It's now possible for admins and moderators to share topics from private spaces & communities with a broader audience 🔓 ✅ 😄

To share a private topic, click on the Share button at the top right corner of the topic page, turn on the Share to web toggle, and copy the link to your clipboard by pressing Copy link.

Security

Of course — a feature like this isn't without its privacy and security considerations. So it's worth noting that:

  • Private topics can only be shared by admins and moderators of the topic space. 
  • Anyone you share the unique link with will be able to access your topic, including members outside the space and logged out visitors.
  • Non-members will not be able to see or post comments until they sign in, and unless they're a member of the topic space and community.
  • The shared links are unique and non-guessable; as a result, they're only accessible by the people you share the link with. Think of these like links to a private Notion or Google Doc.

Layout customization

You can customize the layout of private topic links by turning on Minimal Layout. Since logged out visitors may not have access to the rest of your community, this mode lets your content shine front and center.

Here's an example of a shared private topic in minimal layout mode. (For full effect, make sure to view this in Incognito Mode.)


The Teaser only toggle lets you show just a teaser of the topic, enticing visitors to sign up or sign in with a call-to-action.

Here's something awesome: you can customize the call-to-action from Settings → General and point it to a custom landing page with your own copy.
We can't wait to see what you do with this.

Happy new year from Team Circle! ❤️ 🎉
This is awesome!

Could we get that great Call to Action option available on the the bottom of the standard login page too for those who are not members that end up trying to access the site and hit the login page?
Thanks August!

For login pages, you can add a custom sign up link to the bottom:

Are you suggesting that we expand it out to a full box section with a title, description, button, etc?
 Sid Yadav  My bad, I didn't even realize that feature was already there — it's good as is. Thank you!

Great new feature with the public sharing link!
Congratulations. Great feature for the tool. How this is going to behave with SEO to rank on Google? I'm thinking about using it as sort of a "Quora" for my community that will rank on Google. 
This is a great new feature! Will help a lot in marketing communities! 
"The shared links are unique and non-guessable; as a result, they're only accessible by the people you share the link with. Think of these like links to a private Notion or Google Doc".

So I don't assume it works for SEO  Marcell Almeida  
LOVE this feature! Thank you!

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