It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce that OpenStudy will be shutting down as of January 31st, 2017. For the past 6 months we have been digging deep into the OpenStudy platform, trying to understand if enough resources could be dedicated to the site to continue to make it a world-class platform for social learning. Unfortunately, it became apparent that this would not be possible, and so we will be working to move the community to Brainly in the following months. We strongly believe that both the OpenStudy and Brainly community will be stronger and more successful in the long-term if they are brought together under the Brainly platform.
What does this mean for you?
Up to January 31st, we will leave all communication channels open so that you can transition your friendships to Brainly. You can continue to use the site as you usually do to help you prepare for finals. You will also be able to download a certificate from your profile page that you can use to remember your time at OpenStudy.
What do I do after OpenStudy closes?
We understand that this may be a tough transition for some of you, but Brainly will become YOUR community – built by you, and shaped by you, an amazing community of students. Through your questions, answers, and feedback, Brainly will continue to grow and change. We’ve already added a College school level to Brainly based on feedback from OpenStudy users, and we’ll be looking to you for other suggestions about improvements and new features that we can add in the future.
Because we value your participation so much, we have set up a way for you to get a jumpstart over regular new users on Brainly. If you sign up using this page before January 31st, you will get 500 points to start your journey (normally new users get 25 points).
What about until then?
We will also be holding some events to help you celebrate your time at OpenStudy:
- Now until January 31st: Post your favorite OpenStudy memory in OpenStudy Feedback
- January 31st (4-8pm EST): A farewell party on OpenStudy
We want to thank many people for their many contributions to the OpenStudy community. Thank you to Preetha Ram, who had the vision to bring together students from around the world to help each other learn. Thank you to the Moderators, Ambassadors, and Qualified Helpers who have kept OpenStudy a safe place for everyone to learn. And most of all, enormous thanks to all of you, the OpenStudy community members, for making OpenStudy what it is today.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The Brainly Team
A message from Preetha Ram, OpenStudy Founder:
As one of the founders of OpenStudy, I’d like to say goodbye on behalf of everyone that has been involved in building OpenStudy and has interacted with you over the years. Goodbye in this case is not a sad farewell, because we leave you in great hands. I see this as the next necessary and positive step in the evolution of OpenStudy. We grew from a few universities in Atlanta to a huge student community in the US. Brainly will now take our community to a truly global presence. So from all of us to all of you, good luck, study smart, and may the Owls be with you!