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senatorlance - Great, But
The whole app is put together very well with a good system of rewarding the best comments by giving them more exposure by bumping to the top and the “Karma points” is like no other media app that I used. The minimalistic interface of the main page is easily navigated as well. It’s all great, BUT, the political subreddits that are so called “neutral” (/r politics /r worldnews) are 98% left leaning where the posts are predominantly liberal. Due to the demographics of Reddit(large young population/ academics/tech community/ etc) any opinion that questions their narrative or simply doesn’t agree, gets downvoted by the entire community, disproportionally downvoting your comment/post until you have negative karma points inevitably by stating your mind in “neutral” subreddits. There needs to be algorithms that pick up on these patterns that counter balance the bias or remove politics from the app altogether and create a political Reddit separate from Reddit. This will solve the problem of the echo chamber style subreddits and removed censorship from this free speech platform. That is all.
Quantavious75 - Uptight
I understand the concept of rules, to prevent harassment and such, and to keep a friendly environment for people to share and discuss things. Sure. But the rules seem like they require a college course to understand and navigate. Say you need help with a build in a video game. So you post and see if someone more experienced can help you (the purpose of the app right?) and if you post to the “wrong sub” then all you’ll get is an admin telling you you they aren’t going to help you or that it’s been posted before. It’s frustrating because a sub with 500,000 members it’s gunna be hard to find the problem being solved before. Sometimes I’m the more experienced guy and I roll through a post giving answers to questions. But if there’s 2 questions in one thread that haven’t been answered, then I can’t answer but one every 8 minutes (to avoid spam of course) but it hinders the point of the whole thing, you know? So the rules and etiquette are unwritten and unspoken and seem convoluted, but are enforced with impunity and make it difficult to fulfill the purpose of the app. Kind of ridiculous. Other than that, it’s one of the top places to find answers to your questions. Also full of entertaining posts to kill time. Thanks for listening to my TED talk
LoneWolf21907 - Very cool Nintendo, but there are issues
I love the idea of this app. It feels really unique and more diverse than other social media apps, and the karma system is pretty nice. You can pretty much find anything you want here, and it’s really simple and easy to use. But I recently discovered a subreddit called r/politics. And dear god, all I wanted to do was talk about how I thought being conservative was a better option, and almost moments after that, I started seeing comments and people hating on me simply because I had a different opinion. Then, they just banned me from the subreddit, claiming I had “broken a rule”. Well after creating another account and looking at the subreddit, I realized how absurd it is. Complete bias against Conservatives and the right wing, and even when I was sorting by new, I rarely saw any posts supporting the right wing. This pretty much applies to every single god damned subreddit on this “free speech platform”. It’s pathetic. Anyways, basically it’s just completely biased and almost completely blocks out anyone who supports Republicans. The rest of the app is fine, but if your going to Calle it a free speech app, then make it a god damned free speech app.
Track-Man - Reddit Review
I am a very oppositional person. When I was a child, I was resistant to the dawn of the internet age. I didn’t like selfies, or pictures taken on a phone; I saw social media as a shameless illusion where people self-promoted inaccurate depictions of their lives/careers.
There is still a part of me that sees things that way, however I understand the vast potential of the internet for obtaining information. I am eternally grateful for platforms like reddit and google for allowing me to consistently improve my understanding of musical performance and audio production, by merely opening up my phone and accessing the wealth of information available for me to consume. I am a measly worm in a global community of experts who are vastly more qualified to call themselves professionals in this field than I am, and I will ensure that their contributions to this community will not be lost on me. Thank you for this opportunity to better myself and seek a career path that is truly valuable to me.
maawolfe36 - One annoyance...
I honestly like the official Reddit app way better than any other third-party apps I've tried. However, I have one minor annoyance that's grown into a major gripe over time: whenever I use Safari to Google search something, and a Reddit post is in the search results, if I click the link there's a pop-up that says "See Reddit in..." and I have the option to open the page in the Reddit app or continue with the web browser. My problem is, whenever I try to open the page in the Reddit app, I'm sent to the app store as if I hadn't installed the app. I have never been able to open a link from Safari in the Reddit app, and I've tried everything. The app is up to date, I've tried opening the app before clicking the link and it still won't take me to the app.
Honestly, if this was fixed I'd give 5 stars. The Reddit app is really good. But this is just so annoying, and it's difficult to search for a specific post within the app so there's no real workaround. So I'm just hoping the devs see this and find a way to fix it. I'm using an iPhone XR 128GB, if that matters.
inserttrenfyusernamehere - A huge thank you!
I have been a Redditor for a few years now and always look forward to updates on the app. I don’t usually use the computer so I appreciate any and all updates to mobile. My all-time FOREVER FAVORITE & also what coincidently brought me to Reddit in the first is No Sleep. For the longest time, I couldn’t subscribe to series with one click. I tried to read how to fix the problem and or do it manually but could not figure it out. I knew from web searches this wasn’t an isolated problem. It sucked that I had to save the story then login on the internet to subscribe. But just for old times sake I clicked “here” and it worked! I appreciate all the time and effort everyone puts in, even though most of Reddit only comments and complains about Reddit. I can’t afford to buy premium monthly but I do when I have extra spending money and love to give awards the few times I have. I wish it was a bit more cost-effective but other than that you have a fan/user for the life of this platform!
Superbat211 - The most unique and customized social media platform out there
Many people look at me like I’m a nerd or dweeb when I say something about Reddit, but that’s just because they’ve never used it. Reddit possesses its own culture, comment memes, and sense of humor and it is just delightful. It’s where you can have a simple epiphany that gains you underserved adoration from thousands of random Redditors, and where you might just have the cofounder ask you if you’re his brother (both of which have happened to me, thank you Mr. O’Hanion). Reddit creates a feed based on your interests. There are thousands of subs dedicated to very specific things, many of which you didn’t even realize you were interested in. It’s not like FB or IG where you scroll and hope to find something interesting or relevant to you. On Reddit, the feed is made up of things you subbed to, and after you create a feed, you get to get your hands dirty in the comments... just do it, you won’t regret it.
baller_chick232 - Welcome to your community
I’ve known about reddit for a long time. My partner constantly sent me links of such random interesting bits of information, memes, news articles, conspiracy theories, etc. But it always seemed like a scrolling trap to me. I decided to download the app on a whim and shortly after created an account. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago and the hardest part was having no one in my life to truly connect with over my experiences. I looked for online forums, support groups, even hotlines in desperation. But it all felt surface-level and people couldn’t really share what’s truly on their minds. I was spiraling. I found a community on reddit of people who were in my exact same boat. Reddit provides a platform for people to connect in a relaxed and creative way to share what’s truly in their hearts and minds. There is a subreddit for almost anything. I can’t recommend this app enough.
VeniVidiReliqui - Good app, Sharing Options are TERRIBLE
The app works great and is getting better all the time. If you’re here to browse Reddit on your own it works perfectly. However, if you want to share anything you find, you’re in for a confusing time.
Reddit feels the need to share the link to the post even if all you’re trying to share is an image. I get they want traffic to their site, but trying to share images via MMS becomes obnoxious because you’re always sharing the image AND the link.
In most messaging apps, this renders a preview of the image alongside the picture that was actually sent. So as the sender I either need to delete the link to just send the picture, or give in to their intentions and only send the link. But this is also an issue because sometimes the link opens in a web browser instead of the Reddit app, which then links to the respective App Store, and finally just opens the Reddit app. By the time you’re in the Reddit app you’ve already downloaded, the link was lost from all the app switching and the post doesn’t open at all.
My biggest issue is prepending this link to the image share BREAKS Airdrop completely because it refuses to send multiple items of different types, so the only Airdrop option is to only send the link to the post.
Despite this, I’ll continue using the app because it’s a solid experience for viewing content. But I’ll cringe every time I want to share something until Reddit lets ME choose when I want to send links.
Jjss dtr - It works well
I always used alien blue and still have it on my phone. The official Reddit app has crashed/frozen probably 2 times in the past year or so. I don't like the advertisements and never had them on the alien blue app, but I understand it's a necessary evil. I would like the app to have some different features but since I only use Reddit on mobile I don't have a fair view of what's offered on the website or the often lauded Reddit Enhancement Suite; I know I would like to sort by rising, switch between commenting and checking another sub Reddit (to reference or link) without loosing/ having to cut and paste my comment. I feel any issues I have with the app are likely larger issue with the company- for example the report function has gone to crap, you used to be able to just report and presumably a mod would review it but now you have to choose a specific rule that was broken and I think it'll dissuade new users from reporting when they should.
DJSALAZAR626 - I Oppose Censorship. The content that remains is still good.
I Oppose Censorship. Reddit used to be a place where you could find anything and everything. My ideologies and attitudes and personal philosophies and opinions have grown and evolved over time. Reddit was one of the reasons why I am an open-minded individual. I am much more eager to listen to opposing views, in order to find common ground with people who are very different from me. I’ve learned to have productive and civil conversations. I have been motivated to become a more knowledgeable individual on a variety of issues.
The content that remains is still good. However, I believe that it is inexcusable that Reddit has censored / deleted / banned / restricted / removed many posts and subreddits over the years.
