In 3.2.0 we've got rid of “Boost to original audience” menu option for private toots.

Yes, you always could boost these, it was just hidden in the menu all this time! Now we just show regular boost button, confusion no more!

Though, there was a change that adds a little lock on the boost icon and it's interesting to hear what you think of it:

Do you think it's necessary to show this lock? Is that a little confusing?

Share your feedback on GitHub or here in replies!

But I do think, in the case of followers-only toot of other people, maybe you don't need the lock on the boost icon when hovering... Just the "no retoot" icon is enough? The lock on the boost icon is very useful to my own followers-only toot though.

@flyover wait, what do you mean? Boost button should not change on hover… O_O!

Probably a bug, mind providing steps to reproduce this?

@sasha_sorokin That's what I mean. It's a followers-only toot from my friend.
Is it a bug? I never thought... 😂

@flyover it's definitely a regression! Want to report this on GitHub? 🙂

@sasha_sorokin If it's a bug then I would love to! Thanks for answering!

@sasha_sorokin It's a little less intuitive, but with a tooltip and the proper man pages it shouldn't be a huge issue.

@gudenau @sasha_sorokin GUI that wants from you reading explanation text rarely works nowadays.

@a1batross @sasha_sorokin Yeah but Mastodon users tend to be a bit more technical. 🤷

@gudenau @sasha_sorokin I disagree. Mastodon won because it's easy to use for those who is familiar with Twitter.

Moreover, in my experience, even tech people miss tooltips and manuals.

@a1batross @gudenau this is true to some extent. Plus we haven't even got cool tooltips yet and utilizing browser's tooltips that suck… (they don't even work on mobile!!)

@sasha_sorokin i had no idea that feature existed before, this definitely makes it a lot more intuitive

@sasha_sorokin i still don't understand what this button do. maybe i'm kinda special but for me this label doesn't make sense

@sasha_sorokin wow! i didn't even know that you could boost private toots 👾

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