It was only a matter of time before Twitter capitalized on the enthusiasm of its users to launch the Stone Ape avatar — the social media platform added support for crypto wallets back in September. Today, Twitter launched NFT avatars for members of its $3-a-month Twitter Blue subscription service, which includes additional features such as the ability to undo a tweet (it actually only waits 30 seconds before sending it). To differentiate these rare NFT avatars from our low-level jpegs, they are displayed in a new hexagonal frame.
Twitter launched the NFT avatar next to the creative hollow ad video below, which depicts a group of people living with avatars superimposed on their heads. It’s the exact same concept of digital identity we’ve had throughout the history of the internet, except for the “new” idea of showing off how much you paid for an avatar.
General Motors! You asked (a lot), so we did. Now in Labs: NFT profile pics on iOS pic.twitter.com/HFyspS4cQWJanuary 20, 2022
according to detail On Twitter’s website, the rollout of NFT profile photos is not complete; it’s currently supported on the iOS Twitter app, but not on Android or the desktop or web browser versions. Here’s more information on how it works:
“Setting up an NFT profile picture means that people can link your Twitter account to the public crypto wallet address of your connected wallet. This means that your Twitter account will be linked to your current and historical crypto wallet transactions and assets, Include all other NFTs in this wallet, as this information is available on the public blockchain.”
Twitter also reminded its users not to reveal private information about their crypto wallets, presumably hoping to avoid another “All my apes are gone” The viral tweet situation. Still, the rollout hasn’t been smooth: Database outage On the NFT marketplace, OpenSea has also temporarily shut down Twitter’s NFT support because it relies on the OpenSea API.
I’ve seen plenty of Twitter users already bemoaning or joking about NFT support, although it seems highly unlikely that we’ll see Twitter exit cryptocurrencies or NFTs, just as Discord scrapped its plans late last year. In particular, the gaming community’s criticism of NFTs is more important than the wider network’s Twitter actors.
Still, some Twitter users have turned their distaste for NFTs into something productive.open source Better Tweetdeck The browser extension includes an option to automatically mute all NFT avatar users. There’s no word on Twitter about when NFT avatars will migrate from the iOS app to other platforms, but when they do, Better Tweetdeck will be ready.