Many of us on the internet came here because it was NOT the basic / polished / scripted GARBAGE that television has become. We migrated to the internet for the freedom of ideas and expression that was nowhere to be found elsewhere.
Heed my warning. It’s all good, until they consider your ideas dangerous, and they come after you. Please return Reddit to its former glory, and restore freedom of expression. Otherwise, people will leave, and you will become the relic media that you deposed.
Great app though.
TLDR: Reddit used to be the place of freedom of expression and, if it wants to stay relevant, it should stop censorship.
VKStarfox - Please Bring Organization of Saved Posts!
I love the app and the platform. But it seems that as of this new update, I can’t save posts directly to the iOS Notes app anymore? The option on the share sheet is just completely gone now. Was this intentional? I loved being able to save post to notes for immediate reference whenever I wanted to go back and read a great reddit post without having to scroll endlessly through the not-so-great “Saved” option in the app.
I honestly think that if you guys had a comprehensive saved feature that allowed users to organize our saved posts it would make the app 10x better! I don’t have much else to complain about as I think the app works beautifully otherwise, but please please please implement a feature that would allow organization of saved posts! Developers, I hope you’re listening.
vandoly - Why 4, and not 5.
The only reason I’m giving this a 4 star review, instead of a 5, is because of the not so seamless transition from Safari to the app. Let me explain. Whenever I come across a Reddit page in Safari that I like and it gives me the option to open it in the app, all it does is take me to Reddit’s page in the App Store, instead of opening that Reddit page in the actual Reddit app. This drives me crazy and seems like it should’ve been one of the first things fixed, and yet it still persists to this day! Now granted it might just be me getting old and not knowing how to use technology like the youngins’ haha. However, it seems to me that it simply shouldn’t be that difficult to open the app to the page you were viewing in safari. I don’t know if it’s just with apple products or if other smartphone users have the same problem, but that’s my reason for a 4 out of 5. Hope this helps in someway or another!
A Bitter Addict - From great to ok to disappointing
I’ve always heard of Reddit but never hopped on the train until a couple of years ago. The first year was amazing! So many subreddits, so much to learn, so much to laugh at. Then around the start of 2020, Reddit took a turn towards politics. I don’t mind that at all, but I get enough of that outside. It was doable to ignore and I still enjoyed the app enough. Towards the middle of 2020, it was like Reddit was becoming just like any other app with no distinction: ads galore, in app purchases (I’m still not sure why people waste their money on that), and notifications that you can’t get rid of unless you turn on your notification on your personal phone. That right there is just annoying. Reddit, you were fun at first, but you got a little political, when I just wanted to go to this app to laugh and learn. Reddit, you submerged my pages in an ad almost every other post. Reddit, I don’t want you to constantly notify me to get back on the page. I can do that just fine on my own. And because of that, I am letting you go Reddit. Good luck.
Cman5346 - Starting to get toxic
Honestly, I used to love Reddit and have had an account for four years. Now the community is no where near as welcoming as it was. Mods remove posts and say it’s for violating subreddit rules, but they allow numerous other users to make posts violating the same rule. Or they’ll remove your post and say “please message the moderators of this sub if you have questions” and then ban your ability to message them when you actually do. Make a post to a subreddit like r/explainlikeimfive (where you go to ask questions about complex topics and get simple answers) and the community practically laughs in your face when they comment on the post, making you feel absolutely stupid. The community is straight up toxic at this point and I see no way Reddit can compete with big name social media companies anymore.
lilweirdward - Frustrating update to comment collapsing
This review is specifically regarding the current update and not the app as a whole.
It's incredibly frustrating to have the method for collapsing a comment be completely changed without any notification other than what was nested in the app updates description. I don't understand why it was changed in the first place from just tapping the upper area of the comment next to the user name, but without any sort of note that it had been changed I spent a few minutes thinking the app was broken, and really only stumbled on the long tap functionality by accident. Would have never guessed to double tap a comment since that's usually reserved for upvoting things in other apps.
UX devs, PLEASE don't rewrite core functionality without giving users any update in-app that it's been rewritten. At least give a one-time pop up or something letting me know what it's been changed to.
C00la90210311 - Redit app
The reason it’s 4/5 stars are two small glitches that need fixing will make a world of difference for the user.
1.) when the you screen swipe from left to right to page back instead of tapping the arrow at the top right to page back in the app it goes back two pages. This only happens sometimes, as though the apps goes through little glitchy spells with it and it’s so frustrating that I stop using the app all together for a while.
2.) the default app refresh, which I know you can change the settings for on your iPhone, but Reddit specifically seems to refresh *much* more often than other apps. This is problematic when I’m using Reddit, then find something I’d like to research or save or send to someone and I switch from the Reddit app to a different app when I go ask to the reddit app (which is usually within 30 seconds) it’s refreshed and I have to re-find the deep dive it’d done
Ava E Phoenix - I would not recommend the app
The app is pretty terrible. I had fun when I first got it but there’s a huge problem, the constant reposts. In every subreddit there’s tons of reposts, it was okay at first since people would repost content that was made years ago but now people are reposting content that was made only a few hours ago. It’s impossible having fun on this site since there’s basically no original content anymore and any content you made will most likely get reposted and reddit doesn’t care. I have reported so many pictures and videos for being reposts of another picture/video that was posted a few hours ago and all the things I’ve reported are still up. Also why can’t you delete your mobile reddit account? It’s not that hard just adding a button that allows you to delete your reddit account in the settings. I’ve tried so many tutorials and none of them have worked. The only reason why I re-downloaded reddit was because I needed to ask a question and reddit hasn't answered my question and just put more stress on me. How do I delete my reddit account?
Needs updates, very bad. - Latest update a perfect example of devs who mess with the ui too much
Why oh why did the devs place the “give award” button right next to the share button, shifting everything over? Now every time I go to hit view comments, it brings up the share option. Because I’m so used to the old placement. I will truly never understand the though process behind changing UI that has been a certain way for so long. Would it not be possible to reduce the click box size for the share button? Or just move the award button back to its original place?
I never leave negative reviews on anything unless something genuinely pisses me off, and well, that button placement genuinely pisses me off. There are many other reasons to give this app 2 stars. Like the fact that you can’t save videos with sound, and the fact that they constantly change the UI more and more just to push you into giving them money. But all I really ask is if something isn’t broken, like the button placement, don’t change/fix it. Thanks.
Libertarian man! - The WORST “social” app.
Reddit is a very interesting place..
On one hand, there’s a subreddit for basically every single thing you can think of. Most of them are crowded enough to share news, tips, feedback, find a community, friends, network, etc...
On the other hand, your ability to socialize is dictated entirely by other users; reminds me of the social credit system that china uses. If people don’t like what I have to say, I’m limited in the amount of comments I’m allowed to make, until i say something they like, and get enough “upvotes” (by the same people who downvoted other comments, causing me to not be able to comment, in the first place). This is such a broken, garbage system. If I share an opinion and say “that dog is cute!” And other people don’t think so, so they downvote me, guess what? I’ve got to wait 10 minutes before I can comment again or reply to people replying to my comment. So basically unless I say “that dog is ugly!”....I’m going to continue to get downvoted. This app and this community are incredibly toxic. Reddit is even worse than facebook at this point.
JTTheMad - Good Except For A Few Annoying Bugs
For the most part it runs smoothly, but there are a few bugs that really mess with things.
The first one: whenever you click on posts and are scrolling through images/videos by swiping right or left rather then up and down (it’s hard to explain but you’ll know what I mean when you open the app) and you rotate your phone sideways, making the image flip as well, if you flip it back and exit out of that post, it takes you back several posts. It’s more tedious than anything really.
Second bug: this one is much more annoying. Whenever you get an alert that someone has responded to your post/comment, if you click on the alert banner it takes you to a blank page. You then have to exit out of that and go back to the alert/message screen and click on it from there. Even then, it’s pretty hit or miss on whether you’ll actually see the comment/response.
Third Bug: whenever you click on an alert, it will sometimes open up the post 5-10 times, forcing you to exit out of every post in order to get to the Home Screen.
These bugs don’t seem like a big deal at first, but they get old really fast. And I decided to finally post a review and tell people about it. Aside from the bugs being annoying, they don’t really take much from the app. I still give it four stars.
RareBlueMonkey - Great app - News needs work
I love the reddit community in general and this app makes interacting with reddit a pleasure.
The news section is another story. Without the news tab, I’d give the app a 4 or 5, but this section is super frustrating. For example, your choices for politics is ‘politics’. There is no way to filter out the questionable news sources (which is most of what appears in this feed). As a result this is a complete cesspool of sketchy and manipulative ‘news’. Facebook is being slammed for manipulating perception via misleading information disguised as news, but this feed is the exact same thing. I want to be able to select the sources of news that appear in this feed so I can choose reputable sources and sources that I want to see to triangulate my info. There are polarizing sources of news-like entertainment on both ‘sides’ of the political spectrum that nobody should be reading.
The current structure of this feed is contributing to the deepening divide in our country.
Dyselxia - Good if you’re a democrat.
