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Reddit's only free iOS app icon is now ugly

Reddit's only free iOS app icon is now ugly

If you're not a fan of the new pixelated Reddit icons on your iPhone, I have some bad news: unless you want to switch to the Dogecoin dog or WallStreetBets themed icons, you'll need to subscribe to Reddit Premium to use the icons. May need it . This includes the regular Reddit logo, as spotted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo.

Below are the current options. (I've put them together so you don't have to scroll through one giant vertical image.) The free ones are "OrangeRed" (the pixelated one), "Doge," and "Wall Street," while the icons are the regular Reddit logo. with the bottom of the list.

If I paid for Reddit Premium, which costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year, I'd get more custom app icons, ad-free Reddit browsing, and access to benefits like the r/Lounge community. But I don't, so I'm stuck with one of the three free icon options, all of which I dislike.

Of course it's not a big deal to me; The Reddit app usually resides in a folder in my App Library, so I don't see it every time I go to my homescreen. But if Reddit is one of your homescreen apps — or has recently joined your homescreen lineup after Reddit's new API pricing forced some third-party apps to shut down — then I could see How can you not be happy with your current options if you are not a premium subscriber. And if you're already unhappy with Reddit's recent decisions to delete chat history and get rid of its Gold Awards system before 2023, the limited choice of free app icons may be more frustrating.

If it helps, the Doge and Wall Street icons will apparently only be available for a "limited time." But it's not clear exactly how much longer that could be or what options would be available if it is switched in favor of other free options.

Reddit did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A co-worker told me that even the default icon on the Reddit app for Android is now a pixelated version, but if you don't like it and don't want to pay for Reddit Premium, it's easy to change that in your time app. icons on Android compared to iOS.

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