January 26th, 2023
January 26, 2023 release notes: my products, self-service ads, comment prompts

Manage your products & launches

My products now lets you easily see all your products and launches (draft, scheduled, and posted) in one place for simple management. If you missed the memo about why you should care about your product after launch day, read more here.

Self service ads

Product Hubs have a new promote tab that houses tools for makers to continue finding new customers on Product Hunt after launch day. Hub members can access self service ads from this page to run campaigns that expand their reach to a thousands of tech users and buyers daily. Follow these steps to use self service ads or learn more about advertising on Product Hunt.

Comment prompts

Me: “I love this product and want to contribute some helpful feedback.”

Also me: “Congrats on the launch!”

Makers can now add a prompt on their launch post to help kickstart the conversation and specify the types of feedback they are looking for. Here’s a great example of how this new tool can be used.

Congrats to all the Golden Kitty Award winners, finalists, and nominees! Don’t miss the Hall of Fame. Pro tip - it’s really fun to watch the winners revealed in the mobile app! Download if you're wondering what 'Jazzy French' sounds like…🎷🥐

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January 12th, 2023
January 12, 2023 release notes: comment awards, Rewind, and Golden Kitty Awards

Comment awards

One of the reasons we love our community so much is that genuine feedback is not hard to come by. Now, you can get recognized by makers for your helpful suggestions, finds, and witty comments.

Makers - we encourage you to hand out these awards (3 per launch) and share the love with your supporters. Do so by reviewing your launch post comments and clicking “award” on the ones you’d like to highlight.

The Golden Kitty Awards

If you’re new here, you may not have heard about our favorite event every year, which is basically like the Oscars of Tech. The Golden Kitty Awards are voted on by the community to celebrate the best products and makers each year.

How it works: You nominate products in each of the categories from now through Friday, January 13, at 11:59pm PT. Then on Monday, January 16, you’ll start voting for finalists in each category.

In total, there are 24 categories, which you can nominate and vote for who you’d like to take home a reimagined, sleek kitty trophy.

Keep in mind: Products you nominate need to have launched in 2022.

Product Hunt Rewind

2022 will go down in history as the year everyone did their own version of Spotify Wrapped - so in the highest form of flattery, we did it as well. The fun backstory is that Product Hunt Rewind was an idea born from our internal Hackathon where the small team of engineers, designers, and marketers built this experience in nearly 1 week and took home their own Golden Kitty.

Get your Rewind to see and share your stats from 2022! If you already have the Product Hunt mobile app installed, make sure you’re on the latest version to see your Rewind. And thanks for all the love from those that already shared!

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December 15th, 2022
December 15, 2022 release notes: streaks widget & EOY recap

Streaks widget

To all our competitive friends - we get it, we love streaks too. Our mobile team did us all a favor and designed a mobile home screen streak widget. See your current streak and always stay vigilant and on top of your streak game. Get the mobile app if you’re still missing out.

EOY recap

This year’s been a blast - thanks for being a part of it! A quick lookback on some highlights:

We have a little teaser of our own…

Two weeks ago most of our team got together IRL in Austin, Texas for a Hackathon. We had a ton of fun (any other board game and karaoke enthusiasts out there?) but also built a ton of new/helpful/fun/quirky stuff we’re unleashing on Product Hunt in the new year. See you in Jan!

What were your favorite changes this year and what do you hope to see in the new year? We’d love to hear from you!

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December 8th, 2022
December 8, 2022 release notes: best products, streak leaderboard, and Ship update

Celebrating the longest streaks on PH

It’s been more than a year since we first introduced streaks to help our community track their daily engagement with Product Hunt. In that time, it’s quickly become one of our most talked about new features on Twitter and beyond.

We are introducing a streak “leaderboard” to make it easier to celebrate our most active community members with the longest streaks.

To start your streak, make sure you are logged in while visiting Product Hunt. Your streak count will increase with every day that you access Product Hunt via desktop or mobile web or app.

To access the leaderboard, click the link below your streak on the Homepage’s sidebar to “view streak ranking”. You can also find the option “Visit streaks” on the main navigation under the “Community” section.

Special kudos to @ankit, @jun, @dirk, @jeff, @deepu, @kevin_t for the impressive 401 days streak without a single miss since we introduced the feature.

Best Products 🏆

The new feed that shows best products by category, ranked by reviews and followers, is another great way to discover highly-valued products and another way for makers to win! Use the topic filters to explore PH community favorites.

Mobile apps: Discover page

If you’ve updated your app this week, you’ll see a brand new Discover page that now includes sections for curated collections and recommended people to follow. Don’t miss the latest gift guides turned into collections.

Ship update

Some of you may have noticed that Ship has been removed from our main navigation menu. This change was made because we are no longer accepting new sign-ups. Existing Ship users will be able to continue using Ship features and renewing their subscriptions until further notice.

Read more about this change in our FAQs or as always, feel free to contact our support team!

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November 23rd, 2022
November 23, 2022 release notes: activity feed, mobile updates, and featured makers

Activity feed

Remember that interesting discussion you were involved in last month that you’re not able to find anymore? Now your profile displays a complete activity feed showing your latest comments, reviews, and discussions in chronological order. You can also view other people’s activity feeds, so you can see what your favorite PH’ers have been up to.

Mobile updates

5.3.0 for iOS and Android released late last week! The app updates included a way to view and edit collections, an updated change log in your settings, and my personal favorite… a fun animation to celebrate your latest streak! Fun fact: the best all-time streak is 385 days, and it's a three way tie between @jun_gong, @pradeeb28 and @ankitsharmaofficial!

Featured makers

Last, but not least - you may have noticed some new friendly-faces in your home feed.

