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The 10 best Reddit alternatives to try

Why stick with Reddit when there are so many great alternatives? Here are a few of our favorites.
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April 8, 2021
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Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

Reddit is one of the most popular sites on the internet, with communities for every interest. While you can spend countless hours in these subreddits, they’re not the only ways to connect. If you want to branch outside of the Reddit universe, we’re here to help. Here are the best Reddit alternatives on the internet right now.

Now, none of these websites will give you the same experience as Reddit. Some of our picks are better for discussions, while others are better for image sharing. We’ll do our best to highlight the benefits of each platform.

The best Reddit alternatives:

Discord

Price: Free / Professional for $9.99 per month or $59.99 per year

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Discord is similar to a live version of Reddit in many ways. You can join communities of like-minded users and share thoughts and images in a live forum. If you want to join a group of your friends in one of your favorite games, Discord is the place to be. You can set up microphones and chat with each other or share a room code to join the same Among Us game. The key to Discord is the ability to build your own server. You can set it to public or private, giving you full control to create your own community.

HackerNews

Price: Free

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HackerNews

If you’re after technology-related news, HackerNews is the place to be. It’s a YCombinator site, and it follows Reddit’s less is less aesthetic approach. You’re pretty much faced with a wall of articles and the comments attached to each one. While you can’t downvote an individual post, you can downvote comments. HackerNews has already been around for more than a decade, so it boasts a fairly impressive user base. As long as you can come to grips with the bland interface, it’s a great way to find news.

Hubski

Price: Free

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Hubski

Hubski is almost identical to HackerNews, with posts that you can share and an open comments section. However, it doesn’t have quite as large a user base, and it tends to take fewer shares to reach the front page. If you’ve spent much time on Reddit or HackerNews, you’ll probably be comfortable with Hubski pretty quickly. While Reddit and HackerNews rely on upvotes, Hubski brings the most shared posts to the top of the front page. It also aims to foster discussion when possible, but it can be hit or miss depending on the post.

Imgur

Price: Free / $5 per month

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Imgur

It’s pretty easy to think of Imgur as Reddit’s sidekick. After all, many of the images you find in your favorite subreddits are actually hosted on Imgur. As you might have guessed, that makes Imgur a great place to find memes as well as incredible images uploaded by users. You can leave comments and share posts, and Imgur also uses a voting system similar to the one you’ll find on Reddit. Once you sign up for an account, you can choose to sign up for a Coil membership. Coil gives you access to an ad-free version of Imgur, also called Emerald, as well as special perks on other sites like Twitch.

Lemmy

Price: Free

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Lemmy

Yet another semi-clone of Reddit, Lemmy, is designed as a decentralized way to share content. Instead of having one corporate entity manage the entire platform, any user can launch their own server dedicated to whatever they please. Many of the sections are dedicated to aspects of technology, and each one gets its own moderation rules. Lemmy is significantly smaller than most Reddit alternatives. While you may not find as many unique posts, it’s much easier to interact with users regularly.

Quora

Price: Free

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Quora

If Imgur is the image alternative to Reddit, then Quora is your best bet for questions. It’s a text-based platform where you can ask any question on your mind and get feedback from users worldwide. You can stick to serious questions or go for some funnier answers, much like Yahoo Answers was famous for. Once again, voting is a key part of Quora as a Reddit alternative. Users can vote for the best answers to certain questions, which will help bring the best information to the forefront.

Product Hunt

Price: Free

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Product Hunt

If you’re all about the latest tech devices and software, Product Hunt is the place for you. It’s a place where users can share and vote on different apps and other interesting products. You can also leave comments and read other comments from both developers and fellow users. While you won’t really get news on Product Hunt, it’s a great Reddit alternative if you want to discover something new that might help you in everyday life.

Tapatalk

Price: Free / Tapatalk VIP for $2.99 per month

tapatalk
tapatalk

Like Discord, Tapatalk gives you the power to build and run your own community. It bills itself as the future of online forums, and it even works like Reddit in a few ways. For example, if another user does something or says something you agree with, you have the power to reward them with silver, gold, or diamonds. Community managers can also control the specific ad policies and collect donations from members. Overall, Tapatalk offers access to hundreds of thousands of communities — you just have to find the right one.

4Chan

Price: Free

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4Chan

Remember when we said we couldn’t vouch for the content on some of these sites? This is what we meant. It’s tough to leave 4Chan out of the discussion of Reddit alternatives, but you’ll not find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. The entire site is built on anonymous message boards where users can leave whatever comments and images they please. While you can find some interesting boards, it’s very easy to stumble into highly inappropriate content. It’s come to be known as a home for hackers and explicit content.

9gag

Price: Free

9gag
9gag

The last Reddit alternative on our list is 9gag, and it just might be the closest relative. If you just want to spend your day laughing at memes, 9gag has you covered. In fact, you’ll probably find many of the same memes as you would on Reddit. Content often finds its way to both sites, even though both may claim it as original content. 9gag packs plenty of communities and topics, and you can open live forums if you want to be part of the action.

See also: Best funny apps for Android


That’s it for our list of the best Reddit alternatives, thanks for reading. If we missed your favorite site, be sure to let us know in the comments below. You can also check out our most recent Android apps and games lists.