pixiv - Announcements urn:uuid:c12223a0-059a-11e4-9abe-0002a5d5c51b 2022-05-19T18:00:00+09:00 To users with pixiv iOS app version 7.11.0 or earlier and users with pixiv Android app version 6.2.0 or earlier pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=8095 2022-05-19T18:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. In order to strengthen security measures, we will be ending support for some of our apps on Monday, May 23rd, 2022. As such, if you're using an app version that will lose support, you'll be prompted to update to the latest version upon startup. You'll no longer be able to use the app until you do so. ■ Affected app versions: pixiv iOS app ver.7.11.0 or earlier pixiv Android app ver.6.2.0 or earlier ■ For users with update-compatible devices: We ask that you please update your app to the latest version from the App Store or Google Play. ■ For users with devices incompatible with the updates: You can still use the browser version of pixiv once support for your app version ends. You'll be able to log in on your browser with the same pixiv account you used with the app, and all of your data will still be available. ■ If you plan to change devices: For your data to carry over to your new device, you'll need to install the app after switching your device and log in to the same pixiv account you used on your previous device. ■ How the app handles pixiv Points: Your pixiv Points on the app cannot be transferred to the browser version. You can only transfer pixiv Points to another device within the same platform. * You can transfer points between different iOS devices, as well as different Android devices, but not from iOS to Android or vice versa. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us via our inquiry form. <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=6&subject=Some%20of%20our%20apps%20are%20no%20longer%20being%20supported" target="_blank">Inquiry form</a> We're always working to improve our services to make them even more enjoyable for our users. We look forward to your continued patronage. You can now set age restrictions, covers, and tags for your novel series pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=8023 2022-04-26T15:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. From April 26th, 2022, you can set age restrictions, covers, and tags for your novel series on the mobile and desktop versions of pixiv. Furthermore, when you select a series for the novel you're about to post, the settings of that series will be entered automatically in the corresponding fields. About series information: Until now, the information you could set for a series was limited to its title, summary, status, content, and genre. With this update, you can also set age restrictions, cover, and tags. This makes it even easier for your readers to grasp what the series is about! What's more, these settings are shared to all works belonging to the same series, which means you don't need to manually set tags and covers every time. Updating a novel series has never been faster! Setting the information for a series: If you're creating a new series, you can enter its information on the series' creation page, which you can access directly from the novel posting page or from Dashboard > Works > Series. You can enter the information for an existing series on the series' editing page, which you can access directly from the novel posting page or from Dashboard > Works > Series. Series creation page <img style="border:3px solid #eeeeff;" border="1px" width="50%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220426/194281198.png"> Auto-filling a work's information: When you select a series for your work, the settings of that series will be entered automatically in the corresponding fields on the work posting page. This information can be edited or deleted later. See the <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/ja/articles/6062794956569">FAQ</a> for details. Thank you for your patronage with pixiv. We've updated the manga viewer so it's now easier to read manga like an open book. pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7786 2022-01-31T17:00:00+09:00 <img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211214/671591739.png" id="og_image" width="0"> Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. We updated the design of the manga viewer for both desktop and mobile versions of pixiv from late December 2021. The new manga viewer displays manga in full-window view. In accordance with this, manga will be able to be uploaded in "Book format" Uploading in this format will set the default reading direction to horizontal, and on the desktop viewer, 2 pages will be displayed in the window, allowing readers to read in a more natural, open-book style. The updated manga viewer will affect all manga that have multiple pages. Illustrations will not be affected. If you upload manga without selecting "Book format", it will be displayed in the original vertical single page display mode. A book-style manga viewer (horizontal reading) was available on pixiv in the past, however, this feature was discontinued in 2019. Despite this, many creators have continued to post fantastic manga suited for this open-book style. In order for everyone to enjoy these works to the fullest, we decided to revise the manga viewer and reintroduce open-book style viewing for manga on pixiv. The updated design has been available for some readers, and will soon be available for everyone to enjoy. Example of the new manga viewer <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211222/586111891.