👋 Hey Creators
Here is what's been going on at Patreon and where we're headed next
We’ve been busy.
We have new product and engineering leadership and we’re tripling our team so that we can move faster and build more for you and your patrons. Now we want to share an early preview of what’s coming.
1:1 Conversations with Creators
Every piece of insight and feedback has helped shape our plans for the year ahead.
We're making major upgrades
Our goal in 2022 is to make Patreon the best home for your membership, with tools for sharing exclusive content and connecting with your community. We’re hard at work on a number of new features — some of which you’ll see soon, while others will land later in the year.
Creating + Sharing
Host patron-only videos directly and securely on Patreon, no YouTube or Vimeo links needed.
A brand new posting experience with an improved design, robust formatting and multimedia tools, and autosave drafts.
We’re exploring new ways for you to organize your content so patrons can better browse through your content or find that one thing they’re looking for.
Growth + Measurement
Solving patron billing confusion
First-of-the-month patron billing is a source of confusion and frustration for many of you, and makes it difficult to build new features like gifting and trial memberships. We’re testing a new optional billing model to make it better.
More (and better) data
We're redesigning the Insights dashboards to give you a more accurate and complete picture of how you're doing, including what tactics are working across income, membership growth, page traffic, and post engagement.
Foundation + Finish
A stronger foundation
We're working on a number of foundational technical improvements to make our web and mobile apps faster, more reliable, and less prone to error.
Improved playback experience
Soon you’ll see a best-in-class experience for videos, podcasts, and images on Patreon, including higher quality media, smoother playback experience, and the ability to pick up where you left off.
A simpler, cleaner design
We started with an app design refresh in October, and y'all loved it! Soon, we're overhauling our design across our web and mobile apps, creating a more seamless, intuitive, and enjoyable experience for you and your patrons.
Introducing the Patreon Creator Census
This is just the beginning
Soon we’ll be launching something even bigger — the Patreon Creator Census, a survey open to all creators earning on Patreon where you can directly influence what we build next.
Keep an eye out for your invitation by email and in your Patreon creator dashboard, coming in January.