Login to Reddit.com from a PC or with the Reddit App.
Learn how to create a Reddit account, see solutions to the most common login problems, and find out how to delete your account permanently, if you need to.
Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion platform, which was founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian. Users are able to make text posts, similar to the way internet forums work, or provide direct links to external content, such as images, videos, web pages and other files.
Content is organised into different sections of the website, known as ‘sub-Reddits’, which act as online communities. Once a post has been made, users can reply to the original post, creating a discussion. Each post, including the original post, can also be ‘up-voted’ or ‘down-voted’ and the most up-voted posts become the most visible.
How Do I Create a Reddit Account?
Reddit sign up is free and easy, and can be carried out from the site’s homepage. This can be achieved by clicking on the link in the top right hand corner, which is labelled ‘Want to join? Log in or sign up in seconds’. The left hand side of the box that appears is concerned with new account registration and will ask for:
- Username – The username you would like to use on Reddit
- Password – The password you would like to use when logging in
- Email – A valid email address, which you must still have access to
Once you have entered the required information, click the ‘Sign Up’ button to complete this Reddit sign up process and create your new account. Assuming you followed the instructions and your username was available, you should find that you have automatically been logged in to your new account.
In order to use the full range of features on the website, you may have to verify the email address you provided. To do this, log in to your email account, find the relevant email from Reddit and click the link contained within. If you cannot find the email in your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folders.
The direct Reddit Sign Up/Registration page can be accessed here.
How Do I Log In to My Reddit Account?
Once you have created an account, the Reddit login procedure can be performed in a similar way. From the homepage, click on the link labelled ‘Want to join? Log in or sign up in seconds’ in the top right hand corner, and this time use the right hand side of the box that appears.
Enter your username and password, avoiding any typing errors and being mindful of the site’s case sensitivity for passwords. If you are not using a shared computer or mobile device, you can check the box which says ‘Remember Me’, but leave it unchecked if you are on a shared device. Then, simply click the ‘Log In’ button.
The direct, official Reddit login page is located here.
The mobile optimized Reddit login page can be found here.
Why Can I Not Log In to Reddit.com? Typical Login Problems.
Users may occasionally experience login issues and there are some common explanations. The first thing to double check is that you have definitely entered the right username and password. Both of these need to be identical to the way they were typed when you signed up and the password is case sensitive, so make sure CAPS LOCK is off.
If you have forgotten your password, you can click on ‘Reset Password’ on the main Reddit login form. On the next page, enter your Reddit username in the marked field and then click on the ‘Email Me’ button. An email will then be sent to the email address associated with your account, allowing you to reset your password.
On rare occasions, the site itself may experience technical difficulties, which can make it difficult or impossible to sign in. Such issues are uncommon and are usually resolved quickly. Nevertheless, the only solution to this is to try to sign in again later on, once the problem has been fixed.
If you continue to experience issues signing in, it may be worth updating your web browser to the latest version, or clearing your cookies and temporary internet files before trying again. Alternatively, you could try signing in using a different web browser, although Reddit should work on all mainstream browsers.
Finally, if you have violated the terms of service, or breached site rules, it is possible that your account may have been suspended. If this is a temporary suspension, your account will be automatically restored after the suspension has been served, although more serious violations may result in permanent account closure.
Where Can I Download the Reddit App?
For mobile users, the Reddit App is not only a more convenient way to use the site, it also has enhanced functionality, including the auto-playing of GIFs and faster loading times. At present, the app is available on all mobile or tablet devices using either the Android or iOS operating systems.
To download the app, launch either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, depending on your operating system, and search for “Reddit” in the search bar. You can then download and install the app in the usual way. Once it has been installed, simply launch the app and log in to your account using your existing login credentials.
How Can I Delete My Reddit Account?
In the event that you decide to stop using the service, you may also wish to delete your account. Fortunately, the process for deleting an account is fairly straight forward. After signing in, click on ‘Preferences’ in the top right hand corner and then click on the ‘Deactivate’ tab.
You will then be asked to enter your username and password again, in order to confirm that you are definitely the owner of the account. Do this, then check the box which says “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable”. To complete the deletion, all you need to do is click the ‘Deactivate Account’ button.
It is worth noting that there is no way to temporarily deactivate your Reddit account and then reactivate it at a later date. Once you click ‘Deactivate Account’, your account will permanently removed from the site.
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