What’s New in the Etsy Community?

We’re excited to introduce major improvements to the Etsy Community! In this article, you can explore a side-by-side comparison of updated features available throughout Teams and Forums.

 

What’s new for Etsy Teams?

Feature

New Teams Experience

Old Teams Experience

Search discussions

Search discussions within a Team

Available

Search discussions across all public Teams

Search all public Teams + Forums content together

Sort search results by best match, replies, likes, and date

Refine search results by author, date, and status

Subscribe to RSS feed of a particular search

Interact

@mention sellers by their shop name

Like discussion posts

If you start a discussion, you can select an accepted solution that indicates when another member’s reply addresses your question effectively

In-line replies to posts within a discussion

Text formatting (bold, bullets, italics, etc)

Invite sellers to join the team

Follow discussions

Bookmark discussions

Subscribe to discussions

Subscribe to RSS feed of a particular search

Stay informed

Pinned threads

Available

Announcements for team members on right side of every group

Announcement at top of the team

Group messages from Captains and Leaders

Option only for Captain to turn discussion into a message to be sent to some members

Notifications about activity alerts in community spaces, email, and the new Community folder of your shop convos

Etsy banner for important announcements across Teams spaces

Visual indication for unread vs. read discussions inside the Team

Visual indication in your Teams home page about new posts

New Team Captain & Leader tools


Learn about what’s new for Team Captains and Leaders.

Learn more about Etsy Teams.

 

What new in the Etsy Forums?

Feature

New Forums Experience

Old Forums Experience

Search

Search Forums discussions

Available

Search all Forums + Teams discussions together

Search within a board

Advanced search

Sort search results

Subscribe to RSS feed of a search query

Browse

Browse many business topics through new Forums boards

Only a few boards

Browse for granular topics within a board by exploring Labels

Browse and sort Popular Discussions

Visual indication for read vs. unread discussions

Auto-suggestions for existing discussions that may already address your question when creating a new thread

Pinned discussions

Available

Labels

Structured Labels created by Etsy staff to help members find the discussions they’re interested in

Free-form topic tags that were difficult to use effectively

Interact

@mention sellers by their shop name

Like discussion posts

If you start a discussion, you can select an accepted solution that indicates when another member’s reply addresses your question effectively

Follow discussions

Bookmark discussions

Available

Bookmark boards

Subscribe to boards to follow new content

Subscribe to RSS feed of a particular search

Stay informed

Notifications about activity alerts in the new Community folder of your shop convos

Notifications about activity alerts in the community spaces

Announcements section of the Forums

Available

Etsy Success section of the Forums where Etsy staff post programs and events for the Community

Shop Critique section of Forums for peer-to-peer critiques

Featured Forums discussions

Announcements section on main Forums homepage

Learn more about Etsy Forums.

We've also updated our Community Policy to reflect these changes.

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