What's New

LinkedIn Posts and Job Changes

We're excited to release a brand new version of Clay that brings beautifully formatted LinkedIn posts directly to your Home feed.

We'll help identify and curate the most relevant, interesting, and meaningful LinkedIn updates specifically about the relationships you care about most. Never miss someone's new job, project announcement, or life update.

With over 1 billion professionals on LinkedIn, it's easy to miss out on the most relevant information. It's never been easier to further unlock the vast potential of your network.

This powerful new LinkedIn integration is available across Mac, Windows, and iOS today, and is the first of many improvements to our integrations we have coming.






Clay for Apple Vision Pro

Here at Clay, we always believe we need to be at the cutting edge of new platforms to deliver the best product experience possible.

That said, we're excited to introduce Clay for Apple Vision Pro, which features the world's first immersive network visualization.

We got to work closely with the team at Apple on pre-release hardware in Cupertino to support a native Apple Vision Pro experience. With the power of spatial computing, you can browse, explore, and interact with the people in your life like never before.

We know not everyone will have access to Vision Pro, but the core technology we've developed will be coming to iOS, macOS, and even iPadOS soon.






New Weekly Digest

πŸ“¬ All-new Weekly Digest

We've redesigned our Weekly Digest to be even more informative. For those of you who plan your week on Sundays, you'll receive a summary of your upcoming meetings for the week as well as birthdays and reminders that are coming up this week. You'll also get a recap of the previous week, including any top news, Reconnect, and other updates you may have missed.

↔️ Collapsible sidebar

You can now show and hide the sidebar on desktop to get more screen real estate! Perfect for those of you who primarily navigate via keyboard shortcuts.






Network Strength for Teams and Individuals

πŸ“Ά Network Strength

Clay has always calculated network strength across your relationships, using that information to rank stories in Home and Search. Now, we've introduced an easy way to view that information at a glance.

Introducing Network Strength, which shows the strength of your relationship with a given person relative to your other relationships. It's entirely personalized to you and leverages all of your moments from all of your accounts to understand whether you're losing touch with someone.

Network strength indicators appear on a contact's profile and also in Search so you can quickly see how well you know particular people as you browse.

Network Strength is even more powerful with Teams. On a profile, the Network Strength section shows every member of your team and how well they know a given contact. In Search, the signal bars appear inline and show you the person on your team who best knows that contact, so it's easy to see who on your team manages the relationship and who you should reach out to.

Network Strength is one of the many features we'll be rolling out to give more insight and personalization in Clay in the coming year.

✨ Fixes & Improvements

  • πŸ“± Added an account import status banner
  • πŸ–₯️ Show upgrade message in sidebar preview for restricted contacts
  • πŸ–₯️ Handle import timeline item rendering
  • πŸ–₯️ Handle failed `/billing/status` request by looking at user's product to determine if they need to input payment
  • πŸ–₯️ Cache contacts fetched from the `/activity` endpoint so they show up properly in sidebar
  • πŸ–₯️ New and improved themed icon for Contacts integration
  • πŸ“± Improved how the contact card is dismissed when archiving a person
  • πŸ“± Fixed an issue where a lot of text would break the compose note view
  • πŸ–₯️ Reduced gradient banding and blur artifacts for gradient backgrounds. We now use images and adjust underlying backgrounds from pure black where appropriate





Infinite Timeline History, Tag Search, and more

πŸ“œ Infinite Timeline History

You can now expand timelines to view your full history of interactions with someone! It's a magical way to revisit your relationship with a person.

Even better, when you're using Clay with a Team, you can see your interaction history across your team so you can better understand who on your team is interacting with someone.

πŸ”Ž Tag Search

You can now search for specific hashtags that you use in your Notes, making it easier for you to find particular people based on your meeting notes. On web and desktop, hashtags are also clickable so you can go directly to a search and view all people with that tag.

✨ Fixes & Improvements

  • πŸ“± Improved performance of showing Groups on a contact
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved mouse selection behavior in Search and Groups, so the currently selected row stays highlighted if you move your cursor towards the right sidebar
  • πŸ–₯️ Filter archvied contacts from Home view
  • πŸ–₯️ Only include timezone on API requests if it's present
  • πŸ–₯️ Adjust sidebar contact previews to try to prevent stray missing contact errors
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed URL rendering in notes for URLs that contain hashtags
  • πŸ“± Fixed tapping on Reconnect avatars in Home view
  • πŸ“± Updated copy for new member activity items
  • πŸ–₯️ Standardized select menu behavior and styles





Supercharged Nexus, Notes View, Group Search, and more

Nexus Improvements

We've pushed a big new update with Nexus based on lots of feedback from you.

