FAQ

What is Threadable?

Have you ever read a passage in a book and wished you could share your thoughts with others and see what they think? Threadable is the first social reading platform that lets you discuss books with others inside the books themselves, between the lines.

Who is Threadable for?

We built Threadable for people who love discussion threads and collaborative learning but wish there was a way to anchor conversations in books and documents. We've made sources threadable for anyone who wants to start or follow a conversation from or to a source.

Is Threadable free?

Yes! All of our books, documents, and guide commentaries are free. Joining and starting circles are also free.

What is a Circle?

A Circle is a shared reading and commenting experience. Circles can be formed around one or many available books and documents. They are either private or public. All Circle members can start, view, and participate in discussion threads linked to passages in the book.

How do I start a Circle?

You can create a Circle around any book or document in our Collection. Simply tap Circles on the bottom nav, tap the Make a New Circle button, choose private or public (this cannot be changed later), name your Circle, offer a brief description of your Circle, and include a cool cover image.

In your new Circle, navigate to the Books tab and then tap the + symbol to add a book from the Collection. If you want to add additional books, tap the gear in the upper right corner and tap "add book”. Coordinate and communicate with Circle members outside of the books with updates on the Community tab.

How do I invite others to join my Circle?

If you create a private Circle, Threadable will generate a unique code you can send to others. You can find this by tapping the gear in the upper right corner of your Circle. The code will be at the bottom of the screen. If you create a public Circle, Threadable will generate a deep link you can send to others or promote on your socials (look for the “copy invite link” button in your new Circle).

I was invited to a private Circle, how do I join it?

First you need an invite code. Once you have that, tap the Circles icon on the bottom nav and then tap the “Join a Circle" button. You will then see a prompt to enter your code.

Why is the book selection limited?

While we're in beta, selections are limited to books and documents that are off copyright and in the public domain. We believe this is a productive temporary constraint. There's a treasure trove of historical titles in the public domain waiting to be threaded into current conversations. However, we are also working with publishers to provide chapters or excerpts from copyrighted books, so please contact or email use(info@threadablebooks.com) if you want to start a public Circle using copyrighted texts.

Can I request that you add a book or document?

Yes! A request to add a title will make our day, and we'll work quickly to make it available. Please contact or email us at info@threadablebooks.com.

Can I request that you add multiple books?

If you want to create a thematic Circle around multiple titles, we will work with you to make that happen. Please contact us (info@threadablebooks.com) and we will be in touch.

What if I want to read solo?

Threadable is all about collaborative and social reading, but sometimes you just want to begin with the smallest number. So, if you want to read alone, start a Circle with just one member and add a book. Your comments will be visible only to you. If you decide to invite others later on, they will be able view all of your comments.

Can I use Threadable on an iPad?

Yes! Even though the app is developed for iPhone, it runs the same on iPad. Be sure to enlarge the view by tapping on the icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

Can I use Threadable on Android?

No, Threadable is only on iOS right now. We will be adding support for Android in the future.