We've updated our lazy loading behavior, which delays loading images that are off screen until you scroll closer to them. This should improve page performance and in turn, SEO.
We've released our MVP backlinks tooling for DraftKings Nation and Vox. They can now automatically add relevant links within the body of their stories with a single click.
Times displayed on the story editor dashboard will now update in the background—so the draft you were working on "just now" may show "5 minutes ago" after your coffee break.
If your site uses the live blog schema when covering events or developing news, you can now turn off the live blog toggle at any point, pre- or post-publish. Read more on the help center, including guidance from the SEO team on when to use this search feature.
As part of our ongoing commitment to tracking and improving Core Web Vitals, we’ve added time-to-first-byte (TTFB) tracking in order to better measure connection setup time and web server responsiveness.
Thousands of backend tasks happen each day to keep Chorus running. Previously, bulk changes to content—which could be something as simple as updating an author's byline—could back up the queue of tasks, sometimes for hours. We've modernized and fixed up the task queue, so now even during a bulk operation, we expect update times of just a few minutes for third parties to see new stories, the story editor to see author updates, Coral to see slug changes, and more.
Fixed a bug that was preventing tweets from YouTube's Twitter account from being embedded in stories.
If your site uses Coral for comments, you may have noticed a "th" where a thumbs-up icon should be. This is fixed, so go ahead and recommend those most insightful comments.
“Background” information added to images in the asset manager was appearing as the caption when those images were added to stories. This is cleaned up now, so all the metadata should be in the right places.
When working in legacy Chorus, you may have noticed some stray HTML in banner messages. These should be more readable again.
We’ve made it easier to tell what type of story you’re adding to a stream. When you search for stories to add, you’ll see icons to help distinguish between standard stories and other story types available to your network. Happy streaming!
For a while, it was possible for authors to edit another person’s profile. We’ve tightened this up so only site managers can edit other folks’ information. And you can alwaysupdate your own user profile at any time.