How To Quote On Reddit? This Is How It’s Done!


Well, in today’s world, to stay updated on current events, we necessarily do not have to watch news channels or read a newspaper. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram do the work. But if you happen to be serious about the current events of your country or the world, and look for diverse viewpoints, then Reddit is the platform for you. And if you’re familiar with Reddit then you must know that you can quote people there. But if you don’t know what that is, then do not worry. In this article, we’ll tell you How To Quote On Reddit?

Reddit in a few ways is quite similar to Facebook, but primarily it happens to be a social news accumulation, content rating, and discussion website. It was released in the year 2005 and was founded by Steve Huffman, Aaron Swartz, and Alexis Ohanian. Reddit is actually quite unique in comparison to other regular social media platforms, even here you can share texts, links, images, and videos. If you want various opinions on a particular matter, and then figure out which is the most sensible one, then Reddit is the website you should visit.

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Now, speaking about quoting on Reddit, means, to specify someone when you want to convey something, particularly to that person. Even though the platform allows direct replies, quoting help. So, without any further delay let’s get into the details on how to quote on Reddit.

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How To Quote On Reddit? Do It This Way!

How To Quote On Reddit? This Is How It’s Done!

So, now that you have a clear idea of the platform, Reddit, let us give you a perspective on how quoting exactly works. Suppose you’re going through an article, a video, or an image on some specific topic and you notice a particular comment or a post among hundreds of other comments and want to reply to that specifically. 

So, when you quote someone you basically single out something that they commented on or posted which is important enough for a reply. And as we mentioned before, there is an alternative option to directly reply, but that may cause misunderstanding. So in order to avoid that, you can simply quote. Quoting on Reddit removes doubt as to who you’re addressing.

Now, that you’re clear about what quoting on Reddit means, let us tell you how you can do it. Follow the steps mentioned below to quote on Reddit.

  • Open Reddit on your desktop, and sign in to your account if you’re not already signed in. (you’ll notice the login option on the top right corner of the page.)
  • Now, search for a post on which you want to leave a quote, then click on the title of the post in order to view it.
  • Keep on scrolling until you get hold of the comment on which you wish to post a quote. If somehow you want to quote the actual post’s content, you’ll get it at the top of the thread.
  • Once you find the particular comment, select the portion you wish to quote.
  • Now, copy the selection accordingly. If it’s Windows press Ctrl+C and Command+C on Mac.
  • Click on the Quotation icon. You’ll notice a set of quotes (“), just below the Comment As text box. Once you do this, it will create a quote block, that looks like a vertical grey line, in the text box. If you wish to reply to a comment, you’ll have to click on the Reply option right below the comment.
  • Now paste the copied selection accordingly. You’ll notice the copied quote appearing on the right side of the quote block.
  • Close the quote block accordingly. 
  • Write whatever you wish to convey in response to the quote. This is basically where you add your response text.
  • Finally, click on the dark-blue button at the lower right side of the text box to post your quote. And if you’re replying to a comment, you’ll notice the reply option.

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How To Quote On Reddit On An Android Device And An iPhone?

How To Quote On Reddit? This Is How It’s Done!

Follow the steps mentioned below in order to quote on Reddit on an Android device and an iPhone.

  • Open the Reddit application on your smartphone and sign in to your account.
  • Find that particular post, you wish to quote.
  • Tap on the comment or reply icon.
  • And the quote line with “>” greater than sign will appear at the beginning. Now write whatever you wish to convey.

This is how you can quote on Reddit on your iPhone and on your Android device.

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Final Word

Well, now you know exactly how to quote on Reddit on your desktop as well as on your iPhone and Android device. We have tried to explain the above-mentioned steps in the easiest way possible to avoid any confusion and for your better understanding. We have also explained what the quote actually means on Reddit. We sincerely hope that the article was helpful and informative enough. If you liked reading the article, do let us know. And also do not forget to give us your feedback, if you think we could have added something else. As we say, good suggestions are always welcome.

Koustav Mandal
Koustav Mandal
I'm a graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism turned into a professional writer and dream of becoming an established filmmaker one day. Art keeps me alive and excites me from within. For me, good whiskey and great coffee are very important. Artists and philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, Dostoyevsky, Marx, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chomsky, Sartre, and many more inspire me every day. I'm a procrastinator at times and believe it's a sin.


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