  1. Nexus should be 4-5x faster in answering most queries, and should return results in a few seconds.
  2. It should also much more reliably answer queries about your entire network, which previously could fail when presented with too much context.
  3. The Nexus experience in-app should be more consistent with our ChatGPT plugin experience so you can use Nexus within ChatGPT or within Clay, whichever you prefer.

We have more improvements coming, let us know what you think!

πŸ“ Notes View on Desktop

For those of you who take lots of active notes, the Notes view is now back as a setting in desktop and web. You can find it under Settings > General > Notes β€” it's off by default.

πŸ” Search for Groups

You may now search for contacts who belong to a particular group by using group:"group name" (without the quotation marks) making it easier to search within a group. You can also use group:none to find people who don't belong to a group.

This will allow you to much more easily organize your contacts within Clay, and is the beginning of new search and sorting options in Groups we'll be rolling out in the coming weeks.

✨ Fixes & Improvements

  • πŸ“±πŸ–₯️ Added account import banners for new users
  • πŸ“± Improved how contact cards are dismissed when archiving someone
  • πŸ“± Fixed an issue where lots of text would break the new note view
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed various gradient blurring display bugs
  • πŸ–₯️ Show upgrade modal in the sidebar when hovering over locked contacts for Clay Personal members
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed a bug when opening emails from the Timeline in Superhuman
  • πŸ–₯️ Give sized avatars a min-width to prevent squeezing





Introducing Clay 2.0: Collaborative Networking for Teams

Today, after years of hard work, we have the pleasure of launching the newest version of Clay: a collaborative CRM to keep your team’s entire network in sync.Β We're live on Product Hunt and would love your support!

We started by talking with many teams who experience the pain and confusion of not understanding the relationships they have as an organization or team.

We took a first principles approach to solve the 3 main problems we experience managing relationships at work:

  1. Knowing how individuals are connected both internally and externally
  2. Having a central view of all the relationships of my team or company
  3. Managing and keeping those relationships up to date

Now you'll have a full picture of every single individual relationship as a team. See all the interactions anyone in your company has had with them. Search across this network with our blazing fast smart search. Ask any questions using our AI navigator, Nexus.

To navigate all of this information, we've combined our home and review pages into an extremely powerful new unified Home viewβ€”a command center for everything going on in your network.

Teams that have tried this latest release have told us they've closed more deals, found better candidates, and reduced their software budget overall.






There's no place like Home

Introducing a new, seamlessly customizable way to get updates about your entire network.

Over the past few months, we've interviewed hundreds of Clay members to better understand their workflows. Executives, teachers, real estate agents, journalists...the list goes on. We asked how they used Home and Review, how they customized notifications, and how they reconnected with people that Clay recommended. We then took that feedback to re-design and re-engineer Clay's Serendipity Engineβ„’ from the ground up.

All this work resulted in Clay's brand-new Home view.

Home now shows you all the people you need to think about each day. Specifically:

  • Your meetings for the day
  • Reconnect recommendations, for people you haven't chatted with recently
  • News mentions from over 50,000 global news sources
  • Birthday reminders
  • Reminders from your notes in Clay
  • New people added to Clay from one of your connected accounts

We've introduced filters by type, so you can see all updates of a particular type quickly. Updates are dismissable individually or in bulk, so you can triage and keep the view clean if you're an inbox zero type of Clay member. Or you can just browse the updates each day like a feed β€” it's up to you. Everything you could do in Home or Review is available in the new Home view.

We've done a ton of work behind the scenes to bring you these improvements. The new Home view is 4-6x faster than the old Review view, and is much more customizable β€” you can go to Settings to centrally manage all the updates and notifications you receive. Learn more atΒ our Library guide here.






Claim your Clay profile and handle

πŸ‘₯ Claim your Clay profile and handle

We're excited to introduce Clay profiles, which beautifully showcase your professional background as a public website.

Clay profiles allow you to share your social links, bio, work history, and recent news with your network. And they're gorgeously presented at a Clay-hosted URL, with your own personalized handle and URL. Here's our co-founder Matt's profile as an example.

You can preview your profile or change its URL by going to Settings and clicking on your name in the top left. You can also edit the information presented on your profile by tapping the Clay menu in the top right of the app and selecting "Edit Profile". And as always, you can disable your profile in Settings as well.

Clay profiles are a great addition to your personal site, Twitter/Linkedin profile, or email footer! Give it a try today.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ’» Timeline in contact sidebar preview
  • πŸ’»πŸ“± Logout now available during onboarding
  • πŸ“± Fixed iCloud calendar sync on iOS 17
  • πŸ“± Fixed the message banner on the latest iPhones





Faster outreach, improved search and sorting, and more

πŸ’¬ Faster outreach options

We've rolled out a few improvements in response to your feedback while using Clay. On desktop and web, you can now choose whether to text or call phone numbers. Clay will automatically open your default app (iMessage or Facetime on a Mac, system defaults on Windows and web) so you can reach out in one-click.

