FIVE QUICK UPDATES ON OUR JANUARY PROGRESS
Hello my friends
1. TIMER TESTING
Testing for Timer 2.0 is going well. Not long now...a few more weeks while we iron out some final issues. If you would like to participate in our testing program (and you haven't already emailed us) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your device type and operating system in the subject line.
2. FLAGGING & BLOCKING
From today, when flagging a user you will be asked to select a reason why. This means we're better informed to take action if necessary (with over 700k users there are bound to be a small handful that don't play by the rules) and you can help us maintain the spiritual nature of this community by bringing things to our attention. You can also permanently block a user and they will no longer be able to send you messages or friend requests.
3. PROFILE CHANGES
Now when you edit your profile details (like adding a new photo) you are no longer temporarily prevented from posting comments. (We still review each photo manually but you can continue to post while the reviewing process is taking place).
4.ARE YOU A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Every day we post a single image with quote on the Insight Timer Facebook page (www.facebook.com/insighttimer). Our Facebook audience is now over 315,000 people. If you're a photographer and would like us to feature some of your photos to our audience please send an email to email@example.com (not.com) and include a couple of photos.
5. GROUP IMPROVEMENTS
Later today we are introducing two additional fixes:
a) Follow a discuss thread. (Click the link after the last reply which says "Follow this discussion").
b) Lock discussions which have veered off course. (Group admins click the three little dots below your original post).
And later this week we will reintroduce the following functionality for group administrators:
- Ban users
- Appoint additional admins
- We are also working on improving Device Notifications so that they deep link into specific comments and replies (but this may not be available this week).
That's it for now. We are deep inside Timer testing - and I'm looking forward to releasing the Timer later this month.
With much gratitude
P.S.: I'm sorry about the missing Message and Thanks for Meditating buttons over the weekend. While implementing the new Flagging/Blocking feature we applied some strict security parameters which caused the Message functionality to disappear. It's back now