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Introducing Category Subscriptions: Track your favorite spots in the community more easily

Khoros Alumni (Retired) VinhJ Khoros Alumni (Retired)
Khoros Alumni (Retired)

I’m excited to announce the beta rollout of category subscriptions on Lithosphere. Subscribing and keeping track of new content is one of the primary ways for a community to increase the engagement and ‘stickiness’ of their user base. If a user is interested in all the boards within a category, it was previously very difficult managing all your subscriptions.

Now with category subscriptions, we have a way for users to opt-in and manage all board subscriptions within a category in a single interface:

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A user can opt-in for all board subscriptions within a category, or select a partial subset through the interface. Like all other subscriptions, category subscriptions can also be managed within your settings:

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We're continuing to gather feedback from some of our early beta users and adding minor updates to the feature. Category subscriptions was a longstanding request in Lithosphere, but my hope is that this gives our users a better idea on some of the quality-of-life type improvements that our product team is focusing on for 2019.

Look for a GA release of category subscription soon and reach out to me through PM if you’re interested in trying out the beta.

5 Comments
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Nice!  Looking forward to this feature.  🙂

Trusted Contributor
Trusted Contributor

Great. Can't wait to try that out! 

@-dirk- @steffenschoene, might helps us with that other feature 😉

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

@VinhJ  are there any plans to ad some analytics here? Would be very interesting to see how many users subscribed to which category or even export users that subscribed and be able to contact them e.g. with related content in a newsletter.

Thanks

Jan 

Advisor
Advisor

@VinhJ  That is a great news! Are there any plans to add the ability to subscribe to tagpage?

 

Trusted Contributor
Trusted Contributor

@VinhJ As we recently learned that board subscriptions are not integrated with the notification feed, especially from an ideas board, how will be the interaction between category subscriptions, notification feed, onscreen notifications and E-Mail notifications?