Building a thriving subscriber community just got easier. Substack Chat now supports reader participation and is available on the web.
This is what I've been waiting for before I enable chats!!
Fantastic! I love the app but very few of my subscribers have it, so it's great they'll be able to use this via the website.
Yes Thats good !!
Thanks so much for making the default that only publication contributors can start chats! I work full time and can’t monitor rogue chats started by subscribers 😉
I spend most of my day in front of the computer and prefer typing on a full sized keyboard, so this is amazing news!
Thank you; I rarely use my phone because I live in the middle of nowhere. It does work, but only with Wi-fi, and I do all of my writing on my desktop. NOW I can join the Chat craze! Fabulous!!!
I think I’m going to try this out
This feature is awesome!
I’ve been waiting for this to happen.
Exciting! This does blur the lines some between starting a chat thread or doing a community thread post, so I think it's a bit of a mental hurdle to figure out for myself what that differentiating factor is.
But I've been wanting to have tools to let the community itself being to take more initiative and ownership, and this is a great step toward that!
Previously, I'd considered having a Slack community that paid members got access to (similar to what Lenny does with his newsletter/community), but this feels like it could be the solution I need.
Yes!!! Love this!!!!
I’m trying to build a subscriber base right now, but once that gets to a certain level then I would be happy to use this function. Thanks for adding it.
Wonderful addition! Thanks team.
Excellent. Looking forward to building a little community.