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Twitter adds BTC and ETH price charts to search function

By Alara Jordan

17:18, 22 December 2022

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Twitter users can also tweet about major stocks or cryptocurrencies by using its ticker symbol preceded with a $ – Photo: Getty Images

Twitter has launched a new feature that will allow users on the social media platform to search for listed company stocks and cryptocurrency prices with an extended trading view.

The feature, which launched amid the ongoing drama surrounding Elon Musk’s future as chief executive of the social media platform, will allow users to view the price of several stock prices, as well cryptocurrencies including bitcoin ($BTC) and ethereum ($ETH), by searching for its ticker symbol in the search bar.

Users can also Tweet about major stocks or cryptocurrencies by using its ticker symbol preceded with a $, which will automatically link to a price graph.

BTC to USD

The update was confirmed via the official Twitter business account. Although bitcoin and ethereum are currently the only two cryptocurrencies available, Twitter said it would expand its coverage of symbols and “improve user experience” in the coming weeks.

Price charts will be imported from the trading analysis platform TradingView, with graph displaying a “View on Robinhood” button that takes users to the Robinhood platform directly; a move that suggestss the social media firm has collaborated with Robinhood on the new feature, dubbed “$Cashtags”.

XRP/USD

0.54 Price
-1.900% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.01168

ETH/USD

3,193.58 Price
+1.050% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 6.00

DOGE/USD

0.11 Price
+1.090% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.0012872

BTC/USD

60,074.10 Price
+2.580% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 106.00

 Musk said that the launch is “one of many” product improvements coming to Twitter.

“Nice work by Twitter team,” Musk added.

Twitter has continued to ramp up its crypto-friendly features in recent years, including the launch of bitcoin and ethereum tips, as well as various NFT features. 

The news comes just days after Musk launched a poll asking users whether he should step down as Twitter CEO. After the vote closed with a 57.5% majority voting in favour of Musk leaving his role, the Twitter boss said yesterday that he is currently looking for a successor.

“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job,” Musk tweeted. “After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”

Markets in this article

BTC/USD
Bitcoin / USD
60074.10 USD
1514.55 +2.580%
ETH/USD
Ethereum / USD
3193.58 USD
33.25 +1.050%

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