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October Platform Update | Filters, Table UI & Hashtag Algorithm
Sam King
Sam King
Posted Wed Oct 02 2019
In How to use Flick

This month our team aimed to improve one of Flick’s core features: the hashtag table, as well as making Flick faster than ever through improved infrastructure.

Throughout September, we’ve worked our way through the fantastic feedback provided to us by you – the Flick community.

So, what’s different?

This month our team aimed to improve one of Flick’s core features: the hashtag table, as well as making Flick faster than ever through improved infrastructure.

Let’s start with the most critical piece of feedback we received:

“Why can’t I apply filters to hashtags that I’ve already searched?”

Search Filters & Defaults:

We’ve worked on a solution to this which will allow you to find a wider variety of hashtags, with fewer searches, in a fraction of the time.

  • Changing your search filters will now affect hashtags that are in the table, as well as new searches.
  • Default hashtags outputted will increase from 10 to 40.
  • You will now receive a mix of ‘related’ & ‘similar’ hashtags, but these can be separated using the hashtag toggle. (Learn more about the difference between the two hashtag types here.)

 

 

Table UI & Layout

Alongside the functionality improvement, we wanted to simplify the design and make it more intuitive to use.

Here’s a rundown of what we have changed:

  • Primary hashtag actions such as ‘copy hashtags,’ ‘add to collection’ & ‘clear selection’ are now available through an action bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • Previous searches are now available as tabs above the table for more efficient use of space.
  • Switching hashtag type (related or similar) has been updated to be more intuitive.
  • We have added a ‘selected hashtags’ tab.
  • ‘Add to collection’ for a single hashtag is now a secondary button.
  • We have fixed the issue where fields would not stay hidden when expanding hashtags.
  • We have given you the option to ‘preview hashtag feed’ through a new button that has been added.

Other updates:

  • Update to icons across all of Flick.
  • General improvements to loading speeds.

If you’d like to suggest any new features or improvements, you can do so via our open roadmap https://feedback.flick.tech/