Top 30 Most Popular Subreddits on Reddit (2022)

Reddit is one of the most popular social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion websites in the world. In simple words, Reddit can be called a massive forum website where you can interact with people who have similar interests.

Reddit started in 2005, and slowly and steadily gained a lot of users on the platform. 

The website, Reddit.com logged a whopping 52 million daily visitors, as per Wall Street Journal. Additionally, in 2019 the website reported a figure of 430 million monthly active users.

What are Subreddits?

Well, there might be something so intriguing that so many users log in frequently so to see. Reddit has a feature where forums, called subreddits of your interest can be subscribed so that you can interact with people of similar interests. 

So in this article, we will discuss the Top 30 most popular subreddits on Reddit.

Top 30 Most Popular Subreddits on Reddit

We will be ranking the subreddits based on the number of subscribers, in descending order, going from the largest subreddit to the smaller ones. 

1. /r/announcements

On the first rank, we have /r/announcements with the most subscribers. At the time of writing this article, the subreddit had about 140 million subscribers.

The subreddit/forum is the official announcement forum of the Reddit Platform.

2. /r/funny

Sitting at the second spot is the popular humor-based image-sharing subreddit /r/funny. Presently, this subreddit has about 39 million subscribers which makes it the 2nd most subscribed forum on the Reddit website.

This subreddit is mainly for sharing funny images and jokes on Reddit.

3. /r/AskReddit

The third position in this list is held by /r/AskReddit. When this article was written, the subreddit had an estimated 35.1 million subscribers. 

This subreddit is for asking Reddit users about anything that a user wants to ask. Users can answer the question posed on this forum in the comment section of the post. 

4. /r/gaming

Reddit Gaming

At the fourth position is Reddit’s epic gaming community. At the time of writing this article, the subreddit had 32 million subscribers. 

As the name suggests, this subreddit serves as the primary gaming community/forum of Reddit.

5. /r/aww

The fifth position is for the cute image-sharing community of Reddit. Presently, the subreddit has 30.4 million subscribers.

This subreddit is for sharing images that are wholesome and make you say “aww”. You can expect pictures of cute cats and dogs on the imageboard. 

6. /r/Music

On the sixth position is the music lover group of Reddit. When this article was written, the subreddit had about 29 million subscribers.

This subreddit is a community for sharing and talking about music.

7. /r/pics

The seventh rank on this list is held by the picture board of Reddit. When this article was written the subreddit had about 28.7 million subscribers.

As the name suggests, Reddit users can share random images on the community and can talk about it.

8. /r/worldnews

Reddit World News

The eighth position on this list is occupied by the largest news board on Reddit. As of now, the subreddit has about 28.2 million subscribers.

This Community’s purpose is to share major world events on Reddit. The description of the subreddit specifically has mentioned avoiding internal United States news.

9. /r/science

The ninth rank is occupied by the official science community of Reddit. When this article was being written, the subreddit had about 27.2 million subscribers.

This subreddit is for discussion and scientific news sharing. You find content on astronomy, biology, medicine, physics, social science, and much more.

10. /r/movies

On the 10th position is the movies board of Subreddit. This community has a number of 27.2 million subscribers presently.

A Reddit user can share information and news about movies with other movie fans and can have discussions on them. This subreddit is an inclusive community for movie connoisseurs.

11. /r/todayilearned

The 11th position on the list of most popular subreddit goes to r/todayilearned. This subreddit has 27.1 million subscribers as of now.

This subreddit is dedicated to discussions on new things a person has learned recently.

12. /r/videos

At the 12th rank on this list is the official video-sharing board of Reddit. Presently, this subreddit has an estimated 26.2 million subscribers.

This subreddit allows users to post and discuss videos on Reddit.

13. /r/news

This community has about 24.3 million subscribers which makes it the 13th largest subreddit and the second-largest news-based subreddit on Reddit.

This board is for sharing news from all over the world, and also doesn’t exempt internal United States news.

14. /r/Showerthoughts

With a subscriber count of 24.1 million, this subreddit i.e. r/showerthoughts is the 14th largest subreddit on the platform.

