How to reset or change your Reddit password

Cybersecurity Content Writer

As one of the internet’s most popular and longest-running platforms, Reddit offers a forum for countless online communities. In this article, we give you a step-by-step walkthrough of the Reddit password reset and password change process. We’ll also demonstrate how to recover other forgotten login details, like usernames.

Reddit has amassed a uniquely loyal following since it launched in 2005. Whether you want the latest breaking news or some obscure piece of fandom trivia, you’ll probably find what you’re looking for on Reddit.

Although anyone can browse Reddit’s community boards, known as subreddits, you need to sign up to get the most out of it. Once you’ve set up your profile, you can create and upvote posts and write comments — the three key actions on the platform.

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable browsing experience, it’s worth knowing how to reset your Reddit password, recover your username, and change the associated email.

How to reset your Reddit password

  1. Go to Reddit’s login page or tap “Sign up/Log in” in the Reddit mobile app.

  2. Under the “Log in” button, click “Forgot your password?”

  3. Input your username and the email address that’s currently linked to the account.

  4. Click “Reset password.”

  5. Check your email inbox. You should receive an email from Reddit. Open it and click “Reset password.”

  6. You’ll be forwarded to a page where you have to input and confirm your new password.

    Make sure you choose a strong password — you can use our password generator for ideas.

  7. Click “Set password.”

If you’ve forgotten your username, the process is similar. Just click “Forgot username” instead of “Forgot password.”

How to change your Reddit password

Even if you haven’t forgotten your password, it can be useful to know how to change it. In the event of security breaches concerning your Reddit account or your online presence elsewhere, being able to quickly change your password is essential. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Log in to your Reddit account.

  2. Click your username at the top right hand corner of the screen.

  3. On the dropdown menu, click “User settings.”

  4. Next to “Change password,” click “Change.”

  5. Input your old password.

  6. Input and confirm your new password.

  7. Select “Log me out everywhere” if you’re concerned about potential security compromises.

  8. Click “Save.”

Resetting your Reddit email

Whether you’re resetting your password or recovering your username, you always need to be able to access the email account that’s linked to your Reddit profile. So it’s important to keep the associated email address up to date. You can reset your email in seven simple steps.

  1. Log in to Reddit.

  2. Click your username at the top right hand corner of the screen.

  3. On the dropdown menu, click “User settings.”

  4. Next to your current email address, click “Change.”

  5. Input your new email address and your current password.

  6. Click “Save email.”

  7. Open your email. You should receive a verification link that you can click to finish the email reset process.

Remember, on Reddit, your email address and your username are two different things. While you can reset your email address with the steps above, it’s not currently possible to change your Reddit username once it’s been created.

Password security

Staying in control of your passwords is vital online. Login details are your first line of defense, whether it’s for services like Spotify and Instagram, your work accounts, or online banking. To reinforce your personal online security, it might be time to download a password manager.

NordPass creates long, randomized passwords and stores them in high-security online vaults. Each password is completely unique, genuinely random, and protected by layers of encryption.

Best of all, NordPass will autofill forms and login boxes for you. That means no more forgotten passwords or failed login attempts. It’s a simple, stress-free way to enjoy a platform like Reddit.

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