Today I’m announcing a brand new addition to my Substack publication: the Work Futures subscriber chat.
This is a conversation space in the Substack app that I set up exclusively for my subscribers — kind of like a group chat or live hangout. I’ll post short prompts, thoughts, and updates that come my way, and you can jump into the discussion.
To join our chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app (messages are sent via the app, not email). Turn on push notifications so you don’t miss a chance to join conversation as it happens.
Note: I’ve tried a number of external ‘community’ solutions in the past — Mighty Networks, and Twitter Communities — and I have been holding my breath for Substack to create an internal solution. So I am giving their subscriber chat a go.
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but chat is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump into my thread to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ.
I’ve already started my first chat thread so come on over and say hello!
The seed for the thread is about Meritocracy, so take a look.
This capability is only available on iOS devices at present, cuttting off 3/4 of the audience.
Yeah, I know about the iOS only situation. Soon to be remedied I hope.