When clicking on a source in the right sidebar, you'll get text and call options as well.

And on iOS, you can click a source to call, text, email, or copy it.

πŸ”Ž Improved searching and sorting

Another small but frequently-requested improvement β€” you can now sort by both first and last name, and you can sort all options (Relevance, First Name, Last Name, Recency, and Created) in both ascending and descending order.
And in search, you can now use lastMet to search for people by interaction date. For example, searching for lastMet:2018 will search for people you last interacted with in 2018, and lastMet:<2018 will search for people you last talked to before 2018. This is particularly useful if you want to organize and clean up old contacts.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ“± Fixed app navigation on iOS 17
  • πŸ“± Fixed group selection in the People widget
  • πŸ“± Fixed widgets layouts on iOS 17
  • πŸ“± Fixed Restore Purchases flow in paywall and subscription screens
  • πŸ“± Fixed the app menu not updating after unlocking Pro
  • πŸ“± Fixed the reminder picker not showing up in the note edit view
  • πŸ’» Fixed stacking issue in contact sidebar display
  • πŸ’» Fixed scrolling issues in sidebar navigation in desktop app
  • πŸ’» Fixed stacking context issue between Timeline filter and profile view header menus





Introducing Timeline

πŸ•°οΈ Introducing Timeline

We're excited to introduce you to Timeline, a seamless way to view your relationship with someone over time.

Timeline brings together Moments β€” your first, last, and upcoming calendar events, emails, and text messages β€”Β with your notes about a person. It's all the context you need when revisiting someone's profile, beautifully presented and readable at-a-glance.

Quickly take a note using the "N" keyboard shortcut, switch to the About tab using "A", and switch back to Timeline using "T".

Timeline is the first of a few changes we're making to Clay this fall in response to your feedback, and is live across desktop, web, and iOS.

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✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ’» Groups are now displayed in the profile sidebar for better scanability
  • πŸ“± Some glossy new app icons!
  • πŸ“± Fixes for Apple Contacts syncing
  • πŸ“± Various iOS 17 fixes (more on the way)
  • πŸ“±πŸ’» Improved handling of token expiration that occasionally triggered logouts





Introducing Similar Profiles and an improved Sort function

Hope you're having a great week! Read on below to see what's new in Clay.

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πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ Introducing Similar Profiles

Now you can easily view similar profiles directly from a contact's card in Clay!

Whether you're looking for friends to invite to a reunion, candidates to suggest to a new role, or investors for your next big project, Clay helps you easily find the right person.


↕️ Improved Sorting for People View

We've improved the functionality of our Sort within the People view! You can now choose to sort your contacts by Relevance, Name, Recency, or Created, to help you view your people in a way that works for you! Click once to choose the way you'd like your contacts sorted, and a second time to reverse the order.

This is live on web and desktop, so check it out and see who you find!

✨ Fixes and Improvements

 

  • πŸ–₯️ πŸ“± Added a help link to login view.
  • πŸ–₯️ Added an icon to indicate direction of sort in UI.
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved UX in "Add to Group" and contact merge modals.
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved UX in Reconnect modal.
  • πŸ–₯️ Now allow canceling "select all" when it requires fetching additional pages of results.
  • πŸ–₯️ Pushed a fix to stop double render when app mounts.
  • πŸ–₯️ Now always show sign in login view when user clicks "sign in" on marketing site.
  • πŸ–₯️ Made entire Nexus button clickable on desktop app.
  • πŸ–₯️ Will now handle all first navigation events properly for a user session.
  • πŸ“± Added a similar profiles section to the contact card.
  • πŸ“± Improved how bio’s are displayed in the contact card.
  • πŸ“± Added an integration error alert.





New Settings view on iOS, Command Bar improvements, and more!

Hope you're having a great week! Read on below to see what's new in Clay.

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βš™οΈ New Updated Settings View on iOS

We announced our new and improved settings view on web and desktop a few weeks ago, and now it's available through iOS, too!

To navigate to settings, click on the face icon in the upper right hand corner and then select "Settings". Check it out and let us know what you think!

✨ Fixes and Improvements

 

  • πŸ–₯️ Pushed improvement to immediately update the UI when contacts are archived.
  • πŸ–₯️ Refreshed UX in Command Bar and Add to Group modals. Users can now make a selection in the Groups modal without resetting the selection state. Starting selection state in these two modals is also now more consistent.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed issues with first navigation event from the main Udo menu or by using the Search input box.
  • πŸ–₯️ Now properly stores reconnect dates locally so that correct date is shown in the Home view.





