February 2, 2023

Twitter has added a new crypto feature that allows Twitter users to search the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) by simply typing “Bitcoin” or “Ethereum” in the search tab.

The Elon Musk-led social media platform has not announced the new feature to the public. However, the Documenting Bitcoin account was one of the first to highlight the update, sharing a screenshot of the new price index feature with its 853,700 Twitter followers on Dec. 21.

When searching for crypto token names on Twitter, the price of Ether also appears, but it seems that BTC and ETH are the only two price charts that appear on Twitter’s search tab. Other top cryptocurrencies, including Musk’s beloved Dogecoin (DOGE), have not made it for the time being.

A screenshot of Twitter’s 24-hour Ether (ETH) price chart. Source: Cointelegraph.

Cointelegraph also found that typing “$Ethereum”, “Ethereum price” and “ETH price” also brings up the price chart, with similar searches also working for Bitcoin.

The price charts also include a “View on Robinhood” link that can be clicked in the bottom left corner, suggesting that the retail trading platform is partnering with Twitter for this integration.

There, users are taken to Robinhood’s price chart for ETH, which provides an additional link below that reads “Sign up to buy Ethereum”. The same links are also available for Bitcoin.

However, no details about the partnership between Twitter and Robinhood have been revealed.

Twitter’s price chart integration could arguably increase traffic to Robinhood, as #Bitcoin alone is tweeted about 120,000 times a day, according to data from BitInfoCharts.

This figure would likely be much higher if alternate tweet tags such as Bitcoin, $Bitcoin, BTC, and $BTC were included in the figure.

#Ethereum, on the other hand, hovers around 25,000.

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Earlier this month on Dec. 4, rumors began circulating that Twitter could create its own native cryptocurrency “Twitter Coin” to use for payments on the platform, about a week after Musk shared a glimpse of what “Twitter 2.0” may look like on November 27 – including the possible integration of cryptocurrency-based payments on Twitter.

But Musk’s future at Twitter appears to be at a crossroads following the controversial figure early Twitter whether he “should step down as head of Twitter?” in a Dec. 19 Twitter poll — with 57.5 of 17,502,391 voters polling “Yes.”

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