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211222/586111891.png" style="max-width: 90%;"></a> <span style="font-weight: bold;">■ How to set your manga to be displayed in open-book style (for creators)</span> To set the default display mode to horizontal for manga that you upload, select multiple images on the manga upload page, and set "Book format" to ON in the top left corner. By clicking the "Open right" button, you can change the direction in which your manga pages will open. Generally, "bound on the right side" is best suited for manga that is read from right to left (i.e. written in Japanese), whereas "bound on the left side" is best suited for manga or comics read from left to right (i.e. written in English). <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220128/153989909.jpg"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220128/153989909.jpg" style="max-width: 90%;"></a> Works that you have previously uploaded will still be displayed in the default vertical format, but you can change by switching to "Book format" on the Edit manga page. <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220128/375782194.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220128/375782194.png" style="max-width: 90%;"></a> <span style="font-weight: bold;">■ How to use the viewer (for readers)</span> Desktop version <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220128/521611062.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220128/521611062.png" style="max-width: 90%;"></a> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Clicking "Read manga" on the work details page will open the full-window manga viewer.</span> <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211222/129864913.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211222/129864913.png" style="max-width: 90%;"></a> ① Next page/previous page Clicking on the right or left will go to the next or previous page. If the manga is in the vertical orientation, then clicking the top or bottom areas will change the page. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts ↑ → ↓ ← J K, or scroll in the direction of the text to move between pages. ② Zoom in/zoom out By clicking the center of the page, you can zoom in. Click once again to zoom back out. ③ Menu bar By hovering your mouse over the top or bottom edges of the viewer, you can bring up the toolbar. The toolbar contains the following tools: ④ Close the viewer ⑤ Page slider: Drag the ● to scroll through pages ⑥ Switch between vertical and horizontal (right to left, left to right) orientation. * The default orientation is set by the creator, but you can change it with this feature. Keyboard shortcuts J: Read manga J or ↓ : Next page (← for manga bound on the right side, → for manga bound on the left side) K or ↑ : Previous page (→ for manga bound on the right side, ← for manga bound on the left side) V: Display in original size for vertical orientation Z: Thumbnail preview L: Like B: Bookmark Esc: Close the viewer Mobile version <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220112/458225904.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20220112/458225904.png" style="max-width: 90%;"></a> ①Next page/previous page Tapping the right or left of the screen will go to the next or previous page. If the manga is in the vertical orientation, then tapping the top or bottom areas will change the page. You can also change pages by scrolling. ② Zoom in/zoom out You can zoom in and out by pinching out or in with two fingers. ③ Menu bar By tapping the middle area of the screen (②), you can bring up the toolbar. The toolbar contains the following: ④ Close the viewer ⑤ Page slider: Drag the ● to scroll through pages ⑥ Switch between vertical and horizontal (right to left, left to right) orientation. * The default orientation is set by the creator, but you can change it with this feature. * On mobile, even manga that have been set to "Book format" will be displayed one page at a time. Thank you for your continued patronage with pixiv. Please refrain from using international banking services pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7780 2022-01-20T12:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. There are people who use international payment services (such as Payoneer or WorldFirst) to receive payments, rather than their own personal bank accounts, but we strongly advise against using these kinds of services. This is because payment services may, at their own discretion, reject payments that we are transferring into your account. In such a case, we will accept inquiries and work to reverse the payment, but please note that a cancellation fee may apply. We strongly suggest that you register your own personal Japanese bank account or PayPal account to receive payments. We will continue to try to work with payment services to find a solution to this issue. Thank you for your patronage with pixiv. You will now be able to save your novels from the text editor on mobile. pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7712 2021-12-23T17:55:00+09:00 <img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211223/565176428.png" width="0%" hight="0%" id="og_image"> Greetings from pixiv. From December 23rd, 2021, you will now be able to save your work via the text editor on the mobile version of pixiv. ■ Previous update With the November 25th <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7582">update to the text editor on the mobile version of pixiv</a>, saving a draft required you to first tap the "Enter" button, then scroll all the way down to the bottom and tap the "Save draft" button. This process took too many steps and has been updated. ■ New update Thanks to your feedback, we have renamed the "Enter" button displayed in the top right corner to "Save draft" and "Save". Tapping this button will now save any changes you make to your work. This function allows you to save your work all in one step. <b>When creating a new post or editing a draft</b> <img style="border:3px solid #eeeeff;" border="1px" width="100%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211223/527731120.png"> The "Enter" button on the top right of the text editor has been renamed to "Save draft". Tapping this button will now save your work in your Drafts which can