I hope I'm wrong about the new Substack design

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Substack has been doing a pretty good job of differentiating itself from the Facebooks and Xs (exes?) of this world. Instead of being plagued by algorithms and ads pushing content that users never asked to see, the newsletter platform is designed to foster meaningful connections between writers and readers through its subscription model. Which is why the newly redesigned app has me slightly worried.

Preceded by a (somewhat woolly) blog post explaining the rationale, the redesign, which launched today, seems a lot more akin to the social media apps we know and (don't necessarily) love. For the full lowdown on the platform, check out our Substack review.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.