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32Adrián Escat · 05 April 2016wip

Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for the request. This is definitely on our development roadmap. Currently, we are collecting ideas on how it would function and be different from traditional messaging systems.

We'll update you once we have something concrete.


Profile : Import from LinkedIn/Github, View as other user, Badges of ur tech
  • Import and improving profile page by importing profile from LinkedIn/Github.
  • "View profile as another user" option would be good.
  • Badges about Tech we have mastered, would be good in profile page
  • 23Roopak A N · 02 April 2016wip

    RSS Feed

    At a global level and also ideally at contributor level.

    21David Miller · 18 March 2016accepted

    Emoji support

    I'd like to be able to write emojis the way you can at Github:

    • :smile: becoming a smiley face
    • :see-no-evil: becoming the monkey covering his eyes
    • etc..

    20Stephan de Vries · 18 March 2016wip

    Delete account and data

    There is no way to remove account & account data. At least I cant find one.

    18Ganapati V S · 02 January 2017

    Make Feature Requests searchable

    So we can find out if someone else already submitted the same idea

    15Marco Alka · 04 August 2016wip

    Hashnode in Dark Mode

    There should be toggle button for Dark Mode in Hashnode.

    Here is link, How Hashnode will look like in dark mode:

    It is not helpful feature but more like luxurious feature as some coders love black screen.

    15Vaibhav Mule · 28 September 2016

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    This is interesting. :)

    Thanks for the suggestion.


    Disable people from inviting me to answer

    I would like to be able to disable the feature that from time to time gives me an email that someone wants me to answer their question. More often than not I don't know the person and also don't have an opinion about the topic.

    As an addition I would like to be able to limit which nodes where I can be invited to answer questions.

    12Emil Moe · 24 May 2016wip

    Have an option default collection : 'upvoted'

    The first time I upvote something, ask me if I want to start an automatically populated collection called "upvoted" which will save any article I upvote. Handy when you want to go back and see all the articles you've upvoted.

    10Andrew Wooldridge · 01 August 2016accepted

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    Thanks for the suggestion. :) Collections are currently being upgraded. It'll be good to have this feature.

    Roadmap to learn a particular node. Hashnode learning

    Stack overflow recently started something called documentation. That I guess is useful but surely very vast to implement here. I suggest a slightly inspired, but distinct feature which I feel will totally suit this kind of a website. Something like a roadmap to all the "nodes". Basically that was the first thing I wanted to do when I visited the website, was to ask some people how do I understand what is an isomorphic app, how to build one , better understanding of webpack etc etc. You guys aim to have a good community of developers. I think people will be willing to chalk out a road map for each "node" talking in hashnode terms ( roadmap can have links to tutorials, videos, or some textual description). I think such a feature will be useful people who are starting up with a technology.

    10Sahil Sharma · 27 July 2016

    Add Appreciation to Stories

    Allow The option to not only like/dislike stories but appreciate them as we do with answer and comments in posts

    10Misael Taveras · 19 May 2016wip

    Github and Stackoverflow status in profile preview

    When hover an user avatar and shows the profile preview it would be nice to see github status like followers, repos count and contributions amount. And the stackoverflow status (points)

    9Adrián Escat · 17 April 2016accepted

    Hashnode learning

    Allow hashnode members to create a sort of "online learning" course on a given subject. Consisting of lists of links. After you read/accomplish the links you get some kind of badge / points / award.

    9Andrew Wooldridge · 29 July 2016

    Unread articles badge on pinned nodes.

    I would like to see the number of unread articles in my "Pinned Nodes"

    8Roopak A N · 15 April 2016wip

    User profile to be displayed on mouse hover on the name

    Currently its implemented on mouse hovering on the image? Any specific reason its not there on the userName ?

    8Sahil Sharma · 01 August 2016wip

    Allow commenting on links from the feed

    It would be nice to be able to comment on links right from the feed. Links open in new tabs anyway, so I think not many people visit link pages on Hashnode. Allowing people to comment right from the feed encourages the user to interact with content.

    8Stephan de Vries · 12 May 2016

    Android application

    This could be a simple Cordova application (or similar, look at Fastmail's example) that points directly to the site. The important part is that it handles sharing intents on the OS level.

    An additional benefit would be to have an application show up in my app drawer instead of just my homescreen.

    6David Alexander · 12 August 2016wip

    RSS Feeds for Tagged Post Categories

    It would be nice if there was an RSS feed for tagged post categories. For example, I want to add to Feedly so I can browse it there.

