Video maker updates
For now, it’s in test mode. Tell us what you think! You can submit your own videos here for a chance to be featured.
Community Hang Outs
Over the years, there’s been many opportunities to get together with other Product Hunters in informal settings. We’ve added a couple dates to the calendar this month where we plan to open a Zoom and get to know each other a little more. There’s no presentation - just a conversation amongst builders and product enthusiasts interested in getting to know each other a bit more. There will be the chance to share asks and gives, and put in your contact info into an exclusive database with the people that you meet. Sign up here.
Better alternatives sorting
With the addition of category tags, we were able to improve the sorting logic on alternatives to make them more relevant and reliable. Alternatives show up on the Product Hub sidebar and reviews pages and assist in the research process, helping new products get discovered.
[Launch] by [Product name]
For more context on repeat launches, we shipped a small fix that shows your product name next to your launch title.
Never miss a tech trend
This past year, we’ve expanded our newsletters from our flagship Daily Digest to 4 additional interest-specific newsletters for AI enthusiasts, product and design lovers, internet junkies, and serial makers. If you’ve lost track, we now have a landing page that you can use to recommend your favorite newsletter to your friends or manage your own newsletter subscriptions (also available in your profile settings).
Let’s get together
Subscribe to our new event page on Luma if you’d like to join us for upcoming events. The first few events are posted, and we hope to see you there!
Better Pro Tips
We’ve made a small adjustment to pro tips to make sure we’re highlighting the most helpful insights on Product Hubs. Instead of automatically approving all pro tips, there is now a process in place to check the quality first. Ultimately, we put this process in place to avoid collecting self-promotional or low-quality submissions.
See who’s using what
As another layer of social validation, we’ve added a section to Hubs that shows who is using that product in their tech stack.
How does it work?
It's v1, but let us know what you think!
Never miss a review
Whether it’s praise or constructive feedback, all reviews provide helpful insight into how your customers are experiencing your product. For convenience, we’ve created a Slack integration so each new review sends you a message that you can keep track of in your dedicated workspace channel.
Pros, share your tips
Alongside product reviews, now lives pro tips. As you master new products, drop your tips for the community so they can become pros too. Your tips are just another way to support your favorite makers, help great products get discovered, and guide others to use tools efficiently.
Submit a tip through the main nav or navigate to a Product Hub to get started.
To help you feel confident shipping your ad into the world, we’ve added a design preview to the self-service ad form. Your mockup allows you to double-check everything and see your ad as it will appear in the real world. Set yours up here.
Another one for our bootstrapped and solo makers
In addition to adding filters on our leaderboard, we wanted to add another way to bring visibility to the bootstrapped and solo makers building amazing products and competing on a big stage. The update now includes topics to make it easier to scroll and understand what products are for.
Newsletters for all
After some research and a few iterations, we’ve rounded out our full suite of newsletters, brought to you each week by our brilliant content team. Take a look at our interest-based newsletters and subscribe to whatever speaks to you through your settings.
😸 The Daily Digest: The best of Product Hunt, daily. Monday — Friday
🦊 The Weekly Digest: Same fam as the Daily, but spotted less frequently. Mondays
🚀 The Maker’s Newsletter: For the innovators who dare to dream, do, and ship. Every other Thursday
🎨 The Art of Product: TL;DRs on product management and design trends. Fridays
🛸 WeirdWideWeb: Dev tools, no-code, and intriguing internet tales. Wednesdays
🧠 Deeper Learning: AI news, tools, and trends for early adopters. Tuesdays
🔮 Market Masters: All things marketing, sales, community, and growth. Coming soon
Looking for your next steps after your Product Launch? We’ve officially rolled out several different options for makers to continue getting exposure or driving trials of their products through paid promotions. Our redesigned advertising page will walk you through all the options and explain the benefits of each, so you can navigate your best next step. With opportunities to sponsor our newsletters, drive trials of your product through Marketplace, host an event, or utilize display ads, there’s truly something for everyone.
Categories - what your product is or does
On Tuesday, we announced product Categories, a new way to discover products based on their functionality.
Previously, topics were a way to sort our extensive product catalog, however there isn’t a strong taxonomy that supports the discovery of products based on the problems they solve. Topics will remain on the site and serve as a supplement to categories as another way to filter what you’re looking to find.
If you’re a maker, add a category to your product for additional exposure on these pages. All products tagged with categories will show up, but the best reviews help you rise to the top.
If there’s a category missing that would be useful to many products, let us know.
Stack it. Sort it. Show it off.
Stacking products you use or love is another way to support the makers and customize your Product Hunt experience. Now, your profile recommends products you might use, so you can get stacking. The sort feature allows you to pick which 3 products show up on your hover card.
We just can’t get enough
Your launches are pure gold. So are you. That’s why we’re introducing Maker Minutes. We’re doing our best to shine on a light on the talented and interesting makers that make up the Product Hunt community. One small way you can participate is sharing self-recorded videos of yourself answering some casual questions about yourself that we will selectively share on our socials so the broader community can get to know you and what you’re working on better.
