Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Ancestry Offers New and Improved DNA Matches

I've not had a chance to try it so this is information directly from Ancestry.

Overview
● New & Improved DNA Matches: Now you can easily sort, group, and view your DNA matches
any way you’d like. We’re redesigning the DNA Match experience to help you make more
discoveries, faster. Now use color coding, custom labeling, and other innovative new tools to see
your AncestryDNA connections in the clearest light possible.

About the Product
● More control: With new tools and customizable groups, New & Improved DNA Matches gives
you control over how you group and view the matches that are the most meaningful to you.
● Streamlines matches: New & Improved DNA Matches allows you to quickly identify your newest
matches or your maternal/paternal matches more easily.
● New Look: A much needed redesign brings an updated look and new features to the DNA Match
experience.
● Updated Match List: This offers customers new ways to filter their matches, such as by close,
distant, not viewed, tree status, notes and messaged. If a customer has a parent(s) tested, they
can also now see a maternal and/or paternal label next to the matches that are descended from
that side of the family.
● Custom Groups: A much longed for feature request - there is also the ability to create custom
groups that can be labeled, assigned a color and applied to any matches in a customer’s Match
List.
● Easily View Additional Tests: Customers can also easily see and switch between the Match Lists
for AncestryDNA tests they administer, collaborate or have viewer rights for.

Release Information
● The New & Improved DNA Matches experience will be in public beta on 2/27 and anyone with an AncestryDNA test may opt-in at www.ancestry.com/BETA. Customers will continue to find
this feature from the DNA Matches card on the logged-in-home-page and from the AncestryDNA
menu item in the site navigation. We are still adding functionality and the features may change
day-to-day as we work to provide the best version of this tool. Please come back frequently to
use the tool and leave feedback for us.

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