Reddit is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms with a global user base. According to Backlinko, the website has approximately 430 million active users and over 400,000 communities, known as subreddits. You can find almost any content on Reddit, from trending news, technology, environment, music, film, and conspiracy theories to politics.
However, the site has a lot of feeds, and the user interface can be confusing for a beginner. Most people may not know how to post on Reddit because there are so many community rules, subreddits, and post restrictions.
So how do you post on Reddit?
There are two ways of posting on Reddit: on the Reddit website or from the mobile app.
To create a post on the Reddit website, open Reddit on your browser > click on the subreddit you want to post in > tap on “Create Post” > add the post title > write the Post or attach media > click “Post.”
To create a post on Reddit from the mobile app, open the app on Android or iOS > tap the plus icon at the bottom of the app > type the title of the Post > create the content or attach media > click “Next” > select the subreddit > click “Post.”
We prepared this article to guide you on how to post on Reddit and other related issues.
Creating a post on Reddit from your PC is different from creating a post from the mobile app. Here’s how to post on Reddit from the website:
- Open your browser and go to www.reddit.com.
- Sign up or log in to your account.
- Navigate to the subreddit you want to post your content.
- Tap “Create Post” on the right corner or the subreddit below the “About Community.”
- Choose the type of content you want to post: “Post,” “Image & Video,” “Link,” “Poll,” or “Talk.”
- Add the title of your post.
- Create the post; write, copy-paste, upload from elsewhere, etc.
- Click “Post” to complete the process.
- Your post is now live on Reddit.
Before you create a post on a subreddit, read the rules on the right side of the community page. Here you’ll find the subreddit rules and the general rules of posting on Reddit. Failure to adhere to the rules may result in disapproval or removal of your Post from the subreddit.
Some communities also restrict how and what you post. For example, you may find some subreddits only permit text posts, images, and videos, but not polls and talks. Note that you cannot post on a community unless you’re a member. Click join to become part of a subreddit and post content.
How To Post on Reddit With the Mobile App
Reddit has a mobile app compatible with Android and iOS devices. Follow these steps to create a post on Reddit through the mobile app:
- Open the Reddit app on your phone.
- Log in to your account.
- Click on the subreddit you want to post your content.
- Tap the plus icon at the bottom of the app.
- Choose the type of content you want to create on the pop-up menu that appears: “Link,” “Image,” “Video,” “Text,” “Poll,” “Predictions,” or “Talk.”
- Create a title for your post.
- Compose the post.
- Tap “Next” in the top right corner.
- Tap “Post.”
Reddit is one of the most popular social media platforms where you can read content, comment, and join discussions. Posting on the platform can be challenging for beginners, but it gets easier with time.
You can only post your content on subreddits where you are a member. Moreover, you need to follow the community rules for the moderators to approve your posts.
You can share content with other Redditors through the mobile app. Here’s how to do that:
1. Open the Reddit app and log in.
3. Tap on the plus icon to create a new post.
4. Choose the type of content you want to post.
5. Add a title and compose the post.
6. Choose the subreddit you want to post the content to and click “Next.”
7. Click “Post.”
Yes. You can open a free account and post content on Reddit. However, the platform offers a premium service, Reddit Gold, with a monthly or yearly subscription. The paid version has extended and better features unavailable to those on the free version.
Posting content on Reddit requires you to have points known as karma. If your account is new, you may lack enough karma to post on any subreddit.
If your account is old and you have enough karma, it’s possible you broke some community rules prompting moderators to ban you from posting content. Moreover, Reddit may be limiting how much content you can post to prevent spamming.