To add a flair to your username on Reddit desktop: Go to a subreddit > click on the ‘pencil’ icon next to ‘User Flair Preview’ > click on the ‘pencil’ icon next to ‘User Flair’ > Select a flair > click on ‘Apply’.
To add a flair to your username on the Reddit app: Go to a subreddit > tap on the three dots > tap on ‘Change user flair’ > tap on the ‘pencil’ icon next to ‘User flair’ > select a flair > tap on ‘Apply’.
You may have been scrolling on Reddit and seen a tag next to a post or someone’s username, but you were not sure what it meant and how to use it. Recently, I needed to add a flair to my post. This inspired me to research why flairs are added to posts and usernames on Reddit, how to add a flair and how they help you use Reddit effectively.
If you are curious to learn more about flairs and how to add them, keep reading below.
Flairs on Reddit have two different purposes - to tag and filter posts and tag your username.
When added to your username, flairs help you personalize your Reddit username and stand out from other Reddit users. The flair can be an icon or text.
You can add flairs to your username in certain subreddits that allow that. Some subreddits allow only moderators to add flairs.
You can also use flairs to search Reddit for a specific topic. Additionally, flairs can also be added to subreddit posts to add context and explain your intention. Users can use flairs to filter posts on subreddits that allow adding flairs.
Note: Each community or subreddit has its flairs determined by the moderator. You need to be in a certain subreddit or community to use a specific flair.
Now that you know how flairs are used, we’ll go through the steps of adding a flair on Reddit on your username and on a post.
You first need to check the subreddit rules to see if you can apply flairs to your username.
To check if you can add a flair on the new Reddit desktop version:
Some subreddits allow you to change the flair text. You can change the text of the flair if there’s an ‘Edit Flair’ box below the flair you’ve selected in the ‘Select your community flair’ window.
To check if you can add a flair on the old Reddit desktop version:
To check if you can add a flair on the Reddit app:
If adding flairs is restricted only to moderators, you need to message the moderator of that subreddit and ask them to add the flair to your username for you.
You also need to check if the subreddit allows you to add flair to a post. Some subreddits might not allow you to post flairs, while some require you to add a flair for certain posts, such as support or help requests.
This is how to add a flair to a post on the new desktop version:
To add a flair to a post on the old desktop version:
To add a flair to a post on the Reddit app:
To add a flair to an existing post, open the post, tap on the three dots and select ‘Add post flair’ or ‘Change flair’ depending on whether the post has a flair or not.
Achievement Flairs have been recently introduced by Reddit. You can also see them if you click or tap on the ‘pencil’ icon next to User Flair Preview.
They are a special type of flairs that users earn after they perform a certain action or reach a milestone in the subreddit. For example:
After you’ve earned one or several Achievement Flairs, in the User Flair Preview, you can choose which of them you want to appear next to your username in the subreddit.
Adding flairs to your username or posts on Reddit is a helpful way to add extra info and context to discussions. In the end, flairs are just tags that serve to filter and search threads, as well as personalize your Reddit experience.
Now, go to your favorite subreddit and explore adding flairs to your username and posts. It might take a bit of getting used to. I can safely say that I needed some time to get the hang of it. However, when you start using them, flairs make Reddit really fun.
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