Twitter has debuted an official verification protocol for non-fungible token (NFT) profile pictures, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 20).
The function is presently best to be had to Twitter Blue customers on iOS, who can now hyperlink their ethereum wallets with their Twitter debts to peer a listing of the NFTs they own. Users can then pick one of these pics and choose it for a profile picture, to be able to include a brand new hexagonal border.
The video was recorded by Mada Aflak, Senior Software Engineer at Twitter. In the video, Aflak shows how users must click on “Change photo” for their profile picture. An option to “Select NFT” will emerge, allowing the user to connect a digital wallet from Coinbase, Metamask, or other sources. The user selects the NFT they want as a profile picture – which will have a checkmark verifying the blockchain to which the NFT belongs.
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For months, Twitter customers were clamoring for a function to show possession of the NFTs humans use as profile pictures. After all, what’s preventing a person from sincerely downloading an photo which you personal and the usage of it as their PFP? Now, there’s a manner round that, if you’re inclined to pay up for it.
The images will also look different on Twitter than typical profile pictures. The new NFT avatars will show up as a hexagon, instead of a circle, and users can click on them to get more information about the artwork, including its creator and where it’s listed.
Twitter is supporting several crypto wallets, including Argent, Coinbase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, and Trust Wallet.