Twitter Now Showing Cryptocurrency and Stock Prices in Search Results
• Twitter has now integrated cryptocurrency prices into search results using a plug-in from TradingView.
• The integration allows users to type crypto or stock tickers into the search bar to generate the current value and a price chart.
• The company has had several ties to the crypto industry over the past few years, adding a tipping feature in September 2021 and investing $1.5 billion of Tesla’s balance sheet into bitcoin.
Social media giant Twitter has taken yet another step towards embracing cryptocurrency, this time integrating cryptocurrency prices into the platform’s search results. Using a plug-in from charting platform TradingView, users can now type crypto or stock tickers into the search bar to generate the current value and a price chart, as well as a link to trading app Robinhood.
The move is part of a larger trend of the company’s efforts to embrace cryptocurrency. This began in September 2021 with the introduction of a tipping feature while the company was still under the management of Jack Dorsey. Since then, the company has been taken over by Elon Musk, who spearheaded plans to invest $1.5 billion of electric-car maker Tesla’s balance sheet into bitcoin, most of which has now been sold.
This integration is just the latest in a series of moves to make cryptocurrency more accessible to users of the platform. In a tweet, the company said, “In the coming weeks, we’ll refine the user experience and expand our coverage of symbols.” It appears that the company is serious about developing a comprehensive cryptocurrency ecosystem within its platform, making it easier for users to access and interact with cryptocurrencies.
The integration of cryptocurrency prices into the search results is a great first step for Twitter in its mission to make cryptocurrency more accessible. It also provides a great opportunity for users to track the prices of the currencies they are interested in without having to leave the platform. As the company continues to refine the user experience, it will become even more convenient for users to access and interact with cryptocurrencies.
Twitter’s embrace of cryptocurrency is a positive sign for the industry as a whole. As one of the largest social media platforms in the world, Twitter’s foray into the cryptocurrency space will no doubt bring more attention and interest to the industry. With this integration, it’s becoming increasingly clear that cryptocurrency is here to stay and will continue to become a larger part of mainstream life.