Disqus 2.0 is now available for Windows Phone. Disqus is one of the largest blog comment systems on the web. Go to any blog and you're likely to see Disqus powering the comment section of the site. This mobile app for Windows Phone allows you stay current with your discussions by giving you notifications and so much more. Today's update to version 2.0 introduces a major redesign for Windows Phone 8.1.
Head to the Windows Phone Store and you'll find Disqus at version 188.8.131.52. Here's what's new in today's release:
- Completely redesigned app for Windows Phone 8.1
- New notification types: replies, followers and upvotes
- Now you can edit your profile or upload an avatar
- Added Facebook, Google and Twitter login options
- Brand new feeds and the ability to follow communities
- Seems faster
It really does seem faster huh?
We showed you a sneak preview of Disqus 2.0 last month and everything you saw there you'll now be using.
The ability to log in and register with Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts should help remove any friction for those signing up for the first time. We think the ability to follow communities is excellent. For example, Xbox Live's Major Nelson uses Disqus on his blog. Frequently he announces news there. With the new Disqus app you'll now see new blog posts and can quickly jump into the comment section to participate.
There's a new Discover section in Disqus that will help connect you to interesting content across different categories like business, culture, news, sports and more. Hop into any category to discover and find trending articles across the web.
Just a quick heads up for Disqus fans. The current Windows Phone 8.0 app will no longer be available, so only Disqus is going Windows Phone 8.1 only from here on out. This app was completely rewritten as a Windows 8.1 Universal app, so keep that in mind.
Download and install the new Disqus app for Windows Phone. It's free and a beautiful app to look at.
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