LinkedIn CSV imports, Speed and Reliability improvements, and more!

Hope you're having a great week! Read on below to see what's new in Clay.

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πŸ“₯ Faster LinkedIn Imports

For Clay members with large LinkedIn networks, it's much faster and more reliable to start with a one-time CSV import into Clay from your LinkedIn account.

Now, you can download your connections directly from LinkedIn and upload them as a CSV to import your contacts in a matter of seconds. This also means LinkedIn import is now available to Clay members on our web app who don't have the desktop or iOS apps installed!

Once those contacts are added, you can set up a recurring ongoing LinkedIn sync directly from Settings.

You can find more information, including step-by-step instructions, in our Library guide here.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Launched new version of our desktop app that allows members to choose the option to update "later" when the app next restarts
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed inconsistent ordering in Archive view when multiple people were archived at the same time
  • πŸ–₯️ Save sort selection for Search and People views and restore this selection when the app restarts
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved contact count determination performance
  • πŸ–₯️ Revised approach to virtualized list keyboard navigation to allow support for lists of rows with variable heights
  • πŸ–₯️ Improve rendering performance across the desktop and web apps
  • πŸ–₯️ New unsubscribe portal for our weekly newsletters





Redesigned Settings, Affiliate Program, App Store Feature, and more!

Hope you're having a great week! Read on below to see what's new in Clay.

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βš™οΈ New and Improved Settings View

Check out our new Settings view on desktop and web! The new Settings view beautifully organizes all the preferences you have in Clay, from integrations to notifications to themes. To navigate to Settings, click on the face icon in the upper right and then "Settings" from the menu. We'll be adding more preferences over the coming months as well.

🀝 Introducing Clay's Affiliate Program

We're excited to announce the launch of Clay's Affiliate Program! The program is designed to reward you for sharing Clay with your network. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re an influencer, small business consultant, founder, or just a big fan of Clay.

You’ll earn $50 for every subscriber who signs up via your custom link, with a generous 60 day cookie window.

We encourage you to share Clay however you best reach your network: YouTube, TikTok, blogging, Linkedin, and beyond! You can find more details and get started here.




πŸ… Clay Named One of the Best CRM Apps!

Apple gave us the tremendous compliment of featuring us as one of the Best CRM Apps in the App Store, alongside apps like Salesforce and Hubspot. Most importantly, thank YOU for your continued support!

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ New LinkedIn CSV import option
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Improved deliverability of login emails
  • πŸ–₯️ Immediately remove upgrade banner when user upgrades
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed iMessage integration sync state UI
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed display of "PRO" badge in Safari
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed display of globally shared contact profiles when a user is logged out
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved handling of long names in Welcome Guide "Home" display
  • πŸ–₯️ Adjusted Modal background blur, shadow, and overlay
  • πŸ–₯️ Optimized Moments statistics calculation (you'll need to restart your app to update)





ChatGPT, meet Clay.

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In addition to our Nexus release a few weeks ago, we're excited to introduce Clay's native ChatGPT pluginβ€”the world's first contacts or CRM plugin available for ChatGPT and the most powerful way to ask questions about people in your network.

Clay is the person and relationship layer for all your apps, and adding it to ChatGPT gives the popular chatbot powerful new abilities. To get started, simply visit the ChatGPT plugin store if you're a ChatGPT Plus subscriber, search for Clay, and securely authenticate with ChatGPT.

 

 

From there, you can use the context from your contactsβ€”like their bio, title, location, and notesβ€”in complex queries and workflows. For example, you can draft high quality intro emails that reference each person's background and use the voice and tone you normally use:

 

 

or plan a meetup with someone you know, with knowledge of their location and food preferences:

 

 

or use other plugins like Zapier to build complex workflows:

 

Plugins are currently only available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, but will be rolled out more broadly soon. We're excited to see what you build with it! As always, send over questions and comments to care@clay.earth






πŸŽ‰ Ask for birthdays, improved email briefs, and more

Hope you're having a great week! Read on below to see what's new in Clay.

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πŸ₯³ Never Forget a Birthday Again

We all want to be the type of friend who remembers everyone’s birthdays – and now you can be!

Our new Birthday feature shows you where birthdays are missing in your closest relationships. If you’d like, we’ll send them an email so they can let you know their birthday, and then we’ll update their birthday automatically in Clay!

You'll see that prompt next time you open the app, or find it anytime in Settings > Info > Request Missing Birthdays.



πŸ’Œ New email designs (including automatic theme switching!)

Coming soon to an inbox near you β€” we've redesigned our daily and weekly email missives to be more accessible, display correctly in email clients like Outlook and Spark, and automatically adjust to your email client's light or dark mode when possible.

We also added more helpful information like recent tweets and news to the daily and weekly briefs, to make you more informed with less effort.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Launched an improvement where emails sent from the Clay desktop and web apps are now more reliable
  • πŸ“± Fixed a note crash bug on iOS when adding related people and reminders
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved the login flow to make delegated access more similar to Sign in with Email
  • πŸ–₯️ Added a note to the Sign in with Email flow that suggests checking your spam folder if email isn't received





Reconnect for Groups on iOS, Search improvements, and more!

Hope you're having a great week! Read on below to see what's new in Clay.

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πŸ›œ Group Reconnect for iOS

Reconnect is the easiest and most powerful way to remember people over time, and we've heard from many of you about how setting Reconnects on Groups fits more seamlessly into your workflow β€” so we're excited to bring it to iOS for all of you who manage groups on the go.

Simply tap into the Group you'd like to set the Reconnect cadence for, tap "Edit", and then adjust the cadence as you see fit. It's that easy! To learn more, visit our Library.


πŸ“± Beautiful new app icons

By popular demand, we've brought back some of our special edition icons from the past few years as permanent options in Settings! It's a great way to showcase Clay on your homescreen and personalize Clay with even more personality.

πŸ”Ž Search for Clay Members

We've added a few more powerful search terms, including clay members which will show you people you know who also use Clay. It's a great reason to say hi πŸ‘‹πŸ½



🎬 New videos on Clay's YouTube Channel!

We added a handful of videos this week that will make your experience with Clay even better. From how to prep for a meeting to how to change your Clay theme, we have you covered!

Take a stroll around our other videos while you're at it. You can find our Youtube channel here.

As always, we love to hear your feedback! If there's a video you'd like to see, please let us know by emailing care@clay.earth.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Hide empty pills in β€œRelated People” when user edits notes that contain mentions for archived/merged contacts.
  • πŸ–₯️ Stop responding to β€œR” keyboard shortcut in Group detail view (Remove Person) and Archive (Restore Person) when a user is trying to refresh the window.
  • πŸ–₯️ Better handling and help states when adding Contact Info to a person where that Contact Info already exists on another person (or archived person) or has been deleted.
  • πŸ–₯️ Allow users to sign up with email from marketing site.
  • πŸ–₯️ Users can now logout by navigating to `/logout`.
  • Disallow other clients from rendering Clay in an iframe.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fix various errors when a user logged out from within a view.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fix rare issue of Search being broken when users would use the `/` keyboard shortcut to search.
  • πŸ–₯️ Periodically refresh a member’s Nexus status if their account is currently being prepared.
  • πŸ–₯️ Update the β€œShared with me” list on every view rather than requiring a hard refresh to see updates.
  • πŸ–₯️ Add a confirmation step when a user tries to remove an auth account.
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed an issue where some members were being prompted to Reconnect with themselves.
  • πŸ“± Fixed an issue with the contact notification extension.
  • πŸ“± Fixed an issue preventing contact sources from being removed.
  • πŸ“± Stability improvements when loading contacts with lots of profile info or notes.
  • πŸ“± Let long lists of person avatars scroll horizontally in Feed items if they exceed the lateral bounds of the display.





🀳 Profile and Group Sharing for iOS

Hope you're having a great week and had a chance to check out Nexus! Back to our regularly-scheduled programming 🫑

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🀳 Profile and Group Sharing for iOS

We're on a mission to make staying connected as easy as possible, and our newest improvement to support that is the ability to share Profiles and Groups on iOS!

Now when you view a profile or group on iOS, you can easily share with someone else by hitting the Share button and creating a link to view the group or inviting someone individually. As always, you're in control of who sees what β€” you can share just public profile info, or optionally share their contact info, Moments, and/or notes for more visibility. To learn more, visit our Library.



🧠 Intro to Nexus

A few weeks ago, we launched on of our biggest features yet - Nexus. Nexus is the first AI navigator for your entire network. It's a collaborative partner that helps you thoughtfully navigate your entire network. Nexus combines the latest in artificial intelligence with the full power of Clay.

Nexus has context for the entirety of your relationships and is able to seamlessly understand any request about your network. Ask Nexus for help with reasons to get back in touch, ideas for the perfect outreach email, and even the perfect gift idea for that special touch. To learn more, visit our Library or watch our Intro to Nexus video here.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Various performance and accuracy improvements to Nexus
  • πŸ“± Better loading states when signing in
  • πŸ“± Improvements when editing Groups





πŸ‘₯ Reconnect for Groups

Hope you're having a great week! We have an exciting Reconnect update heading your way.

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πŸ‘₯ Reconnect for Groups

Reconnect is the easiest, most advanced way to stay in touch with the people you know over time. Today, we're excited to announce our biggest update to Reconnect since we launched it: Reconnect for Groups.

With this update, you can now set Reconnect cadences on specific Groups in Clay, with options to catch up with people weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. Simply go to the top right of a Group and click Edit, or use the E keyboard shortcut, and then select from one of the options.

Depending on the cadence you set and the number of people in the Group, Clay will give you a handful of recommendations of people to reach out to each day in the Home and Review tabs. You won't be reminded about the person if you've talked to them in that time period, and cadences automatically update as you add and remove people from groups.

Reconnect for Groups is live on web and desktop, and is coming soon to iOS. To learn more, visit our Library.

πŸͺ„ Sign in with email magic link on iOS

You can now sign in to Clay on the iOS app with email! Sign in with email is an easy and secure way to open Clay β€” click the link in your email, and the iOS app will automatically open up and log you in, with just a tap.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed a bug where some reconnects could appear as reminders in review.
  • πŸ“± Fixed various authentication issues.





βœ‰οΈ Sign-in with Email

This week in Clay, we have a very welcome improvement to our signup and login flows, along with a slew of fixes and improvements.

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πŸͺ„ Sign in with Email

It's now even easier to sign into your Clay account β€” you can now log in via email magic link!

You can add your email as a sign-in method by going to Settings > Sign in Accounts and clicking the "Add Sign In" button. Once you verify that email, you'll be able to use it to sign in when using the desktop and web apps, with support on iOS on the way. It's a fast, easy, and secure way to sign up for Clay, especially for those without an Apple or Google account.

And for our Clay members using delegated access, you can now use your delegated access email when signing in via email β€” same process as before.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed mobile layout for shared Groups
  • πŸ–₯️ Errors occurring when users log out from the Settings page
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed various issues with page routing and redirects
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed a bug that might prevent birthdays from being populated in the Home feed
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed a bug that prevented share permissions from being updated in some cases
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed a bug where contacts might not get deleted when requested while deleting a connected account





Clay's Community Forum and a Twitter Update

This week in Clay, we have a handful of bug fixes and improvements and the launch of our new Clay Community Forum! Read on to learn more πŸ™‚.

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πŸ‘₯ Introducing Clay's Community Forum!

We're excited to announce that we've created a new place for community members to share tips, tricks, solutions, and feedback with each other and with our Clay Team. Check out our new Clay Community Forum to participate in discussion and learn how to make the most of your Clay account.

The forum is brand new, so we'd love your feedback if you have ideas for topics or posts! You can always reach out to us at care@clay.earth

πŸ—£οΈ Twitter Update

Our Twitter integration has been temporarily suspended, alongside many other companies. We have contacted Twitter Developer Relations and have a few other contingency plans to resolve this issue ASAP. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we figure it out!

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Pushed a fix to display correct birth month on profiles regardless of the date of viewing.
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Made improvement that allows users to access the Archive view when the People view is empty.





🎨 Bug fixes and a design highlight

We’ve been heads down on exciting new features we can’t wait to show you! In the meantime, we’ve got a few quality of life improvements to send you off into a great weekend.

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πŸ”¦ Spotlight on Clay's Design Team

Our small but mighty Design team has gotten a lot of positive praise from members and peers recently, and we couldn't be prouder. Here are some of our favorite projects they've worked on from the past few weeks. You can find these and even more on Clay's Dribbble.

Have any personal favorites? We'd love to hear about it! Tweet us @clayhq and let us know!


✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Fixed a bug in Reconnect where Clay had been recommending members to Reconnect with themselves
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Improved Linkedin sync reliability, including better handling of errors, speed improvements, more accurate contact counts, and better logging when needed for support
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Improved caching for Clay members internationally





πŸ₯³ Upcoming Birthdays and Additions to Clay's YouTube Channel

Lights, camera, action! This week in Clay, we're highlighting new additions to our YouTube channel along with some improvements to search.

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πŸ₯³ Upcoming Birthdays: You can now search for upcoming birthdays to see people who have birthdays coming up in the next few weeks.



πŸŽ₯ Clay is on YouTube! We know that some of you are visual learners and wanted to make getting to know your Clay account even easier, so we've added a bunch of new videos to walk through new features and best practices.

Head on over to our YouTube Channel to learn more about contact cards, groups, notes, reminders, reconnect, and more!

We'll continue to add videos, so subscribe to the channel for new content! We'd also love your feedback and ideas - if you have an idea for a new video, feel free to shoot your idea over to us at care@clay.earth πŸ™‚

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Introduced better support for nicknames when searching for someone's name.
  • πŸ–₯οΈπŸ“± Other search improvements: one-word search terms now match more reliably, search results that match your notes rank more highly, and a few other tweaks to our search relevance.





Group Sharing

This week in Clay, we're excited to announce the release of Shared Groups! This release is groundbreaking for the market today β€” it's the most beautiful, fast, and private way to send lists of people to others. Keep reading to learn how it will help streamline and enhance your workflow.

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πŸ‘₯ Shared Groups: We're on a mission to make staying connected as easy as possible, and our newest improvement to support that is Shared Groups! Now when you view a group, you can easily share the whole group with someone else by hitting the Share button and creating a link to view the group or inviting someone individually.

As always, you're in control of who sees what β€” you can share just public profile info, or optionally share their contact info, Moments, and/or notes for more visibility.

Clay is now the easiest way to share groups of people with others. If you need to share:

  • A list of people you know well enough to intro to someone
  • A list of portfolio companies with a colleague
  • A list of candidates with your co-founder
  • A list of wedding vendors with your significant other
  • A guest list for an event
  • A group of friends living in the same city

Shared Groups makes all of those tasks easier than ever. To start, here are some of our favorite food writers and travel bloggers to give you some ideas of how Shared Groups work. For now, Shared Groups are only available on desktop and web, but we'll be bringing it to iOS soon.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed an issue where users were getting redirected to onboarding.
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved experience to show connection count for iMessage integration.





Clay's all new search

Welcome to all our new members this week β€” there sure are a lot of you! We've been working behind the scenes on a major upgrade to our search infrastructure that should unlock some powerful new queries and make Clay's search even faster β€” be sure to update the iOS, Mac, and Windows apps to the latest version to take advantage of these changes.

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🏷️ Search by field: You can now search specific fields in Clay, making Clay's search even more powerful. Simply type the name of a field, followed by a colon and the term you're looking for. You can view the full list of available fields here. Some ideas:

  • name:BrownΒ will find only people with the first or last name Brown, not people who went to Brown University
  • note:"gift ideas"Β will find people who you wrote gift ideas about in their notes
  • company:"The New Yorker"Β will return only people you know who work at The New Yorker

πŸ—“οΈ Date-based searches:Β See who you met in a particular year β€” it's a time machine into your meeting and interactions over time.

  • firstMet:2015Β β€” great for seeing old relationships blossom
  • lastMet:2020Β β€” helpful to find people you lost touch with during Covid
  • lastText:<2023 lastText:>2018Β β€” people you last texted in 2019-2022

🧠 Advanced search: For searches that are very specific, you can now use advanced search operators to get hyper-granular results. They work just like Google:

  • Surround a phrase with quotes to find people with that exact phrase in any field. For example,Β "social media marketing"Β orΒ "jet propulsion"
  • Add a dash in front of phrases you want to explicitly exclude. For example,Β paris -"investor"Β will show you people you know in Paris who are not investors.
  • Use an asterisk to search for all words beginning with that term. For example,Β bio*Β will find people who match biochem, bioinformatics, or biomedical.

And a bunch of other improvements:

  • Sorting by name in search and the People tab now properly handles middle initials, so names appear in the expected order
  • Changes made to a contact are now reflected in search results within 1-2 seconds
  • Even complex searches now return much faster
  • We've updated theΒ Search page in our LibraryΒ with all of these examples


✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed an issue where the Review screen was loading items before a Review item dismissal request had been successfully resolved.
  • πŸ–₯️ Added max height to modals so content can scroll as needed.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed an issue with removing links when editing a profile.
  • πŸ–₯️ Contact info is more consistently updated and displayed throughout the app.





⊞ Introducing Clay for Windows

The wait is finally over! Clay for Windows is here. We've also got some great new improvements to our sharing feature from last week.

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Announcing Clay for Windows [Beta] We've been cooking up a little something to make Clay available to even more people β€” and are proud to announce that we've brought all the power of Clay to Windows!

Clay for Windows brings next-generation contact and relationship tools to Windows computers, with all the features you've come to expect β€” our email, calendar, Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook integrations, along with native system features like notifications, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

This has been a popular request for the past few years, and we're excited to expand the Clay horizon. You can download the Windows app here and learn more about the release here.

Shared with me: You can now easily view all of the Clay profiles that have been shared with you. Click on the "Shared with you" tab that's available in the sidebar on web and desktop.



✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Make profiles publicly accessible when a user clicks "Copy link" in the "Share" modal within the Person profile view.
  • πŸ–₯️ Indicate the share status for a person on their profile view by showing a "Shared" button if the person is privately or publicly shared with others. If the person is only visible to the user, the button will still read "Share."
  • πŸ–₯️ Standardized the sidebar preview of people. We now show a location (map) in all sidebar previews if we have location data for a person.
  • πŸ–₯️ Ensure members aren't redirected to the "Start" page if they accidentally "sign up" instead of "logging in" when signing into the app.
  • πŸ–₯️ Link to FAQ re: email preference settings on the Settings page.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fix bug where "Starred" group member list would momentarily get dropped out when returning to this view from another tab or from a minimized window.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fix issues with incremental loading of past reminders in the Reminders view.





