On Thursday afternoon, Twitter (NYSE:) announced that it would roll out the launch with iOS for non-fungible token, or NFT, hex avatars. For now, only paid Twitter Blue subscribers using iOS, which costs $2.99 per month, can access the feature. According to a video tutorial, users can connect their wallet, including Coinbase (NASDAQ:) Wallet, Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Argent, or Ledger Live, and set it as their profile picture, the process only taking a few seconds.
Users can also learn more about each other’s NFT avatars, such as their owners, creators, series description, as well as authenticity verification on third-party platforms like OpenSea. According to Twitter, the platform does not maintain a permanent connection with one’s cryptocurrency wallet. However, the company stores one’s public wallet address to ensure that one continues to maintain the NFT avatar. Although it can only be configured on iOS through Twitter Blue, the NFT profile picture will be visible on all platforms.
The functionality is still in the early stages. Twitter currently only supports static images, such as JEPG and PNG files, minted on the blockchain (ETH), including the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 token standards. But if one sells or transfers the NFT while it is set as a profile picture, it will not display any information about its ownership when clicked.
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