What is Reddit?
Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion site where you can share stories, links, images and videos, send messages and group chat. Topics and interests are organised into communities, which you can follow, comment on and vote on posts to increase their visibility. Content on Reddit can also be shared with and from third-party websites and apps like TikTok, Snapchat, and Imgur.
Reddit promotes free speech and the open sharing of ideas. The topics covered are extremely diverse and may include anything from puppies and children’s shows to pornography and violence. While it is moderated by admins, bots and volunteer users, each community sets its own standards. Mature content is not shown until a user declares they 18 or over however, there is no age verification system in place.
Reddit is free to join, with a paid, premium version available which has the advertising removed. A virtual currency called ‘coins’ can be purchased in the app and given as ‘awards’ to posts you really like. The award system helps keep the site going by encouraging users to share and contribute.
In 2020, Reddit acquired video editing mobile app Dubsmash.
How do people use Reddit?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use social news aggregation and discussion sites like Reddit.
How can you report inappropriate content, block a user or get personal data removed?
- Report spam, abuse or content
Use this page to report spam, abuse or other issues including inappropriate content or concerns about someone’s safety.
- Block a user
Get instructions on how to block a user in chat, to prevents them from communicating with you anywhere in Reddit.
- The report button
Learn about the anonymous report button that is shown on all posts and comments when you are logged into Reddit.
- Support requests
Identify your issue and submit a support request to the owners of Reddit, Reddit Inc.
- Removing data
Learn how to delete posts, comments, chats and messages from Reddit and stop third-party applications from accessing your information.
How can you protect your personal information?
Learn how Reddit collects, stores and shares your personal information.
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Last updated: 03/05/2023