Reddit has become the forum of the internet. If you want to join in on discussions on Reddit, or create a subreddit for you business, you have to create a Reddit account first.
In this beginner Reddit tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a Reddit account.
How to create a Reddit account on reddit.com?
Here is how you can create an account on Reddit and join its diverse range of forums and communities online.
Step 1: Go to the website reddit.com from any browser including Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge among others. You will find the “sign up” option on the very first page of the website that opens up to you. It is located in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage and screen.
Step 2: Choose the “sign up” option and click on this button.
Step 3: You may use your Apple Account or your Google Account for signing up. You can also register and log in using an email address.
Step 4: Now you will be required to choose a username and a password for your new account. Other Reddit members can find you through this username. All the posts that you share on the Reddit website will use this username.
Step 5: Now you will be required to complete the “human verification” part of the process. Once you complete that, you can click on the button “sign up”.
Step 6: The website will ask you for some information about yourself. These questions are optional and you can provide the facts or choose to skip them.
Step 7: Now the website will give you many different topics and you need to choose at least three that you are currently interested in.
Step 8: Now you will be guided to a “pop up” web page that will show you the community based on the topics that you have selected in the step before. You can choose any community of interest by clicking on the Plus “+” button. While a single click will make you join the community, the next click will make you leave it. Reddit gives you the option to leave the community you have joined at any point in time.
Step 9: Next, you need to select your online “Avatar”. You can find many different predefined avatars when you click on the randomized button. However, if you wish you can choose this step.
Step 10: The Reddit website will send to your email address a “verification email”. Do not forget to verify the email. It will ensure that your account is authenticated and you have complete access to the profile you create on Reddit.
From now on, Reddit will start sending you Reddit feeds based on your interests and the communities that you have joined and are following. You may also be subscribed to certain default communities.
Remember that Reddit allows you to create multiple accounts. You can have many different usernames and choose between them based on the “subreddits” you want to join and participate in.
How to sign up for Reddit on an iPhone or Android phone?
You can sign up to Reddit and create your account on your mobile device/smartphone or tablet as well. However, you first need to download the Reddit application on your mobile first. After that, you need to follow the step-by-step process given below.
Step 1: Now that you have downloaded the Reddit App to your mobile, tap on it. The icon of the app has an orange circle. Once you download it, you can find it in the folder or on the home screen.
Step 2: Once the app is open on the mobile device, you will get the log-in/sign-up option.
Step 3: Once you choose the option “sign in”, you need to choose your Apple ID or your Google account. You simply need to tap on the “continue with Apple” or “continue with Google” button. You can also log in by using your email address when you click on the option “continue with your email”.
Step 4: If you sign up initially using your Apple ID or Google email account, Reddit will provide you with a random username. The user can change this username within 30 days. Else, the name will be the final name of the profile. However, if you sign in by using your email address, the app will ask you to create your username and password.
How to start using Reddit once you have created a Reddit account?
Once you have created your Reddit account, you need to choose your interests. The website will auto-populate to you the available choices. You can choose at least 3 categories.
Once you log in to the website, you can also see the “search bar” of it. If you have any particular interest or community in mind, you can search for it in the search bar and search field. When you want to revisit a forum or a subreddit, you can subscribe to it.
This way it will become easy for you to be active in a community for long period.
The homepage of the website will also show you relevant posts and feeds from all the subreddits that you have subscribed to. The drop-down menu of the navigation bar will reveal to you all your current subscriptions. You can use it for switching between the different communities easily.
What is a throwaway Reddit account and how to create one?
A throwaway Reddit account is a temporary account. It can be made by a user for accomplishing a specific purpose. A throwaway Reddit is different from your main Reddit account.
When a user wants to make a comment or ask a question while ensuring that nobody else knows that it is he/she, they can create a throwaway account on Reddit. Users may often create throwaway Reddit accounts when they want to:
- Discuss the financial matters.
- Speak about embarrassing or personal problems.
- Want to know more about a business organization or employer.
- Discuss any topic while not being identified
You can create a throwaway Reddit account by clicking on the button “sign up” on the website.
You can sign out if you are already signed in. You will be required to enter your new username and the password of the account. You do not need to provide any email address for this account.
Can’t make a Reddit account
People aged 13 years or more can only create an account on Reddit. If you are from a country other than the USA, the laws that are applicable in that country will apply to you. Therefore, you should ensure that you are permitted to join Reddit. You should also provide a valid email address if you want to sign up for Reddit.
Conclusion – Signing up for Reddit
A Reddit account can help you explore the latest news, discussions, and forums on a comprehensive range of interests. The basic Reddit account is free of cost. You can join Reddit now to join explore a wide range of forums and discussions.