Community Hours got a permanent residence
We’ve been loving our Community Hours sessions where we get to meet some fresh faces and consult with makers about their upcoming launches, so we decided to give the sign up links a permanent home. No more scratching your head to remember where you stored that link that’s floating around on various parts of the internet. Find the sign up link on our Launch Guide or in the launch submission flow. If you haven’t joined us yet, please do!
404 no more!
No one likes dead links. If you had a wild idea to completely change your URL and now you’re sending precious traffic to no man’s land, you now have the power to update your website link that’s tied to your Product Hub. If you’re like, “wtf, how do I edit my Hub?” - read this.
Even. Better. Sorting.
Reviews are helpful. Unless they’re not.
That’s why we are sorting by the best of the best on all our pages that house reviews, so you get an immediate and honest look into the pros and cons of a product and can make any decision like a pro.
Hasta la vista, baby.
To be clear we DON’T want you to do this. But if you’re feeling all Terminator, you now have the power to wipe your data from our grid without involving our support team.
There’s also a way to disconnect your social accounts from your settings if you’re finally taking that much needed social media cleanse.
Small, but mighty - we see you 👀
50% of the launches on Product Hunt are by independent and bootstrapping makers, many of whom go on to achieve great things. To better amplify the impact of these wildly talented humans, we’ve launched two new homepage filters for solo makers and bootstrapped projects. Try them out!
This new design is just ‘for you’
Our mobile app has a new look, supporting a personalized 'for you' feed to give you updates on people you follow and recommendations for products based on your interests. The new layout is much more interactive and helps you stay in the know with what's trending. Here are a few steps you can take to personalize your new feed:
One size does not fit all
Based on feedback, we made some changes to our advertising options to support:
Learn more about your options here.
The Flash vs. our homepage
Because you’re all busy people, we know your time matters. Optimizations made to our homepage make it hard to even blink before the details load when you expand a launch. I dare you to try it.
We want to hear from you 💌
It’s that time of year we ask for your honest feedback on how we’re doing. Positive or negative, your responses matter to us. As a way to say thank you for your time, we will be giving out a $50 gift card to a lucky winner. Click here to take our community survey.
Ads so easy even a caveman could do it.
If you tried to run a self-service ad in the past, you may have felt like you were drowning in a sea of next steps. It’s much easier now. Go to www.producthunt.com/ads/new, select your launch, and your product is back on the leaderboard and other high-traffic areas on our site, extension, and app in a few simple steps. You’re like, so self-sufficient now.
There’s a new Instagram handle in town.
And it’s all about AI. Follow our most AI-generated mascot @deeperlearning_ph on his journey to uncover the latest and greatest AI products, news, and trends.
🍷 Pairs nicely with our AI newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed yet, go to your settings and toggle on.
Have you noticed the bull$h!t filter?!
Just kidding. We haven’t cracked the code on that yet. But we did make some improvements that automatically bump really good comments to the top of launch and discussion threads. It’s not a power flex, just something we thought would make your Product Hunt experience better.
It’s a review party! 🎉
Reviews are helpful to the whole community, but I can assure you that you’ll make a maker’s day by sharing your first-hand experience with them. Haven’t tried any products yet? It’s a great time to start! There’s tons of free products for every use case, so try searching for something that could potentially change your life.
To celebrate our community members that are already leaving helpful reviews, we added a label by their name that indicates they’re a 🌟top reviewer🌟. These peeps are the realest, so make sure to take into account what they have to say.
Makers, keep track of all your new reviews directly in your settings tab, and make sure to take the time to reply to praise and constructive feedback. If you need help getting admin access to your Product Hub, read this article. Hub page views are up 20% since February, so if you haven’t been paying attention to your page yet, now’s the time. 👀
More exposure for top launches
Introducing: The Pulse (available only on the Product Hunt mobile apps and all pressure points on your body) 🫀
Even though we’re here every day, we don’t necessarily expect you to be too. If you decide to take a step away and do something in real life, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the previous day’s top launches. The Pulse updates with the top product finds each week to give continued exposure to the best products, and your continued votes will determine who wins Product of the Month.
This story format makes it easy and fun to indulge in the blast from the past, so make sure to check it out on our mobile app.
To make sure our app don’t send your pulse through the roof, we made an improvement that will keep you feeling (inhale) calm (exhale). The option to change your feed to card view was cool to some (only 4% - which included me), but it was making the load times a bit unbearable. Now that it’s removed, load times are down from 5-7 seconds to .8-1.5 seconds. 😮💨
Better ways to build community
We’ve been revamping the place you all get to talk to each other because we know the discussion forum is an electric⚡️ way to make connections - B2B, B2C, C2C, and let’s be real sometimes even F2F (friend to friend).
You’ll notice the way we categorize discussions has changed slightly based on the most popular discussion topics we’ve seen over time.
Next time you strike up a conversation, make sure to add a topic tag so it’s easily discoverable by the folks that want to engage.
That’s all for today - May the Fourth be with you!