Melbourne, Australia – Social media platform Reddit has introduced a new slew of features in their platform, specifically to their latest live audio product called Reddit Talk. This is aimed to increase engagement of the growing Reddit Talk community, as well as make it easier to find Reddit Talks in communities people belong to.
Since the launch of Reddit Talk, it has been used by over 1,000 subreddits, including popular ones such as r/cryptocurrency, r/movies, r/space, r/wallstreetbets, among others.
The first feature introduced to Reddit Talk is that it allows users to be able to listen to a recording of the conversation. The new feature includes a playback bar that enables redditors to skip to any timestamp, pause or unpause, and fast-forward or rewind 10 seconds at a time.
In addition, Reddit Talk is now also available for web users, where anyone can listen to Talks and raise their hands to speak and moderators can mute speakers and remove them from the stage when using Reddit.com. Creating talks via the web is coming later this month.
Another feature being introduced as part of Reddit Talk is the presence of a live bar at the top of home feeds that highlights what Reddit Talks are happening, making it easier for users to discover Reddit Talks in the communities they love.
Reddit has also introduced the use of text and emojis to actively participate in a Talk. Previously, redditors who were listening to a Talk were able to raise their hand to join the stage, but couldn’t comment in real time. Enabling comments and emojis makes Talks easier to engage with, even without speaking.