Reddit is testing non-fungible tokens (NFT) profile pictures on its platform, and news will come a week or so after Twitter rolls out a similar feature.
The popular social media platform had around 430 million monthly users in 2021 and is said to be working on implementing an NFT profile picture that will allow users to set their profile picture to any NFT with attached picture.
In an interview with TechCrunch on Thursday, Reddit spokesman Tim Ratschmidt stated:
“We are always looking for ways to add value to our users and communities on Reddit. We are currently testing the ability to use NFTs as profile pictures (avatars) and verify ownership.”
“This is a small internal test and no decisions have been made to expand or distribute capabilities,” he added.
Earlier this week, the app developer released a Reddit banner that promoted the feature, indicating that the tests were already well established.
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Twitter also introduced NFT profile photos last week, available to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS. However, NFTs have recently faced setbacks from gamers and Web2 developers. One day after launch, a GitHub contributor shared a browser extension that automatically blocks Twitter accounts using NFT profile pictures.
Reddit has been experimenting with several NFT-related initiatives for some time now. He even created a page dedicated to NFT-related activities on nft.reddit.com.
In May 2020, the company introduced cryptocurrency tokens to the r / Cryptocurrency and r / Fortnite communities. These tokens were called MOON and BRICK and are based on the Ethereum standards.