One Useful Trick That Stops Reddit From Being a Waste of Time
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We all know how addictive Reddit can be, right? Once you get sucked in, you can’t help but feel compelled to check the site over and over for new updates — and before you know it, you’re now wasting hours and hours on Reddit every single day and you’ve lost all sense of productivity.

Not good. Not good at all.

But there’s one trick you can use: turn Reddit into RSS feeds. Instead of visiting Reddit to catch up on new threads, you can have those updates sent to you instead. All you need is an RSS reader like The Old Reader, AOL Reader, or Inoreader.


All you have to do is add “.rss” to the end of any Reddit URL. For example, if you turn into, you’ll end up with an RSS feed of all new updates on the Reddit front page.

In addition, this trick also works for:

  • Individual subreddits
  • Individual threads/posts
  • Individual user pages
  • Multireddit indexes
  • Submissions from a specific domain

This is just one of many tricks for using Reddit like a real pro and one of many steps towards using Reddit in a productive way. Combine it with these Reddit communities for personal growth and you may even find an overall improvement in your life.

How will this feature change the way you use Reddit? Or is it a dumb gimmick that you’ll never use? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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  1. Asgaro
    April 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Sadly, this doesn't work for the Top pages within a subreddit. I don't need to see every single post in a subreddit, but just the really popular ones...

    Anyone have a solution for that? Be it via RSS or otherwise.

    • Joel Lee
      April 23, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Ah, sorry Asgaro, you're right. I don't know of a solution for that right now. :(

  2. Luke
    April 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Oh, by the way, you might mention feedly as a RSS reader too :)

    • Joel Lee
      April 23, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Luke! Feedly is certainly a popular RSS reader used by many. :D