Reddit Data Extraction.

May 15, 2024

Reddit is a social media platform and online community where users can submit content in the form of text posts, links, images, and videos, which are then voted up or down by other users with topics being organized into subreddits.

Statistics show (May 2024), Reddit is the 13th most-visited website in the world. Its popularity has steadily grown over the years, reaching 2.1 billion visitors in December 2023.

Reddit is often described as a “website that encourages the active discussion” designed for “people who want the anonymous internet forum experience.” Reddit has become a forum where users can thoroughly discuss everything, from computer games to crimes, and can be used to find valuable evidence.

We added powerful mobile app and cloud support for the collection of Reddit data in the latest update of Oxygen Forensic® Detective.

How to Extract Data from Reddit

Data extraction from Reddit cloud

To begin your collection of data from Reddit cloud, open Cloud Extractor, and follow the prompt to fill out information about the case. Next, select Reddit from the list of supported services. It is possible to authorize in Reddit via credentials, phone number, or token.

Screenshot of Cloud Extractor in Oxygen Forensic® Detective with the Reddit application selected asking for authentication parameters to extract cloud data

If you do not have credentials for the cloud extraction, another method of authorizing access is to import a credentials package or go to the “Accounts and Passwords” section in Oxygen Forensics® Detective and click “Extract with Cloud Extractor” next to Reddit. “Extract with Cloud Extractor” in the “Accounts and Passwords” section of an analyzed device that has already been used to access Reddit.

Screenshot of Oxygen Forensic® Detective Viewer open viewing the extracted cloud data from Reddit.

Once authorized, Cloud Extractor proceeds to extract data from Reddit cloud, including:

  • Account information
  • Notifications
  • Contacts
  • Blocked users
  • Muted subreddits
  • Chats
  • Reaction to messages
  • User posts
  • Comments to user posts
  • Favorite and moderated subreddits
  • Posts from subreddits
  • Comments to subreddits’ posts

Data extraction from the Reddit mobile app

Data from the Reddit mobile application can be extracted from Android and iOS devices. The following data is supported:

  • Accounts information
  • Users
  • Group chats
  • Chats
  • Subreddits
  • Polls
  • Application usage history
  • Cookies
  • Cache

 

Screenshot of Oxygen Forensic® Detective Viewer open viewing extracted data from the Reddit mobile application.

Need to collect data from Reddit?

Update your Oxygen Forensic® Detective to the most recent version or contact us to learn more about this feature.

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