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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August 25th, 2022
August 25th, 2022 Release Notes

This one goes out to all our makers! We’ve been hard at work finding ways to make Product Hunt a better place for makers to launch and continue sharing their product journey. To do that we created some resources to help make the most of your launch, and built an Add-ons tab in Product Hubs to help users discover all of the plugins, extensions, companions, templates, and more that complement your products.

Launch Guide In an effort to help makers feel more prepared for launch day, we hosted our first-ever “How to launch on Product Hunt” webinar this month, and also published a Launch Guide to make it easier than ever to find everything (seriously, everything) you need to know about launching in one place.

Case studies In addition to the step-by-step playbook for pre-launch through post-launch, we’ve included a few stories from other makers who have had successful launches on Product Hunt. Check out stories from Framer, Notion, and Loom founders to learn more about their experiences.

Product Hubs add-ons Over the years, we’ve noticed an increase of products created to complement or integrate with others. This includes plugins, extensions, companions, templates, marketplace apps, and more.

  • These products are usually classified as “related” to other products, but they’re much more than that. With that in mind, we thought it was time for these products to receive their own special category — Add-ons. Now, you can find Add-ons under a new tab on certain Product Hub pages (see Figma Add-ons for example).
  • We hope that this new association helps more users find Add-ons that can increase their productivity and complement their experience while using their favorite products.

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August 9th, 2022
August 9th, 2022 Release Notes

We hope you’ve been enjoying the new Product Hubs and Launch Pages. We’ve been making changes based on your feedback, and we’ll continue to improve the experience around reviews, related products, and more.

  • More reviews Product reviews are an integral part of knowledge sharing in our community. They help build social proof, attract more visitors to product pages, and aid users in the evaluation of new products to try. Thinking of that, and to make it easier for everyone to share their knowledge about different products, we’ve added a new “leave a review” sidebar section on the homepage where new reviews can be quickly added.

We’ve also created a new option for makers to “invite people to review” from their Hub pages. Once a review is submitted, it gets added to the Product Hub and can be found under the comments section of the user’s profile.

  • Office hours Share your feedback with a real-life Product Hunt product manager. Navigate to ‘Office hours’ from the main navigation, under Community, or simply click here to schedule a video call. We ask that you please limit this conversation to feedback on Product Hunt.

  • Product Launch embeds It is now easier to share your launches with your community outside of Product Hunt. Badges can help you drive support to your launch and share visual summaries in blogs and press outlets. You can find a link to your embed page from your Launch. An embed page for your product hub is coming next.
  • Mobile apps Psst.. we’re working on some big changes to our Android and iOS apps. If you want early access to help us with testing ![sign up to join our Beta Program

Until next time...

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May 31st, 2022
Introducing Product Hubs and Launch Pages

Introducing Product Hubs

You can think of Product Hubs as the central page for your product on Product Hunt. We’ve rolled up all the information that’s needed to learn about a product’s journey into these pages.

  • Makers: You now have one source of truth for your product. All your launches, badges, and reviews are here.
  • You can now elect to Follow a product from the Product Hub. You’ll be notified when a Maker makes an update to a product you Follow.
  • Product Hubs will not initially be editable by their Makers. We are working to add that functionality as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you’d like to request an update to a Product Hub, please submit a request here.
  • This is a large change to our product data model and UI, so if you have an issue, please report it to our team. We have a few planned improvements scheduled after release, but would love to incorporate your feedback.

Updates to Launch Pages What does this mean for launch pages?

  • After 14 days, the activity collected on the Launch Page will be added to the Product Hub.
  • Reviews have moved to the Product Hubs. Makers: This is where you should use your community for reviews post-launch.
  • While you’re at it, ask them to follow your product too so they don’t miss your next launch.
  • That’s it! Launch pages are still where we celebrate your milestone and compete for top product positions.

You can learn more about these changes and how they fit into our vision for Product Hunt here.

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March 25th, 2022
March 25th, 2022 Release Notes

We’ve been improving the Maker experience to ensure more high quality products are available each day. To do this, we’re providing makers with more tools to help them launch. Additionally, we’re experimenting with different content and features that can help users understand and contribute to Web3.

  • Find all your products and hunts together We’ve renamed the 'My hunts' tab to 'My products'. Now we include both products you’ve made as well as those you’ve hunted. We’d like for this to be a hub for existing and future maker tools.
  • Launch dashboard We created a new way for makers (and hunters) to manage and celebrate their launches on Product Hunt. When your product goes live, visit My products to find the link to your dashboard. From there, you can see how quickly you’re accumulating upvotes, notable upvoters, where upvoters are located, tools to easily respond to unanswered community comments, and more. In the future, we’ll further expand reporting to help makers understand who they’re attracting to their launch and who ultimately engages.
  • Modernizing Product Hunt We’re continuing to make visual and performance updates across Product Hunt. We’ve most recently released updates to our Jobs and this very Changelog.
  • WAGMI We see more and more web3 projects being submitted to Product Hunt. We think the best way to support the community is by making sure we provide ample resources to help people understand what the space is all about, so we created a new feed focused on Web3 products. We’re using this space to include additional filters and signals, like supported blockchains and Twitter followers. Additionally, we’re partnering with more experts to create Web3 content to help our users DYOR (do your own research).This recent article from David Phelps about scarcity was fantastic.

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