How to mute a subreddit on Reddit

There are some excellent subreddits and bad subreddits. All Redditors have some favorite subreddits that went downhill in terms of quality. 

If you know a few subreddits you want to never see in your feed or recommendations, you can mute them. 

Muting is like blocking a subreddit from appearing on your timeline. However, you can directly visit a subreddit after muting it. 

What does muting a subreddit do?

When you join a subreddit, Reddit shows its trending posts on your feed. Even if you don’t join but visit a subreddit, Reddit recommends posts from that subreddit.

Muting a subreddit means whether you are joined or not, you won’t see any content from that subreddit unless you directly visit it. 

You can mute a subreddit from the subreddit or the settings.

Mute a subreddit on the website

Open a web browser and go to www.reddit.com. Go to the subreddit you want to mute from your feed or search results.

Mute a community on Reddit

Click on the beside the About Community section. Select Mute r/subname from the menu.

Yes Mute

A pop-up asks for confirmation; select YES, MUTE

You can also mute it from the User Settings. First, go to the Reddit website and click on your username at the top right corner. Select User Settings from the menu.

Go to Reddit user settings

Switch to the Safety & Privacy tab. Click on the MUTE NEW COMMUNITY text box below the Communities You’ve Muted section. 

Mute Reddit Communities

Type the subreddit name you want to mute and click Add. The muted subreddit will appear below.

Muted communities

Mute a subreddit on the Reddit app

Like the Reddit website, the app has two methods of muting a subreddit. 

Mute a community on Reddit app

Open the Reddit app and tap the community name you want to mute. Press the threedots icon at the top right corner. Select mute r/subname. Now press Yes, Mute from the pop-up. 

You can mute any subreddit from the account settings if you know the subreddit name.

Go to Manage muted communities

Tap on your avatar at the top right corner of the app’s homepage and select Settings from the menu. Tap on Account settings for u/username. Scroll down and select Manage muted communities.

Mute a community on Reddit app

Tap on the Search Communities box and type the subreddit name you want to mute. Press the Mute button beside the subreddit name. It won’t ask for a confirmation and mute the subreddit instantly. 

How to unmute a subreddit

It’s essential to know how to unmute a subreddit; if you mistakenly mute a useful subreddit, you can undo it.

For the Reddit website:

Open the Reddit website in a new tab and click on the username at the top right corner. Select User Settings from the menu.

Go to Reddit user settings

Switch to the Safety & Privacy tab. Click REMOVE beside the subreddit you want to unmute. It instantly unmutes the subreddit. 

Unmute a subreddit

For the mobile app:

Open the Reddit app on your smartphone and tap on your avatar; a menu appears on your screen; select Settings from the menu. Go to Account settings for u/username from the GENERAL section. Scroll down and select Manage muted communities.

Go to Manage muted communities

Press the Unmute button beside the community you want to unmute.

Unmute a subreddit

Unfortunately, there’s no way to block a subreddit completely. Reddit doesn’t have this feature yet.

Even if you block someone on Reddit, you can visit their profile and content; they won’t appear on your account. 

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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