Reddit’s social discussion forum has announced that its live audio feature “Talk” would be shut down in the coming weeks.
Furthermore, the company stated that Reddit Talk will be available until March 21 and that users can download chats until June 1 if they were hosted after September 22.
“Our original plan was to maintain Talk while we worked on this. Unfortunately, the 3rd party audio vendor we use for Talk is shutting down its service. In other words, the resources required to keep Talk live during this transition increased substantially,” Reddit said in a post.
“We don’t have a timeline to bring Talk or an audio product back in the future, however, we will share any updates when we have them,” it added.
Meanwhile, Reddit has added a new feature that separates text and video submissions into distinct streams.
The company unveiled the new feature on Tuesday, stating that video content on the platform would be pulled into the “Watch feed” view, while text content will display in the “Read feed” .
Additionally, the business has implemented a “decluttered interface,” making it simpler for individuals to identify relevant content and engage to communities more swiftly.