This app is filled with wonderful ideas, pictures, videos, and stories but the comment section completely ruin the app. Think of it like this, everyone is a professional about everything they see on the app. They judge you quickly and without a full review of who you are, and they’re from what I’ve encountered mostly leftist. God forbid you actually like your president because they will belittle you to nothing before you can even share you ideas. Even the news section that happens to be one of the biggest subs to reddit is all Trump this and a Trump that instead talking about anything worth a read. Personally, I still use the app even though it’s filled with know it alls and quick to judge liberals because I can cut most of it out by not looking at comments and only following subs where political input has no place and even then people will tether Trump to the situation so if you’re already tired by the constant hate parade on Trump then I don’t think you’ll be interested in this app.
Spacypinup - I love this app but my feed keeps scrolling to the top
I love this app! I use it daily.
It dose have one extremely bad problem. You can’t just get into your feed and scroll looking at things. I do the exact same hand motion and sometimes it’s randomly jumps to the top of my feed. I love that you can scroll to the top by clicking the feed button on the feed. Now it’s scrolling to the top of my feed just randomly, as I’m scrolling normally. It is extremely irritating. Makes the app impossible to use for a full 30 minutes bathroom time. I know it’s more then just me who gets annoyed at this. I see a post on Reddit complaining about it a lot. Please at least make it optional. I definitely will give this app 5 stars if that gets fixed in the future. It was annoying but after the newest update it’s extremely irritating. If it wasn’t for that one big problem, this is a 5 star app.
Spraggins1316 - Please Reddit, let me sort what I want in my Popular feed
Long story short, half of the stuff in popular is usually extremely political, and heavily left sided. I’m in the middle (wooo no one likes me) but it’s extremely annoying to have to see even 25% of the posts on popular. 90% of the comments are making fun of anyone who even slightly disagrees with them, and the subs in general are just toxic. I’m not on reddit to see political bs, I’m on reddit to see things like black magic f-ery, or memes. I get on popular to maybe find a new subreddit that I enjoy, but it’s so obnoxious to see subs that I hide every single time I go on there (which is probably every day or so).
As a consumer, I should be able to hide subreddits I don’t like, if mods are allowed to hide comments that don’t fit their opinions.
Also, that’s another thing, mods have way too much power sometimes. I get being trolly and such, but I’ve seen people be banned for literally commenting on subreddits those mods disagree with, so maybe we should be able to make our comments private (on our main account, obviously if we comment somewhere else they can see it.)
I love Reddit, and would still give it five stars with these flaws, but why not make something already great even greater?
Frirz the dog - Rick
I’d much rather watch you cook, than listen to your brother run down my football team. You are in that kitchen. I’m an not a pro, but I am a fairly accomplished cook, and I get new ideas from you all of the time. As a matter of fact, I’m going to harvest a bit of my rhubarb, which I’ve grown tired of, until watching a really new way of preparing it , from you today. Well done Rick, and it’s great to see you bring your daughter in as well. Much in the tradition of Jacque Pepin. ( I saw that Frenchman cook an American Hamburger once, how dare he) Julia Child wasn’t from France, and did more to bring French cuisine the average American, than anyone. Anyone who argues against your right to cook whatever you want, because you didn’t descend from whatever culture is an idiot. You are one of a handful of television chefs, that explains clearly, demonstrates very well, and puts his own twist on things. Well done sir. Carry on.
unholylafo - I'm starting out and so far I love it but...
So I created my Redditch account on here and loved all the community s I could join. But eventually I wanted to start actually posting things and comment on things. I'd never done that before. And I tried to comment on a post, what happened was it said you are doing that too much try again in (Insert time between 0-8 minutes) but in reality I has actually never done anything on Redditch except create an account and join communitys. And even after a full month I still can't post or comment on almost any subreddit. I did get one bot tell me that they don't want new people posting on their subreddit because of spamming but that isn't a good way to deal with that. And I've had it for a full month and am still having this problem. I don't know if I need more karma or what. Anyway I still recommend the app besides that stupid glitch.
1234578999765432124578 - Used to be great, new UI is problematic
I've been on Reddit for several years now, starting back in 2016. I haven't had any complaints about the app until recently.
The new UI, specifically, the "news" and "popular" tabs, along with the recommended communities/posts tabs, have been mostly an annoyance. I understand the satisfaction of these tabs, but I wish I had the option to disable them and view my solely my home tab. Reddit is wonderful because of the personalization it allows, where one user's experience differs entirely from another's.
However, because of all the additional content being thrown towards me, most of it either completely disagreeable to me or simply not interesting, I feel my Reddit experience has been compromised. I don't use Reddit for politics, news, etc. I use Reddit to interact with a variety of individuals from the same academic discipline as me, for gaming highlights, and for memes. It's not hard to see that I have no interest in ANY political subreddit -- especially the large ones -- most news subreddits, or anything else that simply comes off as hostile in nature.
I know this will never be read, but if someone from Reddit sees this, please consider what I have said. There are millions of users on your platform that, like myself, are uninterested in the hostility put forth by r/politics, for example, yet we're all subjected to it.
TishTrish27 - Scrolling itself?
On update-Ok so new update was writing a long message to some1&then I wanted to take something out but anytime tried 2 copy or do it manually I would get scrolled on,automatically scrolling not by me. Like I always say I’ve had hacking issues w accounts&my phone has not been right,even deleted text recently not by me so it’s possible it’s more a me thing than a Reddit thing but apple won’t check out my phone so here I am.
App in general-Reddit has something for every1,seems like a fun app,would be cool to be able to send pics to pple via messaging not use 2 not having that right there but still a fun app,lot of pple use it,seems like you can find a topic on anything&the app 2 me is pretty easy 2 use,pretty straightforward. I’m sure there’s plenty I don’t know&a lil learning curve with karma&posting but its not hard to figure things out,worth a dl.
LJCrowley - The best and worst of the internet one touch away
Reddit is a unique app in that you follow communities more than people and that creates a unique experience. It has an upside in that you can enjoy the app without having all your friends on it unlike instagram or Facebook, the downside is if you want to share it with your friends is can seem very isolating compared to those same apps. It’s an open platform to almost anything and that’s pretty cool, but it also has the downside of harboring a lot of not fun people to be around, which again is amplified by you not following your like minded buddies but just ideas. Obviously there are advantages to this, in exposing you to more thought. Basically the app does exactly what it wants and does it well so Five Stars. As for you enjoying it, that’s up in the air.
The adventure bros - One of my addictions
Hey person who just so happens to read this. Like many of the reviews you've probably read before this, it's an app that give all. Blogs for any hobby, stories to share, advice for all kinds of things, even cool videogame plays. I've been a Redditor for 3 years now, and for most of that time I've been on there to pass the time by looking at cool things people share and I just recently began to develop the thought that I might just be addicted to it. I've been on it at least once everyday for God knows how long, and even when I start to want to do something else besides be on Reddit, I close out the app and mindlessly open it back up to start using it again. Unlike normal addictions, I would consider this one to be a 10/10 and one that is definitely worth having.
jarrettispagetti - Reddit is amazing in many different ways
In my opinion, reddit is better than instagram and Facebook for a lot of reasons. Here’s why: First of all you can subscribe to a subreddit with members that share the same interests as you, and (depending on the amount of members it has) you’ll most likely only see high quality posts from them with thousands of upvotes(upvotes are basically the equivalent of likes). Secondly, you don’t have to be famous for your post to get a lot of upvotes. The amount it gets just depends on the effort, creativity or humor of it. Nextly, the karma system. In a nutshell, Every upvote you get is 1 more karma for you, every downvote you get is -1 karma for you. There’s lots of other reasons like the awards, the bots, the trophies, etc. But just give it a try, it’ll be worth it
BR37460872 - I’ve had about enough
Reddit has given me a few good years of memes and news, and there are some fantastic people/communities there, but, it has become a shell of its former self. Mods don’t do their jobs. Hate subs stay up and even get to the front page. Women are treated very disgustingly as they either get sexualized or insulted just on the basis that they are a woman. Really I don’t mind these things I listed happening, as long as it’s avoidable. I just want to spend some time browsing peoples memes or artwork. The problem is that it’s unavoidable. Every sub that I join can start out nice but quickly turns sour. As I said, mods don’t do their jobs and seem to always let their subs stray from their original purpose. Reddit is an uncomfortable place filled with creepy people and every day I wonder why I bother coming back. It’s because I don’t have much else to do with my short free time. But I’ve finally had about enough, and I am deleting the app. I’ll try out instagram or something, but it seems like all social media is toxic now days.
Nashville Drummer Aaron D. - People of Reddit act like real people.
Hi, I’m Aaron D.
I’ve participated in most social media platforms. In my opinion, the biggest difference between Reddit and others is the user to user interactions. There are tons of people taking part in conversations of any kind. Reddit seems more like a space for open dialogue rather than a place where millions of people are waiting to pounce on someone who may not share the same views. There will always be disagreements and some arguments but from what I’ve seen, people in the various Reddit groups treat one another with more respect and common decency. It’s like Google holding the door for Bing instead of fighting over who enters first lol. In short - I’ve had a much more positive / pleasant experience with Reddit than with any other social media platform. Thanks for everything folks.
wey2rad - Great, but it could be perfect with just a few things...
I shouldn’t have to list everything great about this app.. there’s a lot, but I would love to see it add just a few more things...
