Clicking, typing and using a mouse — that’s for chumps.
That’s why Reddit is introducing “Heddit” (it stands for “hand equivalent action detection”). You can now upvote with smiles, downvote with frowns and look surprised to open links.
It’s facial recognition for the Internet obsessed allowing you to troll, search GIFs and contribute to subreddits with barely any work. It’s basically the dream.
Unfortunately, it’s also just Reddit’s goofy version of an April Fools’ Day prank. And here’s the genius part, clicking on “Heddit” will turn on your computer’s webcam (Google Chrome will ask you for camera access) and record as you make goofy facial expressions at your screen.
And if Reddit is smart (they are), they will be storing this footage to later turn into a very embarrassing compilation.
Reddit has even included some wacky Easter eggs to unlock — balancing an object on your head for 60 seconds will get you Reddit gold.
The best part of their fake concept though is “cat mode.” Simply hold up a cat and let your feline browse Reddit, as they’ve always deserved to. Dogs, though, do not get the same treatment.