Short for "Ask Me Anything": AMA threads are one of Reddit's signature features. They allow you to interact directly with a whole range of interesting personalities, from ordinary people with amazing life experiences to influential celebrities who help shape politics and culture.
However, if you want to participate in an AMA, you need to get started at the right time as these threads will be open for a maximum of one or two hours. Therefore, an AMA can be easily overlooked if it is not stored in your phone's calendar. The official Reddit app for iPhone and Android can not sync AMA schedules with your device's calendar. Fortunately, this is a very simple workaround.
Before we begin, it's important to know that you need a Mac or PC to add the Reddit AMA Calendar to your Google Calendar, neither as iOS nor as Android will give you the option to Synchronize schedule directly from your device. You must also have Google Calendar installed on your smartphone to receive notifications for AMAs. Therefore, now is the perfect time to install and try the app if you have not already done so.
Open your browser on your computer and go to Google Home. Then click on "Login" and enter your credentials. If you're signed in, click the Google Apps icon in the upper-right corner and choose Calendar from the pop-up menu.
To open Google Calendar, go to the "Add Calendar" box on the left side of the screen and enter the following email Address:
Press Enter when you're done, and Reddit's AMA schedule will immediately appear in your Google Calendar. However, the process is far from complete because you still need to sync the new calendar with your smartphone. Proceed to the next step if everything is OK.
If You work with Android, skip two paragraphs. For Google users, open Google Calendar and tap the Hamburger icon in the top left corner. Tap Show More to see all your calendars, and just tap IAmA Schedule to show it on your calendar. You can now view all upcoming AMAs.
If you want to be notified of upcoming AMAs, reopen the hamburger menu and scroll down to tap Settings. In the section with your primary Gmail address header, tap "Show more" and select "IAmA Schedule." Now tap on "Add notification" and then select when you would like to be notified about upcoming AMAs.
Synchronizing Reddit's AMA schedule with your Android device is similar to iOS – for starting. Tap the Hamburger icon in the upper left corner to display the app's menu. Then scroll down and select Settings. Then click on "Show more" to display the AMA calendar if it is not directly available.
Then tap IAmA Schedule. Then click on "Synchronize" on the following page to display the itinerary in your calendar. Then tap Add Notification, and then choose how long before each AMA you want to be notified. It may take a moment for synchronization to complete. Please wait until the process is complete. Go back as soon as the schedule is fully synchronized and you will see the next Reddit AMAs in your calendar.
Note that this method works with all Reddit AMA calendars and any other calendars you want to add. Do not hesitate to post questions or thoughts on this topic by leaving a comment below.
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