Reddit introduces two new post types for all subreddits today, Variety reports. Moderators may be able to create event and collection contributions that allow users to participate in discussions related to live events, breaking news, and television broadcasts.
For event contributions, moderators can pre-schedule posts and add time information such as start and end times. Users can follow the post and receive a notification when the event begins. It is a useful feature for upcoming events, such as TV broadcasts or sporting events – especially in subreddits such as r / GameofThrones and r / RocketLeagueEsports, where the features have been beta tested in recent months.
Collection posts allow presenters to curate and group relevant posts so that users can quickly read the best ones. It's useful to find all the discussions about TV episodes or to find the best AMAs that are hosted in certain subreddits.
Events and Collections give users the ability to track posts themselves without having to subscribe to the entire subreddit. Reddit's chief product manager, Adam Barton, told Variety that the features are aimed at making the posts easier to navigate and more user-friendly to new users: "We want to lower the barrier."