🎥 Notes vs. Chat vs. Threads vs. Comments (in ~ 1 minute)
00:01 Exploring the Notes Feature
00:26 Understanding the Chat Function
00:39 How to Add a Note and Navigate to Chat on the App
00:48 Introduction to Threads
01:04 The Importance of Comments
01:16 Conclusion: Substack is Worth It
The 4 Ways to Communicate on Substack (transcript)
Bonus breakdown! These are the four ways to communicate with other humans on Substack.
Exploring Notes on Substack
I'm going to show you this on the desktop first. If you go to the upper right on your profile picture and click home, this will take you to Notes. It doesn't say notes. It says Explore. I can't say why, but this is Notes.
Here is where you can add a new note. You can also start a new note here.
Understanding Chats on Substack
This is the chat. When you click this, you will see all of the newsletters that you subscribe to and their chats. Some have paid chats. Some are open to everyone.
On the app, if you tap this orange button, you're going to add a note. And if you tap here, you will go to the chat.
Introduction to Threads on Substack
To find threads to go to your dashboard. This is a type of post. It will go out to all of your subscribers just like a post, and it will appear on [00:01:00] your website. It just looks a little different. The goal is to get people talking.
How to Use Comments on Substack
Comments. On most posts, when you scroll down, you will see the comments.
And those are the ways to communicate.
Conclusion: Navigating Substack Communication
I know this can be confusing. You're not alone. You're not alone. But stay with us. Substack is always worth it.
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⇢ Questions? Ask in the comments or post in Notes but not in the chat because most Substacks use that space for directed conversations. This is a post, not a thread.