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User Accounts

While reddit offers many wonderful features and capabilities, many of these (including posting comments, sending and receiving messages, and being able to see private subreddits ) can only be accesed by creating a profile. This is a very easy process that creates many opportunities in making the most of your reddit experience.

Creating a Profile

1. On the upper right hand side of the page, click the “register” link in “want to join? register in seconds”

2. On the left hand side, under “Create a New Account” type in a desired username and password. This username should be something that is easy to remember, yet unique enough to not already have been selected by someone else.

3. If desired, type in an email address. This is not necessary, but may be helpful in the future because it will be used to notify you of your  if you happen to forget them.

4. Type the letters in the black box as best you can. This is used to verify that you are a human, and not a computer program.

5. Click the create account button.

Congratulations! You have just created an account, and you will be redirected back to the reddit homepage, signed in to the account you have just created.

Managing Your Account

Once you have an account, it is important that you learn how to make the most of it. Knowing how to effectively manage your account can save you lots of time and energy, and will provide you with many additional capabilities.

Nearly everything that helps you manage an account is located in the upper right hand corner of the page, just above the search bar. Here you will find your user name, an envelope, and your preferences.

User Name-Accessing your Reddit History

When you click on your user name, you are directed to a page detailing your history on reddit. Each tab represents a different aspect of that history, and by knowing how to navigate this, you can easily find any action that you have done on reddit. You can either see everything that you have done by clicking on overview, or you can click on a specific action to see a more specific list.

Envelope-Reddit Messaging

When you click on the envelope, you are directed to your mailbox. Here you can send or receive a message from anyone on reddit.


Managing your preferences is one of the most important ways of managing your account. By tinkering with these options, you can narrow down which articles reddit shows you, and can give priority to articles that matter more.

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