New feature for The Present Age subscribers: group chat
A subscriber-only space (yes, free subscribers, too) where we can chat about what's happening in the world.
Substack just gave me access to a new chat feature they’re rolling out for writers. Right now, it’s only available in the Substack iOS app, but I believe the plan is to expand it out to Android and desktop in the near-ish future. Without further ado, here’s how Substack describes this new feature:
It’s a conversation space in the Substack app set up exclusively for TPA subscribers, similar to group chats/hangouts/etc. It’ll be where I share stray thoughts that aren’t necessarily sit-down-and-write-a-whole-newsletter worthy, solicit feedback from readers, and chat with those of you who’ve signed up! It seems pretty neat. As far as new features go, this is one I’ve got a good feeling about.
I’ve already started my first chat thread here! It’s an introduction post, so feel free to pop by, tell me a bit about yourself, and promote cool things you’re working on (if you drop a link to your own newsletter in there, I’ll sign up for it.) And, in case you don’t find the idea of chatting interesting, that’s cool, too. The newsletter will still be the same newsletter as it’s always been, comments on posts will remain as open (or closed) as they’ve always been.
Chat will be open to subscribers (free or paid).
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but chat is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump into my thread to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ.