Today, SpaceHey turns two! Time really flies when you're having fun! 🥳
The past two years have been a blast! SpaceHey grew to nearly 600k users, SpaceHey turned into a big, friendly community and there are now hundreds of thousands of blog entries, forum topics, bulletins and - last but not least - millions of Instant Messages! And that's what today's update is all about!
Introducing the all-new SpaceHey IM
One of the most used features on SpaceHey is the Instant Messenger: it allows you to chat with your friends on SpaceHey in 1:1 conversations!
It worked pretty well in the past 2 years, but I always imagined it to be better in many ways and unleash it's full potential: It could look way better, it could be faster, and it should be optimized for mobile browsers even better.
That's why I've spent the past weeks finally! working on those aspects - and the result of it is a completely new SpaceHey Instant Messenger with a new design, new features and a faster backend!
The old SpaceHey IM
The new Instant Messenger has a completely new, retro design which works super-well on both mobile and desktop browsers. Chat messages are now delivered in nearly real-time, and you can filter your chats to only show messages from your "Favorite Users" list!
The new SpaceHey IM prominently shows the current status of the chat participants, so your friends can easily see what you're up to!
Delete messages & control who can message you!
But that's not all! There are also two new, highly-requested IM features rolling out today: The option to fully delete messages for both chat participants and the option to customize who can start an IM conversation with you!
Until now, only your Friends could start IM conversations with you. But now, you can change it to include everyone
on SpaceHey - or nobody
- to completely disable IMs - if you want to! You can change this setting in your Account Settings
Thank you to every single one of you!
I want to take this special day as an opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for all the support, the suggestions and all the kind words in the past 2 years (I still can't believe it's already 2 years)! SpaceHey wouldn't be as awesome and fun as it is without every one of you - so THANK YOU!
Additionally, I want to give a huge shout-out to everyone who supports SpaceHey - no matter if it's a donation, or buying some merchandise - SpaceHey couldn't exists financially without you! You can support SpaceHey here →
I hope you enjoy this big IM update today! And now, let's all celebrate the second anniversary of SpaceHey together! 🥳