Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, removes support for NFT profile pictures

Elon Musk descided to remove support for NFT PFPs in X, formerly Twitter. As a result of this modification, premium subscribers are no longer able to use NFTs as their profile pictures.

X began allowing NFTs for account avatars in January 2022, back when the platform was still known as Twitter and was managed by a board.

Twitter Blue subscribers were able to use NFTs as their profile pictures at that time, which were displayed in a hexagonal shape. Users had the option to upload digital collectibles minted under the ERC-721 or ERC-1155 token standards, which are the standard methods for creating NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.

Additional information was provided when the feature was clicked on, including the NFT’s contract address and the collection to which it belonged. Elon Musk, who later purchased the company for $44 billion in October, criticized the decision.

Musk suggested that the company should focus on addressing its growing bot problem rather than adding NFT photos. It’s worth noting that bots continue to be a problem on X under Musk’s leadership.