be accessed via your dashboard. <b>When editing a previously posted work or a scheduled work</b> <img style="border:3px solid #eeeeff;" border="1px" width="100%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211223/638832586.png"> If you are making changes to a previously posted work or a scheduled work, you can do so by tapping the "Save" button in the text editor. Please note that for previously posted work, any changes saved will be immediately applied to your work. If you would like to view a preview before making changes, tap "Close", then tap "Preview" at the bottom of the upload page to check the changes you've made. Once you're happy with the changes, tap "Save". <b>Other updates</b> ① The button on the top left of the text editor has been renamed from "Cancel" to "Close". ② Tapping "Close" will return you to the previous page. If you tap "Close" without tapping "Save" or "Save draft", the text will remain on the upload page but it has not yet been saved. If you close your browser without saving, any unsaved work will be lost. Please make sure to tap "Save" or "Save draft" before closing your browser. The screen for writing novels on mobile is getting an update pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7584 2021-11-25T18:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv, Thank you for using our service. Starting on Thursday, November 25th, 2021, the mobile version of pixiv comes with a renovated screen for writing your novels. With this update, you'll be able to write your novels full screen, and the tools were redesigned too, to always be in your reach. This update will roll out gradually, to eventually reach all users. Everyone running one of the supported OS and browsers will be able to enjoy it in the next few days. * You can use this feature on Android Chrome and Safari for iOS 13 and later. If your device has a version prior to iOS 13 installed, you won't be able to experience part of the update. To fully enjoy the update, please consider updating your OS. <strong>What changes when writing novels</strong> ① After you click on the text input box, you'll be shifted to a full-screen text editor. ② pixiv Novels tools are pinned to the top of the screen, and are easier to reach. ③ Inserting tags is even easier with suggestions. With this update, writers on some devices may find that the browser response time when writing longer texts has improved. Try the new text editor, and you might enjoy writing on the smaller screen like you never did before. * Aside from text input, there were no other changes such as tags and text formatting. You can continue using the text editor as you did before. <img style="border:3px solid #eeeeff;" border="1px" width="100%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211125/332535313.png" id="og_image"> <strong>About tag tools</strong> Tag tools are now pinned at the top of the screen. Even when you're writing a longer novel, you won't need to scroll back up to the top to find the tools at any time. <img style="border:3px solid #eeeeff;" border="1px" width="50%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211125/425186951.png"> Click on any of the icons for the suggestion menu to display. Input what you need here, and you're done! <img style="border:3px solid #eeeeff;" border="1px" width="50%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20211125/360551955.png"> For more information on how to use this feature, please visit the <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/articles/235584168">Help</a> section. Thank you for your patronage with pixiv. The Bookmark Tag feature has been updated pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7384 2021-09-28T18:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. In July 2021, the total number of registered users on pixiv exceeded 71 million worldwide, with more than 13 billion Bookmarks. As a result, last month we announced that <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7261">the Bookmarks page was getting an update</a>, mainly to reduce the server load and continue presenting you the best service possible. Today, we are announcing that the changes we presented in that article have all been implemented. <b>The renaming Bookmarks feature has returned with updates</b> The Renaming Bookmarks feature was temporarily disabled on the desktop version of pixiv to address some issues, which have since been resolved. The feature is now usable once more starting September 27th, 2021 (Mon). From this point forward, a common tag shared by multiple bookmarks can be edited altogether, as opposed to having to edit it for each work. This will make it easier to manage your Bookmarks. As <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7261">previously announced</a>, the Bookmarks system was not case-sensitive and was difficult to search using some emoji as well. Now, these instances will be treated as separate characters by the system. Please give this a try when managing your bookmarks! Furthermore, in the past, there was a limit on rewriting bookmarks when a user had a large number of bookmarked illustrations. This limit has been removed. <img width="80%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210924/858922658.png"> * You can rewrite bookmark tags by going to the Bookmarks page, opening your Bookmark tags, and clicking "Manage tags". * For more detail, please refer to the <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/articles/4406941810201">"How can I rename Bookmark tags?"