How To Create A Subreddit? [in 2022]

Reddit is one of the most popular online platforms and websites for its immense range of discussion forms, web ratings, and news aggregation. You can join Reddit to discuss almost anything from pop culture to news, or any weird thing that you can imagine.

The specialized discussion forums on the website Reddit are called “Subreddit”. There are approximately 130,000 subreddits on Reddit at this point. The private subreddits cannot be assessed by everyone as they require an admission procedure.

However, a Reddit member and user can participate in all other and the majority of subreddits. One can also subscribe to these forums and get personalized feeds and information on them when they tap into their accounts on Reddit.

How to create a subreddit?

If a subreddit you want does not already exist on the website, you can create it by yourself. Once you create the subreddit, people will be able to read the posts on it and give their comments, content, and votes.

You also get the opportunity to add moderators on your subreddit so that all the spam content is removed. You can enforce your rules on your subreddits as well while keeping an eye on what the users are posting or commenting on it.

If you have a Reddit account that is more than 30-days old, you can create a discussion forum or subreddit. You also need to gather a minimum of certain points called “karma” to be able to create a subreddit of your own. If you fulfill all the prerequisites, you can create a subreddit by following the step-by-step process given below.

Step 1: Open the website, log in, and click on the “profile” section. It is located in the topmost and left-hand corner of the website.

Step 2: Choose the option “create community” by clicking on it. It is located in the sidebar menu.

Step 3: Once you are on the page, you will get a list of discussion topics. If your topic is not listed there, you can choose the option “none of the topics” located at the bottom of the list.

Step 4: You can now name your subreddit. There can be a maximum of 21 characters in it. Type the name and click on the option “next”.

Step 5: If your subreddit name exists already, the website will let you know this by pushing the error prompt. You may have to revise if it occurs.

Step 6: You will be given a limit of a maximum of 500 words for describing your subreddit or community page. Remember that it is the description page that attracts and invites the other users to join a community and participate in it. You can also change and alter the description anytime you want.

Step 7: You can click on the “next” button upon describing your newly-created subreddit. You will now have to choose between the three privacy labels viz. Restricted, Private, and Public, and the 18+ option based on the suitability of the subreddit for the members of the website.

Step 8: You can also choose a profile picture or an avatar for your subreddit. This step is optional.

Step 9: Now you can click or tap on the option ” create community”. Within a few seconds, Reddit will create the community and will guide you to the homepage of your new subreddit.

How to create a subreddit on iOS/Android phones?

The Reddit app on android or iOS phones will not provide you an opportunity to create a subreddit.

However, you can open the web browser on your smartphone/mobile and log in to the website Reddit there. Once you are logged in, you can create a subreddit by the same process given above. The website may try to direct you to the Reddit application during the process. If it happens, you should enable and switch to the desktop mode on the mobile browser.

Checklist after creating a Reddit subreddit

Once you have created your subreddit you cannot edit its name. You will also not get an option to delete the subreddit that you create.

The subreddit will be abandoned if it is not having any activity for 60 days. Therefore, ensure that you keep on engaging your users and community by posting regularly.

How to grow a Reddit subreddit?

Below are some steps that you can take to enhance and grow your subreddit.

  • Add more widgets to the subreddit by using the sidebar. It may include the images, calendar, rules, and others.
  • Try to engage the users more by keeping the frequency of posts high.
  • Log in to your Reddit account regularly and reply to the posts of the users.
  • Introduce your subreddit or discussion forums to the other community.
  • Make submissions to the other large subreddits that are related to your subreddit.
  • You can also promote your subreddit by the use of online advertisements.

Can’t create a Subreddit

Many people are not able to create a subreddit as they do not have enough points called “karma”. To gain more of these points, a user can join the other subreddits or communities and participate in the discussions by commenting and posting content more often.

It will help you gain the necessary “karma” points and ensure that your account has enough points to create a community page.

The subreddits that are created on Reddit must be approved and should be following the community guidelines of the website. In certain instances, a subreddit has been removed because of its illicit or illegal nature or when it was instigating hate. Therefore, you should ensure that your subreddit follows the guidelines of the community and is approved.


You can create your exclusive subreddits and discussion forums and invite participation from users from across the world. It is an easy, interesting, and interactive way to gain information on any topic of interest and to spread awareness.

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