After Meta, X cuts support for NFTs

Twitter silently took away a perk available to the people who were subscribed to its paid Twitter Blue service. The feature removed, earlier allowed X users to set NFT (non-fungible tokens) as their profile pictures. This feature was initially rolled out in 2022 (pre-Musk era) and allowed subscribers to showcase NFTs minted on Ethereum (ERC-1155 or ERC-721 tokens) as profile pictures, which were displayed in the form of hexagonal avatars.

While the support has been removed, it still retains the hexagonal avatars of users that had previously set hexagonal avatars. TechCrunch’s Ivan Mehta reports, that all NFT profile pictures related info has been quietly removed from the platform’s premium support page as well.

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens are unique digital assets that represent ownership or proof of authenticity for a specific item or piece of content.

X is not the first platform to cut off support for the online tokens, which had gained huge popularity right after COVID. Platfoms such as Instagram and Facebook that had tried out NFTs on their platform also revoked support for the intangible tokens. The parent company of Facebook and Instagram — Meta, ended the support for NFTs in March 2023.

X’s move, along with Meta’s earlier decisions, suggests that social platforms are starting to drift away from their experiments with the non-fungible tokens which had taken the internet by storm.


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