How to Display Thumbnails in Reddit

Written by chris hoke
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Reddit is a social commentary and link aggregation website owned by Condé Nast Digital. Users can upvote and downvote submitted links, comment on links, and load media directly from other websites using an inline video and picture-viewing feature. To avoid having users unnecessarily load pictures through the inline viewer, Reddit can display thumbnails next to each picture's link. These thumbnails are a smaller version of the picture that loads quickly. To turn on thumbnails, you'll need to access the preferences section on the Reddit website.

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  1. 1

    Launch your web browser and type "" into the address bar, then press the "ENTER" key.

  2. 2

    Type your Reddit username and password into the text fields in the right side of the screen (just below the "search reddit" text field), then click the "Login" button.

  3. 3

    Click the "preferences" link in the top right corner of the screen, next to your displayed username.

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    Click to select the radio button next to "show thumbnails next to links" in the "media" options section.

  5. 5

    Click the "save options" button at the bottom of the preferences web page to save the configuration.

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