Reddit is a social news website and forum where registered users can post news and information in the form of text, pictures, videos, links and polls. These posts are organised into ‘subreddits’ which allow users to find content about specific interests or topics.

Reddit is known for having a heavy focus on user feedback. People can ‘upvote’ or ‘downvote’ a post or reply to signal their approval or support for a post, so that everyone can see which posts are most popular. A user can also send a direct message to other users and attend live events.

Every Reddit user has a ‘karma’ score showing how well they contribute to Reddit. A user with high karma means they tend to create posts or comments which are upvoted. A user can pay for ‘Reddit Premium’ or buy ‘Reddit Coins’ to get benefits like not seeing adverts in the app or to give benefits to another user.

The app has no parental controls but has various safety settings. For example, a user can choose whether to see NSFW (not safe for work) content which is for over 18s or they can prevent their profile and content being shown in popular subreddits or appearing in search engine results. As well as blocking other people, users can prevent others from following them, seeing when they are online or which communities they are active in. They can manage who can send them chat requests and messages. They can also turn off personalised adverts and recommendations. ‘Anonymous browsing’ allows a person to use Reddit without using their own account.


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