If you own an NFT, Twitter now allows you to turn it into your profile picture...but there's a catch.
The explosion of NFTs over the last year has led many companies to integrate nonfungible tokens into their ecosystem -- and Twitter is the most recent. The social media company recently announced that you now can showcase an NFT that you own as your profile picture on Twitter -- as long as you have Twitter Blue.
Last year, Twitter released a paid-subscription service, known as Twitter Blue, which gives people access to premium and unreleased features: You can edit published tweets, read ad-free news, upload longer videos and more. One of its latest experimental features, known as NFT Profile Pictures, allows iOS users to connect their crypto wallet and choose an NFT to upload as their profile pic.
Here's everything you need to know to add an NFT as your avatar on Twitter.
If you're interested in learning more about NFTs, check out NFTs explained: Why people spends millions of dollars on JPEGs and Thinking about giving the gift of an NFT? What to know about digital tokens.
To start, you'll need to be a Twitter Blue paid subscriber, which costs $3 a month in the United States. You can access the feature from Twitter's side menu to sign up. The service is also available in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Once you're signed up for Twitter Blue, you must access Twitter on an iPhone , as the NFT feature is currently only available on iOS. The company said NFT profile pictures will roll out to Android and the web at a later time.
In the Twitter app, go to your profile (which you can access from the side menu), and you should get a notification about setting your profile picture to an NFT. To get the notification you can go to a profile of someone who already uses an NFT in this way. Now, do the following:
Your profile picture will now be in a hexagonal shape, indicating to others that it is a verified NFT that you own.
If you see someone else with an NFT as their profile picture in the hexagonal shape, you can tap on their profile picture and then on View NFT details to check out more information about their NFT. You'll be able to see the following:
At the bottom of the NFT page, you'll see more information, such as an explanation of what an NFT is. You can also tap on any links to view the NFT in the marketplace.