In a statement made to TechCrunch, Reddit spokesperson Tim Rathschmidt said, “We’re always exploring ways to provide value for users and communities on Reddit. At the moment we’re testing the ability to use NFTs as profile pictures (avatars) and verify ownership. It’s a small, internal test and no decisions have been made about expanding or rolling out the capability.”
If this sounds familiar, it is because Twitter also recently announced that users who are subscribed to the Twitter Blue service will also be able to use NFTs in their profile pictures. It was also recently reported that Facebook and Instagram are exploring the use of NFTs as well in a similar way.
While NFTs are already pretty popular, having the support from more mainstream platforms like Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, and so on would go a long way in introducing it to other people who might not have otherwise known about it, or who might be skeptical about it.