Watch connects you with the people you watch by creating a sequential stream of activity, including deviations, journals, favourites, status updates, and more.
Today, we’re introducing some changes based on community requests: the ability to filter Watch, improved display of group deviations and favourites in Watch, and, by very popular request, separating group deviations in notifications.
Customize Watch Using Filters
We often hear from the community that deviants want to filter or dive into specific types of content on Watch. We’re happy to introduce a set of filters that let you customize what you see in Watch.
This is not a permanent feature, but we think you’ll enjoy the experience until Watch evolves into a more personalized feed. Our goal is to make Watch a personalized platform to discover and consume what’s interesting and relevant to you. Your choices and usage of these filters will help us build a more personalized Watch in the future.
Improved Thumbnail Grid for Group Deviations and FavouritesDeviants have told us that group deviations clutter their Watch, so we’ve introduced a new design that rolls up group deviations into a single update. With this change comes a new design for favourites folders and group deviations, both on desktop and the Mobile App. On Mobile, you can now swipe horizontally to scroll through favourites folders and group deviations directly from Watch.
(Note: This change is not retroactive; deviations submitted to groups prior to this change will still appear separately in Watch.)
Group Deviations Separated in Notifications
We surveyed a pool of deviants regarding group deviations and the feedback was overwhelming; deviants want group deviations to be separated out from regular deviations in notifications. This was also a popular request in the DeviantArt Suggestions Forum. As of today, all deviations submitted to groups will be separated out.
(Note: This change is not retroactive; deviations submitted to groups before this change was made will still appear in your main “deviations” section. For deviants who use the splinter navigation menu, your deviation count currently still includes group deviation, but we are working on fixing this.)
Unwatching Deviants Now Removes Their Content From Watch and Notifications
When you unwatch deviants, their notifications (deviations, journals, polls, critiques, etc.) will now be automatically removed from your Notifications and Watch.
Try it out!
Try out the new Watch filters: Visit Your Watch
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