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    • ymmv but I go to the long covid thread, see a blue button indicating new post, click on the title. Beside the up and down arrows is a "new " button. I click on that and go straight to latest post. Takes a second.

      I haven't tested but you may need to have previously clicked on "follow" for new posts button to appear when you open the conversation?

    • I use the New button all the time. I haven't had any complaints with navigation. I didn't know about the blue dot trick. Clicking the dot takes you right to the new posts, so that's cool.

      I've noticed that when I click on a notification that says there are new posts in a conversation I'm following and multiple people have posted since I left it, it will take me to the post by the person referenced in the notification. So I end up at the last post rather than the first new one.

      I don't recall if this happens on desktop, but it definitely does in Brave on Android for me.

      Edit: I suppose that's probably how it was intended, since you may have many of these notifications for any one conversation. But it seems to reference the latest poster. It would make more sense to reference the first poster instead so you don't skip new posts you haven't seen yet.

    • No, you don't need to be following a conversation for the New link to show up. You just need to have read some of it before. You should also get the blue dot regardless of whether you are following it or not. There will be a gray bubble for post count if you've never read any of the conversation and a white one if you have. You'll get a blue dot on white if there are new posts in a conversation you've previously read.

    • I've noticed that when I click on a notification that says there are new posts in a conversation I'm following and multiple people have posted since I left it, it will take me to the post by the person referenced in the notification. So I end up at the last post rather than the first new one.

      I know, it is a minor annoyance for me too. Fortunately, if you scroll up you will see the New marker when you reach the newest new post, so you don’t have to guess where you last left off in the thread. But it’s still friction to the user experience. (Tagging @Chris, @kevin)

    • I haven't tested but you may need to have previously clicked on "follow" for new posts button to appear when you open the conversation?

      "New" posts button always shows up if there are new posts since the last visit. It works independently from the "Follow" a conversation button. 😉

      Click on the "New" blue button at the bottom right of the screen to scroll to new posts.