👋 @csaba_kissi, @andrianv and @marclou

There’s no shortage of awesome people in this community, and we want to make sure you’re getting connected with some of the best! If you’ve been feeling like there’s just something missing from this community, a good next step is getting connected with a few more people.

We'd love your feedback

We're running a community survey for the next week, and would love to hear from you. Complete the survey and leave your email address for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated!

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November 10th, 2022
November 10, 2022 release notes: coming soon feed

Coming Soon feed

Something we’ve been obsessing over is how to make Product Hunt more valuable to both makers and non-makers. The new Coming Soon feed aims to do just that.

Makers - We know how much effort and preparation goes into a launch. An important part of that is teasing it just enough to build anticipation and hype for launch day.

This new feed allows you to highlight your scheduled launch as much as 30 days in advance. This gives you more time to gain momentum — on the feed and with a slick Coming Soon banner on your Hub page. Learn more.

For everyone else - Don’t you love knowing what product launches are coming soon? Help support the launches that pique your interest, and sign up to receive notifications when they go live so that you’re one of the first to know.

As always, let us know how we can make this one better by dropping your comments below.

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November 3rd, 2022
November 3, 2022 release notes: Product Hubs are now editable

Product Hubs

Our vision for Product Hubs is to be your single source of truth and the place to find everything about a product’s journey. Since launching Product Hubs in June, we’ve received 800 requests to update pages. We hear you. So today we’re making it possible for the owners of these pages to make edits!

Who can manage? Makers of a product and their team members

What can I manage? Team permissions, content (title, photos, tagline, etc.)

Why should I claim access?

  • Make sure your information is accurate and up to date for prospective customers
  • Hub pages will continue evolving to give you access to exclusive features that will help you create, grow, and engage with your community of followers over time

How do I claim access? Read the full help article

  • Open the Hub page of the product you want to claim.
  • Click “Claim page” (located at the bottom right of the sidebar).
  • Submit a company email address that matches your product domain. If you don't have one, that's ok. In both cases, you'll receive a verification email right after this step.
  • Open the email received and click on “verify email”.
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October 27th, 2022
October 27, 2022 release notes: extended launch scheduling & updated mobile app profiles

Extended launch scheduling

For those of you that plan ahead, makers can now schedule their launches up to 30 days in advance! Scheduled posts can always be edited and rescheduled so don’t hesitate to try out this updated scheduling feature.

If you have something you plan to launch in the next month and you want to participate in early access to an exciting feature we’re releasing soon, please reach out to hello@producthunt.co.

Mobile apps profiles

The mobile team pushed a release today for iOS and Android that updated your profile page to include the following:

  • Personal bio displayed
  • New maker history section
  • Ability to add more personal links

Versions of the mobile older than 5.0 will be decommissioned on November 15th. If you need to update, now’s the time to do it!

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September 27th, 2022
September 27, 2022 Release Notes

The shipping spree continues!

Collections

With the introduction of Product Hubs earlier this year, we had to reframe how we think about collections and shift from collecting launches to collecting products. The updates we made also make it easier to discover and search for collections based on keywords.

Along with these functional changes, we adjusted the page design, allowing for a brief overview and a preview of the products in the collections on the index page. The cleaner design will allow you to easily see if the collection is curated by our Product Hunt team or someone in the community.

Some new collections we made for you include calendar and to do list apps, apps powered by AI, tools for becoming a pro at SEO, and top-rated no-code tools.

We also featured collections made by some of the experts in our community that we think are really great. These include Chris Messina’s new Mac stack, Amir Ashkenazi’s startup CEO stack, Elizabeth Yin’s worksuite, popular tools for a Product Management Stack from Lenny Rachitsky. Check ‘em out!

Don’t fret - you’ll still be able to collect products from Launch Pages and Product Hubs by clicking the collect icon. Manage your personal collections in your profile to keep track of all your faves. If you’re an expert with a collection you we should know about, let us know by shooting an email to content@producthunt.co.

Alternatives

Same concept, new look. The thought: let’s optimize these pages to drive more traffic to Product Hubs. If you’re a maker, that’s good news for you, seeing as more people will stumble across your products this way. If you’re looking for alternatives, view the related products section on the sidebar of select Product Hubs.

What’s new:

  • Added the ability to "collect" directly on the product card
  • Added a number ranking to each product in the list
  • Added an option to mark an alternative as helpful
  • Removed the sidebar noise

Before

After

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September 1st, 2022
September 1st, 2022 Release Notes

Introducing our new mobile apps

Our Product Hunt mobile team has been working diligently behind the scenes to build a brand new app experience from the ground up, and we’re thrilled to finally debut it. For those that missed it, we launched Product Hunt mobile apps for iOS and Android earlier this week. Download the app to browse Product Hunt from anywhere.

Here are just a few things to look forward to:

  • Native features and designs Faster, more reliable, and platform-specific, to deliver a top-notch mobile experience.

  • All new home feed Upvote, comment, and share your daily favorite products and toggle between card or list view depending on your preferred design.

  • New search and discovery features that allow you to sort by featured, top, and newest products on your homepage and discover products based on popular topics or when they were posted (yesterday, last month, last year).

  • View Product Hubs on the go. Product Hubs are the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about a product’s journey.

  • Keep up with the conversation Follow along with discussions and get inspired by maker stories in the brand new News tab, or create your own discussions to connect with the Product Hunt community!

Profiles got a new look!

You may have noticed your profile looks a little different now on your desktop. We've rolled out the changes as a beta release and you'll soon see the same features available in the mobile apps. Aside from the design revamp, you now have access to:

  • A new expanded bio/about me area
  • Add additional links to your portfolio, social channels, github, etc.
  • A timeline-based view of your products and launches

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