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How to Post Pictures on Reddit?

If you’ve ever attempted to post a picture on Reddit, you know how difficult it can be.

This Post will clear all your doubts and queries. We will respond to all you want to know, such as “How do you post on Reddit with a picture?” “Do you have to use Imgur or another hosting service for images ?” Is there a different way to post on the new and old Reddit versions?

Before moving on to it directly, let us know a bit about Reddit and its functions.

What is Reddit? 

Reddit is a social network with a discussion board similar to a forum. Users post and interact in comment threads in topic-based communities known as subreddits. There is an original poster at the start of each thread. Users can also vote for “up” or “down” content submitted by others.

Reddit came into existence in the year 2005.

Reddit is a Bridge between a modern social network and a forum: Subreddits are like individual forum sites, but unlike social networks, you only need one account to participate in everything.

The way Reddit’s algorithm works is the other big thing that sets it apart. On the Reddit homepage and subreddit feeds, popular posts that receive a lot of upvotes get more attention. And downvoted posts get fewer views and engagement.

How to post pictures on Reddit Mobile App from Smartphone? 

Posting pictures to Reddit from your smartphone is quite simple.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Once you open the Reddit app, Click on the + sign at the bottom.

Step 2. Select the photo on your phone and Upload it to the Reddit gallery.

Step 3. Add a desired title.

Step 4. Look at the top right corner and click the Next button. 

Step 5. Now, choose the community where you want to post and mark the image as NSFW or to contain a spoiler.

Step 6. Finally, click on the Post button to share the image.

How to Post Pictures on Reddit from Desktop?

Desktop users can still choose between Reddit’s new and old versions, unlike mobile users. However, there is a difference between the old and new ways to post pictures on Reddit.

We will look into both procedures below. 

How to Post Pictures on Reddit from Desktop (New Version)?

Follow the below steps to post pictures on Reddit. 

Step 1. Open the Reddit website on your desktop browser. 

Step 2. Click the button Create Post

Step 3. Now Reddit will take you to a new page where you can create a new post. 

Step 4. Select Upload to upload an image from your computer or drag and drop the image you want to post.

Step 5. Add an intriguing title to a community (subreddit). Choose the appropriate category if the image contains a spoiler or is NSFW.

Click the + symbol to add more images.

Members can view the image immediately and comment, upvote, or downvote it. They must tap on the thumbnail to see if the image is Not Safe for Work as it will be blurred. 

Note: Some communities do not allow posting Pictures and other media. In either case, if you attempt to add it, a pop-up message will appear:

How to Post Pictures on Reddit from Desktop using the Old Version

Follow these steps to post a picture on the old version of Reddit:

Step 1. Click Submit a New Link or Submit a New Text Post in the upper right corner of the previous version of Reddit.

Step 2. You will be taken to a new screen where you can decide whether to post a link or a text message. Click on the link and add your image. 

You could: 

1. Simply drag and drop the image;

2. Transfer it using your device;

3. Use a URL from Imgur or another website to upload it.

How to Post Multiple Pictures on Reddit

When you add a picture to your Reddit post, a “+” icon will appear immediately next to the image. You can include additional images in the post if you click on them. Users will need to scroll through the Reddit gallery to view the images after you post them, just like they do through Instagram photos.

Additionally, if you are having difficulties utilizing the Reddit app, try several solutions available.

How to add an image to a Reddit post?

Only desktop users of the most recent Reddit version can create a post and add pictures and text.

From the old Reddit or the phone app, creating a text post with an image is still unavailable.

A few options are available if you want to create a text post with an image.

Step 1. To add an image to a text post, use the Fancy Pants Editor, which makes it too easy. 

You can easily add a video or image to your Reddit post using the Fancy Pants Editor.

Click Create a Post on the homepage to begin.

You can upload an image or video from your computer by clicking the Image or Video icon.

Note: Switch to Fancy Pants Editor if you’re still using Markdown Mode.

After that, add the text, a title, and, if necessary, a flag to the image and the post.

Step 2. Post an image and the text in the comments. The simplest method for posting both text and an image on Reddit is to either:

  • Add the text to the comments after posting the image as a Media Post;
  • Place the image in the comments and the text in a standard Post.

Step 3. Use a third-party image hosting service

You can also use a third-party image hosting service. Redditors most frequently use Imgur.

How to upload a photo to Imgur

Step 1. Open Imgur and select New Post from the menu at the top left.

Step 2. Upload the image directly from your device, or you can drag and drop it. 

Step 3.  Find the Grab Link button and click on it. 

Step 4. Now, you can directly share the link on Reddit. 

You can use Flickr, Photobucket, Imageshack, and Postimage, in addition to Imgur, which hosts the most images.

How to add Pictures on Reddit Without Imgur?

Using Imgur to upload images to Reddit is optional, as previously stated. You can now post images directly to your profile or a subreddit from a desktop or smartphone on the platform.

How to post pictures on a Sub-Reddit

Initially, there were many limitations to posting a picture on a Subreddit. However, you can now post images directly to your profile or a subreddit from a desktop or smartphone on the platform using the same way we post on Reddit. 


There you have it, then. We gave you instructions on how to post a picture on Reddit or include a picture in a text post.

You are now responsible for writing your post and beginning to share it with other Redditors. To get the most attention, simply publish it at the right time.

Please let us know in the comment box below if you have any other queries or suggestions about this article, and do share them with your friends. 


1. How do I add a picture in a reply on Reddit?

You can only add a link to the Image in a Reddit reply that users will follow if you want to post it. You must utilize an online platform like Imgur to access the Image’s link.

2. Are Reddit and Imgur the same thing?

No. Image posting on Reddit is made possible by a service called Imgur. While Redditors frequently utilize Imgur, numerous other methods exist for posting images.

3. Why do Redditors use Imgur?

Redditors use Imgur to post pictures on Reddit as links that other users should follow. It comes in handy when posting a longer piece of text with a picture.

4. How do you post a picture from your phone to Reddit?

It is simple to post a picture using the mobile Reddit app. Click the + sign in the middle of the app when you open it. After that, select Image and upload your Image.

Surajit Saha
Surajit is a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a University of Kolkata graduate. A technical nerd by trade, he started out with computer software and hardware and has recently moved on to networking and telecommunications. He enjoys smart devices and smartphones. Have worked as a Territory Business Incharge for FMCG sector as well. Shares a tremendous love for Cricket and Music.


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