X (Twitter) announces the end of NFT profile photos on its platform

The end of NFT profile photos on X (Twitter):

  • X (Twitter) appears to be dropping support for NFT profile photos.
  • In the past, holders of certain NFTs could link their assets to their profile picture on Twitter.
  • The move raises questions about the future of digital asset integration on the platform.

The end of NFTs on X?

About two years after introducing the possibility to use NFTs as profile photos Twitter, now known as “X”, decided to remove this feature.

Initially, users could link an NFT that they had on their wallet their Twitter profile picture. Once the NFT was linked, the profile photo took the shape of a hexagon in a way to differentiate users much more easily. Note that this functionality applied with select NFT collections only.

This change was first noticed by TechCrunch who reported that all mentions of NFT profile photos had been removed from the Twitter Premium support page.

A change poorly received by the NFT community?

Using NFTs as profile pictures on Twitter was not only a way to express interest in digital assets, but it had also become a symbol of social and economic status. In addition, this allowed holders to prove that they were indeed the holders of any NFT.

Furthermore, this approach comes after Elon Musk, having acquired Twitter and having renamed it to “X”, criticized this integration in 2022highlighting a possible strategic reorientation of the platform in terms of blockchain technology.