Today, Family Tree DNA released a list of updates that they have rolled to their site.
Here’s the list:
1. Added a privacy setting that will allow a user to opt out of Big Y matching. By default, matching is enabled. If someone opts out of matching they will not be able to see Big Y matches and other users will not see them. The opt in/out setting is located in the myFTDNA Account Settings page, under the “Match and E-mail settings” tab. Here