Reddit Begins Its Own In-House Image Hosting Service; This Could Take Traffic Away From Imgur

 

 

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26 May 2016, USA :

Until now, uploading images to Reddit was impossible. Users would normally upload images on Imgur and share the links on Reddit, a practice that Imgur must have been quite happy with because of the sheer volume of traffic generated by Reddit.

The feature allows Redditors to upload images and GIFs – up to 20MB and 100MB respectively – directly to the website when posting a new thread.

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“For a long time, other image hosting services have been an integral part of how content is shared on Reddit — we’re grateful to those teams, but are looking forward to bringing you a more seamless experience with this new feature,” a member of the Reddit product team Andy, wrote in a post announcing the feature yesterday.

 

“This isn’t a surprise. Tools for uploading images are an expected part of any platform these days,” Imgur stated. “That said, nothing will change for Reddit users who would like to use Imgur to share their images on Reddit,” the company added.

 

Also Read : Official Reddit App Hits The Top Position In US App Store

 

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