1. The messages tab is intuitive and easy, but there is no longer a sent messages button. It can be difficult to pick up where you left off if you can’t find the original message. Sent messages would solve this problem giving you immediate access to messages you’ve replied to.
2. 3D Touch exists now! Everyone uses it (and has for a long time) and Reddit NEEDS it. There are so many other way to use it. Right now we can peek at posts, but we can’t peek at subs when rolling through our subscriptions. We can’t peek at messages, we can’t peak at profiles, etc. What’s already included is a great start but it’s time to take it to the next level!
Flesh muncher - Reddit review
Reddit is a fantastic tool for tracking your interest on the Internet. Back in the early days of public internet awareness, there was Usenet, where you would subscribe to threads of interest to you. Today, the successor to Usenet is Reddit. You join groups called subreddits, dedicated to topics that interest you, often when going through these subreddit discussions, you find links to other subreddits, from people of similar interest. Many subreddits have great followings and a great sense of community. Topics are diverse with minimal censorship, determined by the groups moderators. If you don't like the content or censorship of it, there is always another subreddit more to your liking. There are many Reddit readers out there, many of them good. This is the original. The way the medium is intended to be presented.
ASAP N8 - Very slow recently... and new app look is ugly
I love reddit as a website and I used to love the app but I recently deleted the app because it got soooooo slow. I have to wait and load every single picture and every single video to load and it’s super frustrating. I know it’s not my phone because I have a brand new iPhone 8 and I know it’s not my Comcast WiFi because I have used reddit sitting right next to the router. Whatever updates they did recently, when they changed the look of the app (the IOS version of reddit used to be completely orange with the reddit logo but they just changed it to where there is an orange circle logo with a white background.. it’s sooo ugly and looks sloppy and unfinished in my opinion).. but yeah I think the app got super slow when they did the last update.. reddit app developers, please fix these issues and change the app back to the old look! Or else I won’t be using the app, I’ll just strictly use the reddit website on my pc...
MOBHC - Just keeps getting worse
The app is okay at best, but the updates keep making it worse. The old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Whoever is in charge of the app obviously hasn't heard this, as they keep cramming in unnecessary updates with things nobody asked for.
This latest update that I was forced to endure doesn't load gifs or most pictures, so I have to go through a series of clicks to open up whatever I'm trying to look at in Safari and it's mostly not worth it.
Also, I absolutely hate the new "next up in r/___" that's sandwiched between the content and comments. Why have you done this? Who decided this would be a good idea?
Lastly, stop recommending the same ads/posts from the same communities over and over. If I wasn't interested the first time, I won't be interested the next 200 times either.
Honestly a few months ago I would've given the app more stars but it just keeps getting worse and worse, so here we are.
LlamaSenpai - Not Perfect But It’s Getting There
This app works pretty nicely and is much more easily consumable than its desktop counterpart. The scrolling is fluid. While ads are annoying, I understand that something has to put bread on the table and ads don’t take much effort to ignore and just scroll past. Only problem with ads is that sometimes the algorithm will set multiple after each other so you’ll get a rare instance of three ads in a row- but again, it doesn’t happen that often (for me at least). Other than that, the reddit video player (as in the video is uploaded directly to reddit and not linked from another site)- the reddit video player will freeze or just not play my video.
But I stick with my four stars, it’s easier to notice bad and take for granted the good. The design for the app is good and easy to navigate/use.
Jdoggg27 - Gets us closer to the dream of the World Wide Web
I have been known to rant about how much better the internet could be, mainly in terms of people with information reaching people interested in that information and visa versa. I’d of course heard about reddit just from being a Gen-Zer active on social media but I can’t believe I’ve never really looked into it before today. I’d assumed it was for memes mostly and I thought I had that base covered, but that’s not even the tip of the ice berg in terms of what Reddit has to offer the world. I often think about how much potential the internet has to offer, ways it could really live up to the dream of the World Wide Web, and I’m so so glad that Reddit exists because it offers services in the kind of way I think the internet badly needed. Thank you Reddit.
Doug Lakeville, MN - Solid, straightforward but missing one obvious improvement
When I first encountered Reddit mind boggles didn't understand it. For whatever reason it was until my second visit when things clicked. In all honesty though it seems like it is my fault since it's simply a list of interesting items that you tap for further information. The only thing that surprises me is that Reddit only allows customization in one direction. Ideally, I'd like to be able to access Reddit's general feed and simply bar the contributions from subreddits that do not interest me. You could still get a broad spectrum of information without having your time wasted. Instead, if you sign into Reddit, you can create your own group of subreddits that interest you. That is handy but much more narrow
R4di4ti0n - Stop with the constant changes
This is the worst update so far. Reddit keeps updating their app and “adding” features, but it is taking away usability. The most recent one is a huge deviation from standard practices- they added the ability to “swipe through” your front page, meaning that if you click an image and swipe, it will go to the next post in your front page automatically.
Sounds good? Well, swiping from the side is the universal way to back in most reasonable apps. So your instinct is to swipe back, which loads another image and frustrates you, meanwhile they changed it to be swiping up from the bottom is how you move back???
How does that make sense? I swipe UP to move BACK, and a swipe BACK, to move DOWN my list of links. It is not intuitive and is incredibly frustrating.
And, to complicate things further, their text only posts or comments, still require you to swipe back?!
This is in addition to them taking away to easily load the direct link in safari, them making it so certain images don’t collapse at the top of threads (ones hosted on their own service) and make it difficult to read comments, and a whole host of other “improvements” that are improvements to nobody.
I honestly just wish this app didn’t change every 36 hours. It seems like every time I open it up there are more buttons, colors, gestures, or font changes to deal with, and none of them make it a better experience.
meridianmp - Mods on a power trip, censorship!
Great community, but has awful moderation and censorship! Yes, once you agree to the content policy, whatever they want they can do. But this is the USA. Those site policies should be for extreme circumstances, not for any sort of speech that’s our right outside of the walled community they’ve built. I’ve been banned several times on a subreddit I frequent over the last 5 years with an pretty high karma score. Banned for “calling names” for which they didn’t read into any context and now banned totally on that subreddit for breaking the rule on a racially insensitive comment, that was part of an overly sarcastic comedy bit that’s gained traction on the very site. The moderators have no transparency, who are they? Who do they report to? Do they have free reign over censoring our community indiscriminate of context? Apparently so. Seems as if they’re on a power trip and banning users for their political affiliations from posting in other popular political sub reddits. Very hateful place, non inclusive, hypocritical, unjust, and censoring. No thanks.
XanderTM - Can't block subs
Overall great app but it's annoying you can't block subs from the app. I would give it 5 stars if I didn't have to look at another the_donald or enoughtrumpspam post again. So annoying. Update after update this feature seems to be lost which is baffling. You can block subs from the desktop version which transfers to the mobile app but that to me is an unnecessary step. When I messaged the mods about it they said they were "working on it" which it seems like they have for years. Now there's Apollo which is great. I especially love how they bug you periodically about whether or not you love the app. To be honest, I do but this one issue drives me nuts and seems easily rectified yet it isn't so I always just say I do not like the app which is at least partially true. Fix this lone issue I have with the Reddit app and I'll give it 5 stars and a review so sweet you'll get diabetes just reading it. Till then I guess just keep "working" on it.
M3talGuitarist - What Can I Say?
Seriously. What can I say that surely hasn’t been said about Reddit already? It’s awesome how many different communities there are and how many like minded people, or otherwise, you can come across. I wouldn’t personally set this app up differently if I had the opportunity to. Well...currently on the version I just rated, there’s he tiniest, not really all so important thing...When exiting a draft, you don’t have to option to just abandon it. You either have to save and exit or cancel. A large majority of the time, if I’m exiting a draft, it’d because I changed my mind about writing it. There should be an option to delete them outright. Like a said a tiny detail, that is slightly illogical at the worst. Reddit is fr1kn awesome. I use it daily. 11/10 would recommend.
Mzmdw - It's aight
After reading one thread in a subreddit, you've kind of read them all. It seems like it's mainly people in their 20's and early 30's, who sometimes pretend they're older to answer questions posed to an older audience. I fit into that age demographic, but I'm also a mother of teens, so I'm in a different stage of life than a lot of these people. I think most of the users are trying to gain karma, so they start formatting all of their responses to be like ones they've seen are successful. When almost everyone does this, everything sounds like it's been written by the same person, and it gets really, really dull. Variety adds spice to life. It doesn't feel like there are very many different types of "voices", because they're all taking on this persona that gets the up votes. For the first day or two it's fun, but then it kind of isn't.
The stories can be entertaining, and it's nice to kind of have kind of a Pinterest of topics and info, but that's about it.
SexySteven - The app works well enough, but it has a lot of UI issues.
The app is fine enough and I haven’t had any major issues for a long while.
However, there are a lot of issues with some of the User Interfaces.
• If you are using a browser and open a thread from a browser you’d hope that when Reddit asks you to open in the app it’d take you to the thread you wanted to see. However, a lot of the time it just brings you to the apps home page and not to the thread in question. It’s really irritating primarily because the search system in the app isn’t always productive.
• The search is ok for finding subreddits, it’s not useful for finding specific threads.