</a> FAQ article <b>Improvement in the time for filtering tags</b> On the desktop, mobile, and app versions of pixiv, when you had more than one bookmark tag attached to the same artwork, and you wanted to search for it filtering the tags, the search results used to take some time to display. With the latest changes, we were able to improve the search performance, making it faster. <b>Removed limit for filtering tagsfilter</b> On the desktop version, we removed the max limit for filtering bookmark tags. We will keep striving to present you the best experience possible. Thank you for your continued patronage with pixiv. The new Bookmarks page is ready pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7379 2021-09-27T18:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. In July 2021, the total number of registered users on pixiv exceeded 71 million worldwide, with more than 13 billion Bookmarks. As a result, last month we announced that <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7261">the Bookmarks page was getting an update</a>, mainly to reduce the server load and continue presenting you the best service possible. Today, we are announcing that the changes we presented in that article have all been implemented. <b>The renaming Bookmarks feature has returned with updates</b> As a result of this support, the "Rewrite Bookmark Tags" function has been temporarily suspended on the desktop version of pixiv, but now that the support has been completed, the function will resume on September 27, 2021. In the future, it will be possible to rewrite common tags attached to multiple bookmarks at once, making it easier to organize bookmark tags. As <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7261">previously</a> announced, lowercase and uppercase letters of the alphabet and some pictograms were not distinguishable, but now they will be distinguished as different characters. In addition, please use this feature to organize your bookmark tags. In the past, if you bookmarked a large number of illustrations, you may be restricted from rewriting tags, but from now on you can use tags without restriction. <img width="60%" src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210924/858922658.png"> You can rewrite tags from [Manage Tags] in the bookmark tag list on the bookmarks page. <b>Improvement in the time for filtering tags</b> On the desktop, mobile, and app versions of pixiv, when you had more than one bookmark tag attached to the same artwork, and you wanted to search for it filtering the tags, the search results used to take some time to display. With the latest changes, we were able to improve the search performance, making it faster. <b>Removed limit for filtering tagsfilter</b> On the desktop version, we removed the max limit for filtering bookmark tags. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience these changes may have brought about. We will keep striving to present you the best experience possible. Thank you for your continued patronage with pixiv. The Novels home page is getting a renewal pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7313 2021-09-09T15:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. The Novels home page design will be renewed on the desktop and mobile versions of pixiv on September 9th, 2021. The new design will initially be available to some users only but will soon be made available to everyone. In the new design, the previously homogeneous display of novel works will be optimized for each content. The number of works displayed may increase depending on the content, and the display area will become more compact, making it easier for people to find new works. Desktop Version <img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210909/815092126.png" width="100%" id="og_image"></a> Mobile Version <img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210909/972743275.png" width="100%"></a> <b>Recommended cover size</b> In the new design, the aspect ratio of the cover page has been unified with the exception of some content. When uploading a cover image to your novel, please set the image according to the following recommended size so that the cover image will fit perfectly. Recommended Size Width 640px x Height 900px We plan to have this recommended size gradually be applied to features and designs other than the novel home screen. Please note that due to this, some covers will be trimmed. Thank you for your patronage with pixiv. The Bookmarks page got a renewal pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7279 2021-08-25T14:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. We would like to inform you about the changes made to the Bookmark page. In June 2021, the total number of registered users on pixiv has exceeded 68 million worldwide, with Bookmarks about to reach 13 billion. As a result, to continue providing the best service possible, we had to make some changes to reduce the server load. As part of these changes, we have released a new Bookmark page on the desktop version of pixiv. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the release of the new Bookmark page and the upcoming database changes may cause. <img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210824/110641444.jpg" width="100%"> <strong>■ Problems you may experience on the new Bookmark page</strong> You can add or delete Bookmark tags as usual, but you will be temporarily unable to edit the tags you have already created. We hope to solve the server load issue, and this problem, during August. Furthermore, we plan to re-implement the Bookmark tag edit feature in September. We apologize for the inconvenience and kindly ask for your patience until the issue is resolved. <strong>■ The changes made to the Bookmark database and the effect it will have</strong> We will perform servers maintenance during August to resolve the server load issue. During this time, there will be some changes made to the specifications of the Bookmark page. Changes will be applied to the pixiv app, desktop, and mobile version. What are the changes? ・Until now, the Bookmarks feature was not case-sensitive. With this change, uppercase and lowercase letters will be distinguished as different characters. ・We fixed an issue that caused some emojis to be grouped with other emojis, making them hard to search for. Each emoji will now be distinguished as