Twitter exec reveals test footage of verification tools for NFT profile pictures


Twitter’s head of consumer product marketing Justin Taylor released a video showcasing unreleased, in-development tools for users who want to have an NFT profile picture. 

The video was recorded by Mada Aflak, Senior Software Engineer at Twitter. In the video, Aflak shows how users must click on “Change photo” for their profile picture. An option to “Select NFT” will emerge, allowing the user to connect a digital wallet from Coinbase, Metamask, or other sources. The user selects the NFT they want as a profile picture – which will have a checkmark verifying the blockchain to which the NFT belongs. 

In addition to verified NFT profile pictures, users may display other NFTs they own through the upcoming “Collectible” menu option which will sit between a user’s “Tweets & Replies,” “Media,” “Reactions,” and other activity on Twitter. 

The social media company hinted at these tools when it had launched a bitcoin tipping feature via the Lightning Network on September 23. However, it is unclear when NFT verification will officially hit Twitter.

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May 5, 2022, 3:17PM UTC