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Zoom Images 🖼️ & Create your own Groups! 🎊🎉

Hi everyone 🤜🏼🤛🏼

We are pleased to announce two great updates to SimilarWorlds!


[big]Zoom Photos - we boosted our max image size! 🌅↗️[/big]

Going forward, a bigger size of the images uploaded to SW will be saved so that users will be able to tap them to Zoom.

Since the very first days of SimilarWorlds, users have been giving us the feedback that some photos become too small, and sometimes hard to see or read what's there, especially if it contains text.
That should no longer be an issue, as now you will be able to tap a photo (if you see the "Zoom" word located at the top-right corner of it) to view a much bigger size.
You can then pinch to zoom into more detail.

[b]To leave the Zoom mode, just tap anywhere.[/b]

Here's an example:

[big]Create your Own Groups 🥂🍾[/big]

[b][c=BF0000]Users can now finally create Groups on SimilarWorlds!![/c][/b]

To create a new Group, find any "level 3 forum", like, for example:
[b][1] People & Family > [2] Pets > [c=BF0000][3] Dogs[/c][/b],
and then press the link "[u]Associated Groups[/u]".

If you are eligible to create a new group, you will find this button:

You can also do it directly in this page: https://similarworlds.com/new-group
You'll have to search for a Forum to put the group under.

User Groups can only be created within Forums, and not directly under the broader hierarchical parents, Categories and Topics. Therefore, only Forums that can accept Groups will appear in the search results.

[b]Please note:[/b]
• Only accounts older than 6 months can create new groups.
• There is also a minimum account reputation, to qualify.
• Non-VIP users can create up to 3 groups, currently.
• VIP users can create up to 10 groups, currently.
• Groups that are offensive, hateful, discriminative, revolting or disgusting, or containing name-calling or personal attacks are not allowed.
• Creating an inappropriate Group will risk you losing the ability to create new Groups in the future.

As this feature is still in BETA mode, some moderation features are still under development, which we will be releasing in the coming weeks.
If you find any issues, please let us know. 👍🏼

To find your own Groups, you can go to your Profile, then "Forums", and then press where it says "[u]ADMIN / MOD[/u]" at the top of the list.

[big]... and much more! 🚀[/big]

We are continuously working on improving security and other technical elements.
As usual, we always work in correcting known glitches, fix bugs, and make improvements to the System, Security and User Interface.


Thank you for your support.

We are constantly listening to your suggestions, so please keep giving them to us, as they are very important to the future of SimilarWorlds.

Very kind regards, 🧡
- The SW Team
JustNik · 51-55, F
Lovely! Thank you ☺️
Rutterman · 46-50, M
This is very cool. Thanks. 😎
ChampagneOnIce · 51-55, F
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
Noticed the zoom option on one of the images I posted much earlier. Nice. 😊
Miklee02 · 51-55, F
Awesome 👏
Thank you 😊
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
@Miklee02 your images will be more beautiful now.
Miklee02 · 51-55, F
@samueltyler2 so sweet 🥰
Magenta · F
Excellente'. Thank you!
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
Very nice! Thank you!
NeuroticByNature · 41-45, F
Cool. Good job.
MoonlightLullaby · 41-45, F
I'm SO GLAD we can create groups, and I can't wait to use mine. So thank you, although two were just reinstated.😉🤭
Cool features both…thanks 💙👍🏻
Soph03 · 18-21, F
Pecifini · 46-50, F
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
Thank you! Nice new feature.
FeetAreFantastic · 41-45, MVIP
I'm really happy with the zoom feature. Thank you!
Thank you so much 🙏💙
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
Thank you Nuno
helenS · 36-40, F
Thaaaank you so much! Finally it's possible to create groups which are sorely missed by many users, such as "I Think Infinitesimals Are Sexy as Hell", "I am Interested in Epistemology" or "I Am a Nerdy B*tch"! 😏
Thank you, admins! Our common mothership is sailing smoothly through rough waters...
Can post high resolution cat pics now?
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
The zoom produces a higher resolution image. Very nice, is it retroactive, or only going forward.
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
@samueltyler2 doesn't get tagged when you previously uploaded an image.
Nuno · Admin
@samueltyler2 If you re-upload the exact same image (if you still have the original file on your device), it should "upgrade"/tag the existing image in your album 👍
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
@Nuno When you say [i]the exact same image[/i] do you mean just the image or the whole image file? I often add IPTC keywords to my pictures and sometimes I do this after I have uploaded to SW. Does adding or removing a keyword mean that the image file counts as different for SW even though the image itself is unchanged?
MeisterAndrew · 41-45, M
Alright but since the latest few updates other problems arose. Opening a larger image or profile photo doesn't display an overlay any more but changes the url so messes with the back button, to get back to where you were you now need to use it multiple times. I don't know why this was changed.

