Reddit’s theme app icon for Android 13 is officially here
Expect a new themed icon on your phone’s home screen if you use Reddit
Theme icons for third-party apps are one of the most anticipated parts of the new Android 13 update that arrived earlier this week. This allows your apps to match the design of the rest of your Material You themed Android software with a monochromatic design of that app’s logo and a background that matches your phone’s overall color scheme.
We’ve seen some third-party apps such as Bitwarden, Pocket, and Vivino already provide live icons, and the latest WhatsApp beta provided our first look at the new messaging app icon. Now Reddit has joined the list. It was already spotted about a week ago as part of the Android 13 beta in a Reddit thread itself, and now an official rollout of the app has begun, as spotted by a user from Reddit.
This means that the dynamic app icon will soon be available if you’re running Android 13 on your Pixel, or maybe you already have it on your phone. You’ll find this is part of the 2022.31.0 update for Reddit’s Android app if you don’t already have it. If you haven’t enabled this feature yet, you’ll find it under “Wallpaper & Style” on your Pixel device. There’s an option called Theme Icons that you’ll want to enable, and it will change all of your icons on your home screen.
Sync for Reddit, a popular Reddit client and among our picks for the best Reddit apps, has had a live app icon since early 2022, so it’s great to see the official app updating with the latest changes. Dynamic app icons for third-party apps are a great idea, but we need to see developers adopt the idea if it works to give you a clean homepage on your phone screen. We hope to see even more top apps include the option in the weeks and months to come.