• When you’re viewing a thread you used to be able to hide comment chains by swiping right. A recent update changed this to now you have to tap to the right of the commenter’s name. If you have a smaller phone it’s very easy to fat finger and go to the users page or just not do anything.
• Looking for a user you aren’t subscribed / following is not intuitive and can be confusing to figure out.
• Right Swiping through threads is great, but really should be only accessible from the top of the page, not when reading comments.
Floofwwe - Great app, mixed community
I really like the concept of Reddit! I like the structure of the site and how subreddits are made. I often find myself trying to find a reddit link whenever I google a question. Unfortunately my main issue resides with the community. There’s some people that are seriously toxic on this platform, so much so that I feel like it shines through other platforms. A common theme I see within these people is “Harass and cyberbully someone if they don’t agree with your opinion, for example, ‘Reddit is the best social media platform.’” This doesn’t apply to every Reddit user, but a spoiled apple ruins the whole basket. This is so much of an issue that there’s a negative stigma surrounding Reddit users, or “Redditors.” These people are depicted as obese grown men who live with their parents who follow the same hivemind, typically one that praise things like Keanu Reeves and the Big Chungus meme, while scorning opposing opinions.
EthanEEF100$ - Fix the issues and allow mobile to be a legitimate alternative to browser
I like Reddit mobile but its issues are too abundant and it’s features too limited to be a legitimate alternative to Reddit on browsers. One of the biggest issues is that the home page will break for no reason, Popular and News will load but Home Page will not. Another issue is the limits on mobile, you can only name and add a description when making a subreddit, custom votes are light mode only, editing flairs enables light mode even though it’s more than possible to do it in dark mode (in fact going to the home menu then back to Reddit while editing a flair will automatically switch back to night mode making even less sense as to why you’re forced to use light mode while editing flairs), and you can’t turn off the recommended/trending subreddits tab from appearing in your homepage.
Acrocoachtracy - Why is it you feel like you have censorship power?
You will let people describe horrific acts of cruelty, depravity, and violence... but you censor political voices you don’t agree with. Shameful fascists. Deleting you. You should be canceled. Holding you responsible for ruining our constitutional right to free speech. The sheeple who agree with your censorship are Useful idiots who don’t get it... but there are many of us out here who do... and you can try silence us.... but we won’t be shutting up for long. We are the workers and producers and the taxpayers in this country. We are mothers and fathers . You don’t care about freedom you want to suppress and oppress.... and these idiots who keep your app, will be begging for their own enslavement by a corrupt bloated government. That they think will give them free crap. But it’s not free... the govt has no money. It’s taxes... and they will sit on welfare and get whatever the benevolent govt thinks they need..and nothing more... the elites and HOLLYWOOD and Reddit owners don’t care about citizens... they are out for control.
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heathmb123 - I love you reddit!!
After deleting Facebook their was a void in my life, constantly refreshing news sites and endless scrolling of instagram just could never make quite the impact that I so desperately needed, then, I stumbled across reddit, it’s not as popular in my country as it is in the states, but after using it I can’t seem to figure out why! I am in love with the community, and I feel more informed about social and current events both national and international, minus all of the drama, complaining and censorship that has been riddling Facebook for the last couple of years. Thank you reddit, you give me the hit every internet junkie is looking for, you got me hooked!
Metal gear yoshi - New "buy coins" logo is gross.
The app as a whole is okay. Buggy with weird design choices but it was the first reddit app I used so I'm too used to it to change. However, as the company continues to come up with ways to monetise it gets worse and worse. First it was ads that you had to pay a subscribtion to remove. Then it was adding a million different ways to reward users with useless icons that cost actual money and in most cases offer nothing. The latest update added a big coin logo at the top of the front page next to the search bar just so you never forget that you can spend money to buy absolutely pointless "coins". Hilariously the icon is bigger than any of the reward icons actual posts get. And unlike regular reddit ads this icon begging you to spend money doesn't go away when you have gold.
The glory days of Reddit are long behind us. That's reality. Every knew decision the company makes seems to be anti consumer however which leads me to believe that the platform won't plateau at mediocre, it will nose dive itself into becoming indistinguishable from any other social media platform.
Mr h muzza - Your Moderators Need to remain neutral
I love Reddit...BUT !! your Moderators are the worst. I am hoping someone will look into this as it's really killing your user base and there ability to speak from a left right or even a neutral standpoint. They take things personally and clearly target you if you offend them (which is easily done) Internal politics, bias targeting and threats to ban you for something minor and unintentional is a big downfall in any company, community or social platform. You end up feeling like your treading on eggshells afraid that you will offend a moderator. Some of your Moderators need to be taken down a peg or two as it's clear the power they have been given has gone to their heads. Aside from all the above Reddit to me is the best social platform, just needs to check those dudes (and dude-ets) a little more often. ✌️
T_Bagel - New “feature” is infuriating
Devs, this new “feature” that has the “Add a comment” bar at the bottom of your screen whenever browsing the comments section is INFURIATING. The amount of times I accidentally click it is obscene. It was so much better before where the bar was shown only when you swiped down, rather than it being there all the time. Please revert this back or at least give users the option to not have it there permanently.
Review will change to a higher rating when this is fixed
Edit: change has still not been fixed but have updated star rating because reddit is great
LachyLn - Good app but needs tweaking
Love the app but you can't do certain things on it. You can't do certain things through the app that you can on the computer. My friend can't turn off NSFW shield to view certain pages for example. Also I don't like how you can't leave the app on a thread, page or post for hours or days etc. it switches back to the homepage after a few hours which gets annoying when you have to go search for it again. Why not just return where you left off like a computer would behave? Other than these little gripes it's a fine app
Coedianna - Really good app
The app itself is great, works perfectly fine however, really disappointed with my experience on there. Especially with my first account which displayed I was female that I had to stop using due being attacked or mansplained to, which I did not expect, despite agreeing the majority of the comments and they not attacking anyone else; I was always perfectly friendly on both accounts.
Voting system is absolute rubbish, I understand the need to fuzz them but having them show in the negatives is misleading and deterring. I first thought I was being targeted for no reason despite everyone in the comments enjoying my post, you should think about changing this.
tiktokbadredditgood:) - One of the best time killers
I’m in love with this app. No one social media platform can gang up together so well, be it disliking emojis or Tik Tok. It’s so addictive, just scrolling and scrolling. It’s great for memes, news, politics and just plain cool stuff. The whole concept of having multiple little social media’s in your social media (or supreddits, as they are called) is genius. You can join the ones you enjoy to just see things you like, and with one swift swipe you’ll be in the popular tab, seeing what the rest of the world likes. I highly recommend downloading this app, and remember to always downvote ads!
Oscar the Chicken Farmer - I really love reddit have have done for 2 years but there are some problems
I have 1 problem with reddit at the moment
1. Reddit coins,
when I started there was only gold and that was fine, it was readable and understandable on what it meant when someone gave it to someone.
Then they added silver and platinum which I wasn’t a fan of at the start but then liked it and like Gold it was understandable on what it meant if someone got it, e.g silver meaning someone gave it something more then an upvote and platinum meaning someone gave this post a lot.
Then they added custom stickers which makes it impossible for me (and maybe others?) to understand what they mean and how much it means, and it’s annoying to see memes and other things as awards,
And now reddit added the coin Icon at the top which is just like an ad you can’t get rid of
TLDR I find the new awards really annoying to look at and hard to understand what value they mean, I wish reddit would only have gold sliver and platinum and only subreddits can ad Custom awards, not reddit
Knowsnot - Is called a reddit hole
Be careful you can lose an hour easy. It can be super helpful if you have issues - you can find support or different ways to look at things or approaches to try and you can find out that you’re not alone. And it’s great to be anonymous. That’s probably the most powerful opportunity. But there’s just general mindless entertainment and hobby stuff and special interest opportunities too. There’s a few trolls but it’s not too big of a deal. You can report then if you can be bothered. You will be misunderstood but you can handle it. Careful of that reddit hole.
MistayBligh - I love the app, here are some suggestions
I love reddit, the layout is great the content is as good as the internet can provide and the service is great. However I believe we should be able to get an in app NSFW button and an in app section to show us what email we are using, or at least a setting to change it in app. Recently I have had trouble and been in need of this as I have forgotten what one of my three main emails my account is linked to, and in the future I would like to be able to change it in app. this is a small thing but, because I have forgotten my password I can not log into the desktop site and enable nsfw. This has degraded my experience and made it a lot more of a hassle to use reddit and change my preference of nsfw items, thanks.
Happykamper80 - 10/10
Reddit... I have no words. It's amazing. Users anywhere and everywhere are able to post, vote and comment. I always laugh when I'm on reddit! I truly thing it's one of the best platforms ever! There's honestly nothing wrong with it! I've been reading negative reviews for a single reason which consists of the new notification feature! It is easily disabled in settings on the app. If you can't find it, one single Google search will show you how to disable the notifications. There's really no reason for all these negative reviews!
Rolandrules - Nice
Reddit is an app where you can find a subreddit (like a small section of the app) that suits you. E.G. : Memes, Politics, Humour, public freakouts, casual conversations.
