Reddit Starts Trending

There’s a new way to discover communities on Reddit, as one of Twitter’s most popular and useful tools has migrated to the “front page of the internet.”

Redditors now have the ability to see which subreddits have been trending on the day, in an effort to get users exposed to the site’s smaller communities. According to Tech Crunch, the site will use an algorithm to highlight a handful of non-default subreddits that have been seeing high amounts of activity.

Logo for new subreddit of trending communities on Twitter

The “Trending Subreddits” logo on Reddit

The trending subreddits are located near the very top of the front page, above the top post on the first page. The trending subreddits for today were “oddlysatisfying,” “JapaneseGameShows,” “smashbros,” “minimalism,” and “gameofthrones.” The focuses of these are pretty self-explanatory.

The deafults, that ate excluded, are those that non-registered users see when they visit the site, and include, among others: Gaming, AskReddit, Funny, Pics, Technology, TodayILearned, WorldNews, and Music.

So far, reactions have generally been positive. The highest-voted comment on the “TrendingSubreddits” thread, reads,

Huh this is new, I like this idea. Its a good way to discover new subs.

Others used words like “fantastic addiction,” “one of the best new features in years,” and “great feature.”

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