallet that controls the address of the desired NFT. With just a few clicks, the wallet can then be connected to Twitter for data retrieval, whereby only one wallet application can be connected at a time. Only image NFTs generated on the Ethereum blockchain on JPEGs or PNGs are currently supported. If, for example, you no longer own the NFT after a sale, change the profile picture from a hexagon to a circle.
Twitter currently supports the following cryptocurrency wallets:
- Coinbase Wallet
- Ledger Live
- Trust Wallet
Initial difficulties due to the failure of the NFT market
The start of the NFT function was initially hampered by technical problems at the world’s largest NFT marketplace “OpenSea”. Due to a database failure, the service’s API stopped working, which quite a few applications apparently rely on to access the blockchain data. For example, Twitter was unable to display NFT images and the Metamask wallet app could no longer automatically recognize new NFTs, reports motherboard. The database is now at OpenSea accessible again.
Twitter only introduced a tip function in autumn 2021. This allows users to choose to receive a tip. Among other things, it should also be possible to pay in cryptocurrency.