Insights/Insiders Application Form + my opinions on the groups

Hey all! Thanks for bringing up these questions - I’m happy to provide some more clarification here and will also work on some more public-facing resources to clarify for other users.

We are testing a few approaches to getting early feature feedback/testing from users:

  1. Explorers: Users with and without Replit Core can opt into this to get new features enabled on their accounts before anyone else. For those of you familiar with being in the Explorers program, you know this comes with the perk of being the first to try new features, but it also means you might experience more bugginess than non-Explorers, which is why we’re also testing two other programs for users who may not feel comfortable with having beta features enabled on their accounts.
  2. Insight Group - Insider Panel: We’ve asked users from across the platform to sign up for this pilot program. We’ll reach out to members as-needed based on what kinds of features and perspectives we are looking for. “Early access” in this case will look more like a behind-the-scenes peek at what we’re designing and building as opposed to feature flags.
  3. Insight Group - Replit Core Insiders: This is also a pilot program and will be a much smaller, targeted pool of users who we’ll ask to give direct feedback to our team in a Slack channel.

Insights Group is a pilot so none of this is set in stone, it’s just the current status.