Twitter searches for “$Bitcoin”, “Bitcoin price”, and “BTC price” bring up a price chart, with similar searches also working for Ethereum.

Social media platform Twitter has added a new encryption feature that allows users to search the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) by simply typing their names or tickers in the search tab.

The new feature is an enhancement to $Cashtags and was announced by the Twitter Business account on December 21.

The account noted that whenever you tweet a major stock, exchange-traded fund, or cryptocurrency symbol with a $ in front, people can see a clickable link that takes them to search results, which now include the price charts for these symbols.

It was also pointed out that simply searching for the stock symbol, whether for a stock or a crypto, will also bring up the price chart.

Shortly after, on December 22, Twitter CEO Elon Musk retweeted the announcement of the new feature, saying it was “one of many product enhancements coming to fund Twitter.” .

It appears that BTC and ETH are the only two cryptocurrencies with price charts at the time of writing. Other major cryptocurrencies, including Musk’s beloved Dogecoin

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, didn’t make the cut.

However, Twitter Business said it plans to expand its icon coverage and improve user experiences “in the coming weeks.”

A screenshot of the 24-hour Ether (ETH) price chart from Twitter. Source: Cointelegraph.
Cointelegraph noted that a number of Bitcoin variants such as “$Bitcoin”, “Bitcoin Price”, and “BTC Price” also display the price chart, with similar searches also working for Ethereum.

Tech blogger Jane Mastodon Wong told her 158,700 Twitter followers on Dec. 21 that the charts were from trading analytics platform TradingView.

The chart is actually an image from @tradingview with URLs like:

— Jane Mastodon Wong (@wongmjane) December 21, 2022
The pricing tables also include a clickable “View on Robinhood” link in the lower left corner, suggesting that the retail platform has partnered with Twitter for this integration.

There, users are redirected to Robinhood’s price chart for ETH, which has an additional link at the bottom that says “Sign up to buy Ethereum”. The same links are also provided for Bitcoin.

However, no partnership details between Twitter and Robinhood have been announced.

Twitter’s price chart integration can arguably lead to more traffic for Robinhood, as #Bitcoin alone is tweeted about 120,000 times per day, according to data from BitInfoCharts.

#Ethereum, on the other hand, is hovering around the 25,000 mark.

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Earlier this month, rumors started circulating that Twitter might create its own native cryptocurrency “Twitter Coin” to use for payments on the platform. The rumors began on Dec. 4, about a week after Musk teased what “Twitter 2.0” might look like, including the potential integration of cryptocurrency-based payments on Twitter.

But Musk’s Twitter future appears to be at a crossroads after the controversial personality asked Twitter users if he “should step down as Twitter boss”. in a December 19 Twitter poll – with 57.5 of 17,502,391 voters voting yes.

Musk later added that he would “step down as CEO as soon as I find someone stupid enough to take the job!”

Source: CoinTelegraph