Bluesky opens doors to all: no more invite codes needed for signup

Explore Bluesky's open social network without an invite! Improved signup, text selection, search history, and more in the latest update.

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Bluesky opens doors to all: no more invite codes needed for signup

Excitement abounds in the social media landscape as Bluesky, the burgeoning social network platform, opens its virtual doors to everyone—no invite required. Conceived as a haven for open and collaborative online interactions, Bluesky stands as a testament to user-centric design, giving individuals the power to influence the platform's development. Just recently, the official Bluesky blog unveiled the news, signalling a shift from a controlled user growth model to a more expansive community-building initiative.

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Sign up for Bluesky! No invite code required.

How to Sign Up for Bluesky

Joining Bluesky is easier than ever with the new update simplifying the registration process. Here's how you can be a part of this exciting social network:

  1. Visit the Bluesky website or download the Bluesky app from your device's app store.
  2. Click on the signup button to create a new account.
  3. Fill in the necessary personal information—typically your name, email, and a chosen password.
  4. Verify your email address if required to activate your account.
  5. Complete the improved onboarding process to customize your experience.
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Enhancements and Improvements to User Experience

Bluesky's latest app update is more than just an open invitation; it heralds a plethora of enhancements designed to elevate the user experience. Highlights include:

  • Text selection: Users can now select text in posts, facilitating easier sharing and interaction with content.
  • Streamlined onboarding: New users will enjoy a smoother introduction to the platform, ensuring a better first-time experience.
  • Search functionality: The search feature now retains a history of your last five searches for quicker access to previous inquiries, along with a new "from:me" search option to locate your own posts with ease.
  • Localization: German speakers rejoice as German translation rolls out, broadening the platform's international appeal.
  • UI polishing: Numerous small user interface improvements and bug fixes have been implemented to ensure a seamless and intuitive user experience.

About Bluesky

Bluesky is more than just an alternative social network. It's a vision of a decentralized and democratized online community where users have a say in the evolution of the platform. Developed under the premise of being an open protocol, the hope is that Bluesky will foster innovation and freedom in the way we connect and communicate digitally.

Source and Further Information

The details of this exciting change in Bluesky's journey are available directly on their official blog, affording an in-depth look at the new features and the ethos driving Bluesky's development. For those interested in the practical elements of the update, the full changelog can also be found accompanying the release on the platform's blog. Stay tuned to TestingCatalog for more updates and guides on the latest in the app universe.