Gather has a new look and a renewed focus on highlighting the community contributions that make Gather interesting and unique. With our release last night, Gather added some significant new features to help you explore the people, groups, and content items that are new or popular in the Gather community:
Â•Â New site navigation and terminology, as well as a new look for many pages
Â•Â New landing pages to highlight community favorites
Â•Â An updated homepage
Â•Â Universal search
Follow the links below to find detailed descriptions of the enhancements that were introduced today:
You'll notice that Gather has consolidated its primary navigation into a few easy categories. You can still access all your favorite content, group, and people lists through these new links and the lists they display. Some of the site terminology is also different now, including these terms:
Â•Â Articles are now called "posts"
Â•Â Images are now called "photos"
Â•Â Publish is now called "share"
Â•Â Features are now called "Gather Picks"
Site functionality that is specific to members, such as Invite, Share, and Mail, can now be accessed from your My Gather page. learn more
The new People, Groups, and Explore landing pages, accessed from the primary navigation, showcase the latest and best of Gather. On the People page, find out who has a popular profile and which authors have the most content views, most comments, and highest content ratings. On the Groups page, get familiar with Gather's most popular groups and see all the new groups created on Gather each day. On the Explore page, see the most viewed, most discussed, and highest rated content on the site, as well as recent content that is shared throughout each day. learn more
Gather has a new homepage that is focused on non-members. If your friends who are not members visit www.gather.com or you visit it when you are not logged in, the new homepage will be shown. As a Gather member, your My Gather page will now be your homepage on Gather. Alerts that you have unread Gather mail; pending friend requests, group invitations, or comments; and accepted invites will appear in your dashboard. From your My Gather page, you can access your profile, feeds, and all the content you've contributed to the site. You will also find your links there to the Invite and Share functionality, as well as your Gather personal messaging mailbox. learn more
We've updated our search functionality to search the entire site for terms you enter. That means you'll see results for posts, photos, videos, people, and groups that have some match to the search you ran. learn more
Feedback and Questions
We hope these updates will provide you with a more dynamic way to see all the activity in the Gather community and to have easy access to all the latest content and activities on Gather. Post your thoughts about these new features and enhancements at Build a Better Gather. If you're looking for help using these or any features on Gather, post your questions to the help.gather.com group, or submit them on our contact Member Support form.