Reddit Talk lets you host live audio conversations from your profile.
As a redditor with access to Reddit Talk, you can host AMAs, casual hangouts, trivia, announcements or more by tapping the Talk button in the Reddit app:
Access is limited to select users at this time.
If you don't have access yet, please apply to host a talk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
In this article, we’ll cover:
How to host and moderate talks
Reddit Talk is available on the Reddit mobile app and desktop web.
Creating a talk
As a redditor with access to Reddit Talk, you’ll go into the post creator and tap Talk. From there you’ll be prompted to select a topic (or topics) that are relevant to your talk. You should only select the topic(s) that are directly relevant to your talk.
When you create the talk, your talk will be highlighted in a live bar (at the top of the home feed) to redditors who are interested in the topics you selected.
Inviting listeners to speak
While in a talk, listeners can interact through emoji reactions and text comments. As a host, you can invite listeners to speak by tapping on the raised hand list or on a redditor’s profile. You can also add someone as a co-host.
As a host, you can mute speakers, move them to being a listener, or remove them from the talk permanently.
Moderating live content
All content in your talk (including the content provided by you or by another speaker that you invite on stage) is subject to Reddit’s Content Policy and Broadcasting Content Policy. You are responsible for moderating the content in your talks, meaning, you should not say anything in the talk that violates our policies and you should try to prevent or stop other speakers from doing so.
Ending a talk
To end a talk, tap Leave, then End the Talk. After the last host leaves the talk, it automatically ends.
After you end your talk, the talk post will become a recording for everyone to listen to later. The talk post will be available on your profile. If you remove the talk post, the post will be removed and the recording will not be accessible by redditors.
If you plan to syndicate or distribute your talk on third-party platforms (such as in the form of a podcast or simulcast), make that clear in the title of the talk post (such as by including the word podcast) so that listeners are on notice that their voice and other information they provide in the talk may be used and distributed somewhere else.
What are some tips for hosting talks?
Before a talk
- Decide on a topic, date/time, and talk type.
- Casual community chat
- Guest AMA
- Create a text post announcing the talk a few days in advance.
- You and others can share the post with friends to promote the talk.
During a talk
- Start the talk at the correct date/time.
- While moderating the talk, you can tap the Share button and copy the talk link to share it out.
Ending a talk
- Announce to those in the talk that the talk is ending.
- Tap Leave then tap End the Talk.
Are talks recorded?
Yes, talks are recorded. Talks are public, so don’t forget that folks are listening in when you speak. We may review recordings for possible policy violations, analyze them to help us improve the product, or use them for marketing or promotional purposes.
Can I host a talk in a private subreddit?
No, Reddit Talk is only available in public SFW communities. If you have access to Reddit Talk and take your community private, you won’t be able to host talks until your community is public again.
How many speakers can I invite to speak at a time?
There can be 30 total speakers on stage at a time including the host.
How do I turn on my device's microphone so I can become a speaker?
To speak in a talk, your browser needs access to your device’s microphone. If you'd like to use a Bluetooth headset, you may need to allow access to Bluetooth connectivity.
To enable your microphone on a Mac:
- Select the Apple menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy
- Select Microphone.
- Select the checkbox next to your browser.
To enable your microphone on Windows:
- Select Start > Settings > Privacy > Microphone
- In Allow access to the microphone on this device, select Change and make sure Microphone access for this device is turned on.
- In Microphone settings, go to Allow apps to access your microphone and make sure it's turned on.
- Go to Choose which Microsoft apps can access your microphone, and turn on apps you want to use with it. For desktop apps, make sure that Allow desktop apps to access your microphone is turned on.
To enable your microphone on iOS:
- Open Settings
- Go to Privacy > Microphone
- Turn on Reddit
To enable your microphone and Bluetooth on Android:
- Open Settings
- Go to Apps > Reddit > Permissions
- Select Microphone, and choose Allow
- Go back, select Nearby Devices, and choose Allow
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What else is in store for Reddit Talk? Are you developing more features?
Lots more! The following features are being worked on now:
- Scheduling for talk posts
- Talk stats for hosts (e.g., number of listeners, listen time)
- Improved in-room experience
We look forward to working closely with you to prioritize the features above.
Moderating live content is hard. How are you planning to help?
Reddit Talk is different from other live audio apps because only speakers can talk. As a host, you have the ability to invite speakers, mute or remove speakers, and remove them from the talk altogether.
I want to host a talk, what do I do?
If you want to host (and you're not already enabled), sign up on the Reddit Talk waitlist.
I still have questions about Reddit Talk. Where can I ask them?
If you have any questions about Reddit Talk, visit r/RedditTalk to talk to admins.