• Changed cross-posting to send up to 500 characters to Mastodon. Also improved retrying if a Mastodon server was down.

  • Fixed the icons for the plug-ins Gateway and Font Awesome. A new version of these plug-ins can be upgraded to from the Plug-ins page.

  • Fixed a couple issues with bookmarking URLs (like tweets) that didn’t contain any meaningful metadata or text.

  • We’ve updated the Micro.blog 3.0 beta on TestFlight with some additional improvements. If you want to try the beta, you can get on TestFlight here. To downgrade, just grab the latest version again from the App Store.

  • Fixed some issues looking up Mastodon users and duplicate references in Micro.blog.

  • Micro.blog for Android is back in Google Play. Version 1.4 includes several improvements and bug fixes. Full release notes in the Help Center.

  • Improved ActivityPub to send photos to Mastodon without going through the Micro.blog timeline photos cache. Should fix the issue of occasional blank photos stored on some Mastodon servers.

  • Improved cross-posting to try to change Markdown/HTML block quotes to include quoted text.

  • Improved cross-posting to Mastodon (and other services) to better preserve multiple paragraphs from a microblog post.

  • Updated Micro.blog to use Mastodon’s “shared” inbox, for more efficient sending of posts to Mastodon. Also re-enabled sending to mastodon.social after temporarily pausing because of Mastodon DDoS attack, and recent posts will be sent again if they were missed.

  • Fixed accidentally sending posts from RSS feeds to Mastodon multiple times, over and over. Would not create duplicates in Mastodon but slowed everything down, creating unnecessary ActivityPub traffic.

  • ActivityPub posts to Mastodon are slower than usual today because of slow responses and timeouts from mastodon.social. We’ve temporarily delayed any posts to mastodon.social until it is back up and running, so that everything else can catch up.

  • Changed Mastodon profile pages on Micro.blog to not be indexed by Google.

  • Fixed sending video in blog posts to Mastodon.

  • Added import/export of Mastodon’s CSV format for who you are following. Access it under Account → View Mastodon Details.

  • Fixed showing videos from Mastodon posts, not just replies.
    Fixed formatting for block quotes sent to Mastodon.

  • We are slowly enabling ActivityPub support for more users. If you haven’t added a Mastodon-compatible username to your Micro.blog account, you may receive an email over the next few days with details when your account is updated.

  • Added replying to Mastodon direct messages. When you receive a message, Micro.blog will forward it to you via email, with a link to reply. There is no other messages interface and messages will be automatically deleted later.

  • Fixed federating replies to Mastodon when you’re replying to your own post without mentioning other Mastodon users.

  • Changed Mastodon @-username links to just include the first part of the username, not the full name with instance hostname. We’ll see how people like this, might still change it again.

  • Improved checking older feeds that were sometimes skipped, especially for inactive users.

  • Fixed videos in posts from Mastodon.

  • Fixed issues uninstalling the last theme plug-in. Also now shows current theme at top of plug-ins list.

  • Fixed push notifications in the Micro.blog iOS app.

  • We are upgrading a server today to fix some continued intermittent problems with blog publishing. Shouldn’t be any downtime.

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