What’s next?

Some of the features and bugs we’re working on.

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.
  • 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.

We’ve recently finished these changes:

  • Added support for ActivityPub with replies to and from Mastodon and your blog. Get your own Mastodon-compatible username using your own domain name.
  • Added a Markdown preview button when writing a new post in Micro.blog on the web.
  • Added “Show More” button to the timeline and mentions on the web.
  • Added user muting under Account → Edit Muted Users, and mute and block commands in the macOS app.
  • Added reading view for articles saved via Indiepaper.
  • Fixed typing and pasting issues in the new post field on Android.
  • Increased MP3 file upload for podcasts to 35 MB.
  • Added podcast settings for email address and using your “about me” text as the podcast description.
  • Added support for cross-posting to Facebook pages after Facebook turned off previous posting API.
  • Updated web following list to show who you aren’t following yet.
  • Added support for IndieBookClub.
  • Added ability to set custom footer HTML in any theme.
  • Improved authorization so Micro.blog is an IndieAuth provider.
  • 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.