Reddit had a busy part at the start of the holiday season, describing some new features that were released between November 30th and December 15th in its latest changelog blog post.
The platform wrote: “Ah, December … the Christmas season is just around the corner and in addition to festive lights, sweater weather and shorter days, there is another type of seasonal change – a code freeze at the end of the year. Here at Reddit we were busy sending projects and updates out before the freeze hit on Friday (December 18th) and there’s a lot to talk about. “
Reddit has launched its winter avatar collection, including some special accessories for Reddit Premium members.
With the new Rereddit feature, Redditors can search the top posts on a specific day, month or year from 2008.
Experimental Function With Reddit Predictions, Redditors can compete with each other while providing answers to questions like “Which Bachelor candidate will be sent home?” Predictions.
Reddit Premium users can try out new custom application icons for Android and iOS.
The release of iOS 14 spurred four iPhone widgets from Reddit: Cat Calendar, self-explanatory; Deep contemplation with trending discussions; The front page with top posts from anywhere on the platform; and Pretty Pictures, the best photos from all over Reddit.
Users can now search Reddit by topics, starting with feeds on primary topics like food and drink, with an expansion to secondary topics in the works.
Reddit is testing a way to show comments in popular and private feeds in map view by pausing a post for a second. The test is currently only available for Android. IOS will be added soon.
The platform is also testing color updates for Android and iOS that meet the guidelines for web content accessibility.
When new users sign up on Reddit, they’ll see recommended chat groups as part of a test on Android.
New Redditors also get the chance to dig deeper into topics they are interested in to better customize their home feeds. Instead of limiting yourself to general topics like sports, you can now drill down one more time with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Football League.
Redditors can now sign up or sign up through a magic link sent to them via email.
Finally, Reddit is running a series of tests to determine the ideal way to sort search results and experimenting with using upvotes as the default sorting for Ask Me Anything searches.