    6Brian Jackson · 07 March 2016wip

    Ability to change username

    6Ozzie Neher · 14 August 2016accepted

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    Hi Ozzie,

    A change of "username" is a development task that we can't undertake at this moment. We know it's important to give people another chance to change their usernames, but our development pipeline is jam packed with other priorities.

    We will accept this request, but we don't have a timeline as of now, for when it'll be implemented.

    Thanks :)


    I would like an API so I can make a list of my activity on my website

    6Emil Moe · 11 October 2016

    As an owner of a node, have the ability to make a link or post "featured"

    It would be cool as the owner of a node to "feature" a link or post at the top of the node's page. Almost as a sticky post in a forum. The owner might point to some recently popular post, or something of particular interest to users of that node.

    5Andrew Wooldridge · 19 September 2016wip

    Referral URL to Invite my friends

    Currently, there is no way to track the number of friends joined If I share hashnode in my other social networks.

    5Sriraman · 04 July 2016wip

    Achievement Badges

    Add achievement badges in order to boost motivation to post and make users more active in general. You might also use them to get users to post into deserted or very new Nodes. A user, when having achieved such a badge, might then select one of the badges they have to be displayed next to their name.

    Badges might include

    • First! - first post to new Node
    • Loved by many - 200+ followers
    • Big help - at least one post with 30+ upvotes


    5Marco Alka · 05 August 2016wip

    Make feature requests show up in our "activity feed"

    It would be a convenient way to highlight feature requests that the requestor wants to get more votes or attention.

    4Andrew Wooldridge · 19 September 2016

    To change the existing email-id

    Please look into this as I made this request long back but not implemented yet. Allow users to change the email-id. Hope to get a quick reply.

    4Shweta Pal · 06 January 2017accepted

    Allow Node Managers to add/remove their node in posts


    John creates a post about Node.js application security. The post should be tagged under both Node.js and Security. However, John forgets to tag Security. The Security node managers should be able to tag the post with Security in order for it to show up in the Security node.

    Please allow a node manager to add/remove their node as a tag to topics which would belong. They should also be able to remove a tag of their node in case a node was accidentally tagged or otherwise does not belong. This would benefit the community and content quality of the site.

    4Todd · 03 August 2017

    More information on "New Follower" notification

    I would welcome to see statistics, where my followers come from (which site were they on when they clicked "Follow"?) This information can be used to find out what my followers are particularly interested in and what they might expect by following me. That way, I can create more content which pleases my followers, as, for me, they are the most important members on Hashnode when I write something!

    4Marco Alka · 07 September 2016

    Happy <Holiday>! -message

    It's always nice to see what kind of holidays are at some place around the world. For example, in China, Chinese New Year is coming up. So why not make a collection of different holidays from all over the world and display a (subtle) message for everyone to read? I think that would boost the social factor a bit (software engineering is not always just pure logic after all :) )

    4Marco Alka · 26 January 2017

    Make all node names more generic and consistent
    • Remove versions (we have HTML and HTML5 nodes. For what purpose? Will there be a HTML5.1 node? What about HTML4? Why not open PHP6 and PHP7 nodes, then?
    • There are specific nodes, like Linux. But what about XNU? BSD? Unix Kernels? Haiku? Redox? etc.? They are not Linux. As such, I think the node should be called NIX or even OS (operating system), so we can add NT, too. Alternatively, Nodes for other Kernels should be added as well...
    • There is a Microsoft Node and a Google node, but no Apple Node.

    3Marco Alka · 01 February 2017

    See the status of pending nodes

    It's interesting to see the status of new nodes, or what nodes on demand, to not send another node that has been sent.

    3Sergio · 08 November 2016

    Make 'send feedback' a universal footer link.

    Often you find something on the site that you want to send feedback about, but many of the pages do not have either a "send feedback" or "request a feature" link. So you have to hunt around for it, and by the time you do you've lost the context of the issue you wanted to report. Please add it to the universal footer links.

    3Andrew Wooldridge · 29 July 2016

    The user's "stories" page should include a link to create a new story.

    It would be nice, and convenient if - when viewing my own "stories" page that there was a "+" or "new story" link there - as there is on the home page.

    3Andrew Wooldridge · 22 August 2016

    More colors (unlimited?) for saved notes buckets.

    Not sure why there's only a handful of color choices when you create a new group to save links in... Should be able to choose any color I want?

    3Andrew Wooldridge · 18 August 2016

    When creating a new link, show last 10 tags used for easy inclusion.

    When I post links, I find myself using the same tags over and over again. It would be great if there was some affordance that knew the last 10 tags I've used to post links, and allow me to just 1-click add that tag to the current link I'm about to post. Instead of having me type in the tag over and over each time I post a link.

    3Andrew Wooldridge · 29 July 2016

    Add a red circle of "number of unreads" next to the followed Nodes title

    For instance I'm following "webdev" and there's been 10 new unread posts in that node since I last visited. Include the little red circle with the number of unread posts (in this case 10) to the right of the name. Similar to the number that is next to the bell in the upper right.

    3Andrew Wooldridge · 15 August 2016

    Hashnode embed

    Allow for stories hosted here to be embedded elsewhere -- voting, commenting come back to site so can be used as a way to grow an audience.

    3Andrew Wooldridge · 29 July 2016accepted

    Tags Unification

    Currently there are both lowercase and uppercase tags, I think they should be unified, so they are capitalized (e.g. Angular 2 instead of 'angular 2').

    2Pablo Ivan G. Soto · 23 July 2016accepted

    The social icons next to names on profiles need title tips / bigger

    I just added a twitter and github link on my profile, but if I wasn't actively looking for them I would have missed them. They are so tiny and do not change color on hover so they don't appear to be clickable. Also, they should have title text or some other accessibility option so screenreaders can understand they are links to various social networks.

    2Andrew Wooldridge · 29 July 2016

    Hashnode Public API

    API for posting, getting profiles details etc.

    2Vaibhav Mule · 11 August 2017

    Better keyboard accessibility

    Currently the edit box traps the cursor - once you are in there, there's no way out:

    • the tab key indents, even when the cursor is at the end of the box
    • enter adds line break
    • shift- ctrl- and alt-enter all add line breaks

    Tab should only indent when the cursor is at the start of a line and that line is not the last line of the text area. At other times, I expect hitting tab to take me to the submit button.

    Similar problem with this "make a request" modal - tab key exits the modal without going to the submit button.

    2Ben Buchanan (200ok) · 24 May 2016wip

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    Great advice! We'll fix this experience.

    Thanks :)

    Add to Collection Bookmarklet

    Some low-key UI should pop up asking what collection (if not a new one) the link should be added to.

    Similar to the Evernote Clipper, Pocket's bookmarklet, or anything by StumbleUpon

    2David Alexander · 12 August 2016

    Invite an user to read a content

    I think it's interesting you can tag someone or send it a content to read it.

    PS: Yes, i wanna say about user mentioning, i think before not included :)

    2Sergio · 21 November 2016accepted

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    Hi Sergio,

    We do have user mentioning feature. Can you please elaborate? We also have the ability to share a post via email.


    See Top Contributors of past years

    Make a section to see top contributors os previous years

    2Sergio · 17 November 2016

    See who's just joined this day/week/interval

    Seeing a list of recently joined people would help give a sense that this site is growing, and it also acts as a way for new folks to "introduce" themselves. Also gives existing folks an opportunity to watch / friend new folks and get them active in the community faster.

    2Andrew Wooldridge · 01 August 2016

    A count badge on the 'Request a feature' link

    Super non-urgent feature request. I like keeping an eye on new feature requests and it'd be nice to see if there are new additions from the main page.

    Also, quotes are broken in the feature request title :P

    2Cliff Rowley · 29 March 2016accepted

    Steal ideas from the editor

    E.g. the mechanism of quoting from various posts in a thread within one response: highlight some text, select "quote reply", and get [quote="someauthor, post:9, topic:2236"]quoted text[/quote] in your reply. Having separate responses to each origin comment clutters the UI and fragments the conversation.

    2Jean Jordaan · 25 October 2016

    Add a default list to the "collections" function

    That would enable a user to quickly gather posts into a collection while browsing lists. (In my case, I'm interested in gathering posts into a private "Read it later" collection.)

    2Jean Jordaan · 25 October 2016

    # Counter on leaderboard

    Add a column telling which position the person is at on the leaderboards. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...)

    2Emil Moe · 20 October 2016

    Remove hashes when share a link

    Sometimes when a user share a link of medium there is a hash (#) after the url that this make the url checker fail and see duplication links in the timeline. I think it's nice to remove this extra characters that make the check link more difficult to comparte links.

    2Sergio · 14 October 2016

    Showing Number of Answers user have given.

    Showing stats such as Number of Questions user have asked and Number of Answers user have given.

    2Atul Sharma · 03 October 2017accepted

    Ability to appreciate questions

    Currently, there is no way to appreciate some of questions the way they deserve! (other than simply upvoting it), I mean sth like appreciating questions. Today I came across a question which it was very informing on its own & I really felt indebted by just upvoting it ;-) []

    I guess it will also help in populating some sections/nodes at a faster pace. Btw, at the end of the day, its reputation that matters(Particularly for Junior members)! haha =)) Just take a look at frequency of questions being asked at StackExchange networks.

