Reddit is testing new chat feature to replace private messagesKarissa Bell / Mashable - 3 years ago
  • The site will soon launch a new instant messaging feature called Reddit Chat.
  • With Reddit Chat, which will eventually replace the old PM system entirely, users will be able to swap messages, links to posts, and send stickers in real time.
  • None of that may sound particularly groundbreaking for a social site in 2017, but it could have profound implications for Reddit’s millions of users — most of whom don’t have any connection with each other outside of the site.
  • Reddit Chat on desktop.Reddit, which is also working on a larger site-wide redesign, is aware that its most dedicated users don’t take even the smallest changes lightly, which is why the rollout is happening so slowly.