So I realize many of you aren’t on reddit and use this instead, but wanted to share on here anyways. Tried navigating to reddit since updating to Android 12, and getting hit with this wonderful pop-up.

I’ll be moving, hopefully, to LineageOS, but I won’t be banming off having reddit on there either. Not a fan of their native app for behavior tracking reasons.

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this isn’t a web browser support problem, it’s just that they’re doing everything possible to move users to their mobile app, and this annoying pop up is present in all browsers on all mobile devices 🤷‍♀️

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Interesting, I didn’t see it on chrome on this exact link?

Yeah I’d get this in chrome all the time.

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The official Reddit app is the worst Reddit app available.
You can use third-party apps like Slide or RedReader.

If you use Reddit without an account, you can also use alternative web clients like http://libredd.it and https://teddit.net.

Alternatively, use Lemmy. 🙂
Which I have to say here, because I do not endorse Reddit.

If you’re on iOS checkout Apollo for Reddit

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They’ve had those for a while. Won’t even let you see more comments using their web app.

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Yeah, and to my knowledge, it’s independent of which browser you use. It’s just their mobile webpage.

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They actually had an okay mobile site years ago, but then their app came out and they started removing features to try to get people to switch to it.

From my experience it only shows up if you’re logged out, I can use it normally when I log in. As for op, I recommend RedReader to browse Reddit, it’s available on F-Droid.

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Redreader or infinity are great… I probably wouldn’t use reddit if they closed off 3rd-party clients like twitter and facebook have.

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Totally agree with that.

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It’ll also show you a pop-up to direct you to r/popular or use the app after a while and will stop showing you posts from the subreddit you’re looking at. This is 100% them just trying to force people into using the app. If you enable the Desktop Mode in Firefox for mobile it won’t show you the pop-ups.

Personally I’ve been using Slide for years and I’ve recently started using libreddit on PC.

EDIT: Ultimately I just want to stop having a reddit account but it’s really useful for technical issues.

EDIT 2: Didn’t fully look at the screenshot and ended up explaining what you already know

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@AgreeableLandscape
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It’s 100% a ploy to get people to use their app. There is no technical reason the Reddit mobile site can’t run on Firefox or use all of Reddit’s features.

FOSS clients: Slide, Infinity, RedReader

Proxies: libredd.it, teddit.net, kddit.kalli.st

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Stealth is another really nice Android client that is account-free for those who don’t want an account or to login but still want to subscribe and save posts locally.

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I have Stealth installed myself, but forgot about it for some reason.

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That’s cool, is stealth open source?

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Yep, it’s on F-Droid! And Gitlab under GPL3.

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Use old.reddit.com, a libreddit instance or a teddit instance to get around this bs

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yeah, not sure this is a dropped support, more like incessant attemps to siphon you into a more intrusive format

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I recommend you use old.reddit.com or i.reddit.com. Alternatively, you could use Slide, an amazing Reddit client (you don’t need to login to use too).

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Alternatively, use teddit.net (or other instances) if you don’t need to log in. It will even proxy your connection to Reddit so they can’t fingerprint your browser.

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+1 for teddit. I’ve also seen libreddit, but I prefer teddit since it’s more akin to old.reddit.com.

Edit: also worth mentioning, teddit is to reddit like invidious is to youtube – you can’t login with an actual reddit account to vote and comment.

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Ah yeah I do like the ability to login for comments. Does libreddt support that?

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I’m not sure, but I don’t believe so.

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I think that happens only for some subreddits like r/piracy,imatotalpieceofshit etc. that they deemed ‘problematic’ or something so they force the app on all posts.

If you are using uBlock Origin I think this filter removes the element: www.reddit.com##xpromo-untagged-content-blocking-modal

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Fuck Reddit anyways

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Yup. Even on desktop it wants me to log in or I can’t read comments. Sucks when it’s useful content with very few other references on the internet.

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I wonder how many people just mindlessly pressed that button & downloaded the app, which is now sneakily gathering data in the background

I don’t think it’s FOSS but I use Sync on Android, the experience feels very sleek and coming from iPhone originally I found the same gestures I was used to to navigate. I can also still use it with my suspended account (can’t comment of course, but I still have my custom frontpage and can still add new reddits to it).

The only winning move is not to play lol. Leave Reddit and never look back 😂

Don’t use their proprietary app, it burns through your data in hours. Every time you open it up it downloads pretty much every media whether you click on it or not. And even if you leave the app unless you close it it will keep burning data for nothing. Absolute bloatware.

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