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January 22, 2020

A reminder about supported browsers:

Starting Feb 5, 2020, Meta will no longer support the use of Internet Explorer. Because Microsoft no longer updates Internet Explorer, this browser is missing key security and functionality updates. If you prefer or are required to use a Microsoft browser, please use Edge. For more about the recommended browsers for the optimal Meta experience, please visit the Help Center.

Features:

Single Sign-on with Google. We want it to be quick and easy to get started with Meta and discover research. Anyone new to Meta can now sign up in one quick step using their Google account and continue to use it for simple logging in. For more information, visit our Help Center.

Improvements:

  • Clicking on paper links in your weekly email digests now correctly opens individual papers.
  • Fixed an issue in which using multiple Meta accounts in the same browser window may show data from the wrong session.
  • Enhanced the ranking of journals in search results.
  • Fixed some issues with scroll bars and content display on Firefox.
  • Upgraded Open Source packages to keep Meta and our users secure.

January 15, 2020

A reminder about supported browsers:

Starting Feb 5, 2020, Meta will no longer support the use of Internet Explorer. Because Microsoft no longer updates Internet Explorer, this browser is missing key security and functionality updates. If you prefer or are required to use a Microsoft browser, please use Edge. For more about the recommended browsers for the optimal Meta experience, please visit the Help Center.

Improvements:

  • Fixed some issues where text was overflowing where it shouldn’t.
  • Fixed a display issue in certain cases when creating a new feed.
  • Increased performance by removing unused code.

January 8, 2020

Attention users of Internet Explorer:

Starting Feb 5, 2020, Meta will no longer support the use of Internet Explorer. Because Microsoft no longer updates Internet Explorer, this browser is missing key security and functionality updates. If you prefer or are required to use a Microsoft browser, please use Edge.

Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue in which searches with an apostrophe would not show correct results.
  • Fixed an issue in which searching Discover Feeds multiple times showed cached results from the first search.
  • Upgraded Open Source packages to keep Meta and our users secure.

December 18, 2019

Features:

Discover Feeds Search.  Now, when logged in to your account on Meta, you can explore all of the new and trending paper feeds by searching for your specific topic of interest.  Just click on the Discover section of the left navigation bar after logging in to Meta, and you’ll see an Explore Feeds search bar at the top.

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Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on related papers in your Library would make the sidebar disappear.
  • Added a notice about our usage of cookies on the Discover Feeds preview pages.

December 11, 2019

Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue in which viewing paper details in Firefox opened in a new window instead of a new tab.
  • Fixed an issue in which adding suggested Researchers, Journals, and Concepts to your feed did not work correctly.
  • Signing up for Meta with your institutional email address now correctly redirects full paper downloads to your institutional link resolver.
  • Enhanced paper pages with no related feeds by suggesting top feeds to follow.
  • Increased user privacy by encrypting plain text email addresses in our mechanism for sending email digests.

December 4, 2019

Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue where some users could not sign up for a new account after attempting to log in.
  • Improved performance by reducing application size.
  • Added Kopernio plug-in support for individual paper pages.

November 27, 2019

Improvements:

  • Fixed signup with autofill on Safari.
  • Fixed a small bug where new users were able to follow a space rather than a term, leading to non-specific papers in their Feeds.
  • Existing users are now able to log into their account from shared feed links, and the feed will be added to their Meta account.
  • Fixed small bugs with Meta’s links on social media.

November 20, 2019

Features:

Our introductory video has been added to our main information page. If you’ve been having a good experience using Meta, please consider sharing our video with colleagues or via social media!

Improvements:

  • Fixed some issues preventing users from signing up from shared feeds.
  • Fixed an issue where the Share Paper button wasn’t displaying on mobile devices.
  • When you share Meta’s links on social media, they will be formatted to include an image for each type of page.
  • Various architectural changes were made to improve the performance of your Meta experience.
  • Improved the clarity of forms when creating new feeds and libraries.
  • Updated treatments of various visual elements (images, scrollbars, footers, hover states, etc) on our homepage to maintain a consistent and polished feel.

November 13, 2019

Features:

“Similar papers found in these feeds.”  

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When viewing a single paper, a list of Discover Feeds that this paper appears in will be displayed on the right. Click on a feed to preview it and add that feed to your Meta experience.

Improvements:

  • Simplified 3rd party API calls for increased performance across the site.
  • Removed loading of unnecessary images on Discover pages.
  • Corrected the login behavior when accepting a shared feed.
  • Fixed a scrolling issue on mobile devices when saving to libraries.
  • "Back to Top" button on Discover Feed Previews now returns users to the top of the Feed Preview instead of the top of the paper list in the Feed.

November 6, 2019

Improvements:

Based on user feedback, viewing details on an individual paper in your feeds or libraries now opens in a new tab for a cleaner user experience.

Enhanced some aspects of the user interface, including:

  • Fixed an issue with create feed or library buttons from Discover
  • Navigation on paper pages is improved - pagination controls take you back to the top of the paper list
  • Feed scrolling is now even smoother
  • Added back to top button when you're scrolling on Feed Previews

Upgraded Open Source packages to keep Meta and our users secure.

Tightened access controls on some page elements to decrease potential vulnerabilities.

October 30, 2019

Features:

Discover Feed Previews! Now you can quickly understand and explore a topic before you add the feed to your account. When you navigate to the Discover section of your left navbar Discover_button.PNG, or head to meta.org/discover, you can now click on those feeds to see an example of which papers will show up when you subscribe to that feed.

Improvements:

  • Users can now create feeds and libraries with the same name.
  • Enhanced some aspects of the user interface.
  • Upgraded Open Source packages to keep Meta and our users secure.
  • Increased performance for some page loads.
  • Increased responsiveness when renaming feeds or libraries.