Recently, we released a feature to let you know to tap the screen to continue reading. From the feedback received - rather than being helpful - the feature felt disruptive, rushed, and maybe even a bit awkward at times.
With your input, we took a second look at this feature and realized you all were absolutely right! We went back to the drawing board to see if we could correct our mistakes. You may have noticed we’ve already slowed down the time it takes for the Tap to Continue to appear to make it feel less rushed.
Starting today we will be rolling out a new update to the app that includes your feedback and even more improvements. For starters, the feature no longer appears when editing stories so you can take screenshots and work on your stories without interruption!
While reading stories, we heard from our long time readers that they already know what to do and didn’t need the reminder. We made this feature turn off for you automatically after you’ve had the app installed for awhile. For newer readers, it will appear at the reduced speed to help you learn the ropes.
We couldn’t have done this without help from the community and we want to thank everyone who participated in the forum poll. Your votes and feedback in the comments were directly incorporated to making this feature less intrusive, but still helpful for our newest players!
You can check out the new design here! We removed the gradient and the floating hand. Instead, we opted to go with simple text at the bottom to keep it simple and not take you out of the story.
The Episode Team