We are excited to announce a new way to encourage additional engagement for users: Infinity Scroll option on our "Card: Summary" block.
This means that when the bottom of the block is reached, it will show a loading graphic while it requests additional stories from the server. Those stories are then dynamically appended to the list of articles being viewed.
This option can be enabled by going to the block options -> Content Discovery -> Infinity Scroll.
The ability to offer this type of content discovery as a block opens up several new design and engagement options, such as:
- Index pages: Adding the summary block with Infinity Scroll to index pages so users easily and endlessly scroll through new stories.
- Front pages: Adding a summary block with Infinity Scroll to the bottom of the front page so additional stories continue to load.
- Article pages: Adding the summary block with Infinity Scroll to the bottom of article pages to offer up new content as the user scrolls.
We are currently working on adding this technology to other blocks as needed.