Powerups are community subscriptions that provide redditors with a way to give back to select communities by coming together to unlock community perks. All it takes is 25 powerups to unlock perks for the whole community—25 members can band together to unlock perks for everyone, or one community member can purchase all 25 powerups. Note: once unlocked, you can still powerup the community to unlock perks exclusive to Powerup supporters.
Powerups perks include:
- Community achievement flairs that recognize community members who are Powerup supporters, top users by karma, top posters, and more
- GIFs in comments
- Custom community emojis and Reddit emojis
- The ability to upload HD 1080p videos (up to 2Gb in size)
Those who apply a Powerup also unlock an exclusive achievement flair and a spot on the community heroes list, so the community can see who unlocked perks.
Once you become a Powerup supporter you can immediately enjoy all the perks. Once a community receives 25 powerups, the perks are then unlocked for the entire community.
How can I apply a Powerup?
Currently, you can access Powerups in two ways:
- By purchasing a Reddit Premium subscription, which includes a monthly powerup you can apply to the community of your choice.
- By purchasing a Powerup subscription for a specific community starting at $4.99 USD- web only.
To purchase a Powerup subscription:
- On the web, head to a community that has Powerups enabled.
- Go to the Powerups widget on the right-hand side of the community and select Become a Hero.
- From there, you can choose how many Powerups you want to purchase per month and if you want to give anonymously.
- After that, your subscription will auto-renew monthly, until you cancel.
If you have more questions that aren’t covered in these FAQs, check our r/help. Someone may have had the same question, or you can ask a new one and a Reddit administrator or one of your fellow redditors will help you out.