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Reddit's official Android app begins closed beta test; iOS app to follow

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Reddit's official Android app begins closed beta test; iOS app to follow
Many Reddit users are looking forward to the official Reddit app for Android. Sure, there are apps available in the Google Play Store that will give you a mobile Reddit experience, but you have to believe that the official app will be the best. Back in December, we told you that Reddit was looking for Android-using beta testers, and on Thursday closed beta testing started for Reddit's Android app.

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said on Thursday that the Android app had just started beta tests, adding that iOS testing would soon begin. From the information we learned last month, only a couple of thousand of Reddit users are involved in the beta test out of 200 million active monthly users. The executive pointed out in a Reddit post that mobile is a priority for the site.

"Whether you access it from your desktop, a mobile browser, or a native app, we will work to make the Reddit product more engaging. Mobile in particular continues to be a priority for us. Our new Android app is going into beta today, and our new iOS app should follow it out soon."-Steven Huffman, CEO, Reddit

Unfortunately, there is no word on what features we will find on the app, or when it will launch. Still, Reddit fans will be happy to know that with the beta testing underway, an official Reddit app is that much closer to becoming reality.

source: Reddit via AndroidCentral

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posted on 29 Jan 2016, 01:03

2. vincelongman (Posts: 4516; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Anyone in the beta?
How does it compare to Relay or Sync?

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:23

3. TerryTerius (Posts: 1845; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)

That's what I'm curious about. Both are pretty damn good and I can find a few flaws with them that an official app could improve on.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 03:14

4. shady_maniac (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jul 2015)

i'm a part of the testing group :)

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 05:29

5. SkyfallWalker (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Jan 2016)

It about time to be honest.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 09:49

6. spasticpat (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

On iOS I use Narwhal and it's way better than AlienBlue.

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