Twitter Embraces NFTs With New Profile-Picture Feature

Twitter will start allowing some users to use nonfungible tokens as their profile pictures, jumping into a digital-goods business that has exploded over the past year

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1/20/2022 9:45:00 PM

Twitter will start allowing some users to use nonfungible tokens as their profile pictures, jumping into a digital-goods business that has exploded over the past year

The platform will start letting subscribers to its Blue service use nonfungible tokens as their profile images, jumping into a digital-goods business that has exploded in the past year.

Newsletter Sign-upTechnologyA weekly digest of tech reviews, headlines, columns and your questions answered by WSJ's Personal Tech gurus.PREVIEWSUBSCRIBETwitter Blue offers subscribers features such as the ability to undo a tweet or customize the Twitter app icon on their mobile device. Launched last year as part of an effort to boost revenue beyond advertising, the service is currently limited to users in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It costs $2.99 a month in the U.S. Twitter declined to disclose how many users the feature has won.

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iOS devices will be able to upload NFT profile pictures, Twitter said. Newsletter Sign-up Technology A weekly digest of tech reviews, headlines, columns and your questions answered by WSJ's Personal Tech gurus. PREVIEW SUBSCRIBE Twitter Blue offers subscribers features such as the ability to undo a tweet or customize the Twitter app icon on their mobile device. Launched last year as part of an effort to boost revenue beyond advertising, the service is currently limited to users in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It costs $2.99 a month in the U.S. Twitter declined to disclose how many users the feature has won. Twitter is joining with companies such as Inc. and OpenSea, formally called Ozone Networks Inc., to support NFT profile pictures. The rollout will expose the emerging blockchain technology to Twitter’s 211 million monetizable daily active users. “We know that for many people their first experience of NFTs will happen on Twitter with this feature and with the conversations that are taking place on the platform,” Ms. Crawford said. Related Video Do terms like “nonfungible token,” “minting,” and “gas fees” sound like a foreign language to you? To better understand it -- and explain it -- WSJ’s Joanna Stern turned her son’s art into an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain. Photo illustration: Jacob Reynolds The introduction of NFT profile pictures is Twitter’s first crypto technology launch since the company in November unveiled , a unit “focused on crypto, blockchains, and other decentralized technologies.” The new feature also comes after Parag Agrawal succeeded co-founder Jack Dorsey as . During his time at the helm, Mr. Dorsey was a big proponent of bitcoin and blockchain technologies, and Ms. Crawford said the new CEO is also making them a priority. —For more WSJ Technology analysis, reviews, advice and headlines,