Twitter Will Allow Users to Buy and Sell NFTs Through Tweets

NFTs are set to become an even more prominent part of the Twittersphere, with Twitter sharing news today that it’s making it possible for NFT images and details to appear in tweets for the first time.   

Twitter’s development team announced that tweeting links to some NFTs —from select NFT marketplaces— will now show a larger picture and useful details like the artwork name and its creator. 

Potential Boom For NFT Sales

Not only will Twitter users be able to visually showcase their NFTs more easily, the new feature includes a link to marketplace listings, which could significantly boost sales and the value of the NFT market more broadly. 

NFT marketplaces included in the test include Rarible, Magic Eden, Dapper Labs, and


Twitter is a popular playground for crypto and web3 enthusiasts, with Twitter’s own trends report released in March 2022 showing a huge jump in tweeted conversations on topics including NFTs, DeFi, DApps, and DAOs.

Twitter Developing for Dynamic Experiences 

Twitter began testing its customisable tweet formatting feature called Tweet Tiles in August this year with the accounts of major news outlets The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. In introducing Tile Tweets, Twitter said: “These formats are designed to easily engage with content and make your timeline more dynamic and visual.” 

This latest move to include embedded NFTs in Tweet Tiles expands the social media platform’s support for NFTs following its work earlier this year to allow users to use NFTs from their collections as their Twitter profile picture.

Jody McDonald

Jody McDonald

Jody is a Brisbane-based freelance writer who specialises in writing about business, technology, and the future of work.

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