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Async PRAW, an abbreviation for "Asynchronous Python Reddit API Wrapper", is a python package that allows for simple access to Reddit's API.

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Async PRAW, an abbreviation for “Asynchronous Python Reddit API Wrapper”, is a Python package that allows for simple access to Reddit’s API. Async PRAW aims to be easy to use and internally follows all of Reddit’s API rules. With Async PRAW there’s no need to introduce sleep calls in your code. Give your client an appropriate user agent and you’re set.


Async PRAW is supported on Python 3.7+. The recommended way to install Async PRAW is via pip.

pip install asyncpraw

To install the latest development version of Async PRAW run the following instead:

pip install --upgrade

For instructions on installing Python and pip see “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python” Installation Guides.


Assuming you already have a credentials for a script-type OAuth application you can instantiate an instance of Async PRAW like so:

import asyncpraw

reddit = asyncpraw.Reddit(

With the reddit instance you can then interact with Reddit:

# Create a submission to r/test
subreddit = await reddit.subreddit("test")
await subreddit.submit("Test Submission", url="")

# Comment on a known submission
submission = await reddit.submission(
    url="", fetch=False
await submission.reply("Super rad!")

# Reply to the first comment of a weekly top thread of a moderated community
subreddit = await reddit.subreddit("mod")
async for submission in"week"):
    comments = await submission.comments()
    await comments[0].reply("An automated reply")

# Output score for the first 256 items on the frontpage
async for submission in

# Obtain the moderator listing for r/test
subreddit = await reddit.subreddit("test")
async for moderator in subreddit.moderator:

Please see Async PRAW’s documentation for more examples of what you can do with Async PRAW.

Async PRAW Discussion and Support

For those new to Python, or would otherwise consider themselves a Python beginner, please consider asking questions on the r/learnpython subreddit. There are wonderful people there who can help with general Python and simple Async PRAW related questions.

Otherwise, there are a few official places to ask questions about Async PRAW:

r/redditdev is the best place on Reddit to ask Async PRAW related questions. This subreddit is for all Reddit API related discussion so please tag submissions with [Async PRAW]. Please perform a search on the subreddit first to see if anyone has similar questions.

Real-time chat can be conducted via the PRAW Slack Organization (please create an issue if that invite link has expired).

Please do not directly message any of the contributors via Reddit, email, or Slack unless they have indicated otherwise. We strongly encourage everyone to help others with their questions.

Please file bugs and feature requests as issues on GitHub after first searching to ensure a similar issue was not already filed. If such an issue already exists please give it a thumbs up reaction. Comments to issues containing additional information are certainly welcome.


Async PRAW’s documentation is located at


February 2019: Joel forked PRAW and began work on Async PRAW, an asynchronous compatible version of PRAW.

July 2020: Async PRAW was moved into the praw-dev namespace.


Async PRAW’s source (v7.1.1+) is provided under the Simplified BSD License.

  • Copyright ©, 2020, Joel Payne

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