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Top 25 Most Popular Subreddits on Reddit

Reddit has close to 3 million subreddits/communities.

There is a subreddit for every topic in the world.

However, only a few of them has the lion’s share of members.

That said, there are a lot of subreddits that have over 1 million members.

The majority of these subreddits have existed for multiple years.

This list contains the top 25 most popular subreddits/communities on Reddit (starting with the most popular).

The subreddits are ranked based on their total number of members (as of early 2022).

1. /r/announcements

MembersDescriptionDate created
139,551,815Official announcements from Reddit, Inc. Jun 17, 2009

2. /r/funny

MembersDescriptionDate created
39,167,893Welcome to r/Funny, Reddit’s largest humor depository.Jan 25, 2008

3. /r/AskReddit

MembersDescriptionDate created
34,997,701r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. Jan 25, 2008

4. /r/gaming

MembersDescriptionDate created
31,856,510A subreddit for (almost) anything related to games – video games, board games, card games, etc. (but not
Sep 17, 2007

5. /r/aww

MembersDescriptionDate created
30,340,242Things that make you go AWW! Like puppies, bunnies, babies, and so on… A place for really cute pictures
and videos!
Jan 25, 2008

6. /r/Music

MembersDescriptionDate created
28,969,897The musical community of Reddit.Jan 25, 2008

7. /r/pics

MembersDescriptionDate created
28,612,116A place for pictures and photographs.Jan 25, 2008

8. /r/worldnews

MembersDescriptionDate created
27,942,104A place for major news from around the world, excluding US-internal news. Jan 25, 2008

9. /r/science

MembersDescriptionDate created
27,143,022This community is a place to share and discuss new scientific research. Read about the latest advances in astronomy, biology, medicine, physics, social science, and more. Find and submit new publications and popular science coverage of current research. Oct 18, 2006

10. /r/movies

MembersDescriptionDate created
27,067,146The goal of /r/Movies is to provide an inclusive place for discussions and news about films with wide releases. Submissions should be for the purpose of informing or initiating a discussion, not just to entertain readers. Read our extensive list of rules for more information on other types of posts like fan-art and self-promotion, or message the moderators if you have any questions.Jan 25, 2008

11. /r/todayilearned

MembersDescriptionDate created
26,985,758You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Submit interesting and specific facts about something that you just found out here. Dec 28, 2008

12. /r/videos

MembersDescriptionDate created
26,172,071Reddit’s main subreddit for videos. Please read the sidebar below for our rules. Jan 25, 2008

13. /r/news

MembersDescriptionDate created
24,243,459The place for news articles about current events in the United States and the rest of the world. Discuss it all here.Jan 25, 2008

14. /r/Showerthoughts

MembersDescriptionDate created
24,052,119A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the
Oct 18, 2011

15. /r/Jokes

MembersDescriptionDate created
22,282,025The funniest sub on Reddit. Hundreds of jokes are posted each day, and some of them aren’t even reposts! Jan 25, 2008

16. /r/food

MembersDescriptionDate created
21,971,755The hub for Food Images and more on Reddit. Jan 25, 2008

17. /r/askscience

MembersDescriptionDate created
21,925,681Ask a science question, get a science answer.Sep 5, 2008

18. /r/IAmA

MembersDescriptionDate created
21,750,826I Am A, where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal.May 27, 2009

19. /r/EarthPorn

MembersDescriptionDate created
21,723,857The internet’s largest community of landscape photographers and Earth lovers.Feb 14, 2011

20. /r/gifs

MembersDescriptionDate created
21,370,058Funny, animated GIFs: Your favorite computer file type! Officially pronounced with a hard “J”.Feb 14, 2009

21. /r/nottheonion

MembersDescriptionDate created
20,834,005For true stories that are so mind-blowingly ridiculous that you could have sworn they were from The Onion.Oct 25, 2008

22. /r/books

MembersDescriptionDate created
20,458,594This is a moderated subreddit. It is our intent and purpose to foster and encourage in-depth discussion about all things related to books, authors, genres, or publishing in a safe, supportive environment. If you’re looking for help with a personal book recommendation, consult our Weekly Recommendation Thread, Suggested Reading page, or ask in r/suggestmeabook.Jan 25, 2008

23. /r/DIY

MembersDescriptionDate created
20,337,413A place where people can come to learn and share their experiences of doing, building, and fixing things on their own.Jan 25, 2008

24. /r/explainlikeimfive

MembersDescriptionDate created
20,178,735Explain Like I’m Five is the best forum and archive on the internet for layperson-friendly explanations. Don’t Panic!Jul 28, 2011

25. /r/LifeProTips

MembersDescriptionDate created
20,169,807Tips that improve your life in one way or another.Oct 25, 2010


Reddit has a ton of subreddits/communities that you can join.

Simply search for the subreddit that you want to join using the search bar.

For example, if you’re interested in basketball, you can search for “basketball”.

There is a subreddit for every topic!

You can also join one or more of the most popular subreddits from the list above.

Most of them were created many years ago.

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