How To Block Subreddits?

Reddit is one of the biggest and most popular websites on the internet. It is so far the best online forum. As with any site that accepts user-generated content, it has its share of inappropriate content. What should you do if an unsavory post gets upvoted and appears on your reddit thread?

Users were able to filter their feeds relatively easily when Reddit wasn’t completely redesigned. It was easy to block certain subreddits, as this option was easily accessible from the r/all page. Subreddits can be removed from your feed by typing their name in the filter subreddit search box, clicking the + – icon, and you’re done!

The Best Way To Block Subreddits

With the subreddit search box gone from the feed, regular users have little option to remove upvoted content that they don’t want. The same goes for the native mobile apps as well as the desktop version of the site.

Reddit Premium is an option for those who do not want to use third-party apps or extensions. Depending on the platform you’re using, the premium version of the site or app will let you block specific subreddits from the r/all feed. The Premium membership option can be found at the upper right hand corner of your browser window by clicking on the downward-facing triangle next to your profile.

Next, click the Get Premium link under the Reddit Premium tab. On the next page, click the Get Reddit Premium button and select your payment method. 

Using Third Party 

You can use one of the many Reddit browser extensions to restore your r/all channel if you don’t want to pay Reddit.

One of our favorites is the Reddit Enhancement Suite. The application is available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari. 

  1. Google Chrome is the best option for this one.
  2. One of the best things about this extension is that you can find tips and tutorials on Reddit on how to use it.
  3. You can download and then install it on your device.
  4. The next step is to hide the problematic subreddit from your r/all feed.
  5. You can now open your browser. Navigate to http://www.reddit.com.
  6. Select the RES extension key. You will see a drop-down menu appear (in Chrome, click the puzzle piece button, then click the three-dot icon next to the RES extension).
  7. Choose Settings. 
  8. You may see a gear icon depending on the version. Tap it.
  9. You will be directed to the Reddit page for the enhancement. The filteReddit tab will appear under the Subreddits category in the left-hand menu.
  10. Turn on the filtereddit option.
  11. You can configure your blocked subreddit settings at the bottom of the page.
  12. Click the +Add filter button at the left corner of the field labeled Subreddits.
  13. If you no longer wish to see a subreddit, enter it here.

Click Save Settings at the top of the page when you are finished. We hope this article has clearly given you the idea of how to block subreddit.

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