Reddit has begun restricting mobile logins for some of its users and asking them to download its official Reddit app instead. They have been testing this change over several weeks, and appear to have implemented it more widely now.
Reddit users who access Reddit via mobile browser are now met with a pop-up message stating, “We have made some modifications to how you log into Reddit; for continued usage please download and install the official Reddit app.”
Pop-up messages also include links to download Reddit from either iTunes or Google Play.
Reddit has not explained why they are restricting logins on mobile for certain users, though it could be that Reddit wants more control over how users experience its service through using its official app instead of restricting logins on mobile.
Reddit offers unique features through its official app that are not available through mobile websites, such as being able to interact with other users, create polls and view live streams.
Reddit has not announced whether it plans to offer another way for users to log in on mobile. Meanwhile, some users have voiced their displeasure with this change by preferring the mobile website over Reddit’s new one.
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