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Reddit manipulates users into installing mobile app

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Reddit is famous for their relentless interruptions to their web experience in pushing users towards their native mobile app. Here they experiment with a "cheeky" nudge about cats and dogs.

Jan 18, 2022

Szprinktrap | Jan 18, 2022

Ex-reddit engineering manager admits to the dark patterns they built while working there.

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“Yes, power users complain—and still continue using the site—but the casual user does not. These dark patterns have been normalized on other websites. These practices are done because it works”

Jun 26, 2021

Wting | Jun 26, 2021

Reddit: Mobile site UI.

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Reddit's mobile site UI has become even more evil. I don't have the app installed, yet it mimics the Android "Open in X or Y" prompt to try and trick you into installing it. Shame.

Nov 29, 2018

StopEnjoyingThings | Nov 29, 2018

Reddit uses annoying overlay on website to coerce app downloads.

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Reddit makes it's website difficult to use, in an effort to drive users to use their native mobile apps.

Oct 05, 2018

TableSurface | Oct 05, 2018