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I'm happy to announce the release of version 0.7.0 of FreeTube. This release includes the following changes.

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Hey everyone! It's been quiet recently, but that doesn't mean progress isn't being made. I've been hard at work on the latest big feature for FreeTube, local profiles! It has been highly requested recently to have some way to organize your subscriptions in some sort of “folder” or “category”. My solution to making this happen will be with local profiles and in this blog I will be giving you a quick look at how is works.

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I was originally debating if I wanted to make a new patch release, but the recent issues with the dash player ended up making the decision for me. Nevertheless, I'm here with a new patch release that fixes the recent issues as well as some nice features to go along with it.

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Hey there everyone! Today is the release of what I consider one of the biggest FreeTube releases to date. With this release there are some big changes and I've knocked out a lot of highly requested features and fixes so let's go through all of them.

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Hey everyone! I've been hard at work on v0.6.0 of FreeTube and I can gladly say that it will be out on Friday, June 14th. Keep an eye out for when the new release drops!

I will be spending this week testing out the new changes and making sure that they are stable as there's a lot to go through and I probably didn't catch everything. If any one would like to help out with testing please let me know through Matrix or through an email and I can send you a test build.

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I'm probably very lucky that I found this almost as soon as it happened. Videos seemed to have stopped loading in the latest release. It seems that some URLs aren't being returned and because of that videos are refusing to play. This release is simply a hotfix to fix this issue so that you can continue using FreeTube as normal.

I'm currently hard at work on getting v0.6.0 ready for everyone. This is looking to be a very nice release and I'm excited to get this out for everyone. Stay tuned!

Well, so much for trying to wrap on bow on everything for 0.5.1. Turns out there were quite a few more issues to get through. There are still some nice changes here to make the update worth it so let's get to it.

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I'm envisioning 0.6.0 to take a little longer due to some rewriting that will be done. Because of this, I'd like to tidy up the current release to have as few issues as possible to keep everyone content until 0.6.0 comes around. This is a small release however there are some small features included to make the upgrade worth it.

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The Matrix server for FreeTube has become a valuable source of discussion when it comes to the development of FreeTube as well as general privacy discussion. When I created the server, I enabled the experimental end-to-end encryption in an effort to promote and encourage private practice. While I still believe that communications should be encrypted when at all possible, the encryption has become troublesome for users. Because of this, I will be making some changes to the way the Matrix server is structured.

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I feel like talking about money with projects like this ends up a bit touchy, so I'll try to make this quick. A few generous people from the community have reached out asking about wanting some method to donate to FreeTube. Thanks to each and everyone of you that have made this offer. Today I can finally say that donations are open, but I want to make one thing very clear:

I do not need the donations, nor will I ever need them.

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