I'm excited to announce that the new Activity Feed, which we've previously talked about here and here, is set to go live early next week.
Here's a recap of everything that's in this release:
Members can post a Status from the Main Page
Members can comment and like photos, videos, blog posts, and statuses inline from the Activity Feed
The Activity Feed has a cleaner UI that makes it easier for members to interact with content in the feed
Videos are playable inline from the Activity Feed, and photo thumbnails are larger
Please note that all of these changes will automatically take effect on your Ning Network when this enhancement is released to everyone next week. There will not be a switch to revert back to the old version.
We know many of you are excited to get early access to this feature, and we'll be selectively enabling it on networks throughout the week. If you'd like early access, please fill out this form.
These improvements will increase engagement across the entire Ning Platform and will make the Activity Feed a much better feature. We've already heard a lot of great ideas around how we can make the Activity Feed even better, including an option to See More items, see new items that have come up since you loaded the page, and the option to add photos, videos, and other content directly to the Activity Feed. We're considering additional improvements based on all of your feedback and are excited to hear more feedback as we roll out the new Activity Feed!