So, there's a chat function now.
A private space for us to converse and connect
So, apparently, Substack added a new thing to my newsletter (and everyone else’s): the Liminal Web subscriber chat.
I’m not totally sure how it’s working yet, but let’s give it a try, what do you think?
I’m copying and pasting below the template that Substack wrote for me (with some personal additions):
This is a conversation space in the Substack app that is exclusive 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. If you have questions about past posts or suggestions for future posts, maybe we can use the chat for this (well, questions for past posts may be better in the comment section of the post).
To join the chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app, now available for both iOS and Android. Chats are sent via the app, not email, so turn on push notifications so you don’t miss conversations as they happen.
I hope it’ll be available on computer soon, I’m old school, and I prefer typing text on a real keyboard. There are fewer typos and it’s easier to proofread before sending.
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Substack Chat is now available on both iOS and Android.
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.
See you there, or not, you decide.