Are you also wondering why you are getting the Forbidden error 403 message every time you try to open the Reddit is Fun app?
If your answer to that question is yes, you are not the only one.
Reddit is Fun, shortened to RIF, is a third-party app for the online internet community platform Reddit, providing users with a heightened experience of the platform.
However, users have recently reported facing issues while using the app.
As such, many have questions about how to resolve this issue.
If you are one of these people, read on to find out more!
What Causes Reddit is Fun Forbidden Error?
You may be getting the Forbidden Error message due to the fact that Reddit is Fun is shutting down.
This means that since the Reddit is Fun app is shutting down, you will not be able to use it for anything at all, even if you have it installed onto your device.
This decision was made by the creator of Reddit is Fun after Reddit’s decision to bring about changes regarding the usage of the platform’s API.
Reddit’s decision to start charging and monetizing their API after providing it for free for years was met with great discontent and protests from Reddit users worldwide, as it would result in the shutdown of a lot of third-party apps which used Reddit’s API, and would even impact the accessibility of important tools that helped with moderation on the platform.
As a sign of protest, as well as due to the fact that RIF could not afford to pay for the API charges, the creator of the app decided to shut it down as a sign of solidarity for the Reddit blackouts and protests.
As such, since the app has not shut down and is discontinued, you will get an Error Forbidden message whenever you try to open it.
How to Fix Reddit is Fun Forbidden Error?
Dealing with the Error Forbidden message every time you open Reddit is understandably a frustrating experience.
However, you can always visit Reddit on their own app and website instead, so that you can continue to use Reddit as normal.
This is because you will still be able to access Reddit normally since your account itself has not been affected.
However, you will not be able to use Reddit is Fun anymore, even in the future.
As such, there is not much that can be done to fix this error.
However, you can visit the Reddit is Fun creator’s Goodbye Post to see what is next for them.