Amid its various new updates and features in development, Twitter is also working to capture the growing interest in NFTs, which has seen digital works of art take on new life, generating billions in sales. while users are looking to buy the most exclusive coins, which they can basically use as status symbols on social media.
You’ve probably noticed it yourself, with many Twitter users turning their profile pictures into portraits of monkeys, cats, animated trolls, and a wide array of other creations.
It’s a way for users to show off their latest digital art purchases, but Twitter is actually looking to facilitate a more direct connection – take a look at this first mockup of how it seeks to help users display their NFT.
As you can see in this video, posted by Twitter Consumer Products Marketing Manager Justin taylor, the new process would allow Twitter users to connect their digital wallet, which would then provide a direct link between the user and their NFT purchase activity. This would then allow Twitter to provide a mark of authenticity and / or ownership on any displayed NFT (an “Ethereum check mark” as Twitter calls it), as you can see in the final display, with a symbol on it. ‘NFT image noting that it actually belongs to the account holder.
Twitter is also developing a new ‘Collectibles’ tab, where users could display their own NFTs to profile visitors (also note the ‘Reactions’ tab instead of ‘Like’, which is connected to the current experience. Twitter on reactions to tweets).
It’s an interesting experiment, which as noted takes a look at what Twitter users are doing with NFTs anyway. The focus on NFTs as avatars is also linked to the development of the Metaverse concept, as these representative images are also likely to be developed into digital characters which can then be used in other virtual applications as a form of identity. .
And because these are unique works, no one else is technically capable of using the exact same character model, while the element of exclusivity can also boost your digital credibility – much like a checked tick, but for those who are really in touch with digital changes. (or just rich).
Twitter isn’t the only platform experimenting with NFT display options, Instagram is also developing a similar profile layout option for your own NFTs, while Facebook is also investing heavily in the broader concept of Metaverse, which is related to the same themes.
In the case of Facebook, this will more likely involve the aforementioned fully functional digital avatars based on these images, or a virtual display of NFT artwork in, say, virtual reality, but the impetus is largely the same. , connecting to the latest emerging content. trends that point to the next big platform change.
Twitter has yet to launch a live test of this new display option, but it is already looking into cryptocurrency for payments, and that seems to align with the app’s rising trends.
It could be a popular option – expect to see it in the wild very soon.