Twitter will let you show off your mutant ape NFT as a hexagonal profile picture

The social currency that are non-fungible tokens have entered the Twitterverse although in order to show off your .jpeg (or .png) you will need to pay for Twitter’s subscription service, Twitter Blue and be using an Apple iPhone.

Twitter will display NFT profile pictures in a special hexagonal frame which you can see in Twitter Blue’s profile picture below. Erm, so long as you visit the Twitter website.

In order to use your NFT as a profile picture, and it has to be an NFT you own, you will need to temporarily connect your crypto wallet to Twitter. For now, Twitter only supports static .jpeg and .png images minted on the Ethereum blockchain.

Twitter also only supports one wallet connection per account to these wallets:

  • Argent
  • Coinbase Wallet
  • Ledger Live
  • MetaMask
  • Rainbow
  • Trust Wallet

An important point to highlight is that if you sell your NFT, the hexagonal frame will be removed but the image itself will not, this means you’ll have to change your profile picture manually by selecting a non-NFT image, connecting a new wallet or selecting a new NFT.

As you might imagine, this announcement has been met with widespread mocking by many on Twitter. Many users have taken to creating their own hexagonal profile pictures and the storied meme of “right click, Save Image As” is doing the rounds as always.

With Meta also looking at creating and selling NFTs, social media is looking to become beset by folks showing of their mutant apes or whatever the latest trend happens to be.

[Image – Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay]


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