Reddit is one of the most popular discussion boards on the web, boasting millions of active users monthly. If you are an avid user of the platform, you can agree that it takes a while to master operations there.
Reddit text formatting is slightly different because of the coding aspect that most novices aren’t familiar with.
To make small text on Reddit, open the app on your phone and tap on the speech bubble icon under any post (or create a new post). Tap on ‘Add a comment’ to enter your comment, add a caret (‘^‘) before the text to make it smaller, then tap the blue ‘Reply’ button to post your comment.
The caret (‘^’) symbol is the inverted ‘V.’ If you are using a computer, hold the Alt key, type 94 on your num pad, or use the key next to Enter. Alternatively, you can copy the symbol from here.
Texting on Reddit without appearing like a novice shouldn’t be rocket science. You need to understand basic coding to maneuver this task. This time it is only one – (^) the inverted ‘V’ before your text. Please keep reading to learn step-by-step how to do it.
How To Make Small Text on Reddit?
The procedure below applies when adding a comment to Reddit posts or creating a new post to share on the platform.
Making Small Letters on Reddit Comments
Usually, we assume that text written in big letters sounds harsh. You don’t want other Reddit users to feel the same about the content you post. Hence, in some cases, it is better to have your comment in small letters to prevent offending other users.
Here is a straightforward procedure on how to make small letters when sharing comments on Reddit:
- Open the Reddit app on your phone.
- Find the post you wish to comment on and tap the speech bubble icon beneath it.
- Tap on ‘Add a comment‘ at the bottom.
- Insert a caret (‘^‘) first.
- Type or paste a text you want to share after the caret.
- Tap on the blue ‘Reply‘ button in the bottom right corner.
How To Make Small Letters on Post on Reddit
Are you ready to create a post on Reddit but don’t know how to do it in small letters? This section walks through the simple steps. But first, you must choose a community you are trying to post in.
All communities on Reddit have rules and guidelines that govern interactions and activities. Ensure you read and follow all rules to allow your posts to be shared quickly and to prevent being banned from the community.
Some communities have specific guidelines for formatting posts. You will also find things to include and not to include in these rules. Ensure you aren’t accidentally missing anything.
The community rules are on the right-hand side of the community if using the web. Tap on the ‘About‘ tab to find the regulations on the mobile phone app. Here is how to share posts in small letters on Reddit:
- Open the Reddit app on your mobile device.
- Tap on the hamburger menu at the top left corner of your screen.
- Tap on a community you want to post in to open it.
- Tap on the ‘+‘ icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Add a title to the article.
- Choose the type of post (‘Text‘) you want to share from the list at the bottom.
- Insert the caret (‘^‘) to the ‘Add optional body text‘ section before typing the text and adding relevant content.
- Tap on the blue ‘Next‘ button at the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap on the ‘Post‘ button at the top right corner of the screen.
As a novice on this platform, you will need to keep testing the minor letter formatting by commenting on old Reddit posts and checking the comment to see if the coding works.
In this case, if you follow all the steps above, it should do. If you miss any and your text appears otherwise, repeat keenly and recheck to see if it works. You can then delete test comments and posts you create once you master the coding.
As you advance on the app, you will learn how to style your comments and posts. You must have seen some posts and comments that look different from yours. Besides formatting the text in small letters, you can style the content in various ways.
Last Few Words,
Reddit will seem strange if you are a novice on the platform and know nothing about coding. But it isn’t as complex as you think. You need to master a few codes here and there as a starter to make sharing on Reddit easier.
It might be daunting to grasp all of them at once. Start with simple ones like using small text or bold text to make small letters when commenting or creating new posts.