Reddit is testing out NFT profile pics but ‘no decisions have been made’

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Reddit is testing NFT profile pictures on its platform, and the news comes just one week after Twitter implemented a similar feature.

The popular social media platform had around 430 million monthly users in 2021, and is reportedly working on implementing an NFT profile picture that will allow users to set their profile picture to any unbreakable token with an attached image.

In an interview with Techcrunch on January 27, Reddit spokesman Tim Rathschmidt declared ke:

“We’re always exploring ways to provide value for users and communities on Reddit. We’re currently testing the ability to use NFTs as profile pictures (avatars) and control ownership.”

“It’s a small, internal test and no decisions have been made about expanding or developing the capacity,” he added.

Earlier this week, an app developer released a Reddit banner advertising the feature, suggesting the tests are already well advanced.

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Twitter too introduced NFT profile pictures last week, available to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS. However NFTs have encountered considerable backlash from gamers and Web2 devs lately. A day after launch, a github contributor shared a browser that automatically blocks Twitter accounts using NFT profile pictures.

Reddit has been experimenting with various initiatives around NFTs for some time. It even set up a dedicated one page for NFT-related activities at nft.reddit.com.

In May 2020, the company introduced cryptocurrencies for its / r / cryptocurrencies and / r / Fortnite communities. These tokens were called MOONS and BRICKS and are based on Ethereum standards.