As we kick off the new year we wanted to share a quick update on all of the exciting new things we've added to Geneva recently, and give you a little sneak peek 👀 at what's planned for this year too.
Our goal has always been to create the most fun and flexible way for groups, clubs, and communities to stay connected — like the modern version of Facebook Groups, but more organized, more private, and more fun — and with your help, last year was a huge step forward.
We officially launched in the spring on iOS, Android, and web, and you voted us #1 product of the day on Product Hunt! Thank you! 🚀
Planning made easy
We added a full 📅 Events Calendar to make it easy to plan, share, and host events, both IRL and within Geneva.
Keeping your group tight
✅ Member Applications give you more control over who’s joining your group — you can now ask potential members of your home a series of questions to learn more about them and determine if they’re a good fit.
A top request from our community! You can download the Geneva 🖥️ Desktop app for Mac here.
And, of course, there's been a TON of behind-the-scenes improvements to the speed, security, and reliability of all the apps—with even more to come (especially on web and desktop). This stuff may not be sexy, but it's really important!
What's on deck
Over the next few months, we’re focused on making Geneva faster, more fun, and even more powerful for everyone. If you're bringing people together on Geneva, you've got a lot to look forward to...
🔍 Message Search has been our #1 most requested feature over the last few months — we got you! Coming soon 😊
More lively homes
Our team is working on a bunch of large and small improvements that’ll make it easier to get people engaged. Starting with 🟢 Presence you’ll be able to see who else in your home is 'online' at any given time so you can strike up a chat or hop into a video room with them live. 🔗 Deep links to messages, posts, and rooms will make it much easier to send people directly to different parts of your home and 🗓️ Recurring events will let you set up rituals and other moments that keep people coming back.
Better home management
We’ve seen groups on Geneva ranging from 10 people to 10,000, and as communities get bigger, home and room management becomes key. Look out for things like 📁 Room Folders and 🔁 Room Re-ordering to make it easy for people to find or be added to all the right spaces and ✏️ Message Formatting to help important content stand out.
Supercharged video rooms
Soon you’ll be able to 🖼 Share your screen during hangouts and broadcasts, plus a lot more!
New room type: forums
Our vision for Geneva has always been to act as the infrastructure for a new breed of groups, clubs, and communities; a series of building blocks that you can mix and match however you want. Next up: full fledged 📃 Forum rooms — like the good old days of the internet, but with a clean and modern twist.
Have ideas for other things you want to see us work on? DM us on Twitter or IG or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's to a wonderful year and exciting times ahead!