Seasoned Reddit users are in for something else after Reddit vowed to remove his famous post Gold award system. The social media platform that is on the right track stuck in the ground for the last few weeks – has now destroyed every direct message you sent or received before 2023.
Crushable broke the story citing Reddit user Own posts and comments lose their messages, with some posting reports of the disappearance Three weeks ago. One user claims he lost chats for 7 years while another posted about how that happened met her wife on Reddit, and can no longer read their first exchanges. This reporter’s own Reddit chats were also deleted — thankfully nothing overly personal. A Reddit admin commented on a post on the r/help subreddit, explaining that Reddit is migrating data to new platforms and can only replicate its data for 2023.
All is not lost, however, as users can make a request for their data via Reddit official form. One user who reported the initial predicament claimed that it took a few days for him to receive his messages. Reddit appears to be sending the messages and account details in a Microsoft Word document, and while the formatting is flawed, your history is preserved.
When asked about the missing chats, a Reddit spokesman referred Gizmodo to an announcement by the platform Last monthwhich confirmed that user chats conducted before January 1, 2023 would be deleted on June 30th. Reddit didn’t immediately respond to Gizmodo’s questions about why those chats were deleted.
To say that Reddit has been a flop lately is putting it a little too kindly. The Verge reported this morning that Reddit’s search function had some problems. Reddit faiLEDs show specific contributions in the results for various queries when using the search in a specific subreddit. Accessing search from the Reddit homepage would only show users subreddits to join (as opposed to showing posts and comments), and using search in the mobile app would show comments and posts but not subreddits displayed. While the search appears to be working properly now, the function was only functional if you were completely logged out of your Reddit account.