Breaker is a free chat room application for Redditors where a chat room has been dedicated for each subreddit. This is a simple application to share your posts on a subreddit using real-time transmission. Usually, people share their views on a subreddits comments. This requires users to refresh the page in order to view the latest comments. This becomes annoying when there is a really engrossing subreddit which many redditors are hyping about. Now with Breaker, you can chat with them, pronto.
Each subreddit has a different Breaker Chat room. There are a lot of subreddit chat rooms that are yet to be open. These can be opened when atleast 5 redditors join that subreddit’s chatroom. Other than the web application, Breaker can be downloaded as a Chrome extension too. The chrome extension always accompanies the Reddit webpage and opens the chatroom corresponding to the opened subreddit.
Earlier we also checked out ChatFrog, another subreddit based chatroom. Make sure you check out ChatFrog too. If you’re Using Windows 10, you can download Readit. It’s a popular desktop client for Reddit.
So without waiting further, let’s see what Breaker has in store for us.
How to use Breaker to Chat on a Subreddit Chatroom
Breaker needs authorization to access your Reddit account. It basically accesses the subreddits a user moderates, contributes to and has subscribed to. As you authorize it, the Breaker app will open up Breaker’s own subreddit.
To change the chatroom, you’ll have to edit the URL’s ending and replace it with the subreddit chatroom you want to open. So, to move from the #pics subreddit to #funny subreddit, change the ‘/r/pics’ to ‘/r/funny’. #Fu nny chat room will be registered permanently on your account. It can be accessed easily from the ‘Your Rooms’ panel on the left.
Breaker assigns a Breakerbot to show the posts trending on the subreddit at the moment. A really good way to stay updated during chats.
There are no forms of emoticons in the chat. The chat only supports text and links.
Breaker supports YouTube videos and they can be played directly on it. Additionally, it also gives you a preview of the image whose URL you post. Clicking on a user at the left panel opens up the user’s Reddit profile.
To stay updated with emails when you log off from Breaker, go to your accounts’ preferences and enter your email address for notifications. You can choose to have selective posts mentioning you or alternatively, all the posts.
Breaker is a simpler app than ChatFrog, with lesser features. I would prefer ChatFrog more, as ChatFrog also provides you the ability to block annoying users. With ChatFrog, you can be more expressive with emojis. Breaker on the other hand is better with its Chrome extension that makes it promptly accessible. I award Breaker with 4.4 stars.
Try Breaker here.