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Happy Thanksgiving in ASL

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, eating good food, and spending time with loved ones. Today, we’re thankful for all of our users, and humbled to be able to help people stay in touch all over the world. No matter where you’re from, or what language you speak, Glide makes it easy to stay in touch on the most personal level, face-to-face.

So if you aren’t able to be around the ones you love today, stay in touch, and send them a message on Glide.

Happy Thanksgiving!

<3 Glide

How Glide Enables the Deaf Community to Communicate Visually

Glide was designed to connect all kinds of people, from different walks of life, all around the world. Our users speak many different languages – including sign language.

Out of the 300 million deaf or hard of hearing people around the world, some 70 million individuals (including children of deaf adults) use some form of sign language as their first language. There are 250 forms of these visual languages in use around the world, including American Sign Language (ASL), which is used by more than half a million people in the U.S. and Canada, British Sign Language, French Sign Language and Cued Speech (which employs hand signs representing sounds, used in conjunction with lip-reading). Clearly, Glide has the potential to help millions of people communicate.

We receive regular feedback from deaf users, who have told us that Glide is very popular among this community. Here are a few examples:

“My deaf students say: ‘It feels like this was specially made for us.”

“I love this app. It makes it much easier to keep in touch with my deaf sister. Thank you.”

“So awesome to be able to leave video messages for my Deaf friends. With voicemail not being an option for those who can’t hear, this is a fantastic option! Thanks so much!!!”

“Love Glide! I am deaf and use sign language to communicate with my friends so this app allows us to get our message across quickly! Awesome app!”

Many in the deaf community have also shared various reasons why Glide has become instrumental in enabling them to easily communicate with their friends, family, and loved ones when apart. First, a conversation in sign language can take place one-handed. Second, video of a signed conversation is a whole lot faster than texting (remember, writing is not a signer’s preferred medium AND sign language isn’t English). Finally, the asynchronous nature of Glide video messaging forces the receiver to wait for the speaker to finish signing, thereby eliminating the possibility of the receiver to “interrupt” the speaker by signing simultaneously – a behavior that is often interpreted as rude.

We’ve already been told there are (at least) 4 different ways to sign “Glide” in ASL. We invite you to check out Sarah Glide’s video above and let us know either here, on YouTubeTwitter or Facebook which “Glide” sign you prefer! Make sure to include #GlideSign in your comment. And if you use another sign for Glide, add Sarah on Glide and share it with her. She’d love to learn it!

Thanks for sharing how important a tool Glide has become in your lives.

Check out Glide 2.0 for iPhone

We’re excited to share that we released an all-new version of the Glide video texting app for our iPhone users earlier today.

The most noticeable improvement you’ll find in Glide 2.0 for iPhone is the new simplified and sleek user interface, which will make the app even more delightful to use. Check out the new look in these screenshots:


We also added a number of highly demanded features into Glide 2.0 for iPhone, including:

• Tabbed navigation – Users will find three simple-to-navigate tabs: Friends, Recents, and More.

• Last Active – In the Friends tab, users can see when their friends were last active.

• Group naming – Users can add distinct names to personalize and better identify group chats.

• Video message sharing – Users can easily forward messages to other chats or share beyond Glide via email/SMS or social networks.

• User profiles – Users can create personal profile pages where others can add them as Friends or engage directly in 1-to-1 conversations.

Download Glide 2.0 for iPhone now at http://goo.gl/niox9g.

We’re excited to hear what you think about the new design of the app and these new features. Please let us know what you think by emailing us at support@glide.me or posting your comments on our Facebook or Twitter pages.



Glide – Keep In Touch This Summer

    Who doesn’t love summer? All year round, the Glide team patiently waits for June, July, and August so that we can finally live in the moment and enjoy life’s simpler pleasures. When summer is finally here, there is a feeling of excitement in the air. At last we are able to take a break from our daily routines and embrace some adventure. Soaking up the sun, traveling to new places, enjoying BBQs and relaxing on the beach makes summer the ultimate time to live life in the moment. We know that everyone wants a fast and convenient way to stay connected this summer and that is why we are proud of our app and how it connects people on the go.


    Glide is a video texting app that allows you to send and receive videos with the option of watching them live or later. With Glide, you are even able to see when the other person is actually recording a message or watching the content you created. An advantage of Glide is the flexibility to chat intimately in a private video message or socially with many people in a group chat. In fact, group chats are a great way to keep your entire inner circle connected in one place. Glide is the best way to capture all of your special moments on the fly, with the opportunity to watch these videos live or later. When using Glide, there is no need to worry about memories fading because all of the videos that are sent and received are saved and stored to the cloud without using any internal memory on your device.

  This summer, the Glide Team is excited to reveal new updates that will make the app even more enjoyable for you so you can stay in touch with your friends and family in the most convenient way.

Find out more – www.glide.dev

– Glide Team