Elon Musk Says The New Twitter Hexagonal NFT Profile Picture Feature is Annoying

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Elon Musk Says The New Twitter Hexagonal NFT Profile Picture Feature is Annoying
Elon Musk Says The New Twitter Hexagonal NFT Profile Picture Feature is Annoying

Following the massive adoption of the NFT space, Twitter in the late hours of yesterday decided to launch its hexagonal-shaped NFT profile tools that allows users to display their NFT as profile picture on the platform.

Elon Musk: “This is annoying”

According to an announcement by Twitter on January 20, the social media platform announced the new tool yesterday to allow users to display their non-fungible tokens in their profile pictures.

It also means users can connect their crypto wallets to their Twitter accounts and get access to a special hexagonal-shaped profile picture, compared to the usual round profile pictures of NFT images.

The tool aims to ensure that people can only show images they have purchased using the new technology. However, it’s run into trouble as users complain that ownership isn’t verified, meaning anyone can use the new tool — even NFTs they didn’t officially purchase.

The update has already drawn ridicule from those skeptical about the ongoing NFT trend. That includes Elon Musk.

Elon Musk tweeted “This is annoying,” along with a screenshot from Twitter explaining the feature.

In a follow-up, he explained that it was announced, at least in part, because Twitter is still home to cryptocurrency scammers. There is a huge problem on the site where users make their accounts look like those of celebrities like Musk and then use this trick to steal money from other people.

He also said:

“Twitter is spending engineering resources on this bs while crypto scammers are throwing a spambot block party in every thread,”