iPhone user? Get NFT as Twitter profile picture! Know how to set it now

However, Twitter profile picture as an NFT feature is available on iPhone to Twitter Blue subscribers.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:31 IST
Set hexagon shaped NFT as a Twitter profile picture.
Here is how you can set hexagon shaped NFT as a Twitter profile picture on your iPhone. (Twitter Blue)
Set hexagon shaped NFT as a Twitter profile picture.
Here is how you can set hexagon shaped NFT as a Twitter profile picture on your iPhone. (Twitter Blue)

Twitter users can now customize and show off a hexagon shaped profile picture! Yes, Twitter is adding Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for the same. Twitter profile picture as an NFT is currently available to iPhone users and that too for Twitter Blue subscribers. Informing about the same, Twitter Blue tweeted, "gm! You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS."

As per the information provided by Twitter, setting up an NFT profile picture on an iPhone means people can associate their Twitter account with their connected wallet's public crypto wallet address. This means your Twitter account will be associated with your current and historical crypto wallet transactions and holdings, including all other NFTs in that wallet, because this information is all available on the public blockchain.

Here is all you need to know about Twitter NFT Profile Picture:

What is an NFT

NFTs or Non-Fungible Tokens are unique digital items, such as artwork, with proof of ownership that's stored on a blockchain (a digital database that's publicly accessible).

What is an NFT profile picture

NFT profile pictures are a way to show off the NFTs you own on Twitter. After a temporary connection to your crypto wallet that allows you to set up an NFT as your profile picture, your digital asset displays in a special hexagon shape that identifies you as the owner of that NFT. It can be noted that right now Twitter only supports static image NFTs (JPEG, PNG) minted on the Ethereum blockchain (for example ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens), according to Twitter.

How does connecting my wallet to Twitter work

To set up an NFT Profile Picture, you must control the address that holds the NFT you would like to select as your profile picture. When you connect your supported crypto wallet to Twitter, Twitter will generate a verification request message to your wallet address, where you will be asked to complete a signing request which will include your Twitter handle.

It can also be noted that you can only connect one crypto wallet to your Twitter account at a time. If you are already displaying an NFT profile picture and would like to use an NFT held in a different wallet, you will simply connect that new wallet to your Twitter account. You can do this from your Settings under Edit profile. Click your profile picture and select Use another wallet.

Also, to set up an NFT profile picture, you need to hold an NFT in the crypto wallet connected to your Twitter account. You cannot transact or purchase NFTs with your crypto wallet on Twitter.

Right now subscribers can only set an NFT as their profile picture from the Twitter for iOS app. Check steps here:

How to set NFT as profile picture

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Step 1: Open your Twitter Blue account on iPhone and click on Edit Profile.
Step 2: Click on the camera icon. Post which you will get two options that is upload photo and choose NFT.
Step 3: Tap on choose NFT. After this a page will open asking you to connect your wallet. Tap on connect my wallet option.
Step 4: Click on MetaMask and then select the picture you want.
Step 5: Then click on done and go back to your account. Tap on the profile picture again and click on view NFT details.

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First Published Date: 21 Jan, 17:10 IST