Today we’re pleased to announced our transition from private to public beta. All pages on Letterboxd are now publicly visible (except for those deemed private by their owners), and all new users are able to send invitations to friends immediately following sign up. Letterboxd will remain invitation-only for a period, to enable us to control our rate of growth.
In the six months since launching at Brooklyn Beta, we’ve attracted more than 17,000 beta testers, who collectively have written some 80,000 reviews, compiled almost 10,000 lists and added over two million films to their diaries.
The amount and quality of feedback received during the private beta period has been overwhelming. Our users have proven to be engaged, lucid and passionate about film, which we love. Most of all, they love spending time on the site—the top third of users spends over ten minutes every time they visit, and this is reflected in the number of pages we’ve served to account holders: over a million per month in March and April.