The only problems I have in my opinion is while subreddits are entitled to their views I have seen a few particular subs ONLY delete hate comments to a certain group of people (E.G. “Religious People Should Die”... “Black people deserve what they have” etc.) when the post makes the front page. I am also severely annoyed at the excessive amount of notifications this app gives. I would turn them off but then I would also be blocking notifications from people who reply to me. Notifications like “Trending in this subreddit is (post I’m not interested in)”
Overall a much safer place than most social media as long as you stay away from subreddits that show hate (and for some reason are not deleted though they break reddit TOS).
Brant.P - An “offical” app which is officially useless
Unfortunately I was forced to install and use this app since the latest apple iOS update made Reddit Blue unusable on my iPad. Sorry Reddit I didn’t change because of the invasive advertisement for your offical app, which appears on almost everything (it also covers half the screen).
I used Reddit Blue comfortably for years, albeit with the casual crash. Fortunately the offical app doesn’t have that issue, and for the most part it is a solid app, but it is far from perfect.
A particularly aggravating issue is the tendency for gifs and videos to not load. And the only solution reported seems to be to completely reset the app. Which also interrupts the place you were reading.
Considering Reddit seems to be 50% gifs and videos I would say this is pretty far from okay.
Researching this issue shows that it has been known about for over a entire year and the developers seem to either or not car or are to incompetent to fix it.
I never used the offical app because it was never good years ago and now I’ve been stripped of a choice.
samfam20 - New logo
Hi so as a new update you have changed the logo colour to show that black lives matter, you will by most change change it back but I thing a good feature would be having the option to change imbeteween Colours (even if just black and orange) I would love to see this feature as no other apps let you do this (as far as I know could be wrong) and don’t know if it is possible, love your app, it has given me a reason to get up in the morning, thank you
Joe Minns - Yeesh.
I used to like this app but then I accidentally commented ‘repost’ on a post dissing white teenage girls and got called uncreative, stupid and shaming my parents. I needed a break for my mental health, if you wanna download it, good for you but my suggestion is: stay of r/memes. And only pursue the subreddits that comply with your specific interests. r/hunger games is a great wholesome subreddit for hunger games fans. So parents keep your kids off so they don’t see anything they are not meant to see and just remember every time you post, comment or award you will be risking: being called A series of numerous swear words and a disappointment.
LedzepRulz - Service Review
While most reviews here are about the app itself (which makes plenty of sense), this one is for those of you wanting to dive in to the world of Reddit.
Ever since downloading and starting up an account on Reddit, I have essentially culled all other forms of social media since nothing feels as entertaining and as relevant to me.
Reddit is filled with communities of like minded people who share things relevant only to the community itself - follow as many as you like and have a homepage filled with things that interest YOU.
Comments and posts are rated by the community, the highest rated being featured up top and the lowest rated down the bottom. This means most of what you read are of high quality - either intelligent, witty, funny or generally interesting comments and posts.
Get it. Download it and make an account. Be your best, witty self and share relevant things with people who share common interests with you.
LarzGG - Inspiring as!
As this is only my second day using this app, I find it useful, as it can help me find questions to reality. I also like answering questions too! There is so much to explore. You can post things of your own, write questions, find answers! I would really like to see some more updates in the future, but for now they are really great! My advice is to keep the app updated as much as you could.
Thank you for reading.
DumbBunny - Broadly okay, but not a great experience
App reviewed on iPad.
As a long time classic layout desktop user, the app, while perfectly functional, falls really short as a user experience. I don’t believe these are critical flaws with the app, but could be corrected and all would be well. It’s mostly an issue with layout and readability.
The app makes zero use of the iPad screen. In portrait mode, opening a subreddit usually displays two (!) items in a space the could comfortably fit ten, one of which will invariably be an insultingly massive ad, with video auto play and very poor delineation between ads and actual posts.
The general experience is just that, scroll, scroll, ad, ad, the real content gets lost to the eye.p and there’s no way to fix it.
I understand much of this is subjective, but that’s the impression it leaves me with. Frustration, lack of options and poor layout.
Oh, and notifications keeps ‘alerting’ me to random trending things I don’t want no matter how often I tell it I don’t want that. Is it a bug?
VitaKeile - Bugs bugs bugs
With every update it gets buggier. I used to love this app, now as I’m scrolling, half of a previous post I was looking at will pop up on top of another post. The new comment format doesn’t work half the time (don’t know why it needed to be changed), entire comment threads will disappear or I won’t be able to scroll down without it springing back to the top comment. Sometimes I can’t even click the button to see the comments. I’m not on an old phone, my iOS is up to date - I don’t understand why it’s getting worse, shouldn’t it be getting better?
Silverslade - 4.0.2 No good 😕
I’ve been using the various versions of Reddit for a while now and I have to say the latest update has me scratching my head a bit. Suddenly my home feed is littered with popular posts from subreddits that I’m not subscribed to. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the point of the “Popular” feed?
On top of that, any time I view a picture or gif now it automatically orients into landscape. Quite annoying on mobile. I’ve only been using the app a short while since I’ve updated, so there may be a new setting or something I need to change, but either way this feels like a confusing and unnecessary change.
Dan9876512345463728190 - Reddit Is incredible
You all should know that, so instead of reviewing the service I'm reviewing the mobile application, it works great. I came from a state of thinking that revolved around me being biased towards pc, thinking the mobile version of reddit would be terrible and un-optimised, it is neither of those things it works perfectly!! Why the 4 stars? Merely because to alter some settings you need to do that from the desktop site, which it redirects you to, this may be a hinderance or merely an annoyance to some mobile users.
7thmonkey - Great app. Perfect navigation.
This app is so good it almost ruined desktop reddit for me. The swipe navigation on this app is pretty much perfect. All apps should just navigate the same way this one does. Apart from that, it's solid, bug free, and has enough flexibility to work for me. Just a word of warning though- I'd turn off auto play Vids/gifs when on mobile data though. This app chews through data when that's turned on.
Vaeh the Vulpix - Can I add another star?
Reddit is such an amazing app, filled with amazing people! (Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of terrible people, but we usher them away into a corner.)
Reddit feels like one big family reunion where everyone’s talking about different stuff, like you can go over to the gay aunts and uncles in one section and talk about LGBTQ+ stuff, then go talk to the Zoomers in another section and talk about memes!
There’s so many different types of people, it’s actually kinda crazy...
Everything is here, literally! Think of anything and it probably exists!
So come on in, you’re not late to the party, we’re only getting started! ^^
Have a great day/night and thanks for reading, I hope this encourages you to join our family, if so we welcome you with open arms!
RFK19 - One of the best free apps out there!
Reddit is one of the best apps out there in my opinion, it’s a place where everyone has a community to join, you can chill, discuss events happening all over be world, laugh at funny memes, get your mind blown, say “awww”, and meet new friends. I’m happy that Reddit is a place of free speech and doesn’t require a subscription or play unskippable ads every 10 seconds. 10/10 would definitely recommend. :D
RickyRider35 - Better than Facebook
It's a easier to use, more personalised experience that makes you feel like part of a community instead of a mindless follower.
The site is perfectly translated to the smooth app and it is often much more enjoyable to use than other social media, because it's more about news and events that are relevant to you than - well, the social aspect.
ads5114 - Filter option in search bar presents issues
Unfortunately the filter option doesn’t always appear in the search bar while browsing subreddits, making it impossible to organise. When it does appear, the “hitbox” for it is so small that the app usually thinks I want to look up something else through the search bar rather than filter my current search.
Not only that, but the Home page hasn’t been running smoothly lately. I’m often getting “Can’t reach Reddit” messages even though I can still look through different subs.
Mezzomaniac! - Too much data use
I’ve been using this app since it first came out and have been very happy with it until now. All of a sudden a couple of weeks ago (the last update?) it started using way more mobile data than it used to, making it unsustainable for me to keep using. I won’t use it again until this issue is fixed.
100000000000 vbux no reason - Top 5 Best apps EVER, but awards are too much $$
Reddit is my #1 social media app. It has a TON of content, communities, and users, and the only issues I have are:
It is CRAZY hard to get karma and followers, and when you do get followers it doesn’t show up how much you have for other people. Also awards are so expensive, and don’t get me started on reddit premium. Although I do appreciate that ads aren’t pop up or full screen, rather they’re just disguised as post panels
em 🐰 - It’s decent
Just like the title says, I think the app (and by extension, the desktop site) are decent, however it has its flaws.
Firstly, I get a notice saying “Sorry, can’t reach Reddit” every single time I start the app. I tried deleting and redownloading but I’m still having this issue. It also takes a very long time to load.
Additionally, I don’t think this point will be taken into account at all but it’ll be nice if you considered it. Get rid of the downvote button. One thing I’ve noticed in particular is that users tend to use the downvote leisurely, rather than for the reason it’s there in the first place. It’s disheartening when posts that are made with good intentions get downvoted for unexplained reasons.
On a more positive note, I’m completely addicted to this app (and site). It’s where I catch up on all the latest news within my fandoms!
Bookworm 1981 - Problem with uploading video.
Uploading video is problematic. I uploaded a video, then I tried to upload again (different OC) a few hours later however the only vid that he app would allow to upload was a repost of the last vid.
