Reddit Is Finally Turning Into A Social Network With Profile Page Redesign Like Facebook

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Mar 21, 2017
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It looks like Reddit is finally on the route to renovation. The social media website is now planning to roll out proper public profiles to the users. The founders of Reddit believe that this move will further enhance the popularity of the site among masses.

To drill down the changelog, the new changes will now enable users to post content directly on their profile pages, just like Facebook and Twitter. This model of social media has been long overdue for Reddit to implement, and it has finally carved out a layout that caters to users in an interactive manner. Until now, the website has been duly focused on forums that range from anything to everything.

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However, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian stated that forums restricted users from posting personal content on the website fearing self promotion. “If you yourself are someone who wants to share something, it’s pretty daunting,” he said. The new profile feature redesign will include layout items like a profile picture, description, and user generated posts. Other Redditors will be allowed to comment on the posts of the fellow Redditor, but they won’t be allowed to post new content on their profile page.

In a post on its official handle, Reddit wrote:

What’s changing?

A very small number of redditors will be able to post directly to their own profile. The profile page will combine posts made to the profile (‘new”) and posts made to communities (“legacy”).

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The profile page is redesigned to better showcase the redditor’s avatar, a short description and their posts. We’ll be sharing designs of this experience tomorrow.

Redditors will be able to follow these testers, at which point posts made to the tester’s profile page will start to appear on the follower’s front-page. These posts will appear following the same “hot” algorithms as everything else.

Redditors will be able to comment on the profile posts, but not create new posts on someone else’s profile.

The new profile layout is all set to debut for three popular user accounts tomorrow, and shall be extended to many more users in the coming months. It is worth mentioning that Reddit went through a series of changes after Ohanian and co-founder Steve Huffman returned to the firm in 2015. In addition, Ohanian also revealed that he had been working on the profile feature since a decade.

Well, it remains to be seen how Reddit has designed the new feature. Stay tuned with us as we manage to get the sneak peek of the redesign.

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