From Spotify Wrapped to YouTube Rewind to the unofficial Netflix Wrapped, people are obsessed with seeing their year of content consumption in review. Add one more cheeky internet habit deep-dive to the list, 'cause Reddit just released their 2022 Reddit Recap feature.
In this article, I'll share the steps to get your own 2022 Reddit Recap as well as some fun data you'll learn from it.
- How to Find Your 2022 Reddit Recap on Mobile
- How to Find Your 2022 Reddit Recap on Desktop
- What's Included in the 2022 Reddit Recap?
- How to Share Your 2022 Reddit Recap on TikTok
Let's get into it!
How to Access Your 2022 Reddit Recap
You can find the Reddit Recap button on both desktop and mobile, as long as you're logged in.
Where to find Reddit Recap on mobile
When you're logged in on your Reddit mobile app, you'll see a small narwhal icon in the top right corner, between the search function and your user avatar. You might also see a banner at the top of the homepage that says, "2022 was bananas!"
Tap on the narwhal icon or the banner to view your 2022 Reddit Recap.
Once you're in your Recap, simply swipe up and down to navigate through the pages of fun statistics and insightful data.
Where to find Reddit Recap on desktop
On desktop, you'll see a narwhal icon in the top right corner, between the Happening Now and the Chat tabs.
You might also see a banner at the top of your homepage under "Updates from Reddit" about Reddit Recap.
Clicking on either the narwhal or the banner will take you to your recap. If you're using a browser where you're already logged in to Reddit, you can also just navigate to reddit.com/RedditRecap2022.
Use the arrows on the bottom of the screen to flip through your Reddit Recap and see exactly how many SBUs (Standard Banana Units, obviously) you scrolled in 2022.
Forgot to share a funny slide or just want to go back and look at a stat again? To navigate back to a previous page, use the little dots on the right hand side. You can also scroll up with your mouse wheel or track pad.
Where to find the global Reddit Recap
Want to know what the global Reddit experience was like in 2022? You're not alone, you data nerd, you.
You can read Reddit's official blog post about the trends and insights from 2022 to find out what the most popular posts across the whole site were as well as major themes that emerged.
If you prefer your data consolidation presented in video format, check out Reddit's YouTube recap instead.
What's Included in the 2022 Reddit Recap?
It's more fun to discover your Reddit Recap for yourself, but here are the ten stats you're missing out on if you haven't done your recap yet this year:
1) How Many Standard Banana Units Did You Scroll in 2022?
Since users scroll Reddit on a variety of devices with an array of screen sizes, Standard Banana Units (SBUs) are used by Reddit as a cheeky unit of measurement to help you visualize how much time you spent scrolling this year.
A single SBU is equal to the length of one average banana. If you lined up all of those bananas, you'd have an approximate of how much you scrolled.
2) How Many Times Did You Go to the Moon in 2022?
The Reddit Recap statistic of how many times you went to the moon is a measurement of how much time you've spent on the app.
It takes about 3 days to travel from Earth to the Moon via spacecraft. So, if you "went to the moon" one time in 2022, that means you spent at least 72 hours on Reddit. Congrats, or my condolences.
3) What Were Your Top Interests in 2022?
This statistic is dictated by the subreddits you're a part of as well as the posts and tags you interacted with.
If it seems a little off to you, sometimes Reddit categorizes posts differently than you might expect.
4) What Subreddits Should You Consider Trying?
Based on your interests and activity, Reddit will suggest subreddits to you that you might like. This is also likely based not just on your activity but shared activity with other users who belong to these subreddits.
I found this pretty hit or miss.
5) Are You Team Cat or Team Dog?
Reddit Recap is all about facing hard truths about yourself, like do you prefer cats or dogs?
6) What Was Your Top Reddit Post in 2022?
This isn't necessarily content you posted on Reddit. It's just the post that you revisited the most.
If you've got a recommendations list or how-to guide or even just a cute cat video that makes you smiled bookmarked, that's probably what made your recap.
