Reddit’s solely free iOS app icons are ugly now

Should you’re not a fan of the brand new pixelated Reddit icon in your iPhone, I’ve some unhealthy information: until you need to change to an icon themed across the Dogecoin canine or WallStreetBets, you’ll should subscribe to Reddit Premium to have the ability to use an icon that simply options the common Reddit brand, as noticed by 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo.

Under are the present choices. (I put them collectively facet by facet so that you simply gained’t should scroll by means of a large vertical picture.) The free ones are “OrangeRed” (the pixelated one), “Doge,” and “Wall Avenue,” whereas the icons with common Reddit logos are on the backside of the checklist.

If I paid for Reddit Premium, which prices $5.99 per thirty days or $49.99 per yr, I’d have entry to advantages like extra customized app icons, ad-free Reddit searching, and the r/lounge group. However I don’t, so I’m caught with one of many three free icon choices, all of which I dislike.

This admittedly isn’t an enormous deal for me; the Reddit app normally lives in a folder in my App Library, so I don’t see it each time I am going to my homescreen. But when Reddit is considered one of your homescreen apps — or has just lately joined your homescreen lineup after Reddit’s new API pricing pressured some third-party apps to close down — I can see the way you won’t be happy together with your present choices in case you aren’t a Premium subscriber. And in case you’re already sad with Reddit’s current selections to take away chat historical past from earlier than 2023 and do away with its Gold awards system, the restricted decisions at no cost app icons may be that rather more irritating.

If it helps, the Doge and Wall Avenue icons will apparently solely be accessible for “a restricted time.” But it surely’s unclear precisely how lengthy that may be or what choices can be accessible if these are switched out in favor of different free decisions.

Reddit didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. A colleague tells me the default icon for the Reddit app for Android can also be now the pixelated model, however in case you don’t like that and don’t need to pay for Reddit Premium, you might need a neater time swapping in your personal app icons on Android than on iOS.

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