unique. <img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210824/452395473.png" width="60%"> Due to the temporary changes made to the specifications of the page, you might not be able to view or use the previous features and will have to wait until the new feature is ready. As mentioned earlier, we plan to re-implement the Bookmark tag edit feature in September. You may experience some inconveniences until that time, but we kindly ask for your patience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The Guidelines have been updated pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7155 2021-07-08T15:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. Our Guidelines were updated on July 8th, 2021. Guidelines: <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/terms/?page=guideline">https://www.pixiv.net/terms/?page=guideline</a> ■ Important changes made: ・Details for "works used with the Reference Materials feature in Novels" and "works used with Novels' 'Upload an illustration' feature" have been added to the Prohibited Works section. ・To accommodate the above change in Prohibited Works, some section names were moved and changed. Thank you for your patronage with pixiv. [pixiv Premium] Regarding the use of non-Japanese credit cards - issue resolved pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=7038 2021-06-07T13:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Starting July 8th, 2020, credit cards issued outside of Japan were unable to be used when paying for pixiv Premium. This issue has now been resolved, as detailed below. ◼︎ Effective from: June 7th, 2021 ◼︎ Extent of resolution Visa, Mastercard pixiv Premium users residing outside of Japan will now be able to use credit cards issued outside of Japan to pay for their subscription. This took quite some time for us to resolve, and we're very sorry for the inconvenience it caused some of our users. We hope that you'll continue to enjoy pixiv Premium. Our Privacy Policy has been updated pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6982 2021-05-31T10:30:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Our Privacy Policy was updated on May 31st, 2021. [Privacy Policy] <a href="https://policies.pixiv.net/en.html#privacy" target = "_blank">https://policies.pixiv.net/en.html#privacy</a> ◼︎ Updated articles The following articles were changed so that we can provide various payment services and optimize advertising. ・Article 3, "Information Company acquires and purposes of use (according to each Service)", will be supplemented with information concerning payment services. ・Article 5, "Provision of Personal Information to third parties, etc.", will be supplemented with information based on the provisions of the Installment Sales Act (Japanese: 割賦販売法). ・Article 5, "Provision of Personal Information to third parties, etc.", will be supplemented with clauses about the entrustment of personal information for payment processing. ・Article 6, "Information which Users input on the relevant screens on the Services when Users use settlement by credit cards" will be added and include pixiv Inc.'s policies aimed at improving credit card payment security. ・Article 14, "Use of cookies and Advertising Identifiers etc" will be supplemented with clauses concerning information the Company acquires for advertising optimization. ・Article 14, "Use of cookies and Advertising Identifier etc" will be supplemented with information regarding third-party companies displaying ads. ・Article 17, "Personal Information Handling Business Operator" will be added, supplementing pixiv Inc.'s information. ・Other minor fixes to article numbers, etc. will be made. If you continue to use pixiv and pixiv-related services*, please note that our new Privacy Policy will apply. You are free to disagree to the new Privacy Policy at anytime by deleting your pixiv account and thus freezing your account(s) on related services. * The services below are included in "pixiv-related services": ・pixiv <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://www.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixivFANBOX <a href="https://www.fanbox.cc/" target = "_blank">https://www.fanbox.cc/</a> ・pixiv COMIC <a href="https://comic.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://comic.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixiv Novel <a href="https://novel.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://novel.pixiv.net/</a> ・BOOTH <a href="https://booth.pm/" target = "_blank">https://booth.pm/</a> ・pixivFACTORY <a href="https://factory.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://factory.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixiv Sketch <a href="https://sketch.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://sketch.pixiv.net/</a> ・VRoid Studio <a href="https://vroid.com/studio/" target = "_blank">https://vroid.com/studio/</a> ・VRoid Hub、VRoid SDK <a href="https://hub.vroid.com/" target = "_blank">https://hub.vroid.com/</a> ・VRoid Mobile <a href="https://vroid.com/mobile/" target = "_blank">https://vroid.com/mobile/</a> ・pixiv Encyclopedia <a href="https://dic.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://dic.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixivision <a href="https://www.pixivision.net/" target = "_blank">https://www.pixivision.net/</a> ・sensei <a href="https://sensei.