Please let me remove the scroll button!
Overall the app is quite good. Very fluid, easy to navigate to my favorite subreddits quickly; basically does everything I’d expect from a Reddit client. HOWEVER, there is one feature that drives me absolutely batty. The scroll button. You know the one. The one where you accidentally click it and it sends you to the bottom of the thread you’re currently reading. There is already a perfectly good feature for this: pressing and holding on the screen collapses the current top-level comment and all child comments. I have had this app since the day it came out and have never, not once, pressed that button on purpose. Most of the time I just stick it in the top right corner and it stays out of the way, where it still creates a minor visual annoyance, but if that was all that happened I would not be writing this review. No, not only can I not get rid of it, it won’t even stay where I put it. Every so often, the button will jump back to its default location, and will not let me move it above that height on the screen. It’s annoying, it’s USELESS, because as I said there is already a feature that accomplishes the same thing, and I can’t remove it. Absolutely horrible feature.
Please remove it from the app or at the very least give me an option to remove it. As it stands this app is two stars. Remove this infernal button and it will be five.
Please let me delete private messages and chats 😭😭
Overall i really like reddit as a social media, its really easy to find people with similar interests no matter how niche the topic and the karma system is really cool, i only have a couple qualm with a few features of reddit.
I post some lewd things on one of my accounts and I regularly get 100s of messages, both in the chat option in private messages. I do appreciate that you can “mark all inbox tabs as read” for messages to get rid of the notification but I do wish you could delete the messages thread all together, the chat option is slightly more infuriating, theres no way to mark all as read and to even read the messages to have them marked as read is a bit more of a process, definitely don’t want to go through and tap decline on 1000+ chats and there are some chats that i accepted from a few months ago that i wish i could delete, but alas.
I also wish there was a way to block specific subreddits, i got into an argument with some idiot on a climate change denier subreddit and i keep getting the notifications for when a post in the sub “trends” and things like that, all of the posts drive me absolutely crazy with their idiocy and id really prefer not to get notifications for them.
An interesting type of app
This app is a very unique app because of the countless communities this place has, you can just scroll scroll down once and you can find another great subreddit just waiting for you, not to mention most subreddits are incredibly funny, interesting, and some directed to your liking. Granted, the app has minor flaws, such as the people that overreact to the slightest things, the fact some videos can break your ears, and some can even show you something weird, or gross. But the fact that there’s so many good things, plus some bad things might not even exist for you, weigh down the negative things about the app for miles on end that they don’t bother you at all really, it’s a good app and it pretty much cures any boring time, (not at funerals, Not at funerals, not at funerals, not at funerals) and it allows people to express their creativity in many ways, this app is worth getting for the entertainment it will give you
I haven’t had any issues with the app till now—video player, I’m looking at you.
By struthious cheeseburger
Man, sometimes I like to watch 5 second long videos, read the comments for a couple minutes, and get on with my day. Unfortunately now I can’t even do that because the video keeps looping, which turns my comment reading session into a torture session. Come on, is that tiktok ripoff trend so lucrative that you have to jump on it too? Nobody on Reddit wants tiktok on the platform—if they did they’d be using tiktok. Stop trying to be like the social media giants and go back to being your own thing! That’s why your user base exists and you’re gonna lose a lot of us if you keep making these awful choices.
Ok but for real, the video player UI is just awful. On everything else the upvote/downvote buttons are on the left, but on the video player they’re on the right. The pause button is tiny. Pressing the “comments” icon takes you to the video instead of the comments, and to read the comments you have to pause the video first (if you care about your sanity). Scrolling on the video no longer takes you to the comments but to another random video.
You can do better. Or wait, how bout you just go back to what was there? I never had an issue with the old player.
I honestly like the official Reddit app way better than any other third-party apps I've tried. However, I have one minor annoyance that's grown into a major gripe over time: whenever I use Safari to Google search something, and a Reddit post is in the search results, if I click the link there's a pop-up that says "See Reddit in..." and I have the option to open the page in the Reddit app or continue with the web browser. My problem is, whenever I try to open the page in the Reddit app, I'm sent to the app store as if I hadn't installed the app. I have never been able to open a link from Safari in the Reddit app, and I've tried everything. The app is up to date, I've tried opening the app before clicking the link and it still won't take me to the app.
