Make it easier to follow creators

Yes, I have wanted to have this.

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Update on the anecdote. I’m up 110k loops now, but I’m still under 500 followers :thinking:. Would this change have made a difference, having been on spotlight twice?

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I’d say so. If I watch a Video and enjoy it, I’d follow hoping to see more content like that. But if I have to press the dots first to get to the profile and then follow, I’d have a second thought and not follow or I’d just be too lazy to do it…

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Can we have this on the next update, what @dom thought?

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I was just thinking about this!

I also really appreciate the fact you always take the time to suggest problem fixes rather then simply telling people about an issue.

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like this idea, following specific categories of a user (but not sure how the followers count would work; a dashboard with statistics probably could show a user has more audience in which categories).

when i like a loop, i have a habit of visiting a profile and looking through several loops before i follow. so i’m fine with what we have now. however, i do agree with having a follow button somewhere more easily to follow.

how about a follow button at the top of the comment section? next to the numbers of loop or the share button maybe?

  • there’s blank space there.
  • just a couple of clicks away.
  • might help avoid those who just do f4f thingy to be able to follow too fast.
  • avoid accidentally tap profile pic and then follow, while we don’t mean to (like i just want to view the profile) - re the + next to the profile pic.

:aww:

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Hey @dom just hoping to bump you with this thread. Especially now with the new discovery mechanisms such as My Mix in place, I feel that this is quite important. Could we perhaps get your thoughts on this?

A typical user journey would be to be on My Mix/Popular/where ever and endlessly scroll for content whilst liking loops on the way. Most would not go out of their way to click into the profile, though this is a gut feeling and more thinking about theoretical breaks in the user journey and definitely not supported by any data points.

If there was just a + button edging on the profile pic or with the other buttons, I really think it would boost conversion rates.

However, I can understand if this was by design, especially with the My Mix page - if someone repeatedly likes a creator’s video, they’re more likely to make the effort to go to the profile page to check out more, therefore building a “stronger” fanbase.

TL;DR keen to get your thoughts.

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if people like your bytes you’ll show up in their mix more often. we call that your audience and we’ll add a metric for you to track from your stats screen soon

we’ll probably make it easier to follow as well, but from what we’ve seen following is kind of a “pro” feature. a surprisingly huge number of people using the older version of the app didn’t even know you’re supposed to follow people and were wondering why they never saw content :scream:

so even with an inline button (which we’re looking into) it’s still a heavy thing to ask people to do. the audience thing is kind of a more natural way of doing what would happen already

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Dom thanks for the response. These are some really interesting design philosophies and I’m really excited to see how they will ultimately take form and affect us!

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I’m bringing this back again. Would really appreciate a “+” next to someone’s profile picture.

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I absolutely love this idea.

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Jumping in to help resurrect this thread, hopefully this feature gets added shortly!

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Yes yes yes and yes!!!

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Beta update gang we got the + next to the profile pics on videos! LET’S GOOOOOOOOO

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I saw the news. I’m here for it :ok_hand:

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I am SO DAMN HAPPY this was added, thank you @dom!! Can’t wait for this to go public.

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Wha… where is the +? I am on the latest beta, but don’t see anything next to the profile pic?

I saw in another forum that android got one of the updates first. Maybe that’s it? I just updated and it is here!!

Check your mix

There is a great need for this function, since the application was launched i have been posting almost every day and we have barely gathered 100 followers. Sometimes it is discouraging because I put a lot of effort, hoping that at some point I will be noticed.