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://sensei.pixiv.net/</a> If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to reach out to us via the following inquiry form: <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=6" target = "_blank">Inquiry Form</a> We are looking forward to your continued support. Regarding upcoming updates to our Privacy Policy pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6977 2021-05-24T10:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. pixiv Inc.'s <a href="https://policies.pixiv.net/en.html#privacy" target = "_blank">Privacy Policy</a> will be updated on Monday, May 31st, 2021. ◼︎ In effect from: May 31st, 2021 ◼︎ Updated articles The following articles will be changed so that we can provide various payment services and optimize advertising. ・Article 3, "Information Company acquires and purposes of use (according to each Service)", will be supplemented with information concerning payment services. ・Article 5, "Provision of Personal Information to third parties, etc.", will be supplemented with information based on the provisions of the Installment Sales Act (Japanese: 割賦販売法). ・Article 5, "Provision of Personal Information to third parties, etc.", will be supplemented with clauses about the entrustment of personal information for payment processing. ・Article 6, "Information which Users input on the relevant screens on the Services when Users use settlement by credit cards" will be added and include pixiv Inc.'s policies aimed at improving credit card payment security. ・Article 14, "Use of cookies and Advertising Identifiers etc" will be supplemented with clauses concerning information the Company acquires for advertising optimization. ・Article 14, "Use of cookies and Advertising Identifier etc" will be supplemented with information regarding third-party companies displaying ads. ・Article 17, "Personal Information Handling Business Operator" will be added, supplementing pixiv Inc.'s information. ・Other minor fixes to article numbers, etc. will be made. ◼︎ Updated Privacy Policy <a href="https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/cot1fssd9nx6focq0nipvvmgzlgos8sh.pdf" target = "_blank">https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/cot1fssd9nx6focq0nipvvmgzlgos8sh.pdf</a> If you continue to use pixiv and pixiv-related services*, please note that the new Privacy Policy will apply from the date it comes into effect. You are free to disagree to the new Privacy Policy at anytime by deleting your pixiv account and thus freezing your account(s) on related services. We plan to schedule an announcement on this matter on each service's website on the day the updated Privacy Policy goes into effect. * The services below are included in "pixiv-related services": ・pixiv <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://www.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixivFANBOX <a href="https://www.fanbox.cc/" target = "_blank">https://www.fanbox.cc/</a> ・pixiv COMIC <a href="https://comic.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://comic.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixiv Novel <a href="https://novel.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://novel.pixiv.net/</a> ・BOOTH <a href="https://booth.pm/" target = "_blank">https://booth.pm/</a> ・pixivFACTORY <a href="https://factory.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://factory.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixiv Sketch <a href="https://sketch.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://sketch.pixiv.net/</a> ・VRoid Studio <a href="https://vroid.com/studio/" target = "_blank">https://vroid.com/studio/</a> ・VRoid Hub、VRoid SDK <a href="https://hub.vroid.com/" target = "_blank">https://hub.vroid.com/</a> ・VRoid Mobile <a href="https://vroid.com/mobile/" target = "_blank">https://vroid.com/mobile/</a> ・pixiv Encyclopedia <a href="https://dic.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://dic.pixiv.net/</a> ・pixivision <a href="https://www.pixivision.net/" target = "_blank">https://www.pixivision.net/</a> ・sensei <a href="https://sensei.pixiv.net/" target = "_blank">https://sensei.pixiv.net/</a> If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to reach out to us via the following inquiry form: <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=6" target = "_blank">Inquiry Form</a> We are looking forward to your continued support. Regarding updates to the Request Function Individual Terms of Service pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6986 2021-05-24T10:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. The <a href="https://policies.pixiv.net/en.html#request" target = "_blank">Request Function Individual Terms of Service</a> will be updated on Monday, May 31st, 2021. ◼︎ In effect from: May 31st, 2021 ◼︎ Updated articles In order to make them easier to understand, we are updating the Terms of Use articles listed below. These articles are in regards to payments and the contract defintitions of the Requests feature. ・Article 2, "Definitions", was updated so that the definition of “Request Reward” is easier to understand. ・Article 5, "Formation of Request Agreements", was updated so that the contract stipulated between Creators, Fans, and the Company is easier to understand. ・Article 8, "Payment of Sale Proceeds to Creators", was updated so that the handling of the amount Fans pay to Creators is easier to understand. ・Other minor fixes to article numbers were made. ◼︎ Updated Terms of Use for the Requests feature <a href="https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/ajw35wivwo1w8pn3mfcwastyazym69ph.pdf" target = "_blank">https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/ajw35wivwo1w8pn3mfcwastyazym69ph.pdf</a> If you continue to use the Requests feature, please note that the new Terms of Use will apply from the date they come into effect. If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to reach out to us via the following inquiry form: <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=6" target = "_blank">Inquiry Form</a> We are looking forward to your continued support. Regarding updates to the “BOOTH” Individual Terms of Use pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6991 2021-05-24T10:00:00+09:00 Greetings from BOOTH. Thank you for using BOOTH. The <a href="https://policies.pixiv.net/en.html#booth" target = "_blank">“BOOTH” Individual Terms of Use</a> will be updated on May 31st, 2021 (Mon). ◼︎ In effect from: May 31st, 2021 ◼︎ Updated articles In order to make them easier to understand, we are updating the Terms of Use articles listed below. These articles are in regards to payments and the contract defintitions for BOOTH. ・Article 4, "Use of the Individual Service and User Responsibilities" was updated so that the contract stipulated between Shop owner and User is easier to understand. ・Article 10, "Payment of Sales Revenues to Shop Owners" was updated so that the handling of the amount that the User pays when purchasing a product from the Shop owner, and the relation between User and the Company, are easier to understand. ・Other minor fixes to articles numbers were made. ◼︎ Updated Terms of Use for BOOTH <a href="https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/80fpcx8vg0y2dg1p17ulrqwtq3qnw62q.pdf" target = "_blank">https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/80fpcx8vg0y2dg1p17ulrqwtq3qnw62q.pdf</a> If you continue to use BOOTH, please note that the new Terms of Use will apply from the day they come into effect. If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to reach out to us via the following inquiry form: <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=6" target = "_blank">Inquiry Form</a> We are looking forward to your continued support of BOOTH. Regarding the updates to pixivFANBOX's Terms of Use pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6996 2021-05-24T10:00:00+09:00 Thank you for using pixivFANBOX. <a href="https://policies.pixiv.net/en.html#fanbox" target = "_blank">pixivFANBOX's Terms of Use</a> will be updated on Monday, May 31st, 2021. ◼︎ In effect from: May 31st, 2021 ◼︎ Updated articles In order to make them easier to understand, we are updating the Terms of Use articles listed below. These articles are in regards to payments and the contract defintitions for pixivFANBOX. ・Article 9, "Support by Supporters" was updated so that the definition of the contract stipulated between User and Creator is easier to understand. ・Article 14, "Payment" was updated so that the handling of the amount that Supporters pay to Creators, and the relation between Supporters and the Company, are easier to understand. ・Other minor fixes to articles numbers were made. ◼︎ Updated Terms of Use for pixivFANBOX <a href="https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/fvv64tmrm7n8ui5v7httwluejp9lflce.pdf" target = "_blank">https://pixiv1.box.com/shared/static/fvv64tmrm7n8ui5v7httwluejp9lflce.pdf</a> If you continue to use pixivFANBOX, please note that the new Terms of Use will apply from the date they come into effect. If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to reach out to us via the following inquiry form: <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=6" target = "_blank">Inquiry Form</a> We are looking forward to your continued support of pixivFANBOX. Launch announcement for the pixiv Rankings team account pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6963 2021-05-17T15:00:00+09:00 <font color="red">* Amendment (May 31st, 2021): an announcement about Novels rankings has been amended.</font> Thank you for using our service. This is an announcement to everyone on pixiv. Up until now, the work rankings were announced via a message sent from the main pixiv account. Starting on May 19th 2021, the rankings announcement will be sent from the pixiv Rankings team. <font color="red">* We will be sending an announcement about Novels Rankings on May 31st.</font> Please keep an eye out for messages from the Rankings team (pixivランキング事務局). Please refer to the FAQ for more information about rankings. ▼FAQ https://www.pixiv.help/hc/categories/360001065093 Thank you for your patronage. [IMPORTANT] Some accounts are required to reset their password pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6927 2021-05-10T15:00:00+09:00 <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6865">As previously announced,</a> it is no longer possible to log in to pixiv and pixiv-related services with a password that can easily be guessed by a third party as of May 10th, 2021. * These measures will be applied gradually to accounts. If you're not sure whether your account is affected by these measures, you can check by logging in to pixiv with your password and seeing if any message displays. Please refer to the following 3 patterns. * If you use Apple, Twitter, Google, or Facebook to log in, your password will not be affected by the strengthening measures. As such, there will be no changes in how you log in, and you will be able to continue logging in with that method. However, if you log in with your pixiv ID and password, it's possible that you may be asked to change your password. <div style="height: 1px; background: #ccc; margin: 2em 0 1em;"></div> <strong>If the following displays on the log in page:</strong> On desktop: <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210426/457286864.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210426/457286864.png" style="width:100%;max-width:500px;border:solid 3px #ddd"></a> On mobile: <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210426/852428373.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20210426/852428373.png" style="width:100%;max-width:375px;border:solid 3px #ddd"></a> If you see this prompt, it means that our system has detected that <strong>the password you set for your account may be easily guessed by a third party and is likely to be used for unauthorized access</strong>. Therefore, it is not possible to log in to your account for security reasons. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please reset your password. When you reset your password, please refer to the article <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/en-us/articles/115003439868">"How can I set up a secure password?"