More Twitter users have now received access to the previously teased NFT profile pictures feature.
About three months since Twitter revealed that it was working on a new profile display option to integrate NFT images, the company is now offering the new hexagonal NFT profile picture frame to some users.
Last week, Twitter sent many users in-app notifications letting them know that the new option is slowly becoming available.
Users such as @flytip have reported seeing a prompt to upload an NFT as their profile picture. The upload process will generate the previously teased hexagon picture frame linked to the NFT listing on a blockchain as proof of ownership.
— richardting.eth (@flytip) January 12, 2022
The option, a novelty in the sector, allows NFT owners to show off their authentic digital assets on the platform by sharing ownership details. By doing this, people who visit their profile will be able to look up the info on any NFT they are using, and check on the authenticity of their ownership.
The possibility to demonstrate traceable ownership of the asset will authenticate and validate authentic NFT images on the platform and set aside “right-click save” images so widely used online – providing more use-value to those who want to possess the assets and show them off.
Apart from the price speculation aspect of NFTs, which sees many getting involved in the space in the hopes of flipping the asset around for a profit in the secondary market – much of the popularity of NFTs is built on engagement and community gathering around a project through a shared culture in various channels.
For this reason, the validation of ownership authenticates the valid membership and affiliation of the user showing off their asset as their profile image.
At present, there is no official announcement from Twitter specifying details of a wider release for the option, though these latest reports point to a rollout soon.