A few weeks ago, Reddit introduced an alpha experiment for a News tab in its iOS app for some users and it went well. Again they are back with a new announcement; the experiment just stepped into beta. Reddit brings to facilitate the users by introducing a new tab to all of its iOS users, but it seems that not everyone is satisfied because of it.
The feature provides news content with the availability of different categories all in a designed in-app area. The feature is restricted to Reddit’s personal mobile app and still not available in Android phones. Users can watch the topmost trending stories from the category. It gives choice to select topics according to the interest, after selection, there will be news related to the topics.
In an announcementon their website the company stated:
We took care to build the News experience around communities that were already engaging with news the most. We have set guidelines for the communities that filter into the experience, as well as the post type (for example: posts titles must reflect the article title). We’ll continue to expand the communities you see in News in Q3. For more on our guidelines, how we’ve been testing and collecting feedback in the News tab alpha on iOS.
They are also planning to extend this feature for desktop soon after this summer. After the unhappy reactions of some people, the chance of availability to utilize this feature for Android users is not revealed yet.
Later this summer, we will be releasing it to desktop. Based on your feedback, we are also working on a few additional features. You told us you wanted more granular news topics (not just Sports but Baseball specifically), so we’ve introduced subtopics for you to personalize your News tab and notifications. They added.
The tab offers a home for content that a group of subreddits frequently share and slot in with the news. After opening the Reddit iOS app, you’ll find it to the left of “Home” and “Popular.” The content is divided into a collection of common news topics like politics, science, and sports.
The number of users worries that the News tab might direct the content into a sort of repeat chamber, while Reddit says that they are planning to increase the number of subs it has by the end of this year.