How to add an NFT to your profile picture on Twitter? Technically, you can right click the NFT and save the image as a JPEG, then download it. But that doesn’t prove that the NFT is really yours.
Twitter Blue has a slightly longer process that confirms your ownership of the NFT and displays it accordingly. Here’s how to use this feature to add an NFT to your Twitter profile picture.
There are several things you need to do to get your NFT profile picture on Twitter. First, you have to access the option. Then you need to connect your wallet and select your NFT. Here’s an overview of how to do it…
1. Change your current profile picture
To add an NFT to your Twitter profile picture, you have to go through the app. Even if you have the Twitter Blue subscription plan, the process is not visible in the web browser version of the platform.
To get started, first go to your profile and select your profile picture. Below the magnified view of your profile picture is a button with the label Change.
Tap it and Twitter Blue gives you the following options Take a picture, Choose an existing photoWhere is it Choose NFTs. To select Choose NFTs. If you don’t have Twitter Blue, only the first two options appear when you change your profile picture.
2. Connect your favorite wallet
You are taken to a confirmation page that tells you more about NFT profile pictures on Twitter. At the bottom of this confirmation page is a Connect my wallet button. Click this button to continue. At the time of writing, the supported wallets are:
- Coinbase wallet
- Trust portfolio
- Live ledger
Unfortunately, the process of connecting a wallet to verify your NFTs is different from the process of entering a wallet address to get Ethereum tips on Twitter. If you have a wallet listed for recommendations, you still need to connect your wallet to view NFTs. If you link your wallet for an NFT profile and would like to receive recommendations, you still need to enter your wallet address.
The process for connecting your wallet may be slightly different depending on the wallet you are connecting. At the time of writing, there was a MetaMask wallet attached that required additional steps to view an NFT in MetaMask.
3. Selecting the NFT for your profile picture
Once your wallet is connected, you need to select the NFT you wish to view. Again, this process may be different depending on which wallet you use and how that wallet accesses your NFTs.
For example, the safest way to view NFTs on MetaMask is to import them individually. It’s quite a hassle, so you can save time by importing only the NFT you want to use as your Twitter profile picture.
Once you’ve selected the NFT you want to use as your profile picture, you need to crop it. This is because verified NFT profile pictures appear as hexagons instead of the usual circle. This is the whole point of this process. You can use any NFT as your profile picture on Twitter, but only NFTs you own can appear as hexagons.
When you have the crop you want, select Finished in the upper right corner of the tile.
Post your NFT on Twitter
Congratulations! Now everyone who sees your profile picture will know that you have the coolest NFT in your collection. And they’ll likely see that bright blue checkmark, since you need Twitter Blue to verify an NFT profile picture. So flexible: you have an NFT and at least eight throwaway dollars a month to flaunt it.