This wikiHow teaches you how to send a private message to the moderators of a private subreddit and ask to join as a new member, using a desktop internet browser.
1. Open Reddit in your browser.
2. Sign in to your account.
3. Click the envelope icon on the top-right.
4. Click send a private message.
5. Type “/r/name of the private subreddit” in the to field.
6. Explain why you want to join in your message.
7. Click send.
8. Check your inbox for a reply.
- Open Reddit in your internet browser. Type www.reddit.com in your browser’s address bar, and hit or on your keyboard.
- Sign in to your personal account. Enter your username and password in the username and password fields in the upper-right corner of your screen, and click the login button.
- Click the envelope icon next to your username. The white envelope icon next to your username in the upper-right corner of your screen will open your messages page.
- Click . This button is located next to the inbox tab in the upper-left corner of your screen. It will start a new private message.
- Type /r/name of the private subreddit in the “to” field. Entering the subreddit name here will send your message to all of this subreddit’s moderators.
- If you don’t know a subreddit’s /r/name, open the subreddit in your browser and check the end of its URL link in your address bar.
- For example, if the subreddit URL is , you should enter into the “to” field.
- Enter a relevant subject line in the “subject” field. Make sure your subject line is brief and to the point.
- Write a message expressing your desire to join the private subreddit. In the “message” field, politely explain why you want to join the private subreddit, and request an invite from the moderators.
- There is no guarantee your join request will be approved. Most private subreddits have very selective criteria for accepting new members.
- Click the button. This will send your message to all of this subreddit’s moderators.
- Check your messages inbox for a reply. Give the moderators some time to read your message, and regularly check your inbox for a reply. If your request is approved, you may receive an invite link from one of the moderators.