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Reddit expands chat rooms to more subreddits

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

If you'd rather spend time chatting with strangers who share a hyper-specific interest rather than keeping up with your coworkers' stale memes on Slack, Reddit is ready for you. The platform has quietly been working on a chat room feature for months now and today it expands beyond its early days as a very limited closed beta.
Plenty of subreddits already make use of a chat room feature, but these live outside of Reddit, usually on Slack or Discord. Given that, it makes sense for Reddit to lure those users back into the engaging on Reddit itself by offering its own chat feature.
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Reddit added chat rooms, and they're about what you'd expect

Reddit added chat rooms, and they're about what you'd expect

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

For the last year, Reddit has been beta-testing community-based chat rooms with a select number of users. Over time, the beta spread across various groups on the platform, and today, the internet's largest forum hub made its efforts more public with a blog post explaining what it hopes to achieve with the feature.
“When we started, we knew that most people didn't personally know other redditors, since the core of the Reddit experience is pseudonymous sharing and discussion,” wrote ityoclys , a Reddit product designer who has been taking chat room feedback from users over the past year. “So...
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Relive 1998 as live chat rooms roll out across Reddit in a limited beta

Relive 1998 as live chat rooms roll out across Reddit in a limited beta

1 month ago   |   By Digital Trends

Reddit is slowly rolling out real-time chat rooms across a limited number of subreddits. Currently in beta, Reddit Chat went live in 2017 for a small group of around 7,000 users. Reddit is now expanding this service.
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