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Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit goes private to protest Reddit changes

Genshin Impact's leaks subreddit has temporarily gone private to make a statement in the face of Reddit's new upcoming third-party app changes.

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The Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit is currently inaccessible to the anime game‘s community, as it’s gone private to protest Reddit’s new API (Application Programming Interface) changes that will have a major effect on third-party apps sitewide. The Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit isn’t the only one to make this same statement by going private — huge communities like r/gaming and r/music have gone dark in solidarity as well.

The protest includes over 3,000 subreddits and is set to last for 48 hours, so Genshin Impact Leaks will open back up on June 14. However, some subreddits are taking their protest a step further — for example, r/music is “closed indefinitely for Reddit API policy change protest,” as stated on the subreddit page.

Reddit plans to introduce fees for third-party apps and services to be used on the site, which could be difficult for many to pay. This effectively shuts down apps like Apollo, an app that optimizes and alters the way Reddit is used.

A BBC report on the topic explains that Christian Selig, the Apollo developer, claims it would cost him $20 million (£15.9 million) to continue operating the app. As a result, Apollo will be shutting down on June 30.

Genshin Impact Leaks will be back soon, but Reddit’s policy changes could likely affect the way you navigate the site, depending on which third-party apps you use. But for those who have no interest in leaks, the main Genshin Impact subreddit is still public, operating as usual.

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