extension ExtPose

Old Reddit Redirect

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Description from extension meta

Ensure Reddit always loads the old design

Image from store Old Reddit Redirect
Description from store Dislike Reddit's redesign? Old Reddit Redirect will ensure that you always load the old (old.reddit.com) design instead. Forces all reddit.com links to old.reddit.com, including navigating to the site, opening links or using old bookmarks. Unlike the account setting for turning off the design, this works regardless of whether you are logged in or not or in incognito mode. Old Reddit Redirect is free and open source software. The code is available at https://github.com/tom-james-watson/old-reddit-redirect. Pull requests are more than welcome.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-04-28) Ritobrata Ghosh: Works perfectly for me. I am using and loving it in 2022.
  • (2022-04-20) Grayson Oliver: Works very well. I clear all my browser data on exit so this makes reddit tolerable to use logged out. Thank you.
  • (2022-03-27) A Random Commenter: Amazing extension, new reddit sucks so bad and old reddit will always be superior.
  • (2022-02-16) Dario P.: It makes reddit usable again.
  • (2022-02-05) Favorite Length: 구관이 명관이다.
  • (2021-12-31) Will E: Should've downloaded this years ago. Thank you, bro. Much appreciated
  • (2021-12-11) junior: Old Reddit is much lighter on my old laptop. New Reddit consumes a lot of RAM and crashes my laptop.
  • (2021-08-10) go2hell746: we should have an option for certain domains (i.reddit.com for example. its old mobile reddit, however it redirects to old desktop reddit)
  • (2021-07-28) Chase Hays: Does what is says but there is no need for it as you simply have a "use old reddit button" in reddit settings
  • (2021-07-16) FRC: as a wise man once said, it just works
  • (2021-06-14) Adam Barnes: New reddit sucks. Old reddit sucks too, but at least that's just because of the content. Recently, new reddit has been seeping in with things like the report modal and the cookies popup. Old Reddit Redirect appears to have updated itself specifically to remove the cookie popup, meaning it goes from a 5/5 rating to a 10/5 rating hell yeah.
  • (2021-06-13) Strollas: does what it says
  • (2021-06-13) Fearless: It now asks for extra permissions to read and change data on reddit which is too sketchy for me and will not be using this anymore. Good way on ruining your own addon
  • (2021-06-13) Jeff Iding: Used to be great but now suddenly requires additional permissions to read and change my data on old.reddit.com. Seems sketchy and I will not be using this extension any longer.
  • (2021-05-29) Hunter Ray: Amazing!
  • (2021-05-04) Matt Lawson: just installed it. works perfectly.
  • (2021-04-24) X Greezel: I can't figure out how to briefly pause the extension without completely removing it, sometimes I need to access new reddit to upload pictures properly. That's my only complaint.
  • (2021-04-09) Semere Tereffe: It does what it is supposed to. Nothing more. Nothing less. I love it.
  • (2021-03-22) Welykeda Stonk: Love it. I really hate the new look of Reddit so this extension is a thing of beauty.
  • (2021-03-11) Zarif Rahman: Does not seem to work anymore. Can this issue be looked into?
  • (2021-02-27) ShadowingXblade: Замечательно, НО - нужно добавить в список редиректа на старый дизайн ещё и ссылки с new.reddit.*
  • (2021-01-26) LongTailCat 3: no is bad no redifirect is not wpork bad is no reppirect
  • (2021-01-24) Patrick Patrick: Works just fine.
  • (2021-01-10) Austin C: You have to be mentally ill to prefer the redesign over this. Great quality of life addon, get it and never look back (or forward in this case lol)
  • (2020-12-13) Omar Mahmoud: its fixed sir
  • (2020-12-13) FrostBid: Worked great. My essential extension for reddit browsing.
  • (2020-12-10) Zlatimir Petrov: It's honestly one of my favorite extensions. That's how much I despise the new reddit design. Brilliant
  • (2020-12-08) DicerX: A literal godsend, I have been using this extension for two years and has yet to fail me. To this day I fail to understand why reddit doesn't allow for this option natively. Cheers
  • (2020-11-30) Chris Sivanich: Does what it says, better redirect mechanism than I've seen for other similar extensions. No more New Reddit; can't argue with that.
  • (2020-10-30) no: works
  • (2020-10-22) Brian Zoberman: The only reason I still use reddit, thanks for this!
  • (2020-09-10) S: Works.
  • (2020-08-24) Ben Brokke: thank you for making this and providing it for free
  • (2020-08-06) WhatsAnOutside: works
  • (2020-08-01) Jeff Duhamel: Great extension, but to echo the previous poster it no longer works with v.reddit.com. You can expand a the image of the thumbnail for the video and then play it but if you don't perfectly click on the controls then it just reloads the thread.
  • (2020-08-01) V: No longer works with v.reddit.com...any link to a video hosted on reddit itself just reloads the post without playing the video. Can this be fixed? Or maybe add an option to set exceptions for specific reddit subdomains.
  • (2020-07-25) Nick: I love this so much. Thank you.
  • (2020-07-21) Pablo Escobar: Extension is amazing, I accidentally removed it and I hated life for an hour before I installed it again.
  • (2020-07-18) Liam Walsh: There is an issue with new reddit image hosting service. Reddit added the ability to host images directly on reddit rather than the usual imgur. This extension converts the www.reddit.com/gallery links to old.reddit.com/gallery links, which don't work at all.
  • (2020-06-26) Ed Hasaba: I've never had an issue with the extension, but was wondering if a toggle was possible, between www.reddit and old.reddit? Annoyingly they both lack features the other has. Thanks Dev.
  • (2020-04-15) Alex: Good good good!!!
  • (2020-04-02) Jake: absolutely gorguoues
  • (2020-02-13) Uzair Mohammed: Great extension! Really useful for people like me who find the new design confusing
  • (2020-02-03) Hans: thx. new reddit is trash.
  • (2019-12-19) Madars: The only sane way to use reddit!
  • (2019-12-09) Shoaib Mohammed: This is great and I love it but you should have an option to disable it without fully removing it from chrome
  • (2019-12-04) Devin Braun: Works great without any issues. Im staying with old as long as reddit lets me!
  • (2019-11-29) Maximilian Ballard: Works as advertised. Simple.
  • (2019-11-04) Nick Swenson: makes reddit usable again!
  • (2019-10-10) Ikai Kaimi: Works.

