Your identity isn’t publicly displayed, and it’s just to assist in determining what kind of content you would like to look at on Reddit.
The Reddit development team is consistently performing on bettering the website, which is why they post updates on what they have been performing on every fortnight.
The newest update gives new Reddit users more options during account and avatar creation, improves the video player, and adds a touch to the moderators-only messaging feature.
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Reddit Adds More Inclusive Options, Amongst Other Updates
Here’s everything added to or changed on Reddit from St Patrick’s Day to March 30, 2021, consistent with Reddit admin u/BurritoJusticeLeague.
Select Your identity During Sign-Up
When signing up for a Reddit account, you now need to choose to select your identity. The Reddit team says that this may assist you in “find communities and content you enjoy more quickly.”
The options include female, male, non-binary, and a free-form field where you’ll find A custom option. Alternatively, you’ll skip the step altogether.
Reddit won’t publicly display your identity selection. It’s utilized in tandem with the topics you’re curious about to enhance the community recommendations you will see in your feed.
You can change or remove this information within your account settings at any time.
Wider Selection of Avatar Gear
All kinds of new gear have dropped for Reddit avatars, including superhero outfits, wheelchairs, and new hairstyles for curly and textured hair (inspired by this post by user u/minakills).
Similarly, Snapchat also added the choice to feature avatars in wheelchairs recently.
Video Player Improvements
Over the subsequent few days, a little group of Redditors is going to be ready to test out the subsequent changes made to Reddit’s video player:
- Watch videos chrome-free (you can remove the video controls and buttons that display over the video)
- You don’t need to tap twice to look at comments anymore; they’re now more accessible
- Swipe right a video to quickly revisit the feed you were in
- Play videos with equivalent audio controls you set watching your last video
u/BurritoJusticeLeague also confirms that other highly-requested features are within the works, like GIFs with sound, more video editing tools, and the ability to download videos posted on Reddit.
Modmail is Reddit’s new communication system specifically for moderators of subreddit communities. Its new features and enhancements are as follows:
- Bulk actions (e.g., highlighting, marking as read/unread, archiving multiple messages at once)
- Approving or ignoring join requests from a fanatical folder
- Response indicators (see if another mod has skilled or began to answer your message)
Help Improve Reddit by Giving Feedback
Reddit has also fixed some bugs exclusive to its respective iOS and Android apps.
You can always give your feedback and other comments on the Reddit experience in subreddits like r/blog, r/ideasfortheadmins, r/modnews, and r/changelog.