Bluesky recently rolled out a slew of exciting updates for its mobile apps and website, enhancing the user experience. Among these changes is the introduction of a new tab, allowing users to conveniently view their own likes. Additionally, Bluesky has incorporated notification support for apps and introduced an emoji picker for the web composer.
Notably, Bluesky’s competitor Threads had previously introduced a “Your Likes” tab in settings, enabling users to review their liked posts. In contrast, Bluesky has opted for a “Likes” tab within users’ profiles, a layout reminiscent of X (formerly Twitter). However, unlike Elon Musk’s social network, Bluesky does not permit users to see the liked posts of others. Bluesky clarified that a user’s likes are accessible through the API since they are public. While the native client does not display them, other apps can choose to incorporate functionality for displaying the likes of different users.
Moreover, Bluesky has introduced a helpful feature that suggests people to mention when a user types “@” in the composer. This feature is available across all platforms. In another enhancement related to the composer, Bluesky has introduced an emoji picker for the web version. As part of its latest update, Bluesky has also added a notifications feature to its mobile apps.
Earlier this week, Bluesky implemented rate limits for certain actions, such as resetting passwords or updating user handles, to ensure stable network traffic. This move was prompted by the increased traffic to the site following Elon Musk’s announcement that X would be removing the “block” feature. Bluesky experienced temporary difficulties in handling the surge in traffic but has since taken measures to stabilize its network.