Latest issues

  • (2021-11-28, v:1.6.0) Thomas Pangborn: Keyboard shortcut
    Hi, I would love to be able to toggle reddit redirect on and off with a keyboard shortcut. Sometimes I have to switch between new and old and it's a bit slow to do.
  • (2021-11-15, v:1.6.0) Dave Ferree: Feature Request: option to redirect to i.reddit
    On mobile, Reddit keeps trying to FORCE users to use the app with that annoying popup. I.reddit doesn't, and was intended for mobile use. Though, I suppose with the Firefox having thrown in the towel on extensions, Kiwi for Android would be the only browser I know that could benefit from the addition.
  • (2021-08-26, v:1.5.1) Jessica Harry: Can this stop sites from switching to other sites
    Back clicking to click to open to a new window, An imbedded link but before that it jumps to another site
  • (2021-08-16, v:1.5.1) Adam: can't connect
    This site can’t provide a secure connection old.reddit.com sent an invalid response. ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR
  • (2021-06-15, v:1.5.0) Ryan Ewart: New permissions
    I have been happily using this extension for quite some time but I had to get rid of it when I was asked to grant new permissions. There was nothing said to explain what the change was for, only that it wanted approval to read and change data, and that makes me uncomfortable. It's a real shame because the reddit redesign is horrid, although I can just manually add the "old" in front of the URL, I suppose.
  • (2021-06-13, v:1.5.0) Mladja Bg: explain
    Why do you suddenly need permission to read and change data?
  • (2021-06-13, v:1.5.0) Mario Kotlar: New Permissions?
    Why is extension suddenly requesting permission to read and change my data on old.reddit.com?
  • (2021-06-13, v:1.5.0) Fawaz Akhtar: Permissions?
    Why does it require new permissions to read and change data?
  • (2021-06-13, v:1.5.0) Brad Van Luven: Permissions
    Why does this extension suddenly require more permissions?
  • (2021-01-28, v:1.4.0) Liam Worswick: Edge store version - is this your extension too?
    Hi there. First off, thanks for a very useful extension - much appreciated. I just wanted to check if the Edge store is also authored by you before I install: https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/old-reddit-redirect/dejjlcjohfilmbljokhggadmadhmiglo Couple of red flags for me was a mismatch on things like author name, version number and date, but the privacy policy link is the same. So would you mind confirming whether the Edge version is official? Thanks in advance :)
  • (2020-12-27, v:1.2.0) Sam Brands: Pause old reddit redirect
    Is it possible to pause the redirect? Sometimes I need to view a page on new Reddit, but it automatically redirects to the old Reddit. It would be useful if we could click on the extension icon and there would be an option to pause it. When paused the browser should no longer redirect to old Reddit, only when the user clicks on resume.
  • (2020-07-18, v:1.1.4) Henry Li: This breaks the new Reddit gallery feature
    Is it possible to exclude this extension from redirecting reddit.com/gallery links to old.reddit.com - as the new gallery feature is not available on old Reddit and it just takes you to a 'Page not found' error.
  • (2020-07-01, v:1.1.4) Nate Tepper: Reddit Emails
    This extension works almost perfectly for me, except if I click on links from Reddit emails. I have to manually turn those into old.reddit.com. Not a huge deal, but would be great to have that working too.
