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Reddit's iOS app ads a new 'Discover' tab for find new content and communities

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Reddit Communities Art (Image credit: Reddit)

What you need to know

  • Reddit has made changes to its iPhone and iPad apps to make it easier to find new content and communities.
  • A new Discover tab makes it easier to find videos, photos, and more based on popular subjects.
  • New Community and Profile drawers have been added for easier access.

Reddit has today announced a new Discover tab in its iPhone and iPad app in an attempt to help people more easily find new communities and content to enjoy.

The move means that the official Reddit app now has a new Discover tab at the bottom of the screen that, when tapped, will display content that the app things is relevant. Users can also then drill down using tags at the top of the screen or search instead.

"We're ushering in a new era of discovery on Reddit, with images and video top of mind," said Jason Costa, Director of Product for Content and Communities at Reddit. "We're making discovering relevant content and communities more intuitive with the Discover Tab. It's a great new way for people to explore and engage with hundreds of thousands of communities around the world."

Reddit has also announced Community and Profile Drawers, areas where people can more easily edit their profiles and see information about the communities that they're already enjoying.

While the Profile Drawer gives people easier ways to edit their own profile, Reddit says that its Community Drawers have four distinct sections.

  • "Moderating entry points" in which moderators can see their mod feed, mod queue, and the subreddits they moderate.
  • "Your communities" where the communities redditors subscribe to can be sorted and customized;
  • "Following" which shows redditor accounts a user follows;
  • The "r/all" entry point

The updated app is now available in the App Store and those who don't yet have it installed can download it for free (opens in new tab) , now.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.