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Newsletters are growing so much that Substack is developing Inbox, its own reader

In this last year we can talk about many trends on the Internet: telework (which has led to a new law), video calls, direct on social networks ... All of them are huge and have made us change the way we spend our time in 2020. As for how we inform ourselves on the Internet of any subject, the leading role in terms of growth it is featured in newsletters or email bulletins.

They are nothing new but more and more journalists, media and individuals are choosing more this way to inform their followers. In the United States, for example, there are already several journalists who leave the media where they work to focus on sending newsletters (with subscription) through Substack. It is that company that is officially developing Inbox, a newsletter reader. This is what you can assume.

Newsletters, another open avenue that can be closed?


Until now, newsletters have been a channel generally as open as email, as most shipments were made by this means. That is not to say that it has not been a long time since there have been paid newsletters that authors launch to monetize. However, in most cases, they are still sent by mail.

Podcasting is the greatest example that the most open can end up closing at a fast pace

Substack is preparing Inbox, a newsletter reader that is in private beta. In the absence of knowing how it can work, it makes perfect sense to launch something like this: although Substack offers links to RSS subscriptions for readers, the reality is that many inboxes are filling up so much with new editions of newsletters that reading them becomes almost impossible mission. Having them all in one place will be a great help to order.

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However, if the approach ends up being more of a closed newsletter platform than an application that makes it easy to subscribe and read any newsletter, come from MailChimp, Substack or Medium, we we will be facing a possible new "YouTube" or "Spotify", in the sense that they monopolize video in a closed way in the case of the former, and the podcasting in the case of the seconds. As for video, there have not been many alternatives since it became widespread, but in podcasts and newsletters, openness has been the most common and losing the benefits of that freedom would be a shame.