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This month, we focused on making Beam.gg a more engaging place. We did this by introducing more social features to our platform — like Mentions, Hashtags, and Pinned Posts. Keep reading to learn more!

Directly notify users with @Mentions

Tired of waiting for someone to notice you? Don’t worry, Mentions are now on Beam.gg!

Mentions are a way to directly notify users in a post or comment. Their main purpose is to get someone’s attention or show that you’re talking to them specifically. This makes the process of starting and joining conversations much easier!

How it works

Mention users by using @username or @firstname.


Online communities are spaces where people can come together to ask questions, discuss ideas, share interests, build relationships, and belong to a bigger group. Basically, being part of a community means having to disclose personal information and feelings, and it’s important to recognize the unintended risks that can come with that. It’s also important to know the external factors that play into community safety.

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the risks you should watch out for, and some tips on how to keep your online community safe.

Establish community guidelines

Creating and enforcing community guidelines is an absolute must when…


At its core, gaming is about competition — whether that’s against yourself or other people. It’s basically all about leveling up, trying to get a better score, finding the best loot, and, of course, collecting the most badges.

Badges work hand in hand with quests to give your members that sense of achievement and healthy competition. Not only do they increase member engagement, they also allow you to identify your biggest supporters, who are instrumental in keeping your community active and vibrant.

Members receive badges when they complete quests and make significant contributions to the community. Badges are displayed on…


Introducing quests to your online community is a great opportunity to keep members active and engaged. As community owners ourselves, we’ve realized that engagement really is the number one problem when building a new community or growing an existing one. People are often faced with the challenge of making the online experience more compelling and interactive. No doubt, you’ve read hundreds of business articles claiming that content is king. And while that may be true, content can also easily be overlooked if you don’t have the right engagement strategy.

At Beam.gg, we’ve created Quests to drive more engagement to the…


You’re probably already familiar with upvotes (widely known as “likes” in some social media sites), and also user reactions (those emoji icons we use to express feelings towards content). We have them on our platform too! But with a little something extra.

Beam.gg allows community owners to completely brand their communities with custom reactions, so your members can express themselves the way you want them to!

Reactions are a great way to bring life into your feed. The mission of creating custom reactions came from the team’s desire to provide a more personalized experience for online communities. Each community is…


Just when you thought you already had all the features you need, we’re giving you more! Check out our product updates and see what we’ve been up to this month!

Manage your subscription in-app

You can now view, track, and manage your Beam.gg subscription in-app! Your subscription is managed through Stripe and handled directly with us. We partner with Stripe for safe and simplified billing.


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Profile Upgrades are used by members to customize their profile and express themselves within the community. It’s like getting mods for your car, buying skins for a game character, or styling your favorite jacket. The upgrades act as flashy embellishments, which encourage member participation by giving users a goal: to unlock a specific design that resonates with their personality.

Right now, Beam.gg offers users two kinds of Profile Upgrades:

  • Avatar Frames
    Avatar Frames appear as a round border on a user’s profile picture. Any place where the profile picture appears, the avatar frame will appear as well. On user settings, members…


Applying a ranking system is probably one of the most effective ways to engage your community. Not only does it create a fun environment that promotes interaction among members, it’s also a great opportunity to recognize and reward members who contribute to your community’s growth and success.

Basically, levels serve two important roles in gamification systems:

  • They indicate progress: Rising from one level to another gives users a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • They convey status: Levels help community owners identify their biggest supporters. A member with a level 50 status can be considered more of an expert vs. …


Thanks for your support on our launch

Last May 18, we debuted Beam.gg on Product Hunt — the #1 community website curating and celebrating the best new tech products every day.

During the first few hours of the launch, we easily made our way to the top 10 and even remained at the top 3 spot for most of the day. We ended the launch strong at top 9 with around 250+ upvotes, 200+ comments, and a 4.9/5 rating on Product Hunt. …

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