How to Browse Reddit Anonymously

Most Reddit users are anonymous. They use random usernames, robotics avatars, and weird display names. 

Sometimes you need to use Reddit anonymously without any tracking. 

Generally, Reddit saves your browsing and search history when you use an account to access Reddit. 

Browsing Reddit anonymously means you won’t use an account, not even a throwaway account. And, most importantly, Reddit won’t save history. 

The downside of anonymous browsing is that you can’t post, reply, upvote, or downvote. You can only scroll.

Browsing Reddit Anonymously Using The App

The Reddit app saves the browsing history locally on your device but comes with an anonymous mode.

It’s also possible to view NSFW content in the anonymous mode. 

  1. Open the Reddit app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on your Reddit avatar from the top right corner. Tap the Reddit avatar
  3. Tap on your Reddit username and select Anonymous Browsing from the pop-up. Select Anonymous Browsing
  4. It will take a few seconds to go to the Anonymous Browsing mode. 
  5. To return to the normal Reddit, tap on the default Reddit avatar and press LEAVE ANONYMOUS BROWSING. Leave Anonymous Browsing

Enabling NSFW Content in Anonymous Browsing

You can enable NSFW content on the Reddit app without an account. 

However, the process of enabling NSFW content differs on iOS and Android. 

For Reddit Android App:

  1. Tap on the default Reddit avatar app from the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings from the Menu.
  3. Scroll down to the VIEW OPTIONS section.
  4. Toggle on Show NSFW content (I’m over 18). 

For the Reddit iOS App:

Manage NSFW Content iPhone
  1. Go to the Settings of your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap Reddit from the App list.
  3. Toggle on Show NSFW Content (18+).

Reddit iOS NSFW content setting is universal. 

Whether you use a throwaway account, original account, or anonymous browsing, if you enable NSFW content once, you don’t need to allow it every time. 

Browse Reddit Anonymously on Computer

The specialty of Anonymous Mode is Reddit won’t show personalized recommendations and save history. 

That’s what the incognito tab does on a computer. 

You can visit anything on an incognito window, and your browser won’t save the cookies/history on your device.

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer.
  2. Click on the menu icon from the top right corner. 
  3. Select New Incognito Window from the menu. Select New Incognito Window
  4. Type in the address bar and press Enter. Browse Reddit Anonymously
  5. Surf Reddit without any tracking. 

But using Reddit on an incognito window has a drawback. 

Unlike the Reddit mobile app, you can’t view NSFW content or subreddit without an account. 

So, you can only view content without the NSFW tag. 

After browsing Reddit, you can close the incognito window of Chrome. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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