Reddit, one of the largest online communities, announced on Thursday that it will let its users embed its posts/discussion threads on other websites.
This new feature is quite simple to use as you can embed the threads just like you currently embed Tweets and YouTube videos in web pages.
Readers will also be able to click through the embed to Reddit itself if they feel like perusing the conversation more deeply.
The post-embedding feature was in private beta previously, but now it’s available to everyone.
How to Embed Reddit Threads on Other Websites
To embed a post
- Click on the “share” link below the post’s title,
- Choose embed
- And it’s done
Embedding a comment is even easier than embedding a post, because every comment on the site has an “embed” link under it.
Both the comment and post embed will let you swap the code with a Facebook Instant Article-friendly version.
The feature plays well with other types of content as well like images, videos and GIFs also.
But, what’s the difference?
Earlier users on a third-party website can merely hyperlink to a thread or post on Reddit, or can take a screenshot of the Reddit page.
Therefore, this new feature will be welcomed by media sites, bloggers and more as they can now include the content on their respective pages.
This move comes as the company tries to revamp its community after being criticized for its numerous racist, sexist and xenophobic channels, which have been banned (fortunately).
And since then, users have been empowered with stronger protections, better blocking tools and a news service that delivers Reddit news without the Reddit community.