How do I enable Chat on my Substack?

To enable Chat on your Substack, start a new thread on the Substack app or turn it on via your publication's Settings page.

On the Substack app

Tap the Chat icon on the bottom bar and then select "Start a new thread".


Once you start your first thread, your subscribers will be notified via email about your first thread and can join the Chat on the Substack app.

On your Settings page

Sign into your Substack account and head to your publication's Settings page. Click on Chat settings in the left navigation bar. Click on the toggle next to "Enable chat".


Open the Substack app and tap the Chat icon and start your first thread.

What do I do next?

Share your first thread with your subscribers!

  • Head to your Publish page and in the Drafts section, you'll see a chat announcement template. Publish a post by inserting "Get the app" or "Join the subscriber chat" buttons in your editor toolbar.
  • Share a link to your chat on social media platforms and encourage your followers to subscribe to your Substack and join the conversation. Long tap on a thread and select, "Share thread". 


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