Today, we’re excited to release version 3.0.0 of Nanolens with sweeping changes. Before we dive in, here’s a video demo of what our new navigation looks like with Home & Discover:
Our team had to think a lot about what our goal with building a new screen for our community would mean. To do that, we reevaluated what the purpose of Nanolens is.
The purpose of Nanolens is to help people navigate their social groups, companies, and communities without having to perform the awkward Irish exit. In life, our social groups, from highschool friends to college friends, and work friends, disband by nature. Nanolens enables people to create interactions that disband after a period of time. This way, you won’t have to end an interaction by leaving someone on read.
When we started, we had no idea that there would be so many interesting and creative communities created on Nanolens. Previously, these communities created on Nanolens were hard to come across. Limited to one screen, we realized we had to dedicate another screen for users to discover new and interesting parties they might enjoy.
Now, if you navigate to Home, you’ll see all of the recent posts shared to parties you’re currently a member of. When you swipe left, you’ll see Discover — a way to view your current memberships and discover new parties you can join. You’ll also see a list of Power Members — these are members who’ve contributed the most to their parties based on their score and recent activity.
Before 3.0.0, you were only able to engage with the posts you liked by adding a reply. After talking to our community, we discovered that a few of you felt anxious because you knew who viewed your post, but had no reply or any form of engagement. The hard part for us was to decide whether we should add likes and remove views or remove views and add likes.
Now, in version 3.0.0, you can double tap anywhere on a post to like it. The best part? Only you can see who liked your posts. This is because we realized it feels unnatural when you can see who liked other people’s posts. To see who liked your post, simply tap the like-count button (to the right of the heart).
If you have any feedback, feel free to email us :)