Old Reddit Redirect

Old Reddit Redirect

Ensure Reddit always loads the old design

Old Reddit Redirect
What is Old Reddit Redirect?
Old Reddit Redirect is a free and open source Chrome extension that forces all reddit.com links to old.reddit.com, including navigating to the site, opening links or using old bookmarks. It also includes minor quality of life improvements such as removing the cookie banner and preventing reddit from rendering raw image URLs as HTML.
Stats
Users: 90,000+
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2024-04-20)
Creation date: 2020-03-10
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • *://reddit.com/*
  • *://www.reddit.com/*
  • *://np.reddit.com/*
  • *://amp.reddit.com/*
  • *://i.reddit.com/*
  • *://i.redd.it/*
  • *://preview.redd.it/*
Size: 16.28K
Stats date:

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Old Reddit Redirect
Old Reddit Redirect (v1.8.1)
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Summary

ℹ️ If you're wondering why the chrome extension recently requested new permissions, please see https://github.com/tom-james-watson/old-reddit-redirect/issues/117.

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.

There are also a few minor quality of life improvements:

  • Remove the undismissable cookie banner
  • Prevent reddit from rendering raw image URLs as HTML
  • Rewrite links to galleries to the raw old reddit comments page

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.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Works as intended
  • Kept up to date
  • Makes Reddit usable
Cons
  • Some issues with loading on certain subreddits
  • Stopped working for some users after recent updates
  • New permissions requested after latest update
Most mentioned
  • Works as intended
  • Reddit's new interface is disliked
  • Kept up to date
  • Some issues with loading on certain subreddits
  • Stopped working for some users after recent updates
Recent reviews
My expectations are satisfied
by Ryan Lee Ryan Lee, 2024-05-17

Simple and elegant! Old Reddit Redirect worked for a long time... but a recent Reddit login change today seems to have broken this. Reddit seems to force you to use the new interface (ugh) to login at https://www.reddit.com/login/ , and the redirect back to "old" doesn't work as expected (or I need to reload the page). Tom, can you please confirm? Thanks for everything you do.
by TORLEY TORLEY, 2024-05-03

by Feargal Kavanagh Feargal Kavanagh, 2024-04-25
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Safety
Risk impact

Old Reddit Redirect is very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Old Reddit Redirect has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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