If you are just getting started with Ferret, please read the Getting Started tutorial, and an explanation of the preferences you can set to customize Ferret.

Release notes for the previous releases are available:

Basic functions:

Stream/column functions

Post functions

  1. View the details of a post
    Select a post. Depending upon your preferences, the detail view will either load automatically, or you will need to click/tap the View Post button on the bottom app bar. The details of the post will be displayed including any annotations for that post (location info, photos, video and/or rich content).
  2. New Post
    Click/tap the New Post button on the bottom app bar. Enter your post in the textbox that appears at the top of the screen. Click the Post button.
  3. Reply
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap Reply on the bottom app bar. Enter your reply in the textbox that appears at the top of the screen. Click the Post button.
  4. Repost with comments
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap the Comment button on the bottom app bar. Enter any comments you want to add in the textbox that appears at the top of the screen. Click the Post button.
  5. Repost without comments
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap Repost on the bottom app bar.
  6. Star a post
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap the Add Star button on the bottom app bar.
  7. Unstar from a post
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap the Remove Star button on the bottom app bar.
  8. View a conversation (post and its replies sorted chronologically)
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap Conversation Stream on the bottom app bar. The thread will load in a new column. The original post will appear at the top.
  9. View a thread (post and its replies displayed hierarchically)
    Click/tap a post in one of the columns. Click/tap View Thread on the bottom app bar. The thread will load in a new screen. The thread will scroll to the post you selected, and it will be highlighted with a purple background.

User functions

  1. View a user's profile
    Click a user's username anywhere in the application. Their user profile will load, along with lists of their followers and the users they are following, and a selection of recent posts they have made.
  2. View a list of your followers and the people you are following
    Click your username at the top of the screen. Your user profile will load, which has lists of your followers and the users you are following.
  3. Follow/unfollow a user
    Select a post, and view the details. A profile for the user will be displayed along with the post. Click/tap the Follow/Unfollow button in the profile. You can also follow or unfollow from the full user profile screen.
  4. Mute/unmute a user
    Select a post, and view the details. A profile for the user will be displayed along with the post. Click/tap the Mute/Unmute button in the profile. You can also mute or unmute from the full user profile screen.

Navigation

  1. Go back to the previous screen
    Click the left arrow in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.