Reported By: Shaurya Sharma
Final Up to date: July 01, 2023, 13:23 IST
San Francisco, California, USA
Nearly a month has handed since protests and outrage engulfed Reddit over the implementation of latest API costs ranging from at the moment—July 1, 2023. Because of this, a number of in style third-party Reddit purchasers, comparable to Apollo, BaconReader, and Sync for Reddit, have been compelled to close down.
Now, while you attempt to open Apollo for Reddit, it says “Thank You,” adopted by a observe from its founder, Christian Selig. “Apollo shut down on June thirtieth as a result of Reddit making drastic and sudden will increase to API pricing for builders.”
Christian Selig stated in Might that the brand new API pricing by Reddit would price him virtually $20 million per yr, and that it might not be sustainable for him to proceed to run the app.
Nonetheless, some apps—like Narwhal and Relay for Reddit—have determined to abide by Reddit’s new API pricing, and are going ‘subscription-only.’
As per The Verge, apps with accessibility options—together with Luna, Dystopia, and RedReader have been exempted from paying API charge; ergo, they’re nonetheless out there to make use of.
Apollo for Reddit and different third-party apps have develop into more and more in style—and many individuals used them as their main option to browse Reddit. This is the reason among the most influential subreddits on the platform protested in opposition to Reddit.
Round 8000 subreddits went darkish (personal) to protest. Some even threatened Reddit by opening up NSFW content material, which might enable porn on the subreddits. Nonetheless, Reddit shut down the protests as anticipated.