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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

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/