NEW ON THE WRITERS PORTAL: Using [YOU] in toasters
You can now use the names that your readers enter in stories in toasters!
To do this, put the script name you are using for the reader character in brackets:
readerMessage [YOU] became friends with Rose
*Note: This will not work in the web previewer yet. Since the tech for the web previewer is different than the app it takes a little longer for these updates to make it there. *
UPDATE: Speech Bubble Styles
We announced a few weeks ago that we were nearing the end of our Speech Bubble Style beta and since then we have been incorporating the testing feedback into the feature. As of today, 50% of readers are seeing the new speech bubble styles in the app. Once we roll out the tech to all readers, we’ll then start to roll out the feature to more authors as well. The main reason we’re coordinating the move in this way is because the most significant changes to the tech happened in our app. Plus, in order openly let you change your story’s speech bubble style, we also need to make sure that your readers can actually see (and enjoy!) those changes. We know it’s been a long time in the making, so thanks for continuing to be patient!
For writers, we are still looking into issues that were brought up during beta testing. Specifically, we want to make sure we are addressing concerns with the name badges so that they are easy to read but not intrusive in stories.
Stay tuned for more on this in upcoming updates!
As always, we’re excited to get these released to you and would love to hear your thoughts below
Update: We’re looking into an unrelated issue that is causing the speech bubble placement to be a bit off. For the time being, please do not move your speech bubbles. We’ll have more updates for you all as we get more information on the cause.
Update 2: We’ve rolled back the Speech Bubble changes that were recently released until we can implement a fix for the shifting. Really sorry for the trouble this has caused and thank you for your understanding!