Twitter did it in the first place. Now, users with the Twitter Blue accounts can use their NFTs as profile pictures in hexagonal shapes. As Web3 marketing is booming with a bang, NFT (Non-Fungible Token) has gained quite a popularity in 2021. As a result of which big tech companies are moving on gaining more crypto, NFT, and blockchain assets.
Currently, Twitter charges $3 per month for a Twitter Blue subscription. Users can then couple their ether wallet to Twitter account after which they can display their NFTs as profile pictures in a hexagonal shape. This is a very brilliant step by Twitter to engage more users for Twitter Blue subscription along with linking their crypto wallet. As for now, it is only available for iPhone users who are subscribed to Twitter Blue. Later, it will be made available for android users also.
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“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,” Twitter posted
As for now, Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask, Rainbow, Ledger Live, Argent, and Trust wallets are supported. JPEG and PNG images minted at Ethereum can be used as NFT profile pictures by the users. Currently, the offering is live only for limited markets i.e. U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, and the biggest rival of Twitter is also working around this corner very aggressively. Their new feature will not only allow users to display NFTs as profile pictures but will also provide a mechanism for creating NFTs and the marketplace. Earlier, Facebook remarketed itself to bring alive its very old enthusiasm towards Metaverse. With the new development, Meta will focus on Instagram to be its NFT trading platform very soon.