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We’re proud to announce a new Postcrossing!

It’s been a long ride, with over a year of development, design and testing, but here it is, with a fresh face and some cool new features:

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  • Avatars
  • Google maps integration
  • Inactive state (for when you go on holidays)
  • Invite your friends easily
  • Check out members near you
  • More ways to arrange your data
  • A blog, to keep you posted on the latest news and events
  • Improved address selection

The best feature of all is actually hidden underneath Postcrossing. Paulo re-coded the whole system, which means from now onwards it will be much easier to include new features! Got a suggestion? Let us know!

We’re really pleased with the result, and we hope you are too. Enjoy!

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87 comments so far

Maritere, Spain
Thank you for this new image.
It´s very modern and refreshing.
I like the new changes and now I am seeing all things.
Good work Paulo and team!!
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stillwaters, Philippines
Hello! Wow, a new interface! Nice one! Thank you for constantly finding ways to make postcrossing bigger and better.
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imajica, Malaysia
hey this is sooooooooooo cool!! :D
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Anneliis, Estonia
I absolutely LOVE the new site! (Y)
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lidiabsas, Argentina
Thanks a lot for the wonderful surprise you had prepared for us. The new site is really very nice. I LOVE it!!!
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itansy, China
different types of "hello" is very interesting!
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iloveletters, Germany
Hey, what a surprise! Like the new site very much!
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panarea, Hungary
Wow the site looks great! Love it! Congrats and a big thank you Paulo and team!
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Moono, United Kingdom
Wow! I am really amazed!
You will do better and better Paulo and team!!
Thank you!
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Moono, United Kingdom
i want to give a little advice, i have just find this website abd forum cannot show Chinese....
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prajnaparamita, Germany
Parabéns! Ficou mesmo muito bem e as novas opções são sempre uma boa ideia ;)
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viviangel, China
I am amazed too. very good theme:)
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artw, Finland
Very good theme, lots better than the earlier one. I like it very much, fantastic work. (:
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VeraJs, Portugal
Looks like there is a new face :)
Fantastic work!
Thanks.
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Bluma, United States of America
I love the hello in different languages!
and finding people close to me, although none are active :(
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nel-tu, Serbia
Whoa!!!
Cool new look:)
I like it!!!
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rogeriomad, Portugal
Olá.

Muitos parabéns pelo novo grafismo e pelas novas ferramentas que disponibilizam.

Continuação de um bom trabalho.
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spalax, France
c'est beau , c'est clair ! :-)
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judamore, Brazil
Amei! Amei! Amei! Parece um pulo no tempo e no espaço!!! Parabéns!!!
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glenasena, Australia
Thank you So much for all the effort that was put into this new Homepage. I love it.
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vergi, Russia
The new site is so cool=))) Finally I have a chance to get an official postcard from my big country=)))
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martinha, Portugal
I really liked the changes. Great work.
Congratulations.
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dragonflylady, Australia
A gold star!! Love all the new features.
Well done to all concerned.
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filiPina_Colada, United States of America
I like the "What's happening now" on my homepage. And I was just thinking about separating the sent/received postcards in different years, you were thinking what I was thinking! You made it happen and I didn't even have to tell you guys. I'm wondering if you could show the link to the Shop again because the only way I had to find it was on Google. Can you add something to the shop? What about bumper stickers? Anyway, thanks for the entirely different design! Looks good.
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Splicegraph, Canada
Awesome work with the new look! I love all the little features; avatars, multi national hellos, the maps are great with the pop ups. My homepage is clean and fresh. I feel like I just moved into a new apartment =D
What's next a Facebook app? Just joking, please do not do that.
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Ghostgirl, Hungary
It's new design very very nice and good!!! I'm very happy for this!!!!!
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kavoor, India
WOW!! I was waiting to login yesterday !! I could'nt BUt when it opened i was amazed looking at new design its so lovely!!! i love it
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mamarine, Thailand
It is amazing for me! The new designed webpage. It looks very modern and good-looking.
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IGGZA, Spain
Thanks for the changes! some of them are really useful. I really like it, it was a good surprise ;)
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shui, Taiwan
Great new looking!!! I love "What's happening now" the best, too!XD It's getting easier to arrange our personal account with that sidebar. Love it! I'm also look forward to reading more interesting stuff about postcrossing in this blog! BIG THANK YOU to all of you who making efforts on this!!:D

