Carrot 2.0 is here! 🤩

Whew! We just dropped a whole summer's worth of new features. And yes, it's true, new mobile and desktop apps are here!

Carrot goes native with new mobile and desktop apps!

To everyone that pushed us for native apps — thank you! Now we're wondering how we ever lived without them. If you like Carrot, you're gonna ❤️ the new Carrot apps.

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Want to give them a try? Get the iOS and Android apps, or desktop apps for Mac and Windows.

Threaded conversations

Remote teams working across time zones need organized, topic-based conversations to keep everyone in sync. Carrot now offers threaded comments to make it easier to get caught up on your own time.

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Request a follow-up from your team ⚡️

When you're looking for a reply, or want to guarantee nobody misses your post, now you can request a follow-up. Carrot reminds anyone that misses it to improve engagement.️

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Quick post, or full post? Now you have a choice.

While much of Carrot 2.0 is designed to simplify remote communication, we also worked hard to make Carrot faster and more delightful to use.

For quick, spontaneous starts to a new post, try the new Quick Post box at the top of Carrot. Prefer a calm space to create something longer-form? Our updated full-post screen gives you space to convey more information to your team.

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More to come soon!

Thank you to our amazing customers for their great feedback. We're prioritizing what comes next based on what we hear, so if you don't see a new feature you're looking for, please let us know!

Advanced security settings

There are now 3 new advanced content security settings that provide more control. These are available by clicking the "Show advanced security settings" link in the "Settings" dialog that's available to all Carrot admins.

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Here is an explanation of the settings:

Do not allow secure links to open posts from email or Slack - when Carrot sends a daily digest via email or Slack it normally considers that to be a secure channel and so posts in the digest are provided with a secure link. The secure link encodes the identity of the digest recipient so they can follow the link and view, comment on, and react to the post without having to be logged into Carrot. This setting disables secure links and has the digest use normal post links that require a Carrot login to the team.

Do not allow public sections - normally when creating or editing a section, you can set the visibility to private, team or public. Public sections can be viewed by everyone, even if they are not logged into Carrot or are not a member of the Carrot team. This setting disables the public section option.

Do not allow public share links - normally when sharing a Carrot post via a URL, there are two options available, the default option requires everyone using the URL to be a logged in Carrot user that's a member of the team, and the public URL option allows anyone that receives the URL to view the post. This setting disables the public share URL option.

Higher profile "Must Read" posts in Email digests

We've got a refreshed design of the morning email digest with "must see" posts first, and with a design that makes them stand out more.

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Easier to read daily digest in Slack

Daily digests sent to Slack are now much improved with cleaner, easier to read formatting, embedded images from the post, and dividers between each post.

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So many ways to view the web...

When using Carrot on your laptop there is section navigation on the left, and when using Carrot on your mobile device there's a navigation menu at the top, but there was a defect on tablets where neither of these section navigation options were available. This is now resolved!

Carrot posts unfurled in Slack show images

When you paste a Carrot URL into Slack it unfurls showing you the post title, a snipped of the post and some information about who posted it, where and when. These unfurls now include the first image or video from the post.

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Smarter post-login

If you follow a link to Carrot, but are not logged in, Carrot now brings you to the link location after you complete the login.

Better comment and mention notifications

When Carrot notifies you about a comment to your post, or that you were mentioned in a comment, it now includes the content of the comment so you can simply read it in the notification and don't have to click through to the comment to read it.

Must See and video in digests

Daily digests now include a badge to indicate if a post was marked as Must See, and a thumbnail of the video if the post contains a video.

Receive comment notifications in-app only

There's now an option to not receive comment notifications by email or Slack.