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.
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!
Last, but not least - you may have noticed some new friendly-faces in your home feed.
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.
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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.
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?
How do I claim access? Read the full help article
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 email@example.com.
Mobile apps profiles
The mobile team pushed a release today for iOS and Android that updated your profile page to include the following:
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!
The shipping spree continues!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Until next time...
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.
Updates to Launch Pages What does this mean for launch pages?
You can learn more about these changes and how they fit into our vision for Product Hunt here.
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.