Some suggestions:
Could you add the alphabetical link (not just the page number link) on the country user page? That may be easier for us to find someone when we receive a postcard only have a user name (without ID) on it. :)
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Shusha, Russia
Very-very nice! And the map is really cool!!!!!
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shui, Taiwan
I just found that there is a "FIND USER" section! GREAT! There is just a lot of surprise in this new site! XD I also like the idea of putting wiki link (country information)on each country's page! I can see that you really think about every small point in this new site! Thank you!!!
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OnTheMoon, Italy
Congratulations! The new site looks great! What a good surprise!
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Saralinda, United States of America
I love the changes! "What's happening now" is cool, and I LOVE the fact that I don't have to log in every time! Great site!
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Wagner, Brazil
Congratulations to the team. The surprise was quite pleasant.
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flower81, Netherlands
Wow, what a change! Good job guys, the website looks stunning and the new features are really cool! I love the possibility to include an avatar, and it's great that we don't have to log in every time any more!
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leni_84, Russia
The new image is great!!!!
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PamPie, United States of America
Terrific new look!
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manchot61, France
I love this new look !!!!!
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kiriska, United States of America
Wow! This was an AMAZING surprise! I absolutely adore this Web 2.0 look! Everything is slick and beautiful and I can't wait to use all the new features! This is possibly one of the best, BEST website rehauls I've ever seen and I've seen a lot! Fantastic work, man! Fantastic!
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mamamanon, Netherlands
This is a good change! As I almost look on this site every day, it is nice to see something different.. Also I like the choice that you can make if you want postcards from your own country too! But I miss the nice stamps comming by..maybe you can make that hapening too? And maybe a link to people who also like penpals? For the rest; fantastic! Thanks for this wonderful project..
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QueenUFO, Netherlands
Hello Postcrossing team
Congratulation on the new look of the website. There is one tiny little thing I am missing now. I always copy the little pic of the place were your card is going to/coming from and the pic of the place the sender/receiver is from. I put that with a scan of the postcard in my photo album. The pics from google cannot be copied.

For the rest thumbs up
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Ru_Zanni, Russia
Really a pleasant surprise! Greetings in different languages it's the best!!! Thanks :)
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Flash-Willy, Germany
Hey, what a wonderful surprise !!! A great site with a new style. I like it. It is better than before.
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metu, Finland
Wow!! "What's happening now?" is great and the avatars is a cool bonus.
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AmberLynn, Germany
Great changes! Nice design, cool features!!! Love the new site! ;) Good work, Postcrossing Team!
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postmuse, United States of America
Thank you for the new design! Site is very pretty and lots of new things to click on and see. I do miss the emailed addresses, though.
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Selphie10, Italy
Ok!! Great surprise! Compliments but I have a question, the blog is also a platform to upload our postcard or we have to use Flickr instead?
It's fantastic!!
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Kemz, Indonesia
A very nice new design. More user-friendly. Keep up the good work!
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clione, Thailand
I really love the new look of postcrossing!
Looking forward to seeing more positive changes to the site!
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josrch, Portugal
It's very nice! Good work ;)
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Vainillina, Poland
Hi guys!! Great job! I love this fresh new Postcrossing look! And the new features are just what I was expecting! Thanks for the avatars, "what's going on" (I love to read that little box! XD), everything is wonderful! Congratulations!!
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Vainillina, Poland
Hi guys!! Great job! I love this fresh new Postcrossing look! And the new features are just what I was expecting! Thanks for the avatars, "what's going on" (I love to read that little box! XD), everything is wonderful! Congratulations!!
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sybones, Singapore
wow amazing interface! good job! :) i love postcrossing :D
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NewBeagle, Brazil
Great New Site. Congratulations for the Postcrossing Team. Hugs. Manoel
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foreverendeavor, United States of America
site looks great! keep up the amazing work!
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valdagua, Portugal
What a great surprise !
I love the new "look" of Postcrossing.
Thank you for the effort to improve.
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Lilagirl, Netherlands
wow great job :-) I love it!!!
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Sugarpie, Portugal
i like very much the new postcrossing...
now is better....
have a nice day...
sweet kiss
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CornyUnihorns, United States of America
Wow, the "hellos" in different languages is a neat touch. Your one year of development was well done. Great job guys.
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Deimante, Lithuania
Hey, the new site is very nice. Thanks for a surprise. I love it!!!!!
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imandra, Germany
Oh great, I really like the new layout! Well done :)
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anwyn, United Kingdom
wow haven't been here in a while and it looks great love the new features and the greeting in different languages. love it.
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webmastermarkt, Germany
yes, great job.
but, i find better the old history map.
and i am looking for the link "Lost the address".