The only way to fix this is to delete the app entirely then re-download and log in.
Apart from that Reddit app is awesomeness!
Jhdhxnskdrhh - App is great but something is missing.
Listen, I love this app. It has opened me up to a whole different side of the web and I love it. The only problem I have with it is that we have been able to save pictures and videos for the longest time.
But yet we still can’t download videos with audio, and instead we need to use a bot or screen record it? Please just let us download the videos with audio already please.
Amberino67 - Kudos
Yes I love this app, but what I love and appreciate more is when reddit has
New updates they’d like us to install... they actually tell us individually what bug fixes or whatever they are fixing( even so we can check if they’ve addressed an issue I was having also) .... instead of being like fb, Netflix, snap and instagrams generic “what’s new”. 👌🏽 a little detail like this I really noticed
A very random google user - Please read.
I really love reddit and enjoy the community and the subreddits but I am disappointed to not be able to have posts i made somewhere I can easily find. I don’t want to go through a subreddit I posted in to find it. Other than what problem. Reddit is awesome, anyone who reads and doesn’t have reddit, you have to get it and join the family. Thank you
Edger2Deadly - Great app
Only signed up a couple of weeks ago and I love it. It was easy to sign up and join groups and it did take a few times before I got the hang of upvotes, downvotes, awarding stars, purchasing reddit coins and commenting. And I never had any problems so far since I’ve signed up and downloaded the app. I dare say I’ll be using this app and enjoying the posts for awhile.
Odd kid21 - Better platform than Instagram
No stupid bots, better layout and something for everyone. It has communities and ways to connect and the like and Reddit really betters your Instagram experience by a fair margin. Reddit has everything, from subreddits about video games to memes to sports. Plus, Reddit has all the original memes, right? Of course, that wasn’t even a question.
M15510N101 - Not too bad compared to other reviewers’ opinions on the site itself
The official app cops a lot of hate for apparently being terrible and unusable. Not sure why as I’ve had it for 2 years and while there are a few bugs there are work around and either don’t affect me that much or are fixed relatively quickly. Biggest issue are server drop outs but those are site wide. Pretty good app
Fin._.fs - Love reddit
The only social media (kind of) app that feels right. I can get what I want when I want, and there’s a wide range of content at your disposal. Whether it be political discussion (retarded or not), Memes, news, stories, advice, reddit has it all. Sure, they’re are problems with some subreddits, but at least they have their own opinion and space to which they can chat,
Skimpywimp - Yeah dawg
Reddit changed my life the day I said to myself Reddit is going to be changing my life. Moment after moment I'm hurled in to a waves of beautiful sweet fantasy land of good good meme action . Heap with a side of laughs and serve with the love ready hot to go. reddit will ease you from your daily misery and into a world where you both don't mean anything and mean everything if I could give it a 10/10 I would . 5stars.
Sitaragrey888888888 - Refresh button/link
Love the app, seen the ups and downs of buggy systems and updates but personally, this is the most annoying. The blue refresh button blocks titles and posts and travels half way down a page, so to read a title you have to drag the screen up, then drag back down to see the photo/link. It doesn’t go away after you scroll for a while, it’s constantly sitting there. I never want to accidently click it. Idk it’s just bad
yehrbxjysf - Favourite social media
I got off social media (ahem Instagram) because I felt it was too superficial, people where posting curated artificial projections of “their lives”.
What I love about reddit is that the anonymity allows users to focus on shared interests/hobbies/passions without any preoccupation on how one looks or is perceived. I’ve joined so many diverse subreddits, felt part of an online community, and of course gr8 memes too.
IGotScammed394 - Really Welcoming
People see reddit users as “elitist” dunno why. This community really helps you feel part of something, there has always been somebody who has noticed my posts or seen something I’ve put out. Even though my voice is small it is still welcomed on reddit and it will make you happy to be part of this neat little thing :)
Aka Cazza - Addictive
Reddit is amazing & addictive. It’s replaced almost all my other internet use. You can be part of any sub you want and find awesome content + links to all your favourite subjects, from peer reviewed science papers to dark humour.
I sound like a bot posting this. So I will say that I’ve heard the other non-offical reddit apps are better, but the website itself is awesome so I’m happy as is.
ianvoyager - Crash upon uploading image
I’ve tried several times to upload an image to a subreddit and each time the app crashes. Upon restarting the app the attempted to upload image post appears in pending posts but refuses to open. The image also is most definitely not in the selected subreddit.
Please update to correct this please!
Qwertyuioppppppp - Reddit Keeps Me In The Know
I am loving Reddit because I am finding out things that I wouldn’t know are happening in the world if I didn’t have this app., and receive its notifications.
Reddit keeps me ‘in the know’ about what people need to know, and comments from other people inform me about what others are thinking about these things.
viskiboschka - Good, but
When I try to post things whether it be photos, videos or text posts. The app will sort of back up in posts where some posts are still “processing media” from months ago, also some posts just refuse to work and all the buttons to either retry uploading it, editing it or canceling the post will overlay on top of one another. Other then that it’s a really good app
awhiskin - Solid app but needs refinement
A lot of weird bugs, such as links not opening, formatting not displaying correctly (e.g. a comment that should be in bold instead displays as *bold*, or superscript text instead just displays like^this). You also can’t manually enter a subreddit name, only search for it which is completely stupid.
I feel as though the creators of this app haven’t really tested it thoroughly as there’s just so many silly design decisions and bugs that I continue to notice update after update that don’t go away.
App Maker 3 - Reddit
Reddit is a really good app because you can see all things that you like, and even good memes if that's what your interested in. I have been using Reddit for a long time and I totally recommend it. There are funny things, cute things, satisfying things etc, it all depends on what your interests are. Not quite the 5 star though. Why? Because I don't believe that any app is ”perfect” but this is pretty close.
WHY DO YOU WANT MY NAME?!?! - Decent app
This is a genuinely good app, although the only downside is that the app has many dead memes on there.
UPDATE: Okay, so after like almost a year of browsing through what reddit has to offer, I feel like that this is app is pretty decent up most. I do also, however enjoy the many sub categories that reddit has.
rom-bee - So much to take in
This app is so great because you have the satisfaction of finding something from anyone doing anything, anywhere in the world about everything you could possibly want to see (if that makes sense). There is so much to scroll through and digest, the information is endless!
Løk Løk - Reddit Review
I just don’t get how to post if I ever wanted to and how when I’m swiping on a subreddit I accidentally swipe too much and kicks me off the subreddit and if I want to go back in I’ll have to scroll through until i am back to where I was originally looking at. Instead of swiping to get off the subreddit there should be a button that you press but other than that reddit is rlly good.
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Suuuperlame - Great app
Great app, no complaints except they really don't need the notifications in the lock screen.
chefmcduck - App is decent
I love Reddit but the app could probably have better UI and enhanced features to better utilize mobile. Overall, it's still a good app.
Ssdffhko - Subreddit searching seems to be broken
If you're searching for a subreddit that you know exists, for whatever reason the search function won't find it but will show other results which have similar names.
Xplosion0_0 - Fire those people who work in the appeals department.
My account was permanently suspended without a given reason, and when I sent an appeal, all my alt accounts were permanently suspended as well.
I made a new account only to find it banned as well and I didn’t even post yet. So I got banned without a given reason, ask politely for an appeal and receive an IP ban as a result. What is this logic?
I use Reddit for homework and French help and I was actually doing better in French because of it. All I ask for is an account I can use for homework purposes and apparently that’s too much to ask for.
And that person who decided to ban me is a sad, sad excuse for a human.
pro pker - Censorship
This app use to be the best part of my day , it’s now a absolutely joke , the admins are power hungry ban machines.
Aaron M Green - Best app ever
This app is better than Facebook and Instagram, I assure you. Say goodbye to all your free time though.
anfjkfvikfkr - CRASH PROBLEM
the app doesnt work ! crashes every 30seconds to a minute. my favourite app but man fix the crashing bug
ohh baby its a triple - Awesome
I lik it
kingkopa - REDDIT
my mom said that if she catches me on Reddit she’ll swipe my head against my keyboard but I don’t care it’s really funny gljgjfvjchdhhdhfhfhfvhdhfhdjvjchvuvizyyryfrttr5t5t5ttrh(GGhFf(GFggGgGGgfysF6373),??&.?
Daneffinyell - Reddit Sileneces Women and Uplifts Abusive Males
A recent wave of subreddit bans has targeted women’s subreddits that sought to counter act damaging parts of the patriarchy such as pornography and calling out subreddits that are 100% based around hating females. Though many feminist subreddits have faced the chop, many pornography subreddits that have rape and violence against women remain. Reddit’s priorities are transparent and blatantly sexist.
Vlurb - Censorship
Reddit deletes subreddits focused on feminism and women’s rights, but allows subreddits about rape fantasies? No thanks
shaorspeaks - Well
App incites violence and hatred against women, and bans any womens discussions subs, from men-free feminist discussions to subs against domestic violence or subs supporting single moms.
