Gravatar 2.0 to Launch Feb 15

February 10, 2007 | Posted by Tom Werner

That’s right, I’ve finally set a solid date. The semi-private beta will open (for anyone who has left a comment on this blog) sometime this weekend. That’ll give a few days for any last minute fixes and then it’s prime time! I know the wait has been long, but I think you’ll find it worthwhile, and it will allow me to grow Gravatar in new and exciting directions. Once again, thanks for your support and patience!

211 Responses

  1. Ron says:

    This is great news. I know the wait will have been worth it and I can’t hardly wait to see the new Gravatar.

  2. Erica says:

    Oh, goodie…because I have been absolutely dying to get me a gravatar.

    Looking forward.

  3. leavic says:

    It’s really a great news.
    One more thing,Feb 18th is the chinese new year.
    Happy New Year EveryOne!

  4. Betty says:

    Fantastic news!!! I’m so very excited to see what awaits for Gravatar. πŸ™‚

  5. wayne says:

    Greate! It will be better if u can launch it at valentine’s day πŸ™‚

  6. Mike says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to change mine, as well as see what sorts of new things await.

    The place looks great! πŸ˜€

  7. Louis says:

    Sounds good, I can’t wait πŸ™‚

  8. Paul says:

    Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best of luck for Version 2.0

  9. Can’t wait to try your new service! We love using it at Mailroom.

  10. Chris says:

    As everyone else has said…I can hardly wait for the new version.

  11. Borghal says:

    Bests of news! good luck with the prime time! I, as everybody else, will be waiting!

  12. BluecitY says:

    I canβ€˜t wait for the new version.

  13. henrie says:

    love it!
    cant wait for the new version

  14. Paco says:

    That’s awesome! Congrads

  15. Martin says:

    Great news… can’t wait to see the new gravatar…

  16. terronista says:

    Good news πŸ˜€

  17. Tarellel says:

    Wow, great work. I can’t wait to see the new and upcoming version of gravatar.

  18. Reyson says:

    Cool!! ^^ great job!! πŸ˜€

  19. Ficho says:

    Ey! Genia, pronto estarΓ‘ de regreso el servicio, ya hacΓ­a falta… Saludos…

  20. czara says:

    Great news. I’m waiting for a new gravatar πŸ™‚

  21. Marcus says:

    Good News! I Enjoy using Gravatar! Thank’s for such a good idea and site!

  22. Gonzague says:

    Yeah πŸ™‚ We miss Gravatar !!

  23. Diago says:

    Awesome news, just got into Gravatar when it closed 😦

  24. Giulia says:

    Very good news! πŸ˜€

  25. TheEfrit says:

    Counting the seconds…

  26. Matt says:

    I absolutely can’t wait!
    I’m expecting great things from Grav2.0

  27. Blui says:

    Hey, cool. Great News πŸ™‚

  28. Kilian Siebel says:

    Great! Very nice news

  29. I am so glad to hear this. ^_^

  30. Can I have a peek?

  31. hangy says:

    Sounds nice, can’t wait to implement them to my blog. πŸ™‚

  32. theddy says:

    My blog is “Gravatar-Ready” a long time – great when it will be available again.

  33. tin says:

    Thanks for the good news!

  34. Great news! I can’t wait dor the happy day!

  35. Le Tigre says:

    At last, I’m revamping my blog and need this feature on it!

  36. Bia says:

    Wonderful news! πŸ™‚

  37. Sascha says:

    Awesome! Appriciate that!

  38. javier says:

    good news! πŸ™‚ congratulations from Spain,

  39. Tarje says:

    Great, looking forward to playing with Gravitar 2.0!

  40. Joe Aston says:

    Fantastic News! Just in time for me re-launching my website!

    I’d love to help out in any way I can; just email me about what I can do to help.

  41. Mai says:

    wow! really? finally! woot.. woot! im already excited…
    im really looking forward to this…

  42. Macrike says:

    I can’t belive it! I’m building my blog, and set my date for 15th, installed gravatrs on my WordPress and decided to come around to see if it was open yet, and you set the date to 15th aswell!!! hahahahaTaht’s such a coincidence.

    Woo, I can’t wait until it’s up and running!! Good job.

  43. Mischi says:

    Yay finally! πŸ˜€

  44. Rabbit says:

    Good news =:)

  45. pixelchamp says:

    yay finally =D im looking forward to it…

  46. Kelli says:

    Cool! I’ve been waiting!

  47. Philizz says:

    Ah great valentines gift, new gravatars πŸ˜€

  48. shaymaa says:

    Looking forward to it!

  49. yoshi says:

    I can’t wait! I guess as a programmer, I have to ask if this will change how we get gravatars for various plugins and extensions?

  50. Marco says:

    That’s a good news πŸ™‚

  51. mibrt says:


  52. Can’t wait to see your work, man! I already know you’ve done a great job πŸ˜‰

  53. The-RockeR says:

    when will be open for all people?

  54. xalportadorx says:

    can’t wait! xD!

  55. bubazoo says:

    Awesome man! πŸ™‚

  56. Felipe says:

    That’s awesome!!

  57. Fabien says:

    Would be a pleasure to join the beta.


  58. Bachi says:

    I wanna try this new version of Gravatar!

  59. heather says:

    Is it too late to get in on the beta? I can’t wait until you’re back up and running.

  60. badillo says:

    great a good birthday gift

  61. Derek says:

    I’ve been wanting to implement this on my blog. Glad to hear its getting back up soon!

  62. Atomic1fire says:

    Sounds interesting

  63. So, we are very close to use! πŸ™‚

    I can’t await! I think that will be a great for us!


  64. Go, go, go! πŸ˜€

  65. 8 says:

    Wating to see it in action πŸ˜‰

  66. Sphinx7 says:

    Cannot wait to see what is in store for Gravatar!


  67. william says:


  68. Asa says:

    Good news!
    I’ve been waiting for this for a while and can’t wait to sign up.

  69. Can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  70. Patrick says:

    Ooh! I can’t wait!

  71. cat says:

    I am VERY excited about this! I miss all the Gravatar-ness that was out there. I think this service/site is awesome. Thanks for keeping it up to date and working to make it even better!!

  72. Brett Taylor says:

    I won’t complain if I was in the beta for my birthday πŸ™‚

  73. Gregory says:

    Fantastic! I can’t wait. Hope you’ll include me in that beta! πŸ˜‰

  74. oscar says:

    That’s great i’ve never used gravatar before, because when i found out about it it was under construction, i hope i get to try it know.

    Good luck with everything.

  75. karen says:

    Nice! We are all excited!

  76. Ian McKellar says:

    I’d love to give it a try!

  77. Ian says:

    Yay. I am looking forward to making sure it works on my blog.

  78. Amaury says:

    suis super impatient !

  79. Can’t wait, I’ve been wanting to encourage non-Gravatar-ers to get on-board but there isn’t anything to get onto, yet.

    4am Sunday, patiently waiting for the beta….

  80. Tricia says:

    Great! I’ve been missing my gravatar images! Please include me in the beta!

  81. Daniel says:

    Ah man finally, it seems like I’ve been waiting forever.

  82. Bouchy says:

    Oh, super! I canΒ΄t wait, I canΒ΄t wait!!! πŸ˜€

  83. Pawka says:

    Great! I can’t wait πŸ™‚

  84. gus says:

    Great news. I’ve been waiting

  85. Ralph Dagza says:

    This would be a nice valentines gift for my GF

  86. James says:

    Dang, I really need a gravatar! Hope I’m not too late!

  87. Jenny says:

    Ah, looking forward to see the new version! It’s so nice of you to offer this service! πŸ™‚

  88. Danna says:

    that’s awesome news! πŸ˜€
    i’m really excited to use/see it again! πŸ˜‰

  89. Kretzschmar says:

    That is amazing. I can’t wait to change my gravatar. Since five month I try to register my new email.

  90. Rev.Cindi says:

    Wahoo! I’ve been waiting. Good to know there’s a set date!

  91. Christian says:

    I’m happy to see it coming!

  92. Corinne says:

    Finally! This is great. I’m happy to see the horizon.

  93. Cescoo says:

    ok!! GREAT NEWS!!!!

  94. Marlee says:

    Yay!! I have been wanting to update my email and avatar!! Can’t wait to see the new digs too πŸ˜€

  95. jason says:

    Can’t wait.

