Twitter Introduces Tweet Tiles for NFTs
The feature will automatically expand links to NFT marketplaces.
- Twitter has introduced a feature called Tweet Tiles, which will expand links to NFTs posted in messages.
- The feature is compatible with four marketplaces: Rarible, Magic Eden, Dapper Labs, and Jump.trade.
- Tweet Tiles were originally used to expand certain news articles beginning in August.
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Twitter has announced that it will use Tweet Tiles in order to expand links to various NFT marketplaces.
Twitter Adds NFT Tweet Tiles
Twitter users can now see expanded NFT links.
A tweet from the Twitter Dev account revealed today that the site will pilot a feature called Tweet Tiles in order to enhance links to certain non-fungible token marketplaces.
The new feature allows users to include a link to an NFT on an external site. The link will automatically expand to show a full-size image of the NFT, plus metadata and a link to its location on its respective marketplace.
Marketplaces supported during the trial include Rarible, Magic Eden, Dapper Labs, and Jump.trade.
Of those marketplaces, Rarible is the most significant, with $432,000 of NFTs traded over the past week. Rarible acknowledged the feature, writing that Tweet Tiles will allow users to “experience NFTs in a whole new way.”
Magic Eden also mentioned the feature, writing: “Loving the TweetTile…some might even say it’s fire.” Jump.trade, finally, called the feature “a lovely and welcome boost for NFTs [and] a major milestone for web3.”
In August, Twitter tested the Tweet Tiles feature with three news publications: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian. At that time, the feature was used to expand news articles, not NFT-related posts.
Twitter’s developer account said that the newly-added feature is “one more step in our journey to let developers impact the Tweet experience.”
The company has gradually added support for NFTs over the past year. In June 2021, it released a set of free NFTs. This January, it added support for NFTs in profile pictures.
Twitter is integrating cryptocurrency as well. In September 2021, the site introduced crypto tipping, and this week, rumors emerged that it is building a crypto wallet.
Elon Musk also purchased Twitter today, though it is unclear whether he intends to follow through on his earliest crypto plans such as Dogecoin integration and micropayments.
Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this piece owned BTC, ETH, and other digital assets.