Honestly, if this was fixed I'd give 5 stars. The Reddit app is really good. But this is just so annoying, and it's difficult to search for a specific post within the app so there's no real workaround. So I'm just hoping the devs see this and find a way to fix it. I'm using an iPhone XR 128GB, if that matters.
Ruined by June 11 Update
So this app has been said to be inferior to other reddit applications, but I always found it to be perfectly suitable to my needs. Now all of a sudden I open up reddit for a little late night browsing before I go to bed and there has suddenly been some sort of update that I never downloaded and had no way to opt out of. This update butchered the video player that I was very content with, which is my main point of contention. It is clearly trying to mimic the “scrolling feed” that has become standard for most social media apps, but the reality is that most people come to reddit because they don’t want that crap. I have no desire to tap on a video and get brought to a blatant tiktok ripoff video player, in which I can swipe up and see content completely unrelated to the subs I am subscribed to. What makes it worse is the way the comments look when I open them up. I just liked it the way it was, and it seems that all of these updates were not intended to provide a better user experience. I hope they update the app with the option to go back to the way things were. Until then I honestly just don’t see myself enjoying this app.
Updated Video UI Is the Last Straw
The app functions relatively well, but Reddit developers have - over time - regressed the UI of their mobile app. It started with the increasing frequency of ads and subreddits oh don’t follow thrown into your feed.. then the Reddit Public Access Livestream starts showing up every five posts. For multiple versions now, the interplay between clicking a Reddit link in your mobile browser and it asking if you want to open it in the app has been broken. Instead of opening the Reddit app, it simply takes you to the Reddit App page on your phone’s App Store, not actually opening the app.
Eventually the comment threading gets worse, and now they made the video playback and interaction UI so painfully incompetent I now must find a different app to browse Reddit. If I click on the “comments” below the video, I should be taken to the comments, not this frustratingly clunky video playback interface that takes multiple taps to get what you need.
This is what happens when you insist your developers keep changing things instead of keeping a solid design and bug fixing/maintaining.
I am a very oppositional person. When I was a child, I was resistant to the dawn of the internet age. I didn’t like selfies, or pictures taken on a phone; I saw social media as a shameless illusion where people self-promoted inaccurate depictions of their lives/careers.
There is still a part of me that sees things that way, however I understand the vast potential of the internet for obtaining information. I am eternally grateful for platforms like reddit and google for allowing me to consistently improve my understanding of musical performance and audio production, by merely opening up my phone and accessing the wealth of information available for me to consume. I am a measly worm in a global community of experts who are vastly more qualified to call themselves professionals in this field than I am, and I will ensure that their contributions to this community will not be lost on me. Thank you for this opportunity to better myself and seek a career path that is truly valuable to me.
A huge thank you!
I have been a Redditor for a few years now and always look forward to updates on the app. I don’t usually use the computer so I appreciate any and all updates to mobile. My all-time FOREVER FAVORITE & also what coincidently brought me to Reddit in the first is No Sleep. For the longest time, I couldn’t subscribe to series with one click. I tried to read how to fix the problem and or do it manually but could not figure it out. I knew from web searches this wasn’t an isolated problem. It sucked that I had to save the story then login on the internet to subscribe. But just for old times sake I clicked “here” and it worked! I appreciate all the time and effort everyone puts in, even though most of Reddit only comments and complains about Reddit. I can’t afford to buy premium monthly but I do when I have extra spending money and love to give awards the few times I have. I wish it was a bit more cost-effective but other than that you have a fan/user for the life of this platform!
The most unique and customized social media platform out there
Many people look at me like I’m a nerd or dweeb when I say something about Reddit, but that’s just because they’ve never used it. Reddit possesses its own culture, comment memes, and sense of humor and it is just delightful. It’s where you can have a simple epiphany that gains you underserved adoration from thousands of random Redditors, and where you might just have the cofounder ask you if you’re his brother (both of which have happened to me, thank you Mr. O’Hanion). Reddit creates a feed based on your interests. There are thousands of subs dedicated to very specific things, many of which you didn’t even realize you were interested in. It’s not like FB or IG where you scroll and hope to find something interesting or relevant to you. On Reddit, the feed is made up of things you subbed to, and after you create a feed, you get to get your hands dirty in the comments... just do it, you won’t regret it.