On Tuesday, Elon Musk’s X wrote about a grand vision for the company in 2024, which incorporates launching peer-to-peer funds and extra AI-powered instruments. Amid all this, the corporate silently eliminated a function for paid subscribers. They’re not capable of set an NFT as a profile image.
The function was initially launched underneath Twitter’s earlier administration in January 2022. At the moment, the corporate allowed Twitter Blue subscribers to set NFTs minted on Ethereum (ERC-721 or ERC-1155 tokens) as profile photos, which ultimately confirmed up as hexagons. Customers may click on/faucet on the profile image to know extra about NFTs, together with particulars like a group of the NFT, the contract deal with, TokenID and the app with which it was minted.
X has now eliminated all descriptions concerning the NFT profile image function from its X Premium support page.
“As a Premium subscriber, you’ll be able to create a customise [sic] your profile so you’ll be able to showcase the NFTs you personal in a hex-shaped profile image in your account. After a brief connection to your crypto pockets that permits you to arrange an NFT as your profile image, your digital asset shows in a particular hexagon form that identifies you because the proprietor of that NFT,” the outline concerning the function learn on the location beforehand (Internet Archive link).
Individuals who had an NFT set as a profile image nonetheless have hexagonal avatars. It’s not clear if X will ultimately take away these as effectively.
The removing of the function isn’t very shocking given different social networks have additionally wound down their NFT experiments. In 2022, Instagram and Facebook each began experimenting with displaying and posting NFTs. Nonetheless, Meta shut down the support for NFTs in March 2023.
Whereas the worth of a number of the high-priced tokens such because the Bored Ape Yacht Membership (BAYC) has plummeted from its peak, the NFT market has proven an indication of restoration in the previous few months with trade volumes exceeding $1.6 billion in accordance with NFT aggregator CryptoSlam.