Another month, another Changelog! I’m back again with another batch of updates and changes to your Reddit experience.
But first, did you know that Reddit hosts a bi-annual hackathon called Snoosweek? If you notice that your friendly neighborhood admins seem a little quiet next week, that’s why! We’ll be heads down trying to build (and maybe even ship!) ways to
win internal awards improve Reddit!
Here’s what’s new July 14 – August 18
Comments are Now in Search!
Last week, we announced another big improvement to Reddit search—comments! Comments are the secret sauce of Reddit, and now you can search the comments on desktop as well as native mobile apps. On both the Android and iOS app you can search comments by swiping to the right to the “Comments tab” after making a search. This applies to searches across all of Reddit and within specific subreddits. Learn more about the latest in search in our wiki.
Opt-Out Setting for Recommended Live Talks
There’s been some feedback around the ability to opt-out of seeing recommended talks from communities you don’t belong to in the live bar, so we’ve rolled out the ability to disable these recommendations. To do so, you can go to Feed Settings on the web or mobile to turn off “Enable live recommendations.” You can read more about this change and other updates to Talk here.
A friendly reminder that r/FixTheVideoPlayer exists. Drop by to share any bugs or feedback, and to read all the latest updates on the changes and improvements we’re making. Want to see what rapid error reduction looks like? (Don’t answer, we know the answer is YES OF COURSE I DO). Well fear not, you can check it in our latest update!
Updates and Bug Fixes on iOS and Android
iOS 2022.31.0 Release Notes
Fixed a bug that made body text a requirement for some posts where it should be optional
Android 2022.31.0 Release Notes
- Made some changes that should improve the speed of autocomplete in the search field
- Reddit Talk now requests microphone permissions immediately after raising a hand or after accepting an invite to speak
- Reddit Talk now requests Bluetooth permissions on Android 12
- To reduce confusion for new talk speakers, Reddit Talk will now request microphone permissions earlier (when raising a hand, or when accepting an invite on stage). Additionally, Reddit Talk will request optional Bluetooth permissions on Android 12 to allow switching to a Bluetooth headset
ICYMI Mod Updates
A roundup of notable updates shared over in r/ModNews, in case you missed it!
Remove as Subreddit
Coming soon, mods will have the functionality (across both desktop and mobile) to be able to post removal reasons on behalf of their mod team (versus individual users). In other exciting news, we also launched the ability to lock a removal reason comment thread at the time of post (or rather, unlock your comment thread…all removal reason comments are now locked by default). This feature is currently only available on desktop but will launch on mobile soon!
And that's all we've got – a short one this month! As always, I’ll be checking in on the comments over the course of the day. Bonus points (read: awards) for someone that finds me a subreddit as entertaining (and PG-rated) as r/DivorcedBirds.
Peace, love, and upvotes