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Free Reddit Alternatives

The best free alternative to Reddit is Lemmy, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Reddit and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Reddit are Hacker News, 4chan, Minds and 20-Things.

Reddit alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Social Newss or Tech News Sites. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Reddit.
This page was last updated Jun 17, 2022
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  1. Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them.

    Lemmy vs Reddit opinions
    Most users think Lemmy is a great alternative to Reddit.
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    It has all the features you wish reddit had.

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    Lemmy is Reddit, but better. It's open source, and every instances can be independent OR federated, the moderation is one of the most POWERFUL out of all the federated software (the instance where the content is created can moderate and this will be moderated everywhere, and each instance that federate it can also moderate it for itself. There is just nothing comparable.

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    Sandro_Linux

    It is similar to reddit but it is open source and has less spam and is much less commercial than reddit and Lemmy is private and modarated

    Positive comment 12 months ago
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    corstar

    Run by a community of users, not a company

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    gabru

    Reddit no longer is open source and is centralized. It has fallen prey to the goal of 'maximizing user engagement', rather than creating a truly democratic community. Lemmy fixes that by being open source, decentralized, and therefore necessarily about democratic content aggregation. Additionally, the users in Lemmy are generally highly educated, by which I mean they're well read in politics, are tech savvy, and are kind. There's also dank memes, of course.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    architsastam

    It's open source, very responsive and has the most comparable active user base to reddit

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    headlines

    Decentralized alternative. Lemmy is faster than Reddit, and just as easy to use.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  2. Hacker News

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    Hacker News is a social news website that caters to programmers and entrepreneurs, delivering content related to computer science and entrepreneurship.

    Hacker News vs Reddit opinions
    Most users think Hacker News is a great alternative to Reddit.
    imjohndoe

    Good community for tech stuff. Not as light-hearted as reddit but good if that's what you like

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    dataculi

    Similar content and community with more in-depth discussions

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    RemovedUser

    This website doesn't really function like reddit at all. The only thing they have in common is that they both use a karma system.

    Top negative comment  about 1 year ago
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    Users can not create their own communities. Only tech talk allowed.

    Negative comment 10 months ago
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    Reddit has nothing to do with the news

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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  3. 4chan

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    4chan is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images. There are boards dedicated to a variety of topics, from Japanese animation and culture to videogames, music, and photography.

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    4Chan is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

    4chan vs Reddit opinions
    Most users think 4chan is a great alternative to Reddit.
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    tbh i thnk the website is pretty clever likete idea of having a board and also there being no sign up system makes it a mystery if a user is the same person or someone else and tbh its good now the only 2 bad thing is that 1 you can get banned even if you did nothing wrong and 2 theres no sign up system

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    thettunlinkaung

    no signups but has really ancient ui design that's not appealing to new users

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    4chan doesn't let you make your own communities / subreddits

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    4chan is not an alternative to reddit. Reddit is the alternative to 4chan

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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  4. We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

    Minds vs Reddit opinions
    Some users think Minds is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
    niezniszczalny

    It is more Twitter-like than Reddit-like.

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    LucaFinizio

    It's a social network. It's an alternative for Facebook or Twitter

    Negative comment 18 days ago
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    wonderwarthog

    Minds is closer to Facebook than Reddit.

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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  5. 20-Things

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    Currently available in 41 countries, 20-Things is a new social media / link aggregation platform aimed to offer a minimalist daily dose of content without forcing dark design patterns like infinite scroll.

    20-Things vs Reddit opinions
    Almost everyone thinks 20-Things is a great alternative to Reddit.

    Immensely different from reddit. I hope people don't ruin this community, if I could, I'd keep it a secret.

    Top positive comment  10 months ago
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    I love that I can use it without having to install an app. I'm sick and tired of companies ruining great communities with forced apps. I hope this site dethrones reddit and teaches them a lesson.

    Top positive comment  10 months ago
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    dave1986

    This site currently has zero memes and cat pictures. That's the way, ah-ah I like it.

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    Looks very promising. Looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

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    jurzebekka

    I just like being able to access it without having to install an app.

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    lipepo4086

    Much smaller and easier to navigate.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  6. A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money.

    Steemit vs Reddit opinions
    Some users think Steemit is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
    awsomecat1234321

    You get Steem cryptocurrency for using Steemit for upvoting and posting. But not a large community.

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  7. Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon.

    SaidIt.net vs Reddit opinions
    Some users think SaidIt.net is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
    dataculi

    I've never seen a single post that wasn't rightwing as fuck. Just people complaining about vaccines and libs. Never even seen a real "discussion". 99% of the comments are one-liners

    Top positive comment  8 months ago
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    pro_liberty

    The level of conversation is much higher, without insults or censorship. The site owners are not partnered with advertisers, so they don't have other allegiances. The site function is very familiar since it's based on the open source Reddit code.

    Top positive comment  over 3 years ago
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    niezniszczalny

    It has good discussion because of no downvotes, turns out they are unnecessary + they allow brigading. Also, discussion is peaceful without anybody being angry on being downvoted.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    -5

    all the fun minus the bots and brigading

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    happysmash27

    Much less insane censorship than Reddit, a much more mature community which is polite even when disagreeing, and not corporate-owned!

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  8. Infinity is a beautiful, feature-rich app that offers a smooth Reddit browsing experience. It is completely free and ad-less; you can browse Reddit without interruptions or distractions. Built by a passionate university student, Infinity is open source.

  9. Quora

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    Quora.com is a question/answer service allowing users to pose questions that other users can answer, each question and answer can have comments, each users can write one individual answer and there can be a summary answer.

    Quora vs Reddit opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Quora is still a legitimate alternative to Reddit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Quora might not have all of Reddit's features and versatility, but many people use Reddit as just a Q&A site. For that purpose, Quora is a good alternative.

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    Quora is for asking and answering questions. Reddit is for finding and sharing interesting things on the web.

    Top negative comment  about 7 years ago
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    Quora is spinach, Reddit is cake, one is just question and answers (like Yahoo answers), the other you go to in order to have fun

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    tihedomecu

    Quora is a pro LTTE terrorist site. they have a large number of pro LTTE individuals who attack sri lanka while openly displaying the flag of a banned terrorist organization (banned By both US, and UK). Also when you visit quora from sri lanka, the you are automatically redirected to the tamil language page instead of the english page. Majority of people in sri lanka don't use tamil, but sinhalese.

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    Quora does not appear to have a link-sharing function which is the primary use of reddit

    Negative comment about 7 years ago
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  10. Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.

    Raddle vs Reddit opinions
    Some users think Raddle is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
    reddit

    its pretty good and i must say i really enjoyed it! this website reaaaly deserves more users!

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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