Exciting news!! Now it’s easier to browse more beautiful and inspiring images on the explore page. We’ve been testing a new explore page with a small group of heart-izens, and today, we’re super excited to be rolling out a new version of the explore page!
What’s new on the explore page?
♥ Three columns instead of two, so you can browse more images at once.
♥ Slightly larger images, so you can see more detail when browsing.
♥ A locking navigation at the top, so you can easily jump to other sections.
We know it can take a bit of time to get used to a new layout, but we received great feedback from our test heart-izens, and we think you’ll love it too. Send us your feedback here and stay tuned for even more changes soon!
We have just released a small change on how you see image details on the site. We are very excited by this small change, this is something we really wanted to do.
Now, we’re showing more information, such as who hearted, the tags of the image, and you can also share to Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter without having to open a new page!
When you move your mouse over an image, you will now see the heart button on the center. As usual, clicking on the heart will save the image on your profile.
At the top, you can see who posted, the set of the image, or when it was posted.
At the bottom, you have three tabs. Click any of these tabs to see more information. The first tab shows the people who hearted the image. The second tab shows the tags added to the image. And the third tab lets you share the image to other sites.
After you heart an image, you can save it in a set. Click on -Choose a set- and select one your sets to save the image in, or choose the last option -New set- to create a new set on the fly! After clicking -New set-, just type the name of the set and press enter on your keyboard to create it.
And as always, you can still click on the image to open it in a new page to see it in full screen, add tags, discover similar images…
That’s it, drop us a comment to tell us if you like it. Stay tuned for more updates!
I know a lot of people will love this update! Up until now the maximum number of people you could follow was 500 people. But many of you have so much love in their hearts that wanted to follow more!
We got many emails asking that we increase this number, and you know we can’t resist when you’re so passionate. So I’m really happy to say we did it! We changed the limit, it’s now so high that I doubt you’ll be able to reach it now.
Now you can find your friends, follow them and see what they’ve been hearting. Without having to worry about how many people you’re already following.
You may have noticed that a few days ago we’ve changed the layout a little bit, but that wasn’t all we’ve done. We’ve been working on many different things and I’d like to let you know about what’s already available.
Let’s start with the most obvious one. We’ve improved the overall look and feel of the site, added more space between the images and the different elements are more consistent between pages.
What are my Friends hearting?
The Friends link used to be hidden inside Explore, so to see your friends updates you have to first click Explore and then Friends. Well, not anymore, it’s now right there on the main menu bar, and you can even see how many unseen images are there while on another page.
On the image page you can see not only the page where the image was originaly found, but you can see more images hearted from that same site. So if you like an image and want to more from that same artist, brand or blog, you do that easily by clicking the source link.
There’s a new option on your Account Settings, it’s called Privacy. There you can choose to hide your account from friends search. That means when people try to find their friends by email, Twitter or Facebook, your account won’t appear to them.
And you can also protect your profile. That way people will only be able to follow you and see your hearts if you allow them to.
If for some reason you don’t like a user, or don’t want them to be following you, you can block them. This will make the user unfollow you and won’t allow them to follow you again.
Before this week, when you hearted an animated gif from another site we converted it to a static image. Many of you wrote us asking that gifs remained animated, and we couldn’t agree more.
I’m happy to say that now We Heart It is a gif-friendly site! When you heart an animated gif it will now keep it’s animation.
We’ll display a play button over the image thumbnail, so you know that is not a simple static image. When you click the thumbnail and open the image page, you’ll the full size animated version of the gif.
Why display a play button on thumbnails?
Having animated thumbnails can be really distracting. Sure it’s ok when there’s one or two, but the whole page jumping up and down can get annoying after a while.
Why some gifs have animated thumnails then?
This was a small glitch we had for a while, and gifs hearted during that time remained animated. This is now fixed.
We see many posts on Facebook and Twitter of people sharing the link to their We Heart It page, so their friends can see the latest images they’ve hearted, and follow them.
Thinking of that we came up with image badges. We’ll generate for you an image with your latest hearts or any set you have, and you can post it to Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, or any other site you can post an image.
Promote your heart page, show your friends what you’ve been hearting, and get more followers!
Now we have something new. If your account is linked with Facebook or Twitter and you’re not logged in on We Heart It, you don’t have to type your username and password to login anymore, you can just click the “log in with…" button and we will log you in, like magic!
And if you love We Heart It but didn’t create your own account yet, what are you waiting for? Join with Facebook or Twitter with a single click, no need to create password and all that trouble. You can follow all your friends automatically and start with a more complete account.