Reddit is releasing two new types of publications for all of today's subreddits, Variety Reports . Moderators will be able to create event and collection publications, which will help users follow discussions centered on live events, breaking news and television programs.
Event publications allow moderators to schedule publications in advance, as well as add information about the time, such as start and end times. Users can follow the publication and receive a notification when the event begins. It is a useful feature for upcoming events, such as television shows or sporting events, especially in subreddits such as r / GameofThrones and r / RocketLeagueEsports, where the features have been in beta testing over the past few months.
Publications in the collection allow moderators to curate and group relevant publications so that users can quickly read the best ones. It is useful to find all discussions centered on television episodes, or to find the best AMAs hosted in specific subreddits.
Events and collections offer users the option to follow publications without having to subscribe to full subreddit. The senior product manager of Reddit, Adam Barton, told Variety that the features are aimed at making the publications easier to navigate and easier for new users to use: "We want to reduce the barrier" .