Reddit rolls out community chat rooms to bond over shared interests

Shawn Knight

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Reddit has introduced a new feature designed to help connect people with like-minded individuals who share a similar interest and want to talk about it.

During this unprecedented time of isolation due to varying lockdown orders, the news aggregator said members have been using chat at “phenomenal new levels.” Since the platform is in a unique position to help during this situation, Reddit said it created a new tool that makes it easier for folks to find others that want to talk about the same things they do.

To try it out, simply visit one of your favorite subreddits and click the Start Chatting button.

As of writing, chat is active for around half of all communities. Reddit said it was careful to consider things like abuse vectors when selecting participating communities. The team is also actively working to update the UI so it is clear that the feature and matching logic behind it is coming from Reddit, not individual mods or communities.

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corrosive23

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The admins already back-tracked and removed this "feature". No one wanted it and the mods for the subreddits did not even have control of it.
 

ShadowDeath

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The admins already back-tracked and removed this "feature". No one wanted it and the mods for the subreddits did not even have control of it.

I saw a post in one of the subreddits saying that they didn't approve the chat and would rather people go to their discord instead. Reddit is the new Facebook. I honestly wonder how long until they start pulling the API's allowing people to make custom reddit apps like facebook did.
 

mbrowne5061

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I saw a post in one of the subreddits saying that they didn't approve the chat and would rather people go to their discord instead. Reddit is the new Facebook. I honestly wonder how long until they start pulling the API's allowing people to make custom reddit apps like facebook did.

The day that happens is the day I stop using reddit.
 

corrosive23

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The day that happens is the day I stop using reddit.
I mean its dog **** anyways. All of the top subreddits are moderated by the same 10-15 *******s including gallowboob who will delete a post and then post it as his own then ban people who call him on it.