GhostyKristal875 - Reddit hates women
I deleted this application after they banned most of the best feminist subreddits and kept the ones featuring porn, pedophilia and rape.
lalalalalladybird - Reddit hates women
Reddit banned peaceful conversations of women discussing violence against them while keeping literal RAPE SUBREDDITS open
JimmyVermeer - Anti-woman website
Reddit hosts disgusting pornography of actual women getting raped and subreddits glorifying the rape snd murder of girls and women. Subs that have complained about this have been banned. Women-centered communities are banned left and right for dome sick reason too. Stay away from this app/site if you're a woman.
D13m11 - Piece of garbage
If you want a site that pushes one political agenda and does nothing but spread hate and ban anyone who doesn’t agree with them, then this is the site/app for you
whattheeverlovingf....? - Hates Females
This is an abusive app that happily tolerates men and their rape fantasies while removing anything of feminist content. Porn dick dudes
Spit_Fire66 - Redditard Central
r/PewdiepieSubmissions and other similar subreddits are filled with narcissistic kids who treat reddit like it’s the second coming of Christ.
Abzeydoo - Reddit Hates Women
Why is Apple hosting an app that allows children to access violent rape porn communities and communities that advertise themselves as places for real rapists and child abusers to chat with each other and share their horrid crimes? Why is Apple hosting an app that censors and bans the voices of women, but allows videos of actual women being raped to remain on their platform?
reality is reality - Reddit hates and censors women
Reddit will allow rape subreddits but not subreddits for critical thinking related to women’s rights. Sadly, reddit is anti-free speech and pro-misogyny. Reddit bizarrely lumps critical leftist feminist thought in with extreme racism and fascism. Reddit moderators who delete critical thinking subreddits that discuss women’s rights compassionately and polite are disturbingly biased and admit to it. I am extremely disappointed with reddit. One day, this will all be realized as the shameful, pathetic nonsense it truly is. Until then, reddit is an utter disgrace.
Ossuarium - Ugh
Super trash. Way too political and toxic. Stay out of this echo chamber.
adre11031234 - 100% better than instagram
OstrichJockey - Cheating
Don’t tell Twitter, but I’m having an affair with Reddit.
Gabe444 - Terrible
Reddit sucks and is nothing but a far left echo chamber. They have recently deleted 2000 communities for wrongthink. This is unbelievable censorship of free speech that is occurring
Real_DaBaby_Fan - DaBaby
Ka-dawg - Reddit Censorship
Reddit has removed a lot of subreddits that don’t fit into the main stream political ideology. Complete censorship, good bye Reddit!
紫乌 - Toxic Forum & Dishonest Admins
Reddit is the most toxic social forum I have ever seen. The posting and voting system is fraudulent. Moderators and administrators are breaking TOS themselves by encouraging sexism & racism, sending personal threats and shadow banning innocent users.
The app’s rating is also manipulated by deleting the negative reviews. A lot of the five star reviews obviously sound fake. No one would truly believe those words come from real Reddit users.
crgyh6fdrv;ij - Brainwashed
Almost every user is brainwashed in one way or another. Looking through reddit is just seeing a multitude of hive minds.
Enderman414 - This app is amazing
It’s just so perfect and really makes me smile
Gggggappp - New swipe gesture makes the app unusable
Edge swiping now double backs
Littledarkfury - Good App but one bug is annoying
Its a good app, but there is an annoying bug right now when you swipe out of a post it doubles swipes you out of the entire subbreddit and back to the home screen, it is very annoying when trying to go through multiple posts
walter42069 - Humanity is shattered
Reddit maybe the third most toxic place on the internet, besides tumblr and discord. This swamp is dwelling with most vile,egotistical, sjw filth on earth
Wasaga411 - Reddit - cesspool of female hatred and rape fantasy
Reddit has taken the unusual step of deleting feminist subreddits, calling them "hate groups". Maybe women wouldn't have so much to talk about if this app wasn't full of rape fantasies and other assorted misogynistic content.
Hard pass. Deleted.
xxEve - Reddit hates women
Bans feminist threads but allows violent, misogynistic ones
Itsmejoey! - Hard Pass
Reddit removed the best online resource for feminists. Censorship and misogyny. No thanks.
loldriar - Ap should not be required
Had to download the app to read reddit on my phone. Not a huge fan of the amount of reddit censorship either. Only good for getting info then getting out.
Littlemisskpop1358557 - People on this app are mean!
You can’t discuss a topic without getting hateful or condescending comments ! If someone is wrong, just teach facts instead of telling them they are idiots. I thought it would be a great place to learn from each other but it turns out to be full of high school-like bullies, even on innocent topics such as birds or plants🙄
Mr;ME - Reddit first impressions
Very new to Reddit however the communities are great and very inviting. Much prefer it over other social media’s.
patrikolby - It’s reddit
nicebunbun - Reddit love it
Best thing ever
bingadss - Yeah
1000x better than Instagram
try hard artsy teen - an EXTREMELY abusive platform
everybody on here is extremely abusive, rude, and toxic.
Convict25097324 - OMG!!!!
I use and my pp get bigger!!!!!
tobyfrederiksen - No longer the same
Reddit is doing massive censorship of opinions different than their own. Moderators have been editing other people’s comments. They received a $150M investment from a Chinese investor and are clearly becoming more and more a propaganda machine. It’s sad, Reddit used to be a fun place where all opinions were accepted. Not anymore.
aaronm7807 - Great...but...
There needs to be an easy way to block subs and notifications from those subs you’re not interested in. Visit r/sino once and you’re hearing about it “for life”. 🙄
LukeIphoneUser - Basic Features Don’t Work...
Love Reddit but not their app:
1. Search function does not work; once in a while it completely breaks and you can’t search anything even subreddits.. GOOGLE is better at indexing their content than they are. If you want to find something on reddit search it in google..
2. When you are viewing a photo in portrait mode, if you switch to landscape once you go back to your feed it takes you to a completely different place
3. The frequency with which I unintentionally am sent up to the top of my feed with no way to return to where I was
3. Filter by hot/new/top etc button often disappears under the subreddit banner and is unusable
4. “See new posts” button taken straight from instagram takes away from the experience. Instagram doesn’t show you new posts when you tap that.. it shows HOT posts! When I tap on your see new posts it literally sorts by new... to show the user a wonderful feed of low quality posts & reposts
ckus0835 - Microtransactions? On MY Reddit app?
Seriously, they added an in-app currency and shop where you can spend money on “Reddit coins”. As if the ads plastered all over the place weren’t bad enough already, now they’ve gone and done THIS. Sad to see a site I’ve enjoyed for years give into the greed and monetize the Reddit experience for as much money as possible. Next thing you know, they’re going to start charging money to buy upvotes.
My advice is, don’t get this app. There are other options available on the App Store that do just a good a job as this one, if not better, and aren’t full of blatant greed in the form of monetization.
DieAnderTier - Shove your bell.
Your hamfisted garbage app you keep breaking has too many constant, new, basic user experience issues while you monetize every facet you’re able, for you to give me “Notifications to turn on my notifications.”
TrashmanTrist - Horrible new changes
I have only been getting posts from Canadian subreddits on my popular page even though I am set to global. This change is terrible. If I wanted to see only those subs I would subscribe to them. Please change this.
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“I wanna see the manifesto you wrote on Reddit about me”
@heathenqueer @AITA_reddit I would force them to pay for it, then leave and tell my husband to sort it out and that I wont be back until he has fixed it, and offered a grovelling apology to me.
MCR Socialists of America
@_Cailin_Corcra_ @DonutInterns @AITA_reddit If a kid doesn’t grasp that they shouldn’t do that by age eight, that’s a stupid fucking kid and they need to learn not to fucking do that
Dr. Gail Pivetti, PhD
@AITA_reddit Omg madam, please call the POLICE on these CHILDREN and see how they respond. Good lord, this is not going to go the way you expect. YTA FFS.
aura but sparkly 🥂✨
@cross_066 i did a linguistic rant about the word stan on reddit as a good english major should
but im honestly so tired, i want it to be over
i don't even care if he cheated, just hope he didn't lie to our faces hhhh
@AITA_reddit In the entire family goes.
Fairy Tzarina of Cutness and Debautchery
@fortressofmemes @such_hockey_wow @AITA_reddit You're blaming children for the father's poor parenting which also can be explained by the fact their mum died 9 MONTHS AGO.
@AITA_reddit “I let my family bully my girlfriend and then I gaslight her about it, how could I possibly the TAH?” GTFO with that noise.
@MagiccOfficial Reddit and Twitter are full of posts that turn out to be inaccurate. Before I shared, I wanted to make sure it was real so I didn’t spread misinformation.
@AITA_reddit oh my fuck
@AITA_reddit @_el_magpie_ YTA. Your family made a cruel joke at the expense of your gf's feelings. That's not dark humour, she wasn't in on the joke, that's just downright cruel behavior. She told you she doesn't like how they behaved towards her in the past, why did you think this would be ok?
PurpleMarsAlien (Deirdre Hall)
@madisonguest @AITA_reddit It's mainly about a bunch of destruction that the house survives miraculously intact.
@AITA_reddit I am gonna side with OP, like I get losing a mother is incredibly tough, bit that doesn't excuse breaking the toileta of *someone else house* cos of a stupid prank from a movie. Husband and BIL are TA for sure, feels a bit wrong to call the kids TA but I would react like OP too