Twitter, a social media network, made the announcement today that, in cooperation with four different marketplaces, it will enable users to purchase, trade, and display non-fungible tokens (NFTs) directly through tweets.
The integration, which is known as NFT Tweet Tiles, places an image of an NFT’s artwork in a separate panel that is contained within a tweet. Additionally, it contains a button that allows users to click through to a marketplace listing.
At the moment, the integration, which is still undergoing testing, is only compatible with the marketplaces operated by four specific partners. These are the Solana-focused marketplace Magic Eden, the multi-platform NFT marketplace protocol Rarible, the company that created the Flow blockchain, and the sports-focused platform Jump.trade.
Collectively, those marketplaces are integrated into a number of different blockchain networks. These networks include Ethereum, Solana, Flow, Polygon, Tezos, and Immutable X.
The official continued by saying that the “feature is now being tested with select Twitter users across iOS and web,” adding that if a user is part of the test group, they will see the NFT Tweet Tile integration. It is not necessary to have a Twitter Blue premium subscription in order to use the function.
In January, Twitter began supporting NFTs as verified profile pictures as part of its Twitter Blue subscription service. As of right now, however, the platform only supports Ethereum-based NFTs.
Previously, there were rumours that Twitter was going to launch its own cryptocurrency wallet.
According to reports in US media, Elon Musk has successfully completed his $44 billion takeover of Twitter. In what appears to be a reference to the completion of the transaction, he tweeted “the bird is freed.”