How To Join A Private Reddit Community? [in 2022]

A Reddit user can join any Reddit community if it is public and open to all. However, the private Reddit communities cannot be accessed and participated by any user. If you want an answer to the question “How to join a private Reddit community?“, read the article and go through the information given below.

What are private Reddit communities?

A private community/private subreddit is the online discussion forum on the website where the members can only participate based on the approval of the moderators.

Therefore, if you want to view the text and post of a private subreddit and participate in a particular private community, you should first gain the approval of the moderators of that particular online community.

Only the Reddit moderators (mods) can add a new participant and user to the discussion forum. A moderator can also remove an existing participant and approved member at any time.

How to join a private Reddit community?

If you want to participate in a private Reddit community and an exclusive subreddit, you should follow the step-by-step process given below.

Step 1: Open the website in your browser.

Step 2: Sign in/log in to your Reddit account by entering your username and the password of the account.

Step 3: Once you enter your account, you will see an icon of a “white envelope”. It will be located next to the username (in the upper section and the right-hand corner of the website).

Step 4: Click on the envelope icon, which will open up the messages you have on the website.

Step 5: Click on the option “send private message”. The button and the option will be placed close to the “inbox” button/tab.

Step 6: Now you have to send a message to the moderators of the private subreddit. For that, you need to type in the “to” or receiver field “/r/name of the private subreddit (that you want to join). If you are not aware of the name of the particular private subreddit, you can open it in your web browser and examine its URL link. You will find the name of the private subreddit at the tail-end of the URL.

Step 6: Provide a suitable subject line to your message in the “subject” section.

Step 7: You can politely describe and explain your message in the message box and tell the moderators (the message will be sent to all the moderators of the subreddit) your reason for joining the particular community. You should place a request to the moderators to invite you to participate. Now click on the “send” button.

Now your message has been sent to the moderators of the particular private subreddit. They may or may not approve your request.

However, if they approve your request, you will get a message from them. The message will come to your inbox on the Reddit website. If your wish is approved, you will get an invite link from any of the moderators of the private subreddit.

Can’t join a private Reddit subreddit

Private subreddits are often a closed community. They may have certain rules based on which they would approve a “join” request.


The private subreddits can be joined easily by following the process given above.

Ensure that you make a polite and reason-based request to the moderators. Reddit also has thousands of interesting public discussion forums that you can join without making any re

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