</a> in the Help section. You will also need the e-mail address registered to your account to reset your password. Please make sure that the e-mail address is still valid. If you're no longer able to access your e-mail address, please refer to the Help page: <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/en-us/articles/235583048">"I cannot use the e-mail address I registered on pixiv, and so I cannot have my password reissued"</a>. <strong>If the following page displays immediately after logging in:</strong> On desktop: <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20200805/131322422.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20200805/131322422.png" style="width:100%;max-width:500px;border:solid 3px #ddd"></a> On mobile: <a href="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20200805/619178650.png"><img src="https://i.pximg.net/imgaz/upload/20200805/619178650.png" style="width:100%;max-width:375px;border:solid 3px #ddd"></a> If you see this prompt, it means that our system detected that <strong>the password you set for your account may be easily guessed by a third party and is likely to be used for unauthorized access</strong>. You can log in this time, but you will be unable to log in again after this session. To protect your account, follow the instructions on the page, and change your password. When you change your password, please refer to the article <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/en-us/articles/115003439868">"How can I set up a secure password?"</a> in the Help section. <strong>If you're able to log in as usual:</strong> There are no issues with your current password, so there is no need for you to change your password at the moment. However, if it becomes necessary for you to change your password, we apologize for the inconvenience, but you will need to change your password if any of the above displays at any time. <div style="height: 1px; background: #ccc; margin: 2em 0 1em;"></div> <a href="https://www.pixiv.help/hc/en-us/articles/235584348">We will continue to strengthen our measures to protect your valuable works and accounts</a> and to reduce the damage caused by unauthorized access to pixiv. If you have any questions about the revisions, please contact us from the following link. <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&type=8&service=pixiv&ref=notice">Inquiry form</a> Thank you for your patronage with pixiv. The Terms of Use for pixiv Requests have been revised pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=6917 2021-05-06T21:00:00+09:00 Greetings from pixiv. Thank you for using our service. In order to ease the communication between creators and fans, Articles 11.1 and 16 have been added to the Terms of Use for pixiv Requests. pixiv Requests Terms of Use: <a href="https://policies.pixiv.net/#request" target="_blank">https://policies.pixiv.net/#request</a> ■ Revised: May 13th, 2021 ■ Revisions: <b>Article 11 Responsibilities of Fans</b> 1. Fans may not, in any way, instruct Creators to redo, modify or add to the contents of a Request Reward ("Retake"). Fans can only send requests to Creators at the time of sending Requests, and may not send individual requests related to Retakes to Creators using the Request function or other means of communication such as pixiv messages. In addition, Creators are not obligated to confirm or respond to individual requests from Fans other than when sending a request for a Request Reward. <span style="color:#d3d3d3;">(Paragraphs 2 to 4 below are as per the existing terms and conditions) 2. Fans are not entitled to have interactions with Creators, in connection with or through use of the Request Function, if such interactions are not directly related to the content of Request Rewards of which said Fans have requested creation from such Creators on the Request Function. 3. Fans shall, under their own responsibility and cost burden, manage and retain the posted information for Requests they have transmitted. 4. Fans shall personally preserve Request Rewards received from Creators, by backing up such Request Rewards as appropriate or by other such method. The Company is not responsible for providing data storage or the like for Request Rewards, and in no way guarantees that data storage or the like will be performed for Request Rewards.</span> <b>Article 16 Monitoring of the Request Function by the Company</b> The Company and the third party who is entrusted by the Company to perform the minimum necessary work for the monitoring set forth in this section under a confidentiality agreement with the Company regarding the protection of the User's information shall monitor the Site to ensure that no information is posted or transmitted on the Site that violates these Specific Terms, that no Request Reward that violates these Specific Terms is provided, and that the Creator and the Creator's personal information is not disclosed. For the purpose of investigating whether information is being posted or transmitted on the Site that violates the Specific Terms, whether request rewards that violate the Specific Terms are being provided, whether creators and fans are complying with laws and regulations, and whether this function is being provided to users in accordance with the Request Function Agreement, the third party performing the work will monitor the information posted and request rewards related to the Request Function on the Site through mechanical filtering. If any of the prohibited acts in the Request Function Agreement is confirmed, the company may take measures such as canceling the request contract as stipulated in Article 13, Paragraph 4. The period of use of the information acquired in accordance with this article shall be one year after the request is sent. If you have any questions about the information we obtain for the above purposes, please contact us at the following address. <a href="https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=28" target="_blank">https://www.pixiv.net/support.php?mode=inquiry&service=pixiv&type=28</a> Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.