What is Reddit and how does it work?

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What is Reddit and how does it work?

How long have you been on the internet? If you have been for quite some time and are interested in technology, then you might have heard about Reddit. If not, then don’t worry, you’ll have a Reddit account after reading this post. 

There are so many specialized discussion forums or boards available on the internet, but if you are looking for a debate, news, memes, best answers, etc. then Reddit is the best option for you.  And one more interesting thing is Reddit has its own mobile app which is downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google play store and  5 million times on the Apple app store. 

In this blog post, I will share with you about Reddit, especially the Reddit mobile app. 

So let’s dive together.

What is Reddit?

Reddit is a social news aggregation platform especially comprising user-generated content and discussions forum where content is socially curated and promoted by community members through voting. 


Actually, Reddit is a platform where you can discuss different topics such as politics, education, and many more things within a community. Also, people like you, around the globe come together in order to discuss some stuff, post memes, and share something that they think about and downvote, upvote the answers given by others.


You can create a Reddit account free of cost but if you want more features of Reddit Gold include access to members-only communities and the ability to turn off sidebar ads, you can upgrade to the Reddit Gold premium plan as well.

The name “Reddit” is a play-on-words with the phrase “read it”, i.e., “I read it on Reddit.

Company Overview:

Name: Reddit Inc

Industry: Internet Media

Revenue: Around US$100 Million [2018]

Founded: June 23, 2005

Founders: Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman,  and Aaron Swartz

CEO: Steve Huffman (Jul 10, 2015- till)

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United State

Area Served: Worldwide

Parent Organization: Advance Publications

Subsidiary: RedditGifts.com


Platform: Web/Android /iOS

Rating: 4.8 iOS App Store / 4.5 Google Play Store 

Installs : 50,000,000+ on Google Play Store and 10,000,000+ on iOS App Store

Apps Size: 137 MB iOS App and 80MB Android Play Store

In-App purchases: Yes

Reddit Mobile Apps:

Reddit released its first mobile web interface in 2010. At that time, Redditors relied on third-party apps to access Reddit on mobile devices. After that, In 2016, Reddit launched the official iOS app and Android app on the iOS App Store and Google Play store. Before the official app launched, The company released an app for Reddit’s question-and-answer called the Ask Me Anything subreddit in 2014. The app allowed users to see active Ask Me Anythings, receive notifications, ask questions, and vote.

Why should you use Reddit

Here are some reasons you should download the app or create an account and use Reddit.

  • Communities about ideas, not people
  • It creates wonderful distractions
  • It’s free and open
  • Getting answers to questions you’re too afraid to ask in public.
  • High-quality entertainment for extended bathroom breaks.
  • Unique usernames so your mom won’t find you on Reddit.
  • Limitless possibilities
  • Gift exchanges like Secret Santa
  • Bananas used for scale
  • Losing track of vast amounts of time
  • Closing Reddit on your computer just to open it on your phone
  • Very convincing fan theories about TV shows
  • Every kind of nostalgia
  • Every team
  • Recipes worth making
  • Genuine empathy
  • Lots and lots of cats
  • There’s a Night Mode
  • And many more!

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How Reddit works?

Reddit itself is a huge platform but it’s divided into smaller communities called subreddits. Subreddits are a board devoted to a specific topic that starts with reddit.com/r/topic. 

If you are visiting Reddit’s homepage without signing in, you’ll see a feed like Trending today, Popular posts from various subreddits. You can choose location-wise posts, new, top, and hot posts and you can view as a card, classic, and compact as well.  You can also read the title and comments.

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If you want to create a Reddit account, simply go to reddit.com and sign up by email or you can sign in with your Google account and apple account as well. 

After completion of sign-in, you can view your complete dashboard and you can search topics or subreddits to follow them and you can upvote, downvote, comment, share, report the topic as well. 

How many users does Reddit have?

According to Wikipedia, approximately 430 million Reddit active users worldwide, called “Redditors”. That makes it the 5th most visited website in the USA and the 18th most visited website in the world. And 130K+ active communities with 30B+ monthly views.

Also, Reddit has 50M users in the android app and 10M users in the IOS(Apple) platform.

For further details, you can click the links below:

Website: https://www.reddit.com/

Company Website: https://www.redditinc.com/

Privacy Policyhttps://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reddit

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reddit

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reddit

Final Thoughts:

I hope that this article has helped you to better understand Reddit. Reddit is emerging as a useful app in the upcoming years and it will help you to get better answers to what you search on the internet.

And yes, in the era of digital marketing and strategies to grow your business,  a solid profile in Reddit will act to be the sailor of your ship.

That’s all for now, if you have any queries regarding this topic, please let me know in the comments.