  • (2020-06-29, v:1.1.4) Qfwfq Qfwfq: Is it possible we could have to apply to amp.reddit.com as well? Misses that presently it seems.
    I hate AMP.
  • (2020-04-26, v:1.1.4) Work Art: removeddit compatibility?
    Can we make it so that when domain changes to removeddit, it deletes the old. part?
  • (2020-04-01, v:1.1.4) Steven Zandstra: Exceptions list?
    Reddit has made /r/imposter. It doesn't work in old.reddit. I can't find a way to make an exception. Can you pelase add one?
  • (2019-09-27, v:1.1.3) Andy Zhou: Bug with "more replies"
    This didn't happen before but recently I noticed that when I click on "more replies" to expand longer reddit threads, they do not load on the old reddit site but they expand properly on the new one.
  • (2019-09-18, v:1.1.3) Michael Wolf: Allow users to make exceptions for certain subreddits and urls. (e.g: reddit.com/rpan/)
    Some reddit features cannot be used or accessed via the old url. For example, reddit.com/rpan/ cannot be used with this extension. Right now, I need to disable the extension whenever I use /rpan/, and turn it on again when I want to browse. It would be nice to be able to just define an exception for that domain instead.
  • (2019-06-20, v:1.1.3) Chris M: Subdomain URL Entry -> Old reddit Redirect
    I would like to suggest that typing in a subreddit via subdomain URL entry redirects you to the old reddit version of that page. For example: 1) New tab 2) typing in: "leagueoflegends.reddit.com" 3) result: new style reddit page loaded Suggested result: you are redirected here: https://old.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/
  • (2019-04-07, v:1.1.3) Carl-Cyril Dreue: Please add an option to (temporarily) disable this extension
    As a moderator it can sometimes be useful to access reddit redesign. If you could add the option to disable the extension. Either with just a click on the extension icon or a drop down menu. Now I have to go to the extensions page in chrome and disable it which is kind of a hassle. Other than that I love it!
  • (2019-04-06, v:1.1.3) Rapha'el Ben Yisra'el: Found solution to old reddit displaying properly:
    "Chrome 72 introduced a bug that causes some network issues with extensions. Apparently it's been fixed, however the issue is still present in Chrome 73 for me. The workaround for now is to go to chrome://flags/#network-service, set this option to "Disabled", click "Relaunch Now" on the bottom right, and try opening a video again." I found this solution on another YouTube extension that was having similar problem.
  • (2019-03-12, v:1.1.3) Thomas Lenan: No longer working
    Please fix.
  • (2019-02-27, v:1.1.3) Extension no longer working
    Hi there, Myself and a number of users have noted that this no longer appears to be working. I was wondering if you're intending to fix it?
  • (2019-02-22, v:1.1.3) Just doesn't work
    Install, still get new reddit layout.
  • (2019-02-18, v:1.1.3) Bacon Sauce: Doesn't work
    Your extension doesn't work anymore, sucks. Are you planning on fixing it or not?
  • (2019-02-15, v:1.1.3) Daniël: Stopped Working
    Stopped working around here too. Still can manually go to old.reddit.com, so I guess a Chrome update broke its ability to redirect?


80,000 history
4.7 (238 votes)
Last update / version
2021-11-07 / 1.6.0
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