How to Hide Online Status on Reddit?

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Learn how to hide online status on Reddit. Reddit. Recently Reddit has added a feature that will broadcast the online status of the user. While this feature seems good to the most, many people don’t really want to do that. Reddit is different from your everyday social platform and lots of users are criticizing this online status feature.

While this feature is turned on by default, there is still an option to turn it off. If you are one of those Reddit users who just want to be there and don’t want anyone to know when you are online then you can turn this online status off. Depending on the platform you are using Reddit on, it takes a few clicks to turn it off. Here is how you can do that.

Also read: How to Search Through Comments of Any Reddit User

How to Hide Online Status on Reddit?

Reddit is available on desktop (website) and phone. On top of that, there is also an older UI of Reddit that some users might prefer over the new UI. So, I’m covering the method to hide Reddit’s online status on all those platforms.

Hide Reddit Online Status on Mobile Phone

hide reddit online status on phone

Starting with the mobile app, it is straightforward to hide your Reddit online status on the app. Since the Reddit app is almost the same on iOS and Android, the process is similar on both devices. All you have to do is tap on the profile icon from the Reddit home page. This opens your profile options. Right below your Reddit account username, you will see the online status. You can change it to hiding just by tapping on it.

Hide Reddit Online Status on Computer

hide reddit online status on pc

Coming to the Reddit website, if you are using the new Reddit UI then it is fairly simple to hide your online status. To hide your online status, simply login to your Reddit account. Then click the profile section from the top right corner of the Reddit website. The profile section has a new ‘STATUS’ section where you get a toggle for the online status. You can easily toggle it to hide from there.

Hide Reddit Online Status in Old Reddit UI

hide reddit online status in old reddit

If you are using an older Reddit UI, then the process of hiding online status involves a few steps. To do that, first, you have to click on the ‘preferences‘ from the Reddit homepage. This opens various preference options and settings for your Reddit account.

reddit privacy settings to hide online status

In the preferences, go to the ‘options‘ tab and scroll down looking for ‘privacy options‘. Under ‘privacy options’, look for ‘let other users see my online status‘ and uncheck that option. After that, save the changes and your online status will be hidden from others.

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If you are a Reddit user and don’t want to broadcast your status then you can easily turn the status off. This way, you can explore the platform like usual without letting anyone know when you are online.

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