Law Dork enters the chat
A new space for for subscribers to connect with me and for us to chat about *gestures broadly* all of this.
Law Dork has a new feature: the Law Dork subscriber chat!
The folks at Substack have created this new feature, and I'm able to roll it out today for my subscribers. It’s basically a subscribers-only group chat (both free and paid subscribers). I’m still thinking through how exactly I’m going to try using it — it’s an experiment! — but, at its base, it’s a space where I can post thoughts and updates that come my way — and you can jump into the discussion!
It won’t supplant or in any way replace the more extensive newsletter posts, but, given the fluid situation over at Twitter, it seems smart for us to try out and play with this new feature here.
To join our chat, you’ll need to do two things: (1) be a Law Dork subscriber, and (2) download the Substack app (messages are sent via the app, not email). While chat is only on iOS now, Substack told some of us writers today that the Android platform functionality is coming soon and a desktop functionality will follow. Turn on push notifications so you don’t miss a chance to join conversation as it happens.
As this rolls out — and particularly once Android functionality is live — I think I’m going to start handling some breaking news discussions on here through chats rather than on Twitter, so make sure you are subscribed and have the app!
I’ve already started my first chat thread — so come on over and say hi!
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How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but chat is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump into my thread to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ.