How to Post Pictures on Reddit 2022

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Reddit

6 min read

Reddit is one of the largest online communities where millions of users discuss different topics, share opinions and ask questions.

The forum hosts multiple subreddits with rules controlled by a moderator. For example, moderators can allow users to post images in the subreddit and disable them from posting videos.

If you are new to the platform, you might wonder when and how you can post images on Reddit.

While Reddit allows users to post a photo and video content, this feature differs from other social media platforms and might appear confusing to many users.

Since Reddit is not a photo-sharing platform, pictures can only be shared as posts and thumbnails in a subreddit or as links in the comment section.

So without further ado, let’s see how to share pictures on Reddit using the different post type options.

How does image posting work on Reddit?

Users can post pictures on Reddit as posts and thumbnails in a subreddit, or as links in the comment section of a specific question/post.

Unlike other platforms, Reddit does not allow users to upload photos directly to their profiles. Instead, users upload pictures to subreddits that allow users to upload photos.

However, if an admin of a subreddit has disabled the photo sharing option, users won’t be able to post photos.

For example, one of the most significant Reddit communities, r/AskReddit, which counts more than 30 million members, doesn’t allow users to share photos due to the nature of the subreddit.

Once users click to create a post, they will see that the image and video option is disabled and can only type in a question.

Another way to post pictures on Reddit is as links in the comment section.

Users can post images as links in the comment section of a specific question, but they must use a third-party website such as imgur.com.

As a third option, users can also share images as thumbnails, but they will also need to use a third-party photo hosting website.

How to post images in subreddits

Note: Once you post an image in a subreddit, other Redditors will be able to leave comments, upvote, downvote, give you a reward, save, and share your post.

You might also be interested in reading how to get a flair on Reddit.

How to post images on Reddit via a web browser

  1. Navigate to the subreddit where you want to publish a photo.
  2. Click on the picture icon next to the ‘Create a post’ option.

create media post reddit

  1. You can drag and drop the photos you want to publish or click the ‘upload button’.
  2. Users can add up to 20 images, add a title and mark the post as NSFW.
  3. Click ‘Post’.

upload video and image reddit

The image will appear in the subreddit like this:

reddit media post

How to post images on Reddit via mobile app

  1. Open the Reddit app on your mobile.
  2. Tap on the ‘plus sign’.
  3. Select a subreddit where you want to post your picture.
  4. Tap on the image icon. Select the images you want to post.
  5. Tap on ‘Post’.

How to post pictures on Reddit as links

Users need to use a third-party website to post images as links in the comment section on Reddit.

The preferable website is imgur.com.

For users to be able to post images as links, they must first create an account on Imgur and then post on Reddit.

Keep in mind that this will redirect users to Imgur once they click on the link.

Create Imgur account

  1. Go to the Imgur site and sign up.
  2. Upload any desired image from your PC.
  3. After uploading, copy the URL.

Post images on Reddit

  1. Find the post where you want to post the link image.
  2. Click on the link icon, paste the link of the image and click on ‘Comment’.

paste links in comment section reddit

How to post images in subreddits as thumbnails

Create Imgur account

  1. Go to the Imgur site and sign up.
  2. Upload any desired image from your PC.
  3. After uploading, copy the URL.

Post images on Reddit

  1. Find the subreddit where you want to post the link image.
  2. Click on the link next to the ‘Create a post’ option.

reddit link feature

  1. Type in a title and paste the image URL in the URL section.
  2. Click post, and the image will appear as a thumbnail on your home page.

reddit link post

  1. Once users click on your post, they will see the picture in the upper right corner of your post.

reddit link to imgur picture

The picture will appear like this in the News Feed:

post on reddit with link

👉 Also read: How to See Who I Follow on Reddit, How to Delete Reddit Search History, and How to Fix: Reddit Messages Not Loading.

Wrapping Up

Reddit is one of the biggest online communities with multiple features that aim to allow users to express themselves easily.

Regarding photo sharing, Reddit differs from other platforms we use daily, which might appear confusing for some users.

Follow our guide to understand the feature better and post pictures on Reddit quickly.