Opening a conversation does the opposite. You thus can't bookmark them any more and refreshing just goes to the messages section instead of refreshing the convo you're on.
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
@Nuno Can you create A Section called SpaceHey about the website SpaceHey under the social websites Category
ImRileyTheDog · 22-25, F

Dogs nice
goliathtree · 56-60, M
This is a nice feature, can we claim some of the groups we created on EP that are actually here rather than create another?
Katie01 · F
I still think we should be able to have group chats
popmol · 22-25, M
wonder how much groups will come with this
cerealguy · 26-30, M
Oy, how come I can't make a group bruh ._.
Why do some GIFs work and some not?
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
Hi Nuno! These are very welcome changes that are now available. I did want to call your attention to something I’ve noticed in posting the past week or two…. The adult button is no longer automatically selected during post creation when the “Nudity” option is checked. Previously up until this, adult was automatically selected along with Nudity. Just wanted to bring this to your attention, as I am not sure if it matters, but don’t want anyone caught off guard, either posting or viewing. Thank you!
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
@Nuno you’re welcome, sir! Thanks for all you do to make Similar Worlds work every day.
Nuno · Admin
@Ambroseguy80 This is resolved now. Thank you very much for your report.
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
@Nuno you’re welcome! Thanks for looking into it so quickly.
Missed opportunity here. You could have required SW coins to make a group. It'll give more reason to justify its existence. It may even keep from overflooding with a bunch of new groups.
Nuno · Admin
@froggtongue We want to provide a good user experience, so this is why we want to allow users to create Groups without any coins or any other form of payment. However, we have a number of restrictions (as described in the post) to prevent overflooding of groups.
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@Nuno Okay. I can see yours makes a certain sense. In any case, I thank you for continuing working on the site.
iamelijah · 26-30, M
Awesome!! I'll hope you guys increase gif uploading too. 10MB is still feel small to me. 😔

Oh.. I have question.

[quote] Creating an inappropriate Group will risk you losing the ability to create new Groups in the future. [/quote]

What type of inappropriate are we talking about?
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@iamelijah It is SW after all.😖
@iamelijah are you looking for suggestions for inappropriate ones? 🤭
iamelijah · 26-30, M
@NerdyPotato I'm still thinking certain ideas.
BasicWaffles · 18-21, F
awesome, now I can really zoom in on those buttholes!
WonderGirl · 36-40
Boost the GIF size.
Justferfuun1 · 36-40, M
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Nanori · 31-35, F
Thank you for this but please enable IP block :/ so that when we block a user all their other alts will get blocked too
helenS · 36-40, F
@Nanori That's why we have dynamic multi-hop VPN! 😈
Nanori · 31-35, F
@helenS most of those trolls aren't that smart
helenS · 36-40, F
@Nanori Most likely not, that's true 😏
MURD3RM0NK3Y · 26-30, M
Higher resolution nudes. Perfect.
Viper · M
[quote]Zoom Photos - we boosted our max image size! 🌅↗️[/quote] So you're saying...

Size does matter?

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