Every post and comment you make on Reddit is linked to your user account. That’s OK most of the time, but what if you wish to remain anonymous? That’s why a disposable account exists.
How Does a Throwaway Account Work?
A throwaway account is a one-time account that isn’t linked to your primary Reddit account. It’s possible that your regular Reddit account includes your name or makes you identifiable based on your posting history, which can be restrictive. You’ll need a throwaway account that can’t be identified if you want to ask a question or make a comment without anyone knowing it’s you.
Use a disposable Reddit account for the following reasons:
- Finances are being discussed.
- Discussing personal or unpleasant issues
- Inquiring about a company’s working environment
- Any topic where you want to talk about anything without being identifiable.
Even if you regularly use an alias online, you might want to create a disposable account to submit critical information. Internet detectives won’t be able to sift through all of your comments for clues to identify you.
Remember that having an anonymous account doesn’t mean you can’t say something that can be used to figure out who you are. Take caution with the information you give out.
The term “throwaway account” is also applied to various sorts of online accounts, such as email and social media accounts, as well as online gaming accounts. It’s any account that isn’t your main account and is only used for a short period of time.
How to Make a Reddit Throwaway Account
Reddit accounts are free, and the number of accounts you may create is unlimited.
If you like, you can utilise your regular Reddit account while using a disposable account. Simply open a private surfing (incognito) window, switch browsers, or switch browser profiles.
Go to Reddit and sign up using the “Sign Up” button at the top of the page. You’ll have to sign out first if you’re already logged in.
Fill up your username and password. The username can be anything as long as it is unique; however, do not use a username that you have already used.Make sure your username isn’t associated with your Reddit account. Some folks even name their accounts “throwaway.”
To establish an account, you don’t need to input an email address (more on that later), but you must check the CAPTCHA box before clicking the “Sign Up” button.
Click the “Finish” button after deselecting any sub reddits that have been selected for you.
With your new throwaway account, you’ll be able to access Reddit.
Is It Necessary to Include an Email Address?
You undoubtedly noticed that when you created your account, you didn’t include an email address. You don’t need one, but you never know when you might need one
If you forget your password and need to reset it, you’ll need to have an email address on file. If you don’t provide an email address, you won’t receive email alerts for comments or messages.
There are a few different ways to add an email address without using your real one.
- Users of Gmail can establish a throwaway alias that directs emails to their primary mailbox. If you like, you can then add labels and filters.
- You have the option of creating a completely new email address. Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo make it simple to create a new account.
Adding an email address can be useful, but if you’re looking for the best in disposable Reddit accounts, leave it blank. If you want to receive notifications, download the Reddit iPhone or Android app and enable them there.Use a password manager if you’re worried about losing your password.