Twitter rolls out verified NFT profile pictures to all users
Today, Twitter finally rolled out NFT Profile Pictures for iOS devices in U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.The company first disclosed its plans to add a feature allowing verification on NFTs in September.
Rather than the default circle, these users will have a hexagon outline around their profile picture which users can click on to view more details about the NFT – its description, creator, owner, and verification of authenticity on third-party platforms like OpenSea.
How to set up your NFT Profile Picture
‘Setting up an NFT profile picture means people can associate your Twitter account with your connected wallet’s public crypto wallet address,’ said Twitter in a blog post announcement of the feature.
Users can go to their profile to change their profile picture as normal, and opt to connect their NFT wallets to the app to use this feature. Twitter’s supported wallets include Argent, Coinbase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, and Trust Wallet.
As a new release, Twitter NFT Profile Pictures is not quite the finished product, and it only supports static image formats (like JPEGs and PNGs) minted on the Ethereum blockchain.
This new feature also is currently limited to Twitter Blue subscribers located in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. However, every other Twitter user can see the new profile pictures.
While Twitter’s new detail would deter the NFT “right-clickers” to an extent, some still believe it does not thoroughly address authentication issues.
NFT Profile Pictures works for any NFT in one’s wallet, whether they belong to a verified original collection or a knockoff/replica collection. According to Twitter user @HollanderAdam, anyone can right-click-save one of the NFT profile pictures, mint it, and use it as theirs.
Twitter’s head of consumer product marketing Justin Taylor claims this was done on purpose, saying, “We don’t want to limit this to just verified collections, that would be wrong, and non supportive of the broader nft movement. Anyone SHOULD be able to mint anything and make it their NFT.”
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In a parallel move into the NFT industry, Meta also announced similar NFT plans recently. Earlier this week, the company said Facebook and Instagram would soon introduce NFT profile pictures, adding that both platforms would also be able to trade and mint NFTs which would place Meta in competition with NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea.