So many summer improvements, we needed two blog posts!
As we promised a week ago, here is the second blog post detailing more of the many improvements we made to Lichess over the summer.
User profiles have been updated with a new activity feed. You can now see what your family, friends, acquaintances, and other people of interest have been doing on Lichess. Examples:
Zen Mode makes it easier to focus on chess rather than your opponent by simplifying the user interface and hiding your opponent’s username and rating. You can enable Zen Mode in the user menu during a game or in your game display preferences.
On https://database.lichess.org you may download over 200 million rated standard games played on Lichess. We publish new games every month. Most chess software is not made for handling a large number of games, so this is mostly useful for data analysts.
The tournament chat (including simultaneous exhibition chat) is now available in-game, not just in the tournament lobby. This should facilitate more of a shared tournament experience. If you prefer to not see the chat, you can select the Standings tab instead.
For studies and game analysis, we now support a new notation layout that we call "in-line notation". This layout uses more horizontal space and may be easier to work with, especially if you have a lot of annotations. You may toggle the notation layout using Shift+I, or from the right sidebar menu.
Playing the same opponent multiple times consecutively results in a handy match score indicator as seen above.