Reddit launches chat channels, coming for Discord and Telegram

vtqhtr413

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Reddit has introduced yet another way to chat on the platform, and this time the company appears serious about it. Chat channels, which have launched on 25 volunteer subreddits, are a new way to message within a particular subreddit. The idea, basically, is for the chat channel to be a Discord or Telegram-like space where you can chat with other subreddit members in real time. Reddit already has a feature called Live Chat, which allows anyone to create a new post and then chat within it. Chat channels are different. In a post announcing the feature, the company says that the idea is for chat channels to be dedicated spaces that persist within a subreddit, rather than one-off chat locations.
 
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This can only end in chaos. Can you imagine the politics or Trump subreddit being a live chat? Just a bunch of people abusing each other. Normal reddit to be honest so it probably won't change much, but if it's encrypted chat by default let's see what happens., probably nothing good!
 
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Moderators will get more control this time around, the company says.
Good luck, reddit is already heavily moderated (censored), this one-sided chat will finish it off and people will move on.
 
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