7) How Much Karma Did You Earn in 2022?
Karma is used to measure how much you engage and contribute to the Reddit communities you're a part of. It's not a 1:1 reflection of upvotes, but you'll earn more karma by being generally helpful and pleasant.
If you're more of a lurker, you probably won't have earned much karma this year, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
8) Which Subreddits Did You Spend the Most Time On?
Your probably already have a good idea of where you spend most of your time, but the Reddit Recap is here to rid you of any illusions you might still be harboring about your scrolling habits.
It will also tell you roughly how many hours you spent on those subreddits.
9) What's Your Secret Reddit Ability?
Ever wanted to see your Reddit persona on a little trading card? Well, now you can. Based on your Reddit activity, you'll be assigned an "ability" with special bonuses and varying levels of rarity.
This is especially great if you've poured a lot of love (and/or money) into your Reddit avatar, since you get to see them on the trading card!
10) Which Reddit Communities Should You Join Next?
This seems like it's just a repeat of stat number four, but if you didn't like the suggestions you got the first time around, maybe you'll enjoy these ones.
How to Share Your 2022 Reddit Recap on TikTok
While there's a share icon on every page of your Reddit Recap, there's no way to share directly from Reddit to TikTok.
In fact, there isn't even any way to share all of your Reddit Recap stats at the same time. You have to share each one individually if you use the native share feature.
Instead, I'll show you how to download all of your Reddit Recap stats and share them in a single video on TikTok using a video editor called Kapwing.
Step 1. Download Your Images
Inside the Reddit desktop or mobile app, use the share button at the bottom of each slide that you want to save.
You can also just take screenshots of the individual stats, but I recommend using the share button. It takes a little bit longer but you'll get a nice clean, shareable version of the image.
Step 2. Upload Your Images to Kapwing
Go to Kapwing.com and click "Get started." You'll be prompted to sign in.
Once you're in your workspace, click on the "Create New Project" button to open the editor.
From there, you'll see several options for uploading your images from your device, from a URL, or from Google Drive or Photos.
Step 3. Add a Colorful Background to Your Video (Optional)
The Reddit Recap stats look like they're meant to look like shareable playing cards, with the rounded edges to them. Unfortunately, the background is a pretty blah-looking gray. If you want to add a little more visual interest to your TikTok, you can remove the background and replace it with a brighter color. Here's how:
Tap on "Edit Image" then scroll down to the "Erase" button and select it.
You'll see the option to "Remove Background." Tap on it and let Kapwing add a transparent background to the image.
To add a colorful background, tap outside of the image on the background of the editor to select the canvas then click "Edit Background." Scroll down until you see the "Background Color" tools.
You can use a preset color or use the slider tools or a HEX code to choose a custom color for your Reddit Recap background.
Step 4. Set the Time Duration on Your Images
To turn your image into a video, open the Edit Image menu then scroll down to the Set Duration section. Use the drop down menu to set the image to a preset length or choose custom duration to set a time of your choosing.
Once you've set the duration, you'll see the timeline appear at the bottom of the editor, indicating this is now a video instead of a static image.
Step 5. Arrange Your Images in Order
Now that you've converted your image into a video, you can add the rest of the Reddit Recap stats you want to share and arrange them on the timeline.
Open the Media tab on the bottom of the screen. Tap on the "+" icon on each image you want to add. Tap and hold to select and drag the images into place on the timeline.
Once they're all arranged in the order you want, repeat the previous steps to remove the backgrounds (optional) and set the duration so they match the first image.
Step 6. (Optional) Add Music
Tap on the Audio tab on the bottom of the screen. You can either upload a sound you want to use from your device or a URL (like a trending TikTok audio you want to use) or pick audio from the stock library.
If you skip this step, don't worry: you can always add a trending sound on TikTok.
Step 7. Export and Download Then Share to TikTok
On the next screen, scroll down and tap on "Download file" to save the video to your device. Now you're able to share your Reddit Recap all in one video on TikTok.