Reddit automations to keep the Karma flowing

By The IFTTT Team

February 19, 2024

Reddit automations to keep the Karma flowing
  • As monthly user projections for Reddit tip the scales at 1.6 billion, the app has quickly risen to the social media podium along with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    However, Reddit is different than these other social media apps in a variety of ways. Among these reasons are a different user base, interface setup, and ways of ranking and organizing posts.

    These reasons open up the opportunity to capitalize upon the steadily growing number of accounts, either for personal or business use.

    Small businesses can find communities to promote products, individuals can share stories and advice, and everyone can engage with other users. With the support of IFTTT's wide variety of automations, we can help streamline the use of this ever-popular social media site.

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    An introduction to Reddit automation

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    As we will establish soon, automating Reddit is a great way to expand a business venture or simply improve the app for personal use.

    Reddit's structure has some similarities to other social media sites. Users create accounts and join specific communities according to interests, known as a subreddit. By posting lots of high-quality content, users can gain upvotes and Karma, which is a sort of social currency used within the app.

    Since there is such a concentration of people with similar interests, it can be easy to find your next group of friends or customers.

    To keep up with all the new daily posts in each subreddit, and stay active by posting yourself, it can be extremely helpful to try automating Reddit.

    What is Reddit Karma?

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    Reddit Karma is much more important than many think, as it aids in building up your reputation on the site, connect with others, and even allows you to start your own subreddits.

    Karma is the collective number of upvotes and downvotes that you’ve received over time. The higher your Karma, the more “credible” you are in a subreddit.

    For example, when a user with 56k Karma posts, it will drown out other posts from other users with significantly less Karma. Whether this is for better or worse, the amount of Karma you have can mean that millions of people can see your opinion, product, or marketing.

    This is why it is important to automate Reddit, as it can help to get more Karma quickly without having to post manually every day.

    Why automate Reddit?

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    By automating specific tasks, individuals and businesses can save time, maintain a consistent presence, and optimize their engagement with the Reddit community.

    However, it's essential to strike a balance between automation and genuine interaction to avoid appearing spammy or inauthentic.

    Here are some reasons to try automating Reddit:

    • Time-saving: Automation can significantly reduce the time spent on repetitive tasks, such as posting daily updates or managing multiple subreddits.

    • Consistency: By automating content posting, users can maintain a consistent presence on the platform, increasing their chances of gaining exposure and building a following.

    • Optimizing engagement: Automation tools can help identify the best times to post content, ensuring that it reaches the target audience when they are most active.

    • Data analysis: Some automation tools provide analytics and insights into user engagement, helping identify trends and areas for improvement.

    • Subreddit moderation: Moderators can use automation to enforce subreddit rules, filter out spam or inappropriate content and comments, and ensure a positive environment for community members.

    How to automate Reddit with IFTTT

    Simply put, the best way to add Reddit integrations is with IFTTT. There are other solutions such as creating a custom API, however, IFTTT provides by far the most user-friendly and usable platform for automating Reddit.

    What is IFTTT

    IFTTT (If This Then That) is our web-based service that allows users to connect different apps, services, and devices to create automated chains of conditional statements called "Applets."

    These Applets trigger specific actions when certain conditions are met and can be customized to automate various tasks, such as posting on social media, controlling smart home devices, or sending notifications.

    IFTTT enables users to streamline their workflows, increase efficiency, and save time by automating repetitive tasks across multiple platforms.

    How to add Reddit integrations

    Automating Reddit with IFTTT can help streamline your experience on the platform and save time on repetitive tasks. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to automate Reddit using IFTTT:

    Visit the IFTTT website ( and sign up for a free account if you don't have one already.

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    After logging in to IFTTT, click on "Explore" in the top menu.


    In the search bar, type "Reddit" and hit Enter.


    Click on any Reddit-related Applet or search result.


    You will be prompted to connect your Reddit account. Click on "Connect" and follow the link on-screen instructions to authorize IFTTT to access your Reddit account.

    Congratulations, you are now connected!

    Our favorite Reddit integrations

    Automatically set your Android wallpaper to the best posts in /r/wallpapers on Reddit

    Always stay on top of the wallpaper game. This IFTTT Applet allows users to automatically update their phone or computer wallpaper with the top posts from the /r/wallpapers subreddit on Reddit.

    Submit your new WordPress posts to reddit

    As a blogger, sharing your WordPress content across multiple platforms can be a time-consuming task. However, with this Applet, you can streamline your social media posting process and increase traffic to your blog.

    If a Reddit user makes a new post, send me a notification.

    With this Applet, you can receive notifications whenever a user makes a new post, ensuring you never miss essential content. You can configure the Applet to send future notifications via email, SMS, webhook, or any suitable channel of your choice.

    Browse our entire collection of Reddit integrations here.

    Remember, only IFTTT provides the quickest and most reliable automations to help level up your Reddit account. So join today!

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