    Lets nominate this feature & wait to see how we like/dislike the idea :-)

    2Behrad Khodayar · 29 July 2017accepted

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    Hi Behrad,

    We are currently brainstorming to make appreciations a global feature. For example: ability to appreciate questions, stories, etc. You will see some changes very soon. :)

    Thanks for starting this feature request.


    Answer Later feature

    Sometimes, I'll not be able to answer some question due to lack of time. If there is some option to mark it to answer later, I'll bookmark it and answer it later when I'm getting some free time.

    2Sriraman · 04 October 2016accepted

    Give notification when title of post is changed

    I noticed that my title was changed by someone today, and earlier that some tags were. It would be fair to give a notification everytime this is done and by whom.

    2Emil Moe · 01 October 2016accepted

    Search feature requests

    This will help people find similar requests that have already been made. That way they can go ahead and support the existing requests instead of making a duplicate one.

    2Malcolm · 28 September 2016

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    With the new UI with modals, it'll be a better experience if we can close the modal with "Esc". Can even have shortcuts for "Upvote", "Request Answer" etc.

    2Sidhant Panda · 24 July 2017accepted

    Easy printing

    I tried to print a tutorial and the format is not so good. the hashnode icon hovers some text, etc.

    2Chaim Lando · 13 October 2016accepted

    Ability to run code snippets existing in the stories or questions.

    A small button below every snippet, push it, a small console will open below to give you the output of the code.. I know this is hard and big, but it will be fun to have it :)

    2Amir Anwar · 08 February 2017accepted

    Add Xing-Profile-Link to Hashnode profile settings

    Since you are working on a reputation system overhaul, many people might be interested in offering jobs to people who are top-posters here. Xing is often the platform of joice for job offers. Being able to connect the Xing profile might be benefitial for some users.

    2Marco Alka · 14 July 2016

    make facebook-like feeling status (but for learning, creating a new app...etc.)

    For Example: Jack smith started learning Python Jack smith has finished learning Java Jack smith is starting making a new project Jack smith is reading "The basics of ios development" and so on the status can be put alone, but should be at the top of a story or a question e.g.: Jack Smith started learning Python Q: any suggestions for online resources to learn python?

    2Amir Anwar · 06 February 2017

    Notification Options

    On the notifications page, allow them to be searched (by event, date, or user) as-well as deleted.

    It'd also be interesting to see if we could have notification settings, to enable and disable certain types of notifications that we receive.

    2Casual · 18 September 2016accepted

    Alternative charts calculation for 'Actively contributes in` component on profile page

    I think it can be good to use a different chart graph calculation.

    Currently, I believe the calculation is done tat way: my contributions per node compared to the summary of all contributes per node.

    I suggest a switchable alternative calculation. My contributions per node compared to the contributions of the monthly or yearly top contributor per node.

    Does it make sense?

    2Denny Trebbin · 05 April 2016wip

    • looks like a node, but it really contains all untagged posts
    • only visible to moderators
    • moderators can tag posts with their own node(s)
    • should not contain any posts; all posts should have appropriate tags

    2Marco Alka · 12 September 2016

    You should be automatically watching a question or story when you comment on it

    Why I don't get a notification when someone else replies to the same question/story I replied?

    2Amir Anwar · 05 February 2017

    Allowing users to have their personal channels/nodes

    And other users can subscribe to it like in YouTube

    2Amir Anwar · 05 February 2017

    A facility to maintain answer-wiki (Something similar exists in quora)

    A place where a common solution, a related link or something of that sort can be stacked before the answers. (You could collapse wiki by default to promote answers.)

    2Sahil Satishkumar · 11 June 2017wip

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    We're working on this feature, Sahil. :)

    Fine tuned email notifiations

    I think I was not able to explain in the previous request. I'd posted an update to the previous request too before it was archived. I was talking about the inability to opt-out of say "Poll has ended" email but still being subscribed to "Answer request" emails. Right now all such are bundled under "Activites related to you". Can that be unbundled so that we can also choose exactly which activity related to me I want to receive email for?

    2Sidhant Panda · 11 June 2017

    Restore native browser controls

    You disabled the native browser controls. An example: If I middle click the Hashnode logo I expect my browser to open a new tab. Hashnode will just load the front page in the current tab. For better UX, please re-enable the native browser controls.

