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First-Look Screens Of Official Reddit Beta App Show Off Design

February 4, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

Reddit is one of the more popular places on the web to be for many internet users, and up until recently there hasn’t been any way to access Reddit in its official capacity except from a mobile browser. Users could of course, choose to download any number of third-party Reddit applications on the Play Store if they would rather interact in app form. Soon enough, though, that will no longer be necessary as the official Reddit app was announced back during the Summer of last year, and just in December, Reddit was beginning to invite people to test out the beta version of the application in the near future.

The beta test of the official Reddit app went live on January 28th, but so far there hadn’t been any real idea of what the app looked like. Today a handful of screenshots have gone live which showcase the app’s design, of course, this is a beta so it’s possible Reddit could end up changing some things about the UI or appearance at any point before the app is released to the public. In its current state, there is a good amount of material design being applied from the FAB to the overflow menu and even the action bar up top, and Reddit offers up a handful of different and useful options within the app which are likely to be appealing to users, like the day mode and night mode options for tweaking the color of the backdrop and swapping it between light and dark color schemes.

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Reddit you may already be aware that there can be an enormous amount of content that is geared towards adults. Within the official Reddit application you can check a little box within the settings that indicates you are 18 years or older, and if you don’t want to see content within the app that is NSFW, then you can enable a setting which blurs any NSFW images, eliminating any chances of seeing things that may be inappropriate in a work setting. You can also disable other things like image previews, so you don’t see pictures as you scroll by certain posts, meaning you’d actually have to click on the post to see any associated images. There’s still no official date for the release of the Reddit app, but with beta now underway it can’t be too far ahead in the future.