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How we made Patreon larger, higher, and less complicated in 2022

How we made Patreon larger, higher, and less complicated in 2022


Hey creators, 2022 was an enormous 12 months. We launched new options and revamped key instruments that will help you share your work, develop your neighborhood, and handle your membership. Let’s have a look again at this 12 months’s main enhancements, formed by the suggestions we heard from you.

Higher methods to create, watch, and hear

You pour a lot of your self into your work — your neighborhood ought to be capable of take pleasure in it with out something getting in the way in which. The enhancements we made this 12 months not solely make the expertise of sharing what you do seamless, they make the expertise of watching your movies or listening to your audio far more immersive for patrons.

Add video on to Patreon. No extra fussing with unlisted hyperlinks or third-party integrations — eligible creators on professional and premium plans can now share as much as 500 hours of HD video on to Patreon. Plus, you possibly can generate video previews to encourage potential patrons to hitch your membership.

A sleeker, extra immersive audio expertise. The Patreon App audio participant now has improved filtering, extra intuitive navigation, and the flexibility to alter playback velocity, so patrons can extra simply discover and hearken to podcast episodes, music, and extra.

Workflows that give you the results you want. Patreon’s new structure is constructed with the inventive course of in thoughts. From a quicker, smoother, and sharper loading expertise throughout cell and net, to extra intuitive instruments and easier-to-find info, your workflow is now smoother and less complicated than ever.

Create by yourself schedule. Must take a break to get your inventive juices flowing once more? We get it. Now you can choose up proper the place you left off due to autosave drafts, and relaxation straightforward realizing you’ll by no means lose your progress once more.

Higher methods to run your membership

Your Patreon is your enterprise, and you must have management over each facet of it. In 2022, we targeted on introducing instruments and options that will help you higher perceive, handle, and develop your membership.

Your whole insights in a single place. Now you possibly can head to your Insights tab to see the very important details about your membership, earnings, and posts in a single, unified view. No extra clicking round to search out the data you want. It’s all proper there.

Do extra along with your Membership tab. Now you can edit your tiers, write welcome notes, and extra, multi functional place. This revamped Membership tab additionally supplies your patrons with a singular view of their advantages, together with RSS hyperlinks, Discord, promo codes, and extra. Bonus: they’ll additionally take a peek at your different tier choices.

Suggest a tier. Now you can choose to spotlight a tier of your selecting, or choose between two Patreon-recommended choices: your hottest tier or the tier along with your highest earnings potential. Not ? You possibly can all the time flip this characteristic off altogether.

Simplifying every part from billing to payout

Funds shouldn’t be sophisticated. We took a deeper take a look at creator and patron ache factors to search out methods we might make issues as straightforward as doable for everybody.

Billing simply acquired simpler for you and your patrons. No extra frustration with first-of-the-month patron billing. You now have the choice to cost patrons after they be a part of, and month-to-month on that very same date with subscription billing. When you haven’t already made the swap, you are able to do it in your Settings.

“I’m wanting ahead to having a bigger portion of my patrons unfold out all through the month. It means cancellations gained’t be as jarring as earlier than the place you’d have an enormous drop off of patrons firstly of the month. It spreads out the earnings and the cancellations, and patrons are happier as a result of the billing isn’t complicated.” Kaiielle

Extra visibility into your payouts historical past. We revamped your Payouts web page with faster loading instances, and clearer payout dates, statuses, and descriptions.

An improved cell expertise

Try just a few further key enhancements we launched for iOS and Android to create a greater Patreon expertise proper within the palm of your hand.

Say it with a GIF. Add just a little one thing additional to your posts with animated GIFs, now obtainable on iOS.

Watching Patreon Video on Android simply acquired higher. Customized video controls at the moment are obtainable solely on Android (coming quickly to net and iOS) to help smoother interactions and preview capabilities.

Create an area that feels such as you. Your membership area seems to be even higher to patrons on the app with a mobile-friendly design that places your model entrance and middle.

Attract new patrons. Member-only posts now seem on cell with a locked preview (identical to they do on net) to entice potential patrons to hitch.

Pace it up. Scroll by means of your feed 50% quicker (on iOS solely).

Stick with it the dialog. View feedback and replies extra simply with remark threading on iOS and net.

What’s coming in 2023

In 2022, we targeted on delivering a smoother, richer expertise so that you can create instantly on Patreon. In 2023 we’ll proceed that will help you construct, personal, and deepen your relationships along with your patrons and followers.

Preserve creating and sharing what you’re keen on. We’ll preserve working to make Patreon the perfect place to share, take pleasure in, and interact with others over unique content material, from video to audio to each format in between.

Develop your membership. Anticipate much more instruments to grasp the ins and outs of your membership, take actions to evolve it, and maximize your earnings.

Attain extra of your viewers instantly. Patreon is constructed so that you can have a direct relationship along with your followers, in an area you personal. We additionally need to allow you to join with extra of your followers, viewers, and subscribers, so your updates go on to them — and never into the social media ether.



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