    2Marco Alka · 04 August 2016

    Show how many users, views, posts, countries, etc are on the site

    It's a little hard to know if this site has enough people on it so it would be great to know how many there are, from which countries, popular topics and so on.

    1anon · 06 February 2018

    Configure notifications

    It's interesting to configure what notifications you want (web/email) and can manage what you want to receive.

    1Sergio · 26 December 2016

    Sharing the post or link to the selected hashnoders

    I had a situation, that I created post or link and share it my selected hashnoders. It will be great if I can create group for hashnoders and share the topic with them

    1Sivabalan · 13 January 2017

    Add friends

    Make it more social and add a personal dimension like in Facebook friends should be different than followers, they are able to chat together privately, share more personal info...etc.

    1Amir Anwar · 23 January 2017wip

    Syed Fazle Rahman's response:

    Something similar is coming very soon to the platform. Ability to DM users. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

    Code humor

    Joke of the day like "discussion of the day" :D we currently have 3 options : story, question and sharing links, what about adding a joke about programming... maybe also it should be limited, e.g. you cannot post more than one joke per week, otherwise Hashnode will be flooded with jokes and will stray away from its purpose. Also what about adding quotes and motivational statements?

    1Amir Anwar · 08 February 2017

    Discussion rss feed

    It`s so useful if you publish RSS feed of popular discussion of hashcode.

    1Amir Salar Pourhasan · 21 February 2017wip

    Make 'Watch' option available in the 'more options menu' in Home feed

    Sometimes there are no answers yet to a question, so going to the Question page makes no sense just to 'Watch' it

    1Sidhant Panda · 10 April 2017wip

    Notification in thread I participate

    When I comment on a reply and there's a new comment to that reply, I think I should automatically get a notification. It seems they are only popping up when someone mention me?

    Take this for example, where I didn't see the notification all day:

    1Emil Moe · 22 April 2017wip

    "Watch" questions you have answered to by default

    It would be interesting to see other views on a question you have answered to when they are posted. Somethinf like "XYZ also answered this question."

    1Sidhant Panda · 10 May 2017

    Add a way to post images in the bug report section.

    It is really hard to report UI/UX bugs with simple text...

    1Aakash Mallik · 14 January 2018

    select image for shared links

    Implement the ability for a user to select one of several images available at a link (instead of just using the first one automatically). This might be done via a carousel.

    1Marco Alka · 14 July 2017

    Native app

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your amazing work there !

    Just to know, is it on your roadmap to release a native application of Hashnode ? Would be much more convient to check my feed on the go ! And since you guys use React, I was wondering if you were already on a top secret implementation with React-Native, which wouldn't be that much of a long stretch ;)

    Thanks guys,

    All the best,


    1Quentin · 08 August 2017

    GitHub-like issue tracker

    Foster transparent bug-tracking and feature-handling! By allowing people to create and search issues, and comment on them, you will be able to get a whole new level of community participation when it comes to problems or new features and ideas. Instead of implementing one yourself, you might make a pure issue-repository on GitHub, where people can add issues.

    1Marco Alka · 22 September 2017accepted

    Sandeep Panda's response:

    Excellent idea! We are going to implement it over next week.

    Sharing to Twitter: Add tags

    When sharing to Twitter, the Hashnode tags should be added as tags to Twitter too

    1Emil Moe · 27 September 2017

    Desktop app

    1Sivabalan · 21 November 2017

    Sticky Navigation and sidebar

    Hi Team,

    I would love to see the sticky navigation and side bar in hashnode,

    If there is any particular reason that you are against this notion. please provide it.

    So that, I could learn

    1Harsha Vardhan · 01 December 2017

    Project Feedback and Project Invites

    One thing that I think would make Hashnode even better than it already is would be to have a way for users to ask for feedback on their personal projects, and for users to post projects to encourage people to contribute. Thanks Hashnode!

    1Ben Gubler · 09 December 2017

    Mention popups on mobile

    When writing a reply on desktop mentions (@) popups allow for finding the intended person easily and safeguards against typos. These do not appear on the mobile version of the site but would be nice to have. Thanks!

    1Michael Gilley · 13 May 2016accepted

    SVG profile images

    SVG has become a standard image format. Please allow SVGs for profile images. It will stop the pixelation of logos.

    1Nicholas Wiersma · 26 December 2017

    Tag a person who you follow

    Add a tag a person who you follow and made a direct request to him about a question.

    1suraj rathod · 08 January 2018

    ctrl+enter shortcut to post/submit comment or question

    Would be great to add that feature like in reddit, twitter, linkedin etc.

    1anon · 06 February 2018

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