  96. Ola says:

    fantaasticc newss !!! cant wait …. πŸ™‚

  97. OK, I keep waiting, hoping it will not be too long ;O)

  98. Good news. I’ve been waiting…

  99. It is exciting to see that we are just around the corner from the comeback!

  100. tweety says:

    I am eagerly awaiting for the day! Thank you for your hard work.

  101. Headstrong says:

    excellent, I want my gravatar for my profile at

  102. fez says:

    i love this time!

  103. Helena says:

    Yeah, can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  104. AntBee says:

    This is great news! Hooray!!!

  105. tobias says:

    where fun that i will come upp. i have whate fore a long time.

  106. JPM says:

    Countdown… 4 days… 3 days…

  107. mBoszko says:

    Awesome. I can’t wait to feature this on an episode of HowTube.

  108. Ramsy says:

    Cheers! Great news! Been waiting for a while!

  109. DJohnny says:

    That’s great news! I’m look forward to 15 February 2007.

  110. Jeanviet says:

    I want to be on the firsts

  111. I’ve been checking the site for the latest news since December … hook me up with a firsties v2.0 account!

  112. tentirujo says:

    looking forward πŸ˜‰

  113. Claire says:

    Like everyone else, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of Gravatar – Now counting down the days! πŸ™‚

  114. Amkiel says:

    I would appreciate to test the newest Gravatar.

  115. Dnesten says:

    great, can’t wait!

  116. Tany says:

    Yay! Go Gravatar 2.0!! πŸ™‚

  117. Nan says:

    I am very excited too! Good Job!

  118. ahdont says:

    go gravatar v2.0!

  119. Viviane says:

    That’s great. I’d love to be able to update my Gravatar finally.

  120. Hooray! I switched to Haloscan comments and need to add my avatar.

  121. Mark says:

    I’m wondering how i can get that nice avatars on my site so i look everyday to this site πŸ˜‰

  122. Kellie says:

    This is great news! I’ve been waiting for this, looking forward to it! ~

  123. Ilias says:

    Fantastic news ! 3 days more to count !

  124. LinuxHero says:

    Cool! just lunch the new version!!! i can wait!

  125. Great news, can’t wait for the new gravatar!!

  126. allose says:


  127. dobisskill says:

    great news! cant wait!

  128. Ilya Lichtenstein says:

    Very cool! I can’t wait.

  129. Hey,

    I’m leaving a comment so I can get the beta of gravatar!!! Thanks,

    Joe Pisano

  130. SupremeRuler says:

    I was in the process of slowly morphing my Gravatar and got stuck in mid-morph. I’m thrilled to know I’ll be able to change it soon. Thanks.

  131. Melissa says:

    YES! I can’t wait for the semi-private beta to begin! Good luck!

  132. Werner Piana says:

    Hi! ItΒ΄s been 2 years IΒ΄m trying to get my avatar. For sure IΒ΄m not a lucky guy since at every attempt the site was out.

    Well, IΒ΄m here again. Waiting!

    Thanks in advance.

  133. @lun says:

    Great! So any idea when Gravatar will be out of beta?

  134. ammar says:

    hey, can’t wait!! =)

  135. Eole says:

    Can’t wait! I’ts been so long but you did a great job!

  136. elvin says:

    can’t wait!!! πŸ˜‰

  137. Was about time! I hope to can finally get my gravatar!

  138. Thomas says:

    Awesome !

  139. ced says:

    great news!!!

  140. Astorg says:

    At long last! Have been waiting for this for so long!!!!

  141. jordi says:

    Great news! thank you for your work!

  142. jordgumman says:

    Oh, finally! πŸ˜€

  143. Caspar says:

    Great idea! I’ll try it out as soon as it is live. Good luck!

  144. loige says:

    I can’t wait to see the new release!!! :O

  145. Aeon says:

    Great News, I’am waiting so long to get one. I hope it’s not to late to become a open beta tester.

  146. Dentharg says:

    Shees.. I’ll grind my teeth waitin’!

  147. Chad Lapa says:

    This is great. Thanks for all the hard work and effort everyone!

  148. Nenillo says:

    Thanks for your effort!

  149. Alis says:

    Good! Can’t wait the opening!

  150. Manel says:

    I wait for it…

  151. rhClaus says:

    Keep going!

