Reddit's tidy AMA app debuts for Android users

The app tries to clear up the infamous clutter of Reddit's Ask Me Anything chats with celebrities and other notables.

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Reddit's new AMA app for Android. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Android users can now access Reddit's AMA app to streamline Ask Me Anything chats.

The AMA app was available on Google Play as of Wednesday, following its launch for Apple's iPhone and iPad on Tuesday. The app allows you to read AMA conversations as well as post questions during a live AMA.

Reddit is known for its Ask Me Anything chats in which average folks can pose questions to celebrities and other notables. But the free-for-all nature of an AMA viewed on the Web can easily become a jumble that forces you to wend your way through a barrage of unanswered questions to find the ones that actually have received an answer. The goal of the app is to cut down on the clutter by letting you decide what you want to view, particularly if you want to see only the questions that actually garnered a response.

As with the iOS version, you can also browse among various AMAs based how "hot," recent, or favored they are. You can search for specific AMAs based on name or topic. And you can check out categories such as entertainment, music, sports, politics, games, or business.

Find an AMA that intrigues you and tap it to open the full conversation. You can then scroll down the screen to see the entire AMA with the questions clearly displayed in black and the answers in blue. Should you wish, you can change the view to display all questions, including those unanswered.

You can also use the app to share AMAs that you like via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and other sites and services.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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