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Introducing Messaging on Fable

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Exciting news! Today, we invite you to try a brand new feature that will take your bookish connections to the next level: Messaging on Fable. This long-awaited, much-requested feature allows you to engage in private one-to-one conversations with friends and fellow book lovers, as well as create group chats with up to 20 people for more dynamic discussions.Fable clubs and our For You feed have inspired so many vibrant conversations, but we’ve heard you asking for a way to connect with other readers on a more personal level. Now, it’s here! Whether you're discussing your latest read, sharing book recs, or chatting about your IRL book club, we’ve made it even easier to spark strong connections through stories.

How Messaging Works on Fable

For those on the latest version of Fable, you'll soon see an icon in the top right corner of your Home tab.This takes you to all of your direct messages and group chats. From here, you can tap the blue + button at the bottom of the screen to start a new message or group. Once you do, all of your messages will live in this new, private section of the app. We want to make sure Fable remains a safe, warm, and welcoming environment, and built Messages with that thought top of mind. That’s why, at this time, Messaging is available to users 18 and older, and messages can only be sent to users who follow you. This is to protect minors on our platform, as well as to prevent you from receiving unwanted messages or an overwhelming number of them. You can also easily leave conversations and block users if necessary. 

Inspiration for Using Messages

There are so many reasons to send private messages on Fable, but if you need a little inspiration, here are a few ideas. 
Go deeper with book club members
We often see friendships serendipitously bloom inside club lobbies and chapter rooms. Now, you can strengthen those connections (without making the club chat super noisy) by initiating private conversations with other members. You can use DMs to plan meetups, discuss book recs, share photos of your furry reading buddies, and so much more. 
Chat with IRL friends
Many of us have friends who also love books, but we don’t share the same taste. That makes it hard to be part of a book club together. Now, you have a dedicated space to bring your friends to chat about bookish topics, even if you aren’t in a club together.
Spin up new book clubs
We often see posts in the For You feed like, “About to start XYZ book. Anyone want to read it together?” Now, it’s easier than ever to create your own book club and then DM the details to other readers who expressed interest in your club. 
Live-chat your next great read
The next time you’re reading your favorite series, you can DM your book buddy directly! No commitment or milestones are required—you can just chat about your thoughts in a private text thread as you enjoy the story together.

Get Started and Share Your Experience

Check out the new Messaging feature on Fable and let us know how you plan to use it. Share your thoughts, experiences, and any suggestions for improvement in the comments below.Happy reading, and even happier connecting!

Keep reading on Fable

The Fable app is built for social reading, with tools for sharing highlights, comments, insights, links, pictures, and videos as you set measurable reading goals. With our Fable For You feed, you'll meet countless other readers and enjoy the many health and wellness benefits of social reading. Find new friends to follow in your personalized feed.
Make new friends on Fable For You!
Whether you’re a new reader building a daily reading habit or a life-long book lover tackling your never-ending Want To Read pile, our quick and easy book tracking system can help you reap the many wellness benefits of reading.
Start tracking your books on Fable!
We also make it easy to launch your own free book club. With our platform, you can host every aspect of an online discussion at a single destination, to reach readers and build safe online communities regardless of location or time zone.
Start your own book club today!

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