  152. Sefik says:

    yea πŸ™‚

  153. tw says:

    Mmmm… the waiting is soon over… great πŸ™‚

  154. Sid says:

    I’ m ready for the new version πŸ˜‰
    of course i’m the perfect beta tester πŸ˜‰

  155. Z-LiM says:

    I am excited to test this new feature.
    And of course I would be glad to test the beta version… πŸ˜‰

  156. Kai says:

    great news….

  157. evilgac says:


  158. Luin says:

    Wooooaaaaah new Gravatar! ::bounce, kick::

  159. FrantiC says:

    Great IΒ΄ll be waiting for it!!! πŸ˜€

  160. Leviathan says:

    Great news, and Great job..

  161. Well worth the wait! πŸ™‚ I love it already!

  162. pricolatino says:

    WOOHOO!!! I have like 300 avatars waiting, lol.

  163. Doufer says:


    I can’t wait!

  164. Caleb says:

    So much anticipation!

  165. vanina says:

    This is great news and i think i’ll be worth the wait!!!! THANK YOU for all the work done!!!β™₯

  166. Cocoa Crusty says:

    Great news! I have been watching the blog and have just put up a new blog at that I am going to use the Gravatar’s on.

    I’m ready! Thank you for your hard work and the service you provide.


  167. Jake says:

    Awesome, can’t wait to try out this service.

  168. Don’t mean to bug ya but… and updates? I haven’t gotten an e-mail for the beta yet, so I wanted to see if they were sent out yet (my spam filter might be too picky)!

    ::so excited::

  169. Pan says:

    Hehehehehe, finally! πŸ˜‰

  170. Masey says:

    I have been patiently waiting to integrate Gravatars into my new Blog design I launched last December! I’d love to get a Beta invite if possible!

  171. katychan says:

    Great! I’d like to be in!

  172. Andy says:

    I’m excited to see what the future holds for Gravatar. Bring it on!

  173. zombie says:

    I can’t wait to try.

  174. kermit says:

    I can’t wait. Thank you and let’s see what tomorrow brings!

  175. Lee says:

    Missed out on v1, so want to try this out.

  176. Dale says:

    Can’t wait the opening! Hope you’ll include me in that beta !!!!

  177. Celia says:

    Great!!! I’ve been waiting…:)

  178. Kelly says:

    Awesome. It has been a long wait.

  179. Nice, I was waiting since a long time …

  180. Can’t wait for v2. I’ll be happy to beta test for ya!


  181. gina says:

    great work! what a torture to sit and wait πŸ˜‰

  182. Ike says:

    I was wondering when the magic would return!

  183. Nick Young says:

    Is it to late to leave a comment to get in on the 2.0 beta?

  184. luca says:

    and finally it’s the 15 feb!

  185. dr says:

    can’t wait…

  186. shelly says:

    And it’s now February 15…almost February 16 in my neck of the woods. What’s going on?

  187. Lubos Motl says:

    Testing whether it appears here… on my haloscan comments, they don’t appear.

  188. Juan Martinez says:

    good. I think gravitar is a kind of blog.
    A la tierra del mundo.

  189. gutielua says:

    Gravatar Rocks!

  190. mario says:

    i hate this,.

  191. nE says:

    no entiendo, como hago para ver mi avatar?

  192. RubΓ©n says:

    Que buenoooooooooo!!!!!!

  193. rainer says:

    does not work for me either…

  194. xoacas says:


  195. at last…i have been waiting for this for eternity…

  196. Thank you for the final date! I’ve been a strong supporter of Gravatar since I saw how easy it is to incorporate it into WordPress blogs, and was starting to implement one of the many plugins that allow its incorporation into phpBB boards, when sadly Gravatar was getting prepared to launch version 2.0. It would hardly make sense to promote it while the site was down πŸ™‚ But… I’m pretty sure the long wait will be worth it!!

    Thank you as well for keeping the existing Gravatars fully functional during this period, I was a bit worried that this suddenly stopped working! Well, it never did. Excellent decision πŸ™‚

    Also, I hope you’ll allow people to donate a bit of cash to keep the servers running happily once Gravatar 2.0 comes out…

    Good luck with the “Upgrade” and the testing!

  197. Lefebvre says:

    Yes! Its about time, man!

  198. marketswimmer says:

    I just created a gavatar, let me try.

  199. David Gravereaux says:

    A great service, tnks.

  200. Javier says:

    It is cool! thank you very much Matt!!!

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