X reportedly no longer supports NFT profile pictures

The feature is no longer listed on the Premium support page

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X appears to have removed the ability to use an NFT as a profile picture.

The feature was launched originally in January 2022 — prior to Elon Musk buying the company. Following Musk’s acquisition, it was made a premium feature for paid subscribers. 

Specifically, Twitter Blue users could use NFTs minted on Ethereum. The profile pictures would then appear as hexagons.

TechCrunch first reported the change.

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The feature is no longer listed on the Premium support page for the site. 

When it was available, users on the platform could click the profile picture to learn more about the NFT, including its collection. 

Musk’s company isn’t the first to do away with NFTs on its social media platforms. Meta, back in March of last year, announced that it was “winding down digital collectibles (NFTs) for now to focus on other ways to support creators, people, and businesses.”

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Meta first announced the feature back in May 2022. The plan was to allow creators to “make their own digital collectibles on Instagram and sell them to fans, both on and off Instagram” according to a November 2022 update.

X’s press email responded, “busy now, please check back later,” when reached for comment.


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