Reddit has updated their desktop user interface, and a few lucky users were given access.

Today the company announced that about 1% of users will be given access to a brand new user interface uplift.  The new changes have been in the works for over a year now and represent the first serious upgrade to the site in over a decade. Today’s rollout is something of a load bearing test. The current plan is to make an “opt-in” available over the coming weeks.

The redesign looks like this. There are three different available views. This is the “card” view.

Below is the “classic” view, which feels more like the Reddit you currently know and (possibly) love.

And finally, there’s a compact view, if you’re keen to see more info.

All in all the updates are great for the somewhat obscure news site.  But it’s a step in the right direction in making Reddit a more household name.