You can now follow public lists

We’re excited to announce the release of one of the most requested features - the ability to follow public lists.

Almost all social products have some form of follow feature, but it’s usually the ability to follow a creator/channel/user. We decided to start with the ability to follow specific lists rather than creators. This gives the followers more control, because they can choose to follow one or multiple lists from any creator. It also means that, when creators elect to notify followers of an update to a list (it’s optional!), they can be confident the followers want to hear from them.

How it works:

  • All published lists now have a follow button which is located near the view counts, like button, etc.
  • Anyone with a Listium account can follow (and unfollow) a list just by clicking that button.
  • Creators can see the number of followers they have (but not who the followers are at this point in time).
  • When a creator updates a list they will see a popup that will give them the option to send a notification and, if they wish, to include a message to the followers.
  • Notifications are sent immediately and currently only via email (ie. no push notifications for now).

We plan to add more functionality to this feature over time, and would love your feedback. Let us know what you think!

(This is part of a series of catch-up posts covering key feature releases in late 2022 and early 2023.)

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