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Substack’s redesign makes it feel like a more traditional social media app

Illustration by The Verge

After a tease in a blog post on Tuesday, Substack officially shared details about its redesigned app on Wednesday, which offers a new “Home” tab and some adjustments to the app’s current layout.

The biggest change is the Home tab, which is intended to help people find stuff to read by providing “entry to an exciting universe of stories, ideas, and people” on the platform. At the top, there’s a queue of big cards highlighting posts from your subscriptions that you can swipe through. (The cards remind me of Apple’s “Up Next” suggestions in its Podcasts app.) Under those cards, you’ll see a feed of Substack’s tweet-like Notes feed, and you can sort them by “Explore” (recommendations) and “Following.”

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