Around 2.9 million unique communities call Reddit home.

All of humankind’s interests are represented on Reddit, with specialized communities devoted to them.

But just a small fraction of them actually have the majority of the people involved.

The fact remains, though, that many Reddit communities boast over a million subscribers.

These subreddits have often been around for several years.

Here are Reddit’s 25 most-visited communities, often known as “subreddits” (starting with the most popular).

This list ranks the subreddits by total subscriber count (as of early 2022).

1. /r/announcements

Members Description Date created
139,551,815 Official announcements from Reddit, Inc.  Jun 17, 2009

2. /r/funny

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

3. /r/AskReddit

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

4. /r/gaming

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

5. /r/aww

Members Description Date created
30,340,242 Things 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

Members Description Date created
28,969,897 The musical community of Reddit. Jan 25, 2008

7. /r/pics

Members Description Date created
28,612,116 A place for pictures and photographs. Jan 25, 2008

8. /r/worldnews

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

9. /r/science

Members Description Date created
27,143,022 This 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

Members Description Date created
27,067,146 The 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

Members Description Date created
26,985,758 You 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

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

13. /r/news

Members Description Date created
24,243,459 The 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

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

15. /r/Jokes

Members Description Date created
22,282,025 The 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

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

17. /r/askscience

Members Description Date created
21,925,681 Ask a science question, get a science answer. Sep 5, 2008

18. /r/IAmA

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

19. /r/EarthPorn

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

20. /r/gifs

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

21. /r/nottheonion

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

22. /r/books

Members Description Date created
20,458,594 This 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

Members Description Date created
20,337,413 A 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

Members Description Date created
20,178,735 Explain 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

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


You may find a wide variety of online groups, or “subreddits,” on Reddit.It’s easy to find and join a subreddit of your choosing by typing its name into the search field.

If you want to learn more about basketball, for instance, just type “basketball” into the search


Every conceivable interest has its own dedicated subreddit at Reddit.

Alternatively, you can sign up for one of the most active communities on Reddit.

The majority of them were made in the past.

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