Substack Notes is a new Substack feature that allows readers and writers to publish short-form posts and connect. It’s similar to Twitter in its concept, but it’s hosted on Substack.
According to Substack’s information page about Substack Notes, the features was created to help readers find new writers worth subscribing to.
When did Substack Notes launch?
Substack announced the launch of Substack Notes on April 11, 2023. It’s the latest of several features Substack has rolled out over the last few years.
Other Substack features besides Substack Notes include podcast features, email/newsletter, paid posts and chat options. Substack also has a mobile app available on the Apple Store and Google Play store.
What can you do with Substack Notes?
Substack Notes can be used to post links, images, gifs and general thoughts in short form. It’s similar to Twitter in this sense.
If you grow your Substack subscribers, you could potentially have a large audience of followers on Substack notes that can easily be accessed. This could generate more income for creators in a variety of ways (i.e. affiliate links, digital product sales, memberships, etc.).
As of now, Substack Notes is one of the only ways to post on the Substack app.
Does Twitter own Substack?
No. While Twitter has attempted to purchase Substack in the past, it does not own Substack.
What else is Substack good for besides Notes?
Substack is great for a lot of reasons. It allows writers to earn money directly from their readers and provokes a more 1-on-1 experience.
If you’re curious about whether you should write on this new-ish platform, see how Substack matches up with Medium.
Subscribe to my Substack page, which is free, if you’d like to earn more money through side hustles or read some cool writing in general.