• Added new “Show Cross-posting” menu item to Micro.blog on the web and macOS. Select specific cross-posting services like Twitter or Mastodon to control where posts go. Coming soon to iOS and Android.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • After faithfully serving us for 896 days uptime, one of our servers needs a quick upgrade. I’m going to take Micro.blog partially down tonight for 5 minutes. Hosted blogs will remain up. 10pm central time.

  • Updates to and from Mastodon are quite delayed this morning. We are monitoring it, and expect everything to sort out eventually. May be random or a spike in Mastodon activity as Twitter continues to implode.

  • Released Micro.blog 2.7 for macOS with new icon, click interaction in timeline, and bug fixes.

  • Released new versions of Epilogue for iOS and Android, adding a new post screen to blog about books you finished reading for the year.

  • Introduced a new content delivery network option for hosted images. Manton has the details on his blog.

  • Updated Micro.blog for macOS to version 2.6.1 with the following changes:

    • Improved Mastodon username highlighting when writing a new post.
    • Added progress spinner to menu rows to better show timeline loading.
    • Fixed photo viewer window title to not include new CDN hostname.
  • Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 We’re taking a break for the day and will be catching up on any questions tomorrow. Thanks for your support of Micro.blog.

  • We added a new setting under Account: “Show posts but no replies”. This is for people who really want a more sparse timeline without any replies from other people at all. It just shows blog posts.

  • We introduced big changes to our support for Mastodon and ActivityPub this week. See Manton’s blog post for the details.

  • We added support for uploading multiple photos with a new post on the web. Details and screenshot on Manton’s blog.

  • Added option under Account → Edit Feeds to import posts to a blog from a feed. Does not currently copy images. When choosing this new import option, there are no cross-posting settings because the post will likely re-appear in your Micro.blog-hosted feed.

  • Epilogue for Android has been updated to version 1.2 with reading goals and the Discover screen. Full release notes over in the Help Center. The iOS and Android versions will be mostly feature comparable but have their own version numbers.

  • We’ve released version 1.1 of Micro.blog for Android. It adds dark mode and a bunch of other tweaks and fixes.

  • Epilogue 1.3 for iOS has been released in the App Store! This version adds a new Discover tab for finding books that people are blogging about. Tap and hold on a book cover to quickly add it to one of your bookshelves.

  • There’s a new set of buttons in Micro.blog on the web to toggle the Posts section to a more compact view. This is good for blogs that have a lot of full-length blog posts or photo posts. It will truncate the text and show all the photos as small thumbnails, so it’s easier to scroll through posts.

    Look for these buttons:

    Screenshot of buttons

    And here’s a screenshot:

    Screenshot of compact posts view

  • We’ve submitted a bug fix update for Sunlit to Apple. Improves scrolling performance and other tweaks. Here’s a quick video of some of Sunlit’s main screens:

  • We released a bug fix update to Micro.blog for Android, version 1.0.1. You can see what’s new and the full release history in the Help Center.

  • There have been several new plug-ins added recently. “Photos page” by @kottkrig gives you more control over the layout of the photos page, including preserving the photo aspect ratio. “Gateway” is a theme for single-page sites. Also new: “No robots”, “Font Awesome”, and “Alpine”.

  • Bookmarklet for saving web pages

    In the help page about bookmarks, we mention that you can bookmark a web page from your web browser. This uses a “bookmarklet” which can be added to the favorites bar, but the link doesn’t work in Discourse, which powers the Help Center, so I wanted to include it here as well.

    To bookmark a web page from a web browser, drag this bookmarklet link to your browser’s favorites bar. Click the bookmarklet when visiting a web page to add the URL in Micro.blog.

  • It has been a busy last week at Micro.blog! Manton has released the complete draft of his book, we held our 2nd Micro Camp event, shipped 1.0 of Micro.blog for Android, and rolled out bug fixes to Wavelength for iOS and other parts of Micro.blog.

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