Twitter Bringing NFT-Backed Profile Pictures to Twitter Blue Subscription Platform


It looks like the ever-controversial NFT is coming to Twitter, specifically Twitter Blue check-marked subscribers, the company announced.

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao

In a pilot program rolling out to users in Australia and Canada, Twitter Blue, during which the company hopes to “gain a deeper understanding of what will make your Twitter experience more customized, more expressive” and on and on.

Some of the features include bookmark folders, an undo tweet feature, and a streamlined reader mode that cuts away the excess information and leaves you with what you want – all for $3.49 CAD or $4.49 AUD per month.

And, last but not least of them all, the ability to link your Twitter account to a crypto wallet holding an NFT profile picture. This is apparently a long-requested feature whose inclusion in Twitter Blue is likely to make the service more appealing, though others point to the broader implications of Twitter adopting NFT profile pictures and how this could be the first among many social media services to do so.

So, why create a different Twitter experience, a la Twitter Blue? The company says it is geared towards power users of the platform that need features that can help them navigate it more easily and, we assume, post and respond to content more regularly. Plus, we guess there is a certain cachet among the tech-savvy crowd out there with having an NFT option. Who knows, what we do know is that NFTs were one of the huge themes of 2020-2021 and it will be interesting to see whether this continues into 2022.

What do you think of Twitter’s introduction of NFT pictures for profile pics? Let us know your thoughts on NFTs and photography in the comments section below.

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