Reddit seeks to improve audio room discovery in its app, through its Reddit Talks option, including a new Exhibition of ongoing sessions across the top of the main screenWhich will now represent rooms from both sub-reddits that you follow, and which you can mediate.
As you can see in this example, The live bar of your Reddit Home Feed will now show discussions that you might be interested in based on topics selected by the creator of the Reddit Talks session. Reddit will then present these links to users in the respective community.
“For example, if u / Reddit_IRL Wants to talk about House plantsThey can then select it as their subject, and redditors who have subscribed to plant-related communities will be able to view it. u / Reddit_IRL Talk to the live bar. “
This can be a great way to get Reddit Talks sessions in front of more users – although it can be misused, hosts add random items to maximize reach. Still, it’s only at the top of the app and while it’s not overly intrusive, it probably won’t have a big impact on general usage.
Trying to make it easier for Reddit users to start a Reddit talk session, some users are now able to host discussions directly from their profile.
“It’s easy to host a talk on your profile! You go to Post Creator and click Start Talk, from where you’ll be asked to select a topic (or topics) relevant to your talk topic.”
This can make more audio sessions happen in the app, making it easier to understand if the option is available for radiators. Twitter added a similar addition to its own tweet composer stream this week.
And to make things even more exciting, a new soundboard feature has been added to Reddit’s Reddit Talks chat.
“The soundboard will be available on the first desktop from next month and will have eight available sounds: Air Horn, Tada, Drum Roll, Sad Trombone, Clap, Boeing, Cha-Ching and Ba-Dum-TSS. Use words to enliven the house, play games or add extra emphasis to the conversation. “
So that’s it.
Finally, Reddit is launching a new one Reddit Talk Host Program To encourage participation, which will include both app and IRL rewards, including a Reddit Talk hoodie, branded mic, additional promotions in-stream and more.
People interested in applying for the program can learn more Here.
As with all audio social options, it’s hard to say whether Reddit Talks will ever become a core component of the app, with most people now moving away from audio engagement options due to quality and discovery issues.
This should, at least theoretically, be less of a problem on Reddit, because the discussions you see are based on the subredited or related interests you have joined, so they should be more relevant to you, best to every user in real time without Reddit. Create algorithms to highlight sessions.
Perhaps this would make it even more valuable, but so far, only 500 on Reddit 100,000 active communities There is access to alternatives, so it is a little difficult to make a judgment at this stage.
In general, social audio options have lost their luster, and many of their listeners, but it is possible that Reddit could deprive the trend and make Reddit Talk a more relevant aspect of the app-centric experience.
Although I’m not sure if adding a soundboard will do it. It just reminds me of those typical breakfast radio shows that can see Reddit Talks sessions turn into a mess of audio clips – or knowing Reddit, it can spark a bizarre new audio trend where users use only one soundboard at random breaks. By.
Maybe it becomes a thing, maybe it falls flat, but there may still be some potential for audio rooms in subdivisions.