igor
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geri4hanson, France
That's really a wonderful job that you did here !!! I really love the layout, it's fresh and chic !!! Thanks again for that wonderful website :D
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bernie-is-a-girl, Australia
Like it. A really great new look. But for us less than perfect PC users where has the latitude and longtitude gone from the profile.

The map looks great, but the lat & long is far more important if you use flickr and wish to map your cards easily.

Otherwise, I think it looks and appears to be more user friendly :-)
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poggi, Hungary
It's nice, eveb though I have a hard time adjusting. But I as well liked the old map better (lot better!) and I miss the regional selections in every country in the user list.
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oaie2000, Romania
the new site looks much better but I do not like the google map so much as the old one.

maybe you should go back to the old map.
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Varyna, Finland
This way to use this is better than the old one^^
And I love this!! It make people easier to use this place and also it will inspire us.
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kazinhabueno, Brazil
Congratulations!!!! The new site is very beautiful!!!
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MishuMathu, Jordan
I am loving it! Thanks a lot!
Wouldn't it be nice too, if one could see the history map of other users? Would it be a nice item? As an addition to the lists? Thanks a lot!
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Marti_k, Czech Republic
Congratulations!!! The new design of site is beautiful and I think there are better maps in new site. :) New possibilities ("off-line stat" or sending and receiving postcards to/from our country) are great.
So thanks :) You are my number one :D
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Danilo_, Slovenia
Nice look, I love it :-) Thanks!!
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Danilo_, Slovenia
Nice look, I love it :-) Thanks!!
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MedellinCali71, United States of America
great new look, love it, D.
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caracoleta2004, Portugal
The new postcrossing is great!
Congratulations!
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MrCornflake, Portugal
Gosto imenso, mas confesso que gostava mais do antigo sistema de mapas! Parabéns pelo site :)
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qinyun, China
Nice here!:)
aber..it does not easy as usual to check ot her mumbers' details (if i either receive from he/she nor sent to he/she),is it?
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qinyun, China
Nice here!:)
aber..it does not easy as usual to check ot her mumbers' details (if i either receive from he/she nor sent to he/she),is it?
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sacredlotus, Brazil
Congratulations!!! I simply LOVED the new site!!!
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chaoscaro, Germany
i like it a lot
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SusanneR, Netherlands
Hi! This new image is great! Everything is better. Thanks a lot!
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trix27, Netherlands
My compliments to all the ones who worked on making this website even better than it allready was, it's great! And I also really appreciate it that you decided -after many requests- to send addresses by email again, thank you so much!
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mellowyellow, United States of America
The site looks so cool now that it is updated. I like it so much
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hthrann1, United States of America
Site looks great! Thank-you. i was thinking that it would be a neat thing if the country flag was next to the username of the last person who posted in the forum.
Heather
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poephoofd, Netherlands
hii! i like the new website, i had to get used to it. i didn't mind the old website though..
to only thing what is bothering me is that you have to click on the years to see the sent and received cards! i like it when it shows the received and sent cards straight away on mine or someone's profile. uhmmm..excuse my english!
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arjakos, Finland
WAU! This is really amazing how different the new website is now...Congratulations!!
I am more eager to postcrossing now...Many thanks!!!!
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