๐Ÿ›  Embed Instagram Posts With Just a URL

Embedding an Instagram video or photo with just the URL is now fixed. No need to grab the entire embed code from the Instagram page and use the Custom Code view.

Thanks for your patience on this one!

๐ŸŒŽ Localized Publish Dates

Publish times are now automatically localized to the timezone you are in. This will prevent any publish dates being a day behind for our more globe trotting members

This update requires a small browser cookie but it contains no PII (Personally identifiable information).

๐Ÿ“บ Introducing Broadcast

Today we are pleased to launch our newest Exposure site layout. It's called Broadcast and it's available for our Business subscribers right now. Head to your Site Preferences to try it out.

Designed to bring a more editorial feel to the home of your stories, Broadcast introduces a new look with the story titles and info being placed under the thumbnails.

A Pinned Story will also display a text snippet from your story to entice your readers. Check out some examples below to see Broadcast in action.

Angle.png ๐Ÿ”— peakdesign.exposure.co

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Broadcast looks great on any mobile device big or small. Checkout these examples from Peak Design and Kirsten Alana Photography.

Innervoice.png ๐Ÿ”— innervoice.life

๐ŸŽ‡ Reordering is Now Easier

Now you can reorder photos by simply dragging and droppingโ€”no more clumsy reorder window needed. Just hover over any photo, click and hold the move icon (next to the red remove icon), and drop the photo where it belongs, easy!

Have questions or comments? Reach out via our contact page. Improvements like this come from member feedback, so keep it coming!


๐Ÿ’กToggle the Photo Lightbox in Your Stories

To add even more creative control we have launched a toggle to disable the photo Lightbox in your stories. We heard your feedback that in some cases the Lightbox can take a reader out of the narrative.

Disabling the Lightbox will prevent visitors from clicking or tapping a photo to see it in more detail. This will apply to any photo in your story.

You can find this toggle under "Display" via your Story Options. To see it in action enter preview mode once you have made the change. While in edit mode you can still open a photo in detail to add captions to a clickthrough link.

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๐ŸŒš Dark Mode for Your Exposure Site

Starting today your Exposure site can now support Dark Mode! This new display option can bring more contrast to the stories that might benefit from a darker environment.

For a great example of Dark Mode in action check out the Exposure site of photographer Dave Krugman โ†’ https://stories.davekrugman.com/

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Enabling Dark Mode is as easy as flipping a switch, literally. A new Dark Mode toggle can be found in your Site Preferences โ†’ under "Design Options', it is available to all members.

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Check out a few more examples from our talented members below:

โ†’ https://robertpauljansen.exposure.co/

โ†’ https://adventures.javilorbada.com/

โ†’ https://coops.exposure.co/

โ†’ https://talelnacer.exposure.co/

๐Ÿ”— Change Your Story URL Before Publishing

Previously the Exposure story editor would auto-generate a URL(or slug) based on the title of your story. For example, if a title was "Best coffee shops in Atlanta" the URL would be /best-coffee-shops-in-atlanta once the story was published.

We got lots of feedback from our storytellers that you would like to set the URL before you publish as sometimes an auto-generated URL is not quite right. So starting today you can do just that! While drafting a story you can head to your Options to set the URL.


You can still change the URL after publishing as before. Enjoy!

๐ŸŒŽ Facebook Pixel Integration

Exposure For Business subscribers can now easily place a Facebook Pixel into their site and stories with no need for any code. Grab the Pixel ID from the Facebook Events Manager and just one click later you are good to go. Head over to your Business Options to get started with the Facebook Pixel Manager.

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Learn more about installing and managing the Facebook Pixel here in the Exposure Help Center hereโ†’

โšก๏ธ Fading Scroll Effects for Stories

Smooth scrolling effects for story photos is now live and looking beautiful. As your visitors scrolls a story each photo will gracefully fade in. This is an automatic update and there is nothing to enable.

For a great example check out Tom Bond's story on Chernobyl: https://tombond.exposure.co/chernobyl-pripyat


If you would rather disable these effects then we have also included a toggle in your Design Options in Preferences: https://exposure.co/preferences


๐Ÿ”ฉStability and Speed Improvements

The stability and speed of Exposure is an ongoing mission for the team, it's one of our top priorities to get your stories loading fast and always available.

We are pleased to announce that we have completed a (really) long list of upgrades that has greatly improved response time, uptime and story loading times! These upgrades have had a noticeable effect on the performance of the platform.

The core of those improvements was moving the majority of our infrastructure to Amazon Web Services as to improve a lot of aspects of performance, but also add a lot more redundancy to our systems. This means that downtime is now extremely unlikely.

Story caching is also live across the site to deliver your stories double quick, we now save and serve a static copy of your story when it's published (then update it when you make changes) instead of loading it from our database each time it's visited.

We appreciate the communities patience as these upgrades have been performed. Many more to come!