How to search within a subreddit on Reddit

Reddit dominates the digital space due to its various “subreddits” or subsidiary forums focused on different topics. These thematic forums allow users from around the world to engage in ongoing discussions of shared interests. When it’s time to switch to a different theme, users can simply choose a new subreddit from the toolbar at the top. Let’s go over how to search within a specific subreddit.

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To search within a subreddit, go to the Reddit website and navigate to the subreddit you want to search. When you go to that subreddit’s page, the subreddit’s name will appear in the search bar. Type your search term in the space next to it, then press Get into.


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How to search within a subreddit (desktop)

Visit the subreddit

There are two ways to locate and get to the subreddit you want to search.

The first way is just search for the keyword for the subreddit you want to reach. This works great if you haven’t joined that subreddit yet.

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If you’ve already joined the subreddit you want to search, you can click the subreddit dropdown and select it from the list.

subreddit dropdown demo on new reddit

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Use the subreddit search bar

When you visit a subreddit, the name of that subreddit will appear at the top of the Search Reddit Bar along the top of the interface. That’s how you know you’re looking within that subreddit.

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Enter your search term in the space after the subreddit name, then press Get into on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can click the bottom option in the dropdown menu below, titled Seek “[your search term]”.

search term on subreddit

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Search results for your subreddit will appear. If you want to search all of Reddit for that search term, you can click the blue button Show results from all of Reddit button.

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How to search within a subreddit (Android and iOS)

Open the Reddit mobile app. From the home screen, use the Search bar at the top to locate and navigate to the subreddit you want to search.

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When you go to that subreddit, the name of the subreddit will now be at the beginning of the search bar. Use the search bar to search for whatever your search term is.

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The most likely cause is the search filter. If you’re looking for something and it’s not showing up, it may have been tagged for a mature audience. You can also try disabling your ad blocker if you have it running.

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