Episode is always testing new features and experiences for our authors and readers. One of these tests, which we began in 2018, was our Social Feed. Most of you will have not had the Social Feed in your app, as we only rolled it out to a small portion of players.
Over the Social Feed’s life, we received feedback that it didn’t improve authors’ or readers’ Episode experiences like we’d hoped it would. Based on what we’ve learned, we’re working on removing the Social Feed from the app in the coming weeks.
To be super clear, we are NOT talking about your Author Profile and favorite shelves. Those WILL NOT be removed as a part of this. Profiles, including your published story shelf and recommended shelves, will remain in the app so you can continue to see others’ bios and written or recommend stories.
Here are some screenshots of my profile, just to show you what will be staying in the app:
While we’re sad to see the Social Feed go, we’re excited about the opportunities this creates for our team, and hope we can share more new features with you in the future!
Update: As of 3/10/2020, the social feed has been officially removed from the Episode app.