The social media platform Reddit has brought back r/place, its collaborative artwork. The board is a large grid where partners place tiles on a blank communal canvas.
The artwork went live at midnight on April 2nd. Contributions from around the world create collective digital artwork.
The original version of r/place was launched in 2017 and was created by Josh Wardle, who later created the popular online game Wordle. The 1000*1000 pixel communal canvas is one of the most popular April Fools Day experiences on Reddit.
It has now been enhanced and expanded internationally on the platform, which has a user base of 50 million unique daily active users and over 10,000 communities.
“Some have visited the canvas before. / A place where togetherness creates so much more. / Now in much larger numbers, taking up more space, / It’s up to you to create a better place, ”the moderator posted on the Reddit board, which has a million members.
To participate in the artwork, Reddit users need to click (or tap, depending on the device they’re using) on the new widget icon with the letter “P” at the top of the home feed or open their community drawer in the app and tap on it.
This will open a rectangle of 1000*1000 pixels, which can be added by the user every five minutes by tapping anywhere on the canvas.
The artwork is available to anyone who visits Reddit. Those who are not logged in will only see it grow but cannot add to it.
r/place will be available across Reddit and the app for 87 hours, ending April 4 at 5pm GMT (10.30pm IST).