Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has removed support for non-fungible token (NFT) profile pictures from its subscription plan features.
Introduced in January 2022, the support allowed Twitter Blue subscribers to connect their wallet and select an NFT as their profile picture.
NFT profile pictures appeared as hexagonal shapes on profiles to distinguish them from regular ones.
Clicking on an NFT profile picture provided users with specific data, including creator, owner, rarity, and more.
Some users still showcase NFT profile pictures on the platform, and it remains unclear if existing ones will be retained or removed.
This feature was introduced shortly after Meta’s announcement to integrate NFTs on Instagram. However, almost a year later, Meta decided to sunset the feature to focus on “other ways to support creators, people, and businesses.”
Similarly, platform X is discontinuing the ability to upload NFT profile pictures after two years.
The reasons for removal are undisclosed, possibly tied to the platform’s 2024 plans, and not necessarily influenced by market fluctuations.
Since November, NFT-related numbers have, in fact, shown positive trends, bringing optimism to investors and enthusiasts.
Bitcoin NFTs reached an all-time high, concluding 2023 with record-breaking sales exceeding $881 million.
Solana also recorded noteworthy data, claiming victory over Ethereum in December NFT sales, surpassing $366.3 million.