How to Reset Your Reddit Password

2020-05-13 - 4 min read

One of the internet’s most popular and long-lasting platforms, Reddit offers a forum for almost everybody. We’re going to give you a step-by-step walkthrough of the Reddit password reset process, as well as a guide to recovering forgotten login details and usernames.

Often referred to as “the front page of the internet,” Reddit has had a uniquely loyal following since it launched in 2005. Whether you want the latest breaking news or some obscure fandom trivia, you’ll probably find what you’re looking for on Reddit.

Although anyone can browse Reddit, you really need an account on the site to get the most out of it. Once you’ve set up a registered profile, you can post, comment, and upvote — the three key actions on the platform.

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

Recovering a lost Reddit password

  1. Go to Reddit’s login page.

  2. Under the Sign In button, click Sign In.

  3. Input your username and email (this must be the email that’s currently linked to the account).

  4. Click Email Me.

  5. Check your email inbox. You should have received an email from Reddit. In the email, click Create Password.

  6. You’ll be sent to a page where you can 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 almost exactly the same. Just click Forgot Username instead of Forgot Password.

Resetting 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 any security breaches on your Reddit account or elsewhere else in your online presence, being able to quickly change your password is essential. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Log into your Reddit account.

  2. Click your username in the top right corner of the screen.

  3. On the dropdown menu, click User Settings (marked with the gear icon).

  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 any potential security compromises.

  8. Click Save.

Resetting your Reddit email

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

  1. Log into Reddit.

  2. Click your username in the top right corner of the screen.

  3. On the dropdown menu, click User Settings (marked with the gear icon).

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

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

  6. Click Save Email.

  7. Open your email: you should have received a verification link, which you can click to finish the process.

Remember: on Reddit, your email and your username are two different things. While you can change your email with the steps above, it’s not currently possible to reset your 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, from services like Spotify and social media to work emails and banking. To raise the bar on 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. Every password is completely unique, genuinely random, and protected by layers of encryption.

Best of all, NordPass will auto-fill forms and login boxes for you; that means no more forgotten passwords or failed login attempts. This is the simple, stress-free way to enjoy a site like Reddit.

Monica Webster
Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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