Reddit launches official apps for Android and iOS

Reddit has released their long-awaited apps for both Android and iOS devices. The new Reddit app will serve as the official means for accessing Reddit on mobile and will replace Alien Blue, the popular third-party application the company acquired back in 2014.

The new Reddit mobile app offers a number of key features that aim to differentiate it from the wide range of clients now on the market. It includes a “card view” option to better showcase rich media content, for example, and it sometimes offers platform-specific features when it can – like iOS’s draggable “speed-read” button.

Some features are aimed at catering to the needs of more regular Redditors – including those that have not been available in other third-party clients, or even Alien Blue. One of these is support for customizable subreddits. In the new Reddit app, moderators will now be able to customize the way their subreddits look and feel.

Main features:

  • Browse all of Reddit, wherever you are
  • Search and discover communities by topic or interest
  • Submit your own comments, images, links, and stories for others to view and discuss
  • Customize Reddit with themes (including night theme)
  • View in either compact view or card view
  • Stay up to date with your orangereds with Inbox: messages, comment replies, post replies, and mentions

Though Alien Blue may be shut down to make room for Reddit’s official new application, Reddit doesn’t have any plans to restrict its community of third-party app developers now that it’s making a more serious effort on mobile. Instead, the focus is just on offering a great experience for its own audience.

“Having a native Reddit app on Android and iOS — especially one that’s this fast — is going to ruin a lot of people’s productivity. And I’m okay with that,” says Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder.

“The team has done a remarkable job shipping such a polished app in such a short period of time and it’s only going to get better! It’s a privilege to be able to create for such a devoted user base of hundreds of millions of people.”

Download the Official Reddit app for Android here.

Download the Official Reddit app for iOS here.

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