This subreddit is for posting random thoughts that come into mind that might be peculiar or interesting.

15. /r/Jokes

At the 15th position, we have the joke community of Reddit. /r/Jokes has about 22.4 million subscribers as of now and is officially the 2nd largest humor-based subreddit on the platform, the first being /r/funny.

As the name suggests, this subreddit is for posting jokes and humorous content. 

16. /r/askscience

/r/askreddit is at the 16th position on this list. This subreddit had about 22 million subscribers as of now. 

Reddit users can post science-related queries on this forum to get their answers from intellectuals and educated individuals.

17. /r/food

This subreddit is the 17th largest Subreddit on the platform based on subscribers. r/food had about 22 million subscribers when this article was written.

As the name suggests, this subreddit is dedicated to posting and discussing food.

18. /r/EarthPorn

The 18th position is r/earthporn with a subscriber count of 21.8 million.

This Subreddit is for sharing beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of natural wonders and landscape. Users can post and discuss the images on the forum.

19. /r/IAmA

With a subscriber count of 21.8 million, this subreddit is the 19th largest Subreddit on the platform.

On this subreddit, notable personalities can post on this forum and can interact with Reddit users. The subreddit allows AMAs and more.

20. /r/gifs

R/gifs is at the 20th spot on this list. This subreddit has a subscriber count of 21.4 million.

Here, a Reddit user can post gif images that they like. Users can discuss and talk about the gifs on the forum.

21. /r/nottheonion

On the 21st spot, we have another news-based subreddit /r/nottheonion. It has about 20.9 million subscribers at the time of the writing of this article.

This subreddit is now news stories that are true but absurd. The name “not the onion” is a reference to a popular satire-based news Platform, The Onion.

22. /r/books

The 22nd entry on the list is for the bookworms. This subreddit has about 20.5 million subscribers as of now.

This subreddit is a haven for book lovers where they can talk about and interact with other people who are interested in books.

23. /r/DIY

Do it yourself or DIY is arguably one of the most important skills in the modern world. Unsurprisingly, Reddit has a community for DIY enthusiasts. The Subreddit, r/DIY is popular, having a staggering 20.4 million subscribers making it the 23rd most popular Subreddit on Reddit.

On this subreddit, users can post DIY-related pictures and opinions to fellow users who are involved in DIY and are knowledgeable about it.

24. /r/LifeProTips

This subreddit occupies the 24th rank on this list. At the time of writing this article, r/lifeprotips had about 20.2 million subscribers.

This subreddit is popular among people who want to get pro tips for life, which comes in various domains by various people.

25. /r/explainlikeimfive

With 20.2 million this community is the 25th largest subreddit on Reddit.

On this forum, users can post questions about complex things to get a better understanding of them. People who know the answers to the question can answer the query in the simplest possible way, to explain to the questioner as if they’re five years old.

26. /r/Art

At the 26th rank is the official art-related Subreddit of the Platform. r/art had about 20.2 million subscribers when the article was written.

As the name suggests, users can share their art, or any other piece of art they find worth sharing.

27. /r/space

The 27th spot on this list is occupied by r/space. At the time of writing this article, the Subreddit stood at 19.9 million subscribers, making it the 27th most subscribed Subreddit on the platform.

This subreddit is for sharing space-related pictures and facts and allows users to interact with other space enthusiasts. 

28. /r/sports

The sports community of Reddit is also really active and engage in thorough discussions. The r/sports community of Reddit has about 19.8 million subscribers.

As the name suggests, this community is dedicated to games and sports.

29. /r/mildlyinteresting

The 29th spot is for r/mildlyinteresting with 19.5 million subscribers.

This subreddit is for sharing interesting images and talking about things that are “mildly interesting”.

30. /r/blog

On the last spot on this list, we have r/blog. This subreddit has 18.6 million subscribers which makes it the 30th largest Community on Reddit.

Users can blog about their life and happenings in this community and interest with other users on the platform.

Conclusion

Above is the compiled list of the top 30 Subreddits on Reddit. The data and subscriber count provided in this article are subject to change with time.