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May 2, 2017

Last updated: June 15, 2018.

Now that Micro.blog is available to anyone, we’re working on many improvements. Here are some of the features and bugs we’re working on:

  • More hosted microblog themes.
  • Add “Show More” button to the web version of Micro.blog.
  • Add way to see who someone is following in the web version.
  • Prompting to automatically renew Facebook authentication, which expires after 60 days.
  • Multiple account support without signing out on iOS.
  • Improve accessibility of iOS app and web site.
  • Add more user options such as block and mute.

We’ve recently finished these changes:

  • Improved reliability of photo uploads.
  • Added timeline option (under Account on the web) to hide replies from people you aren’t following.
  • Added Medium.com support for cross-posting.
  • Improved speed of hosted sites showing up in the Micro.blog timeline.
  • Added toggle for posting non-square photos in iOS app.
  • Added new blog theme Marfa.
  • Released companion microcast app Wavelength for iPhone.
  • Added microcast hosting and podcast feeds, plus general support for audio tags.
  • Added multiple account and multiple blog support to Micro.blog for Mac.
  • Added custom site titles for people with more than one blog.
  • Fixed media upload to make files available more quickly on published blogs.
  • Fixed several issues with feed refresh and performance.
  • Fixed connectivity problems (blank screens) on some cellular networks.
  • Fixed appending the first link in a post to Facebook cross-post.
  • Updated source of built-in themes on GitHub.
  • Released new companion photos app Sunlit for iOS.
  • Added swipe on iOS to view the conversation.
  • Added settings icon on iOS to quickly disable cross-posting.
  • Added discover topics based on emoji included in a post, such as 📚.
  • Improved @-mention support to be more consistent across blogs.
  • Fixed sharing photos from other iOS apps.
  • Added Posts link to the navbar and improved access to editing posts.
  • Added support for scrolling back further in the timeline on iOS and macOS.
  • Added an official Mac app, plus updates to the iOS version for the iPhone X.
  • Fixed some pins not getting automatically unlocked.
  • Improved Discover screens to show a timeline of a selection of posts from the community.
  • Added export in WordPress’s WXR file format.
  • Added a link from your-username.micro.blog to your profile page.
  • Added better post browsing, editing, and deleting under Account → Posts.
  • Added SSL for custom domains. Email help@micro.blog and we’ll enable it for you.
  • Added Markdown highlighting for web replies.
  • Added Facebook cross-posting.
  • Added repost support from Micropub clients such as Micropublish.
  • Improved Micropub API with support for OwnYourGram.
  • Improved published blog filenames and removed unnecessarily titles in Hyde theme.
  • Added iPad support to the iOS app and made it available in the App Store.
  • Added user search from the iOS app.
  • Improved @-mentions from regular, non-reply microblog posts to auto-link usernames. If the post starts with an @-mention, it will be stored separately and not cross-posted to Twitter.
  • Improved cross-posting to extract inline links and append them at the end of the tweet.
  • Updated links and Twitter cross-posts to use custom domain names.
  • Added Markdown and auto-linking URLs in mentions.
  • Added showing conversation view in iPhone from push notifications.
  • Added a Discover page on the web and in the iPhone app to find users.
  • Fixed uploading large photos from the iPhone app.
  • Fixed slow publishing of new posts.
  • Fixed feeds refresh not working for some sites.
  • Fixed escaping HTML in new posts and replies on the web.
  • Fixed invites not showing the correct Kickstarter reward.
  • Fixed dates on timeline not reflecting current timezone.
  • Fixed custom CSS being cleared and not included in Primrose theme.

We’ll keep this help page updated as Micro.blog improves. The full bug list will be maintained in GitHub.