Many years ago, Imgur burst unto the world as the simplest image sharing utility the internet had ever seen. This utility grew into a robust community of image sharers who began creating content, interacting with one another, setting trends, and ultimately turning Imgur into a destination all its own. Now Imgur is challenging traditional entertainment platforms with a special blend of community, authenticity, and positivity that reaches 250 million people each month.
Imgur is a place where ‘we the people’ create and post what we find entertaining. It’s visual, short-form, makes you feel good, and is powered by real people. There are no editors, no cable programmers, no social influencers, and no trick tactics here. Just real people from all over the world sharing content, with the community in control of the distribution power. They raise the best stuff to the top with their votes, and we find that they overwhelmingly choose authentic, funny, feel-good content to rise to the top. We call it community-powered entertainment.
That’s the magic of the Internet, and we’re working hard every day to help you discover it.
Today we’re releasing two all-new features on Imgur for iOS (coming soon to other platforms) that showcase our community’s amazing ability to surface the most entertaining content in the world. Helping you discover more stuff that lifts your spirits is our mission. Our new features, Snacks and Feed, allow you to explore content that makes you laugh, makes you learn, is easy to consume, and makes you leave feeling better than when you arrived.
Today there’s a new way for comic lovers, DIY enthusiasts, classic car fanatics, and anyone passionate about, well, anything to discover more of what they love on Imgur -- it’s called the feed!
Your feed allows you to see the latest posts from people and topics that interest you. It lives at the top of your home tab, right next to the Most Viral grid, and lets you explore specific content by choosing tags and Imgurians to follow. The posts from the tags and people you follow will show up as you browse your feed. You can vote, comment, and favorite right from the feed, tap into the whole post from the feed, or keep scrolling vertically to your heart’s content.
Cure your hunger for bite-sized GIF content with an immersive, full-screen experience that you can digest quickly during any moment of the day. All the content in snacks comes directly from the community (just like everything else on Imgur), and every day we’ll highlight new themes that are sure to cure your craving to be entertained.
Find new snacks daily at the top of the Search & Explore tab.
The last update to Imgur’s homepage came in 2014, and since then, a lot has changed. Part of our journey from the simple image host of yore to the best place to enjoy community-powered entertainment comes with a makeover.
You can share your feedback with us directly by joining the beta test, which we’ll be ramping up to more users over time. To get a sneak peak of this new look and join the beta early, visit http://imgur.com/newbeta
When you arrive, you’ll see a more modern look with larger thumbnails that show post details, new tags to explore, improved search, and a friendlier feel.
We hope these features help you stay entertained, make discovering new posts even easier, and bring a little magic to your day. We’re excited to continue our journey with you, and can’t wait to hear what you think!