Sharing is live πŸ’«

Sharing is caring.

As one of our most valued members, we're excited to share a technical preview of one of our most exciting new features β€” you can now share your Clay contacts with others, making it easier than ever to stay connected.

Whether you're sending a profile to your coworker who is looking to hire for an open role, making an introduction between friends who just moved to the same city, or even sending your electrician's info to your cousin who blew a fuse, Clay's sharing feature has you covered.

When you view a contact's card in your Clay account, you'll now see the option to share that profile in just a few taps. You can invite people by email individually, or copy a link so you can share it on social media, iMessage, Slack, or elsewhere. You can also choose to share just public info, or optionally include your notes, moments, or contact info as well. 

Sharing is still in beta, and we have lots of exciting new features coming in the next few weeks! For now, you can only share from web or desktop, and profiles will open in your web browser.

Whether you know someone who's looking for a new job, starting a company, or even trying to keep track of planning a wedding, Clay would love to help. 

To keep in the spirit of sharing (and give you a chance to to try out the feature!), we're giving away 3 months free of Clay Pro to contacts you think could use it right now. To nominate someone in your network to earn 3 complimentary months of Clay Pro, share their profile with us here along with why you think Clay would be a good fit for their needs.

Share your contact here. 

As always, if you want to reach out to us with questions or feedback, you can contact our Care team at care@clay.earth. 

 






Bug fixes and improvements

This week at Clay, we've been focusing on some improvements and bug fixes. You can check them out in more detail below!

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Let us help you spread the love this Valentine's Day πŸ’– In case you missed last Monday's news, we launched the site Spread Positivity Today, which creates the opportunity to send appreciative notes to people who matter to you, with a little AI help from GPT3 if you'd like it!

We've already had thousands of you generate messages on the site, sending care worldwide. We can't wait to see the positivity you create continue to ripple through our community.

✨ Fixes and Improvements



  • πŸ–₯️ Added empty states to all applicable views. These let you know when there's no data to surface in a given view and prompt you on how to effectively engage with the view.
  • πŸ–₯️ We no longer render negative person ages if we have bad data for a person's birth year.
  • πŸ–₯️ πŸ“± Twitter is changing how their API works and has had some intermittent issues when logging in β€” we’re monitoring the situation and have put together an FAQ here with more information in case you encounter any issues.
  • πŸ–₯️ πŸ“± Fixed issues with the LinkedIn integration that were caused by LinkedIn product changes.





Intro to Clay Video is Live!

Hope you're having a great week! We have a few updates we're excited to share with you 🎊

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Our Intro to Clay Video is Live 🎬 One of our big goals of 2023 is to create more educational content to help you get the most out of Clay! First up - we're publishing our "Intro to Clay" video. This video will take you through getting started and some of the main Clay features to familiarize yourself with. You can watch it here.

This is just the beginning of what we plan to create this year! If you have any video or content requests, please send them our way to care@clay.earth



Spread Positivity with Clay πŸ’– In case you missed Monday's news, we launched the site Spread Positivity Today, which creates the opportunity to send appreciative notes to people who matter to you, with a little AI help from GPT3 if you'd like it!

When you send them the note, they’ll be encouraged to keep the positivity going by sending a note of their own β€” kicking off a wave of thoughtfulness and positivity! We'll also track how many people sent a note after receiving yours, as well as how many of those recipients sent a note themselves, and so on down the chain. After a few days, we’ll send you an update showing the impact your notes had in spreading thoughtfulness to others.

And we're off to a great start β€” thousands of people have generated messages and shared the site with friends, colleagues, and loved ones. We can't wait to see the positivity continue to ripple through our community.

✨ Fixes and Improvements

  • πŸ–₯️ Improved UX for finding help. In the top right menu in the app, the "Support" option now opens a submenu where users can find links to our documentation and product updates, click to view our in-app welcome guide and app tour, or click to report an issue, give feedback, or ask any other questions of our support team.
  • πŸ–₯️ Added more helpful error messages during login failures.
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved UX when trying to view a contact who does not exist.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed a longstanding bug where note drafts were not always getting cleared out after being successfully saved.
  • πŸ–₯️ Fixed app crash caused by missing name data when trying to mention contacts in notes.
  • πŸ–₯️ Introduced process to properly handle restoring Starred group state if an API failure is encountered when trying to update that group.
  • πŸ–₯️ Improved UX so users can no longer open Command Bar or other action modals while an action confirmation modal is open.
  • πŸ–₯️ πŸ“± Fixed issues with the LinkedIn integration that were caused by LinkedIn product changes





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