Reddit kills chat feature after complaints from moderators that it made forums ...

Reddit kills chat feature after just one day following backlash from moderators who say they rolled it out without warning and that it leaves users open to abuse The 'Start Chatting' feature was taken down after complaints from moderators The feature allowed users to create random chat rooms within subreddits Moderators say it hindered their ability to weed out abuse and scams Reddit hasn't said if it will reintroduce the feature at a later date  Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:11 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 00:11 BST, 2 May 2020

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Reddit has removed a new chat feature just a day after its release after complaints from the sites' moderators.  

The feature, a new chat option called 'start chatting' allowed users to create small random chat rooms on the platform within the site's various subreddits.

Though Reddit says the move was designed to give more options to connect with each other during coronavirus-spurred isolation, moderators who oversee the site's subreddits say it made the process of monitoring content and behavior more opaque.

Reddit has killed a new chat room feature after backlash from moderators who say it made their subreddits harder to oversee (stock)

Reddit has killed a new chat room feature after backlash from moderators who say it made their subreddits harder to oversee (stock)

'Reddit’s users, moderators and communities are at the core of every

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