Reddit Gold — What Is This and How To Give One?

Here’s what you need to know about Reddit Gold

REDDIT GOLD – This article will teach you about the gold that was recently introduced by Reddit after it decided to sunset its coins and awards system.

Keep in mind that this Gold is different from a Reddit Gold award – a star-shaped gold medal that was previously awarded from a Redditor to someone’s post or comment.

A Gold is a virtual good that you can use on the platform to reward, recognize, and celebrate content from Redditors you love. You can give it a Gold if you like a post or comment and want to show your appreciation for it.

Reddit Gold

Having a Gold on a post or a comment will help stand out on the platform. This time, the Gold is in a shape of an “upvote” – an arrow pointing upwards – and there are 6 options to choose from:

Gold QuantityPrice
(if bought via Mobile)
(if bought via Web)
1 Gold$1.99$1.79
2 Gold$3.99$3.59
3 Gold$5.99$5.39
5 Gold$9.99$8.99
10 Gold$19.99$17.99
25 Gold$49.99$44.99

The reason why the price of Gold on mobile is higher than the price of Gold on web is that both Apple App and Google Play stores charge Reddit and all developers who host apps on their platforms a fee for each purchase as these stores can provide safe, secure platforms where anyone can discover, download, and update the Reddit app.

How to give Gold?

This tutorial may vary depending on what device you’re using, but here’s a step-by-step process on how can you give a Gold to a post on the platform:

  • If you’re using a mobile device (iOS or Android), you need to tap and hold the upvote button in order to bring up the Gold giving experience. You need to select the amount of gold you want to give and then you need to complete the purchase by making your payment with in-app purchase.
  • If you’re using a computer, you need to hover over the upvote button in order to bring up the gold giving experience. The next thing to do is to select the amount of Gold you want to give and to complete the purchase by making a payment with Stripe.

Keep in mind that giving Gold on desktop will be available starting “sometime in October”.

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