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  • ✨ Introducing: Looking for work: Show in your profile if you are available for hire, or open for opportunities.
  • Sharing the story of on various social networks is helping to reach more animators and grow the community!
  • 🎦 Nearly 500 Reels
  • 🤖 Lots of bug fixes and usability improvements.


  • ✨ Introducing: Learn
    • Watch video tutorials on animation topics, filter them by tags
    • Find animation schoools, or add your own!


  • 🎨 Redesign!
    • New full-width homepage. See more, scroll less.
  • ✨ Filtering
    • Filter Jobs by software, level and contract type
    • Filter Shorts by tags
    • Filter Rigs by software and "free"
  • ⚒️ Under the hood fixes
    • Improvements to the video player (and frame counter)
    • Buckle up, posts load much faster!


  • 🏆 Introducing: Explore!
    • Discover the best animation on the platform, with one click.


  • ✨ See all the things!
    • When viewing a post we will now show you more awesome animations by the creator.


  • ✨ New Year, New Feed!
    • After months of work under the hood, the feed is now more alive than ever!
    • Demo reel updates and new shorts will show up in the feed. Make sure to update your profile!
    • When the user post multiple items of the same type, a "See x more posts by user" note appears.
  • 🎉 We are ONE THOUSAND!
    • A few days ago Animato reached 1000 users! We've never imagined reaching this milestone before Animato's first birthday. Thank you all ❤️
  • 🎦 Nearly 200 Reels
    • That means one every 5 users published their animation demo reel. That's a lot.


  • 💬 Chat
    • New chat! The goal is to simply get together, so we switched from the clunky old chat to Discord!
  • ⚒️ Remake
    • It may not look like it, but we recently re-wrote most of the site to allow for exciting new features. What exactly? Let's say your homepage feed will get some more action.


  • 🎬 VideoPlayer
    • We heard it was annoying to mute Every. Single. Player. Not anymore! Now the volume/mute state is saved between players!
  • 💼 Jobs
    • Show Job level and software skills required, when available. Thanks Chris Mayne for providing the info.
  • 🐞 Animal Crossing
    • Bunch of bugs were squashed thanks to your feedback!


  • ✉️ E-mail Notifications
    • New! Tweak notifications per event type (new followers, likes, etc). 
    • Re-design! Well, actually design, it was pure dummy text previously. Now you'll find a big link to the content itself, author's profile and more.


  • 🎬 VideoPlayer
    • Show volume slider.
    • Shorten view count (10K, 1M, etc).
  • 🐞 Random
    • Show Reels count (30 so far! 😱)
    • Comment replies looked a bit weird, so we fixed that and a bunch of little details here and there.


  • 🐞 Fixity Fixes
    • The BETA program is going great! All the bugs found by betatesters were squashed! Massive thanks to everyone testing animato. The community ❤️ you!


  • ☁️ Upload
    • Increased upload limit to 100MB (plus some retouches to make it nicer)


  • 🎬 VideoPlayer
    • Display current frame number. Useful for giving feedback!


  • 📺 Stream
    • Click anywhere in the post to open (and highlight it).
    • Only enabled drag on touch events.
  • 🎬 VideoPlayer 
    • Make progressbar full width.
    • Don't autoplay if video was manually paused.
    • Fixed scroll events.
  • ❤️ Fixed Likes list not working.
  • 📖 New Blog!
  • 🤖 Lots of bug fixes and usability improvements.


  • 📺 Stream
    • New toggle for grid/list views.
  • 🎨 UI
    • Filled icons for Like and Bookmark.
  • 🎬 VideoPlayer 
    • Flash buttons on frame-skipping.


  • 🚀 BETA launch!