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Reddit users can now directly share multiple images in a single post

Reddit users can now directly share multiple images in a single post

Reddit, arguably the most popular anonymous social network on the Internet, has long had some baffling and frustrating restrictions. One of the biggest issues is the lack of native image gallery support, forcing users to share either a single image directly on the site or to create a post linked to a third-party hosting site where the gallery was located. That changes with the launch of native image gallery support, a new opt-in feature.

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LinkedIn and Reddit apps caught copying clipboard content without permission

LinkedIn and Reddit apps caught copying clipboard content without permission

Smartphones have put a lot of power into our hands, literally, but they have also exposed potential security and privacy violations in things we've been taking for granted on desktops. Things like asking permission to use certain hardware and software capabilities were almost an alien concept on desktop operating systems until Android and iOS showed how those can be easily abused, like how some mobile apps have been discovered to be reading clipboard content even when not in use.

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Reddit Start Chatting feature rolled back after a flood of complaints

Reddit Start Chatting feature rolled back after a flood of complaints

A lot of social networking services have rolled out new or upgraded features to address the new living conditions that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on all of us. Many involve increasing group size limits or opening up new channels for communication. In that vein, popular social news aggregation network Reddit introduced a new Start Chatting feature that aimed to create a new and fun chatting experience with like-minded people. Unsurprisingly, the network pulled it out within just 24 hours after an angry mob of users and especially moderators gathered at its gates.

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Reddit now lets users Start Chatting in groups in real-time

Reddit now lets users Start Chatting in groups in real-time

Reddit bills itself as the "front page of the Internet" but it's really more like the BBS and Internet forums of old. Someone makes a post and it gets discussed and commented on to death (or until a mod closes the thread) but all of this interaction happens asynchronously. Unless you sit all day in front of a Reddit page, waiting for someone to reply or post a comment. Now you no longer have to do that thanks to a new feature that matches you up with random Redditors with presumably the same interests as you.

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Reddit finally rolls out its native poll feature for all communities

Reddit finally rolls out its native poll feature for all communities

Anonymous social media platform Reddit has rolled out a new major feature that enables anyone to poll other users on the site. With this new poll feature, communities (that don't disable the tool) will enable their members to ask other users for their opinions on topics and gather other information when relevant. Until now, users were forced to use third-party polling options for these tasks.

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Reddit ads up: Brands can pay to be “trending”

Reddit ads up: Brands can pay to be “trending”

After six months of beta testing with major brands like Adobe, Spotify, and Method, Reddit rolled out "Trending Takeovers." This is an advertisement platform product in which the "trending today" system on Reddit can be "sponsored" by brands. They'll appear in links very similar to all other trending links, much like Google includes paying brands to appear in search results.

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Reddit discloses possible Russian campaign, bans dozens of accounts

Reddit discloses possible Russian campaign, bans dozens of accounts

Reddit has disclosed what it believes may have been a 'campaign from Russia,' the social platform has announced. The discovery took place after Reddit became aware of a post containing leaked political documents from the United Kingdom. That post itself followed an alert Reddit said it received about suspicious accounts on its platform.

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Reddit is experiencing another outage: Here’s what we know

Reddit is experiencing another outage: Here’s what we know

If you've attempted to get on your favorite subreddit at any point over the past hour, you've likely experienced issues ranging from pages only partially loading all the way to full error pages. The issue is widespread based on current reports, with users in many places complaining about an inability to access the website. Reddit has confirmed that it is looking into the matter.

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Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit users have had trouble accessing the service on mobile and desktop for most of Saturday morning, prompting an official response from the company: it is experiencing a partial outage across multiple aspects of its service. The outage, according to Reddit, is due to 'an incident' with Amazon Web Services that is impacting the social platform. It's unclear when the service will be fully restored.

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Multiple Reddit SubReddits banned for apparent spam [UPDATE]

Multiple Reddit SubReddits banned for apparent spam [UPDATE]

A wave of SubReddit bans occurred this afternoon seemingly at once, including but not limited to r/Android, r/cricket, r/MiamiDolphins, r/golf, r/auckland, r/tennisstreams, r/Wellington, r/Minneapolis, and possibly others. This ban wave likely occurred due to an automatic switch to combat malicious spam attacks. It is unlikely that these bans were due to human analysis and admin judgement. UPDATE: Most or all SubReddits banned this afternoon are now back in business - and we're still seeking answers.

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Reddit’s RPAN streaming video network: Who can broadcast?

Reddit’s RPAN streaming video network: Who can broadcast?

Today we're taking another look at the Reddit Public Access Network, or RPAN, also known as R/PAN. Yesterday we took a brief look at RPAN using what details were available at the time - today we're going a little bit more in-depth thanks to some assistance from an official Reddit company spokesperson who reached out to SlashGear to provide deeper insight. This begins with the most important piece of the puzzle: It's not just ANYONE who can stream videos right now. The RPAN network has a few guidelines, the lot of which are still not entirely public.

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Reddit RPAN lets anyone* live stream videos right now [UPDATE]

Reddit RPAN lets anyone* live stream videos right now [UPDATE]

The Reddit Public Access Network is officially up and available for use today in a test run on R/PAN. This is the first time the Reddit Public Access Network was made available to the world for use - beyond basic testing behind the scenes. Users are able to broadcast their day using their smartphone and do not necessarily need to be any sort of pre-screened or pre-approved creative type of member of any certain club. *UPDATE: A Reddit spokesperson revealed that there are, indeed, criteria that must be met by any one Redditor before they are able to broadcast. Additional clarifications were shared by a Reddit spokesperson as well.

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