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About this app

Discover and discuss great writing on Substack.

World-class writing: The best stories, ideas, and culture right at your fingertips.

Great discussions: Join conversations with the most interesting readers.

All your subscriptions in one place: Find what you want to read quickly and easily.

Subscriber-only chats: Join private chats hosted by the writers you love.

The Substack app is home to thousands of independent writers, creators, and journalists; including George Saunders, Matt Taibbi, Heather Cox Richardson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nate Silver, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dan Carlin, Matthew Yglesias, Richard Dawkins, Seymour Hersh, Joyce Vance, Jonathan Haidt, and Roxane Gay.

Explore expansive coverage and conversations about news, politics, arts, AI, finance, history, culture, business, tech, health & wellness, comics, climate, parenting, crypto, travel, philosophy, music, recipes & cooking, humor, sports, fiction, literature, design, and much more.

In the Substack app, you can:

+ Discover new writers, creators, and journalists

+ Read the latest posts from your subscriptions in a simple and elegant view

+ Listen to posts on the go

+ Join your favorite writers in their subscriber chats

+ See what your friends are reading

+ Share notes with your thoughts and commentary

+ Save posts from the explore feed to read later

+ Access subscriber-only podcast episodes
Updated on
Apr 9, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

31.5K reviews
Alan Kvasnik
March 21, 2024
Substack is a nifty addition to modernity. Several foibles left to resolve, somehow two emails are being used when I sign up for sub stacks and depending on the position of my phone whether vertical or horizontal two different versions of sub stack open up with similar but not identical logos. I can open a link to a substack from one email and it's appearing on the sub stack app for the other email. I have no other apps that jump emailsThe play audio button does not always show on either email.
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Googoo Wei
February 3, 2024
Love the content, but the navigation is queasy. I get a notification that someone liked my comment; okay; I click the notification; in the ensuing screen, all I see is the comment, not even a [back arrow] to the original article. Also, the writer/publication duality can render things confusing for the readers. Most writers only write the one thing, and most readers don't think the way the app-makers have envisioned it. Can we not have a HOME button?
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Celestial Rae
January 13, 2024
It has the potential to be great, but it keeps buffering on me when I try to post or save a profile bio. It rarely works. Also, the UI needs to be improved, or rather, you need better sorting options. I can't look back at previous posts to see if anyone had also responded to a post, like I do on reddit. I like that this seems to be geared towards authors. I just wish the app would be improved. I'll change my rating if they fix it.
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What's new

- You can now leave a publication's chat
- Chat threads can be restricted to founding tier members only
- Various fixes and improvements