Hello everyone! Sending out a HUGE thank you to all that have been using the BuyNothing app and providing feedback over the last 3 months, and a special thank you to the Beta Community Guides! We’ve heard you all. In the next week or two we’ll be releasing some exciting new features to all 8 Beta Communities. Sign up on the waitlist if you haven’t already or see if your community is a Beta Community. This is a big release, but more on that to come later!
We’re also excited to learn that of all the 45,000+ signups on our waitlist, 70% of them are people who are not part of a Buy Nothing Facebook group at all. It is extremely rewarding to see this part of our mission come to fruition: reaching as many people as possible through our local BuyNothing gift economies, especially those who have not participated in one yet or have been unable to access one.
We’ve previously announced that our global open-to-all release of the BuyNothing app would be mid September, however we are pushing that back into October. Our upcoming Beta release is packed with performance improvements and exciting user-requested features and we want to offer them to our Beta communities prior to launching globally. We will share our October global launch date toward the end of this month. Stay tuned!
Completely fabulous! Eagerly anticipating global release and promotion of this exceptional new chapter. Thank you for all you do.
I can’t wait until the global release of the app! 🙂 As someone who is unhappy with Facebook, I can’t wait until there is an independent space for us to connect with our Buy Nothing communities. I live between two cities due to family and work, so I’m also looking forward to seeing potential flexibility in where and how I can participate in this movement outside of the limit of one Facebook group.