Tutorial: How to Collect a Lenster Post NFT

Lenster is a very promising platform. By using Lens protocol-enabled data, it allows you to have the crypto twitter experience we all crave, in a decentralized manner. But that's not all! It wouldn't be a proper web3 project without some NFTs!

The key difference between Lenster and Twitter is your ability to collect people's posts, that way you can use your memes, hot-takes and threads as a way to grant special perks to your followers, and be rewarded in kind with their support.

In this guide, we'll be teaching you how to collect Lens post NFTs, so that you can explore the value of tokenization with a familiar coat of paint.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  1. What is Lens Protocol?
  2. How to collect Lenster post NFTs .

If you're looking to learn how to follow people and communities on Lens, or how to publish your own Lenster posts we've got guides for you as well!

What You’ll Need to Complete this Task

In order to complete this task, you’ll need the following:

Decentralized social is too big a concept to just brush over in this guide, how about you pay us a visit at the Learn Hub so we can explore it more in depth?

Before we Start

We talk a lot about using web3 data to build platforms to enrich our online experience. And there's genuinely few projects that have managed to do so in a more tangible way than Lens:

  • What is Lens?: Lens is web3's solution to centralized social media. Through it, you have complete ownership of your connections, likes and identity. This is important because this data can be used to build new types of platforms, like a web3 Youtube or Twitter.

Imagine building your own personal algorithm, or creating specialized access to content for your most avid fans. Lens is the ocean, and Lenster is your ship; it's now your call to sail off into the horizon.

How to Collect a Post on Lenster

First off, you'll need to log into Lenster, the Lens Protocol equivalent to Twitter. To do so, you just need to switch to the Polygon Network from your Metamask (of wallet of choice). If you haven’t already, you can add it via Chainlist.org.

After that, you should head over to Lenster and connect your wallet. If this is your first time here, now's the time to create your profile similarly to how you would do it with any social media app.

After this, you're ready to start browsing! Once you’ve found a post you like, collecting it is as easy as clicking the “Collect” button under the post, and signing the transaction, or paying the fee whenever a creator has set a priced collection.

Some Lens posts may grant you special access or perks depending on what the creator intends. As with any other NFT, it’s more about what you build on top of the token than the act of collecting in of itself.

Note: If you’re collecting a post with a set price, you’ll need to grant Lenster permission from your wallet first, as well as swapping some of your MATIC for wMATIC on Uniswap.

You’re all Done!

Lenster post NFTs are special among collectibles. There's just something so elegant and simple about tipping your favorite threadooor, this facet of tokenization offers transactionality and ease of use, it wouldn't surprise us if it ended up being a serious contender to traditional social media down the line.

After reading this guide, you now have all the tools to start supporting your favorite creators in the decentralized social space. Just in case you'd like to try it out, here's one of our posts for you to collect!

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