Top 25 Most Popular Subreddits on Reddit

Most Popular Subreddits: If seen in the country of Reddit, there are about 3 million subreddits/communities in the world.

You will get to see a subreddit for every subject in the country and the world.

However, only a few members have the lion’s share of these.

According to a survey it has been found that there are many subreddits that have more than 1 million members.

Most of the subdivisions here have existed for many years.

On this page, you will find the top 25 most popular subreddits/communities on Reddit. (start with the most popular)

The subreddits are ranked based on their total number of members (as of early 2022) as you can see.

Most Popular Subreddits
Most Popular Subreddits

1. /r/announcements

Members Description Date created
139,551,815 Official announcements from Reddit, Inc. Jun 17, 2009

2. /r/funny

Members Description Date created
39,167,893 Welcome to r/Funny, Reddit’s largest humor depository. Jan 25, 2008

3. /r/AskReddit

Members Description Date created
34,997,701 r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. Jan 25, 2008

4. /r/gaming

Members Description Date created
31,856,510 A subreddit for (almost) anything related to games – video games, board games, card games, etc. (but not sports). Sep 17, 2007

5. /r/aww

Members Description Date created
30,340,242 Things that make you go AWW! Like puppies, bunnies, babies, and so on… A place for really cute pictures and videos! Jan 25, 2008

6. /r/Music

Members Description Date created
28,969,897 The musical community of Reddit. Jan 25, 2008

7. /r/pics

Members Description Date created
28,612,116 A place for pictures and photographs. Jan 25, 2008

8. /r/worldnews

Members Description Date created
27,942,104 A place for major news from around the world, excluding US-internal news. Jan 25, 2008

9. /r/science

Members Description Date created
27,143,022 This community is the perfect place to share and discuss new scientific research. You can read about recent advances in astronomy, biology, medicine, physics, social science, and so on. New publications and popular science coverage of current research can narrow the search. Oct 18, 2006

10. /r/movies

Members Description Date created
27,067,146 The goal of /r/Movies is to provide an inclusive place for discussions and news about films with wide releases. Submissions should be for the purpose of informing or initiating a discussion, not just to entertain readers. Read our extensive list of rules for more information on other types of posts like fan art and self-promotion, or message the moderators if you have any questions. Jan 25, 2008

11. /r/todayilearned

Members Description Date created
26,985,758 You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Submit interesting and specific facts about something that you just found out here. Dec 28, 2008

12. /r/videos

Members Description Date created
26,172,071 Reddit’s main subreddit for videos. Please read the sidebar below for our rules. Jan 25, 2008

13. /r/news

Members Description Date created
24,243,459 The place for news articles about current events in the United States and the rest of the world. Discuss it all here. Jan 25, 2008

14. /r/Showerthoughts

Members Description Date created
24,052,119 A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar.

15. /r/Jokes

Members Description Date created
22,282,025 The funniest sub on Reddit. Hundreds of jokes are posted each day, and some of them aren’t even reposts! Jan 25, 2008

16. /r/food

Members Description Date created
21,971,755 The hub for Food Images and more on Reddit. Jan 25, 2008

17. /r/askscience

Members Description Date created
21,925,681 Ask a science question, and get a science answer. Sep 5, 2008

18. /r/IAmA

Members Description Date created
21,750,826 I Am A, where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal. May 27, 2009

19. /r/EarthPorn

Members Description Date created
21,723,857 The internet’s largest community of landscape photographers and Earth lovers. Feb 14, 2011

20. /r/gifs

Members Description Date created
21,370,058 Funny, animated GIFs: Your favorite computer file type! Officially pronounced with a hard “J”. Feb 14, 2009

21. /r/nottheonion

Members Description Date created
20,834,005 For true stories that are so mind-blowingly ridiculous that you could have sworn they were from The Onion. Oct 25, 2008

22. /r/books

Members Description Date created
20,458,594 This is a moderated subreddit. It is our intent and purpose to foster and encourage in-depth discussion about all things related to books, authors, genres, or publishing in a safe, supportive environment. If you’re looking for help with a personal book recommendation, consult our Weekly Recommendation Thread, Suggested Reading page, or ask in r/suggestmeabook. Jan 25, 2008

23. /r/DIY

Members Description Date created
20,337,413 A place where people can come to learn and share their experiences of doing, building, and fixing things on their own. Jan 25, 2008

24. /r/explainlikeimfive

Members Description Date created
20,178,735 Explain Like I’m Five is the best forum and archive on the internet for layperson-friendly explanations. Don’t Panic! Jul 28, 2011

25. /r/LifeProTips

Members Description Date created
20,169,807 Tips that improve your life in one way or another. Oct 25, 2010


Reddit has tons of subreddits/communities that you can easily join.

But find the subreddits you want to join using the search bar.

Let’s say for example you search for “basketball” if you are very interested in basketball.

There are subreddits for every topic here.

The table at the top may include one or more popular subreddits.

Most of these were built many years ago.

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