The internet was a different place when we launched, eleven years ago. Industry standards, market expectations, and technology have all changed, sometimes drastically.
Over that time, we'd made thousands of additions to the platform to create the absolute best product possible. But, given the changed mentioned above and our desire to push the platform further, it became obvious that it was time to make some foundational changes that wouldn't be backwards-compatible with our existing system.
With V2, we've doubled-down on what we know best: Simplicity and ease-of use. You can expect the same type of intuitive tools and designs that propelled V1 to its success, but with more powerful features, more flexible architecture, and more modern interfaces.
22Slides V1 isn't going anywhere. We'll continue to maintain it like we always have. At the time of writing this, V1 is our primary product, and will likely continue to be so for a long time.
Even if/when that changes, V1 is a bootstrapped service that can maintain profitability even at a tiny scale. We'd dare to call it one of the most resilient services on the internet today, so there's no foreseeable reason to ever shut it down.
We have plenty of clients that prefer V1, and it's extremely important to us that they understand they remain first-class customers. V1 clients enjoy being grandfathered into their existing pricing plans, and are technically the most profitable to our business. V1 clients' support requests and website reliability will always remain a top priority.
The only difference concerning V1 now is that our home page promotes V2.
You can check out more info about the differences between V1 and V2 here: https://help.22slides.com/article/101-22slides-v1-and-v2