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Reddit is good for a lot of things, like letting others know about that time you bumped into Dave Grohl at a craft store or sussing out long-shrouded Radiohead artwork secrets. Indeed, many subreddits of personal favor can be welcoming, familiar places; places you go to discuss myriad minutiae with the internet's many faces. But now, Reddit users are in for a major change: The site's slowly rolling out a new redesign.
As pointed out by Mashable, the love-it-or-hate-it news aggregator is unveiling the new design to a small number of users this week, starting today, April 3. If anything, this is kind of a big deal because the basic layout of Reddit hasn't been drastically changed in over a decade. (!) The refresh reportedly applies to the desktop version of the site for now, and in the coming weeks, it will be available on an opt-in basis to the untold numbers of daily Redditors.
Wired has the full story of Reddit's redesign, which, according co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman, has been in the works for nearly two years. “We are making a ton of improvements based on what we're hearing from testers,” Huffman hinted in an “Ask Me Anything” last year. Per Mashable, the specific changes include the navigation bar being replaced “with a sidebar on the left that will house navigation links to the site's main feed, r/all, as well as favorites, multireddits and subreddits users have subscribed to.”
Are you ready for an all-new Reddit? Sound off the comments and let us know if you're down with the Reddit design tweak.
reddit got a redesign and the best part is the hamburger menu tbh pic.twitter.com/OYlGIhPnK0
— ⚡️ Owen (@ow) April 3, 2018
— Digg (@digg) April 2, 2018
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