Despite continuing to be the subject of various controversies, with a large majority of users still against them, it seems that the popularity of NFTs continues to increase. And it is that there are more and more companies that seem to be interested in this type of tokens, ranging from some video game developers, film producers, and now the social networks themselves.
As shared by TechCrunch, it seems that Reddit is testing the implementation of new profile images based on the creation of their own NFTs, although it is not clear what it will look like for end users.
However, the fact that Reddit has been experimenting with various initiatives around NFTs for some time is no secret, even going so far as to create a dedicated page around NFT-related activities. And is that, in fact, on this same page, we can see four unique models for sale, the CryptoSnoos, which can be used as profile images on the platform, highlighted by a small bright frame.
A tactic that we recently saw in the identical case of Twitter, which will also have some unique NFTs for its users, in this case not only highlighting the image itself but creating a hexagonal icon that makes these users stand out even more from the rest of the profile base with round icons.
“We are always exploring ways to provide value to users and communities on Reddit. Right now, we are testing the ability to use NFTs as profile pictures (avatars) and verify ownership,” Reddit spokesperson Tim Rathschmidt stated in his statement to TechCrunch. Although he also wanted to highlight that the current program “is a small internal test and no decisions have been made about the expansion or implementation.”
Currently, the page is primarily focused on Reddit’s digital collectibles. However, it seems that the ultimate goal is not to limit exclusive profile photos to owners of their own NFT project, but rather that if the feature is finally carried out and fully implemented on the platform, in the future, it will allow users to use their own NFTs.