Reddit Snapchat users can now share their favorite content from the site to Snapchat, thanks to a new integration that allows sharing of text, link, and image-based posts on iOS from Reddit’s “Safe for Work” communities. The move makes Snapchat the first platform partner that Reddit is testing content sharing integration with.
The company hopes the result will be an influx of younger users to the site.
Unlike many social media platforms, Reddit has tended to skew a little older when it comes to its user demographics. According toPew Research Center, just 22% of U.S. adults aged 18 to 29 used the site, compared with 34% of those 30 to 49 and 25% of those 50 to 64. While that particular study was performed a few years ago,a 2019 studycontinues to show Reddit as one of the lesser-used online platforms among all U.S. adults, Pew found.
And with agrowing advertising businessthat’s set to cross $100 million in revenues this year, Reddit needs to even out its user demographics and increase its overall usage to be competitive.
HOW TO USE THE REDDIT ICON SHARE
Reddit Snapchat users with the iOS devices will be able to tap the “Share” icon on posts in the Reddit iOS app, then select the Snapchat option.
You can then choose to send the post to a few friends or post it to your story so all your friends can see it.
The content will appear Snap Stories as a new sticker designed specifically for this integration that includes the Reddit logo.
If the viewer also has the Reddit app installed, they can swipe up on the Snap to visit the post. You have to download the app from the App store.
“Reddit empowers discovery and discussion that many Snapchatters love. With this integration, Snapchatters will be able to share interesting posts they find,
adding new context and conversation-starters to their Snaps, “As shared Snaps drive engagement back to Reddit.
this helps advance the power of community and connection across both platforms,” he added.
REDDIT SNAPCHAT USERS
Snapchat is the first platform partner with whom we’re testing a content sharing integration, and we’re excited to see how the feature will shape the sharing habits and experiences among our users.
We hope the integration empowers Redditors to share Reddit content more frequently, while simultaneously exposing new users to the unique content only found on Reddit.
The launch follows Reddit’s$300 million funding roundled by China’s Tencent earlier this year, that valued the site at $3 billion.
The company says the sharing feature will roll out to Android users soon.