ℹ️ Information Box Call-out Style

You can now style a Text Only group to be an Information Box Call-Out. This is handy when a part of your story might need to be clarified or you need to add a more defined call to action for a given topic.

The style adds a grey background and border to create a clean different look from the rest of your story.

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To enable the new Information Box Call-out style, simply look for the (i) icon in the top right of your Text Only Group with the other styling options. You can toggle the style on or off with just a click. This is available for new and existing stories.

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🗞 Discover a World of Storytelling with Publications

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We are excited to announce the launch of Exposure Publications. Hand-curated collections that showcase the best Exposure has to offer from our community of storytellers. From the world travels to current events, there’s always something new to explore.

The initial set of Publications reflex the stories being told across Exposure, but we have many more planned for the future. We aim to make it easy to find stories visitors are interested in and inspire more creators to come to tell theirs.

Publications will also publish original content, so be sure to subscribe if you are interested in reading more.

Don't want your story featured in any Publications? Totally ok with us! Simply visit your Privacy settings, disable "Content Featuring" and your stories won’t be featured.

Want to create your own Exposure Publication? Exposure can help you create and curate your own publication to inspire your audience. Contact us to explore how this could work for you or your brand.

✌️ Enjoy!

💳 Improved payment card management and billing history

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Updating your payment card details is now easier than ever with our improving billing dashboard. Manage multiple cards, set a primary payment method, and remove old ones in just a few seconds.

Along with payment methods you can now access all your billing history, including payment receipts all in on one place.

Head to your billing settings to get started: exposure.co/billing/subscribe →

Please note: Adding extra details to your receipts is now by request. Please contact us if you need support.

💬 Add Disqus Comments to your Stories

We have redesigned the Exposure Disqus.com integration to make it even easier to add comments to your stories. A new settings section and story toggle are now available to manage when and where comments appear.

Head to exposure.co/settings/integrations→ to get started or read up on this integration on our Help Center→.

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🎧 Add Audio to Your Stories

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Bring the sounds of your story to Exposure with the new Audio uploads.

With audio, we continue to add more multi-media options for your storytelling. Quickly and painlessly upload .MP3,.WAV or .M4A audio into your story.

The elegant player design fits perfectly into the platform and will adapt to your color scheme set in the Design Options.

You can add as many audio clips to your story as you like. A great option for ambient music to set the tone of your story, sounds of the environment, or even a spoken narrative of the story itself.

Hear it in Action:

A spoken narrative on shooting in Brooklyn with Marcus Lloyd: marcuslloyd.exposure.co/biking-in-brooklyn-w-my-texas-leica

The texutral sounds of Leningrad by Marcin Konkel: marcinkonkel.exposure.co/leningrad-12

As an audio clip is playing the player itself will stick to the bottom of your screen so you always know where the sound is coming from.

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Learn more via the Help Center →

📽 Add Videos to Your Stories

Storytelling takes many forms, and video is a great medium to empower any narrative. We are excited to add direct video uploads so a Youtube or Vimeo embed is no longer required to get video into a story.

The experience is just as easy as adding photos and Exposure will handle all the processing and optimizing.

Video uploads are available on our Pro Plus or Business plans.

Check out some great examples below ↴

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Two Playback Options

There are 2 simple playback options for your videos. You can find these controls along with width options in the top left of the video group.

  • Traditional 'click to play', like Youtube, etc.
  • Silent looping, this will mute your video and loop it with no playback controls.

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Learn more via the Help Center →

💸 Monetize your Stories with Coil.com

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From the first days of Exposure, we took the stand to never put ads on the platform and instead, focus on building the best product we can that storyteller will love and pay for.


Thankfully that worked and now, thanks to our amazing customers we can start to explore the next part of the journey: Getting our members paid for their amazing stories.

From today you can now use Web Monetization technology to do just that with your site and stories.

Web Monetization is an open technology that allows someone viewing a webpage to stream very small payments (micropayments) to the creator in real-time.

Now, visitors who have a Coil.com membership can stream small payments to you as they spend time on your Exposure sites and stories.

This is a new and exciting technology for the web and is picking up wider adoption by the day. As adoption grows the amounts you could possibly earn will increase as will the community supporting the open web.

As Coil puts it:

"Our monetization model offers an alternative to the status quo of paid advertisements and selling the public’s attention to the highest bidders – A solution that will serve the people who aren’t being served well today."

We have many more plans for monetization and future versions of this feature so stay tuned. If you have any feedback or questions, please let us know at hello@exposure.co ✌️


Learn more on how to get started→

🙋‍♀️ Set a Story as your About Page

You can now set any published story as your About Page, this will help tell visitors who you are and what you care about. An About Page is helpful if you use Exposure as your main website.

When enabled, a story set as your About Page will be hidden from your main stories but will be linked to via an "About" link in all your menus ( Next to "Contact", "Categories", etc).

Setting an About Page Story

From the Options menu, in any published story simply toggle "Set as About Page" to enable. The story will instantly be used as your About Page.

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The "About" Link

A link to your new About Page will appear in the menus of your site and the footer of your stories. If you have the Menu Builder enabled then the link will appear in the "Native Exposure Items" section.

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A few notes

  • If you already have a story set as your About Page any stories set later will replace it.
  • Unpublishing a story will disable its use as an About Page.
  • A story must be published to set as an About Page. If you want to publish without notifying your subscribers then disable the "Send Email Subscriber Notification" toggle in your story Options.
  • Un-setting a story as your About Page will put it back in the typical story feed order.

🗣 Change the Label of the Feedback (Enjoy) Button

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The feedback button (or "Enjoy" button) is designed to give readers a quick way to interact with a story. It appears in the cover and footer of a published piece.

For some subjects, "Enjoy" is not the right feeling. The new Feedback Label allows you to choose from a selection of verbs to better fit the subject of any story. Such as…

  • Enjoy
  • Like
  • Appreciate
  • Give Thanks
  • Acknowledge

You can find this new feature under the "Options" menu in any story under "Feedback Button Label".

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Thanks to the Exposure community for helping craft this change.

🖼 Easily Add Alt Text Descriptions to Story Photos

In an effort to always improve the accessibility of Exposure stories, you can now add an explicit Alt text description to any photo. Previously the Alt text was populated by the photo caption but this was not always ideal.

To add Alt text to a photo, simply open its detail view → hover the photo and click "Add Click-Through Link or Alt Text". From there you will see the form below to add Alt text.

This is available for new and existing stories.

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The Alt text description will still use the photo caption if no explicit Alt text is present.

In the future, you will have the option to automatically generate Alt text descriptions powered by computer vision.