Hi there! Late last night some users reached out to me about this thread, worried about the state of their private projects. I want to first make it very clear that we will not be making private projects public. And if there were ever a reason we would do that, we would give ample notice. I apologize to everyone who saw this and was afraid of that - it’s a scary idea and we do not want to put anyone in that position!
What is happening with regards to private projects is still in the works, among some other really cool things the team is working on, and sometimes we hide some unfinished features and policies behind “feature flags” for testing. Some users found a way to toggle them, which exposed one of those unfinished features. That’s on us for making that toggle public, it’s not something that any of you are in trouble for.
What I told some users last night was that clearly we are working on improved access controls for your projects. Right now the experience can be confusing, as the private toggle only applies to code. Y’all have been asking for fully private apps for awhile and so we have been exploring how we can offer that and make sharing apps as easy as sharing a Google Doc!
I hope this clears up some of the confusion. If you have any questions, please reach out - my email is firstname.lastname@example.org!
While you’re here, we also want to know your feedback on our current offering of private projects - why do you use them, and what would you like to see from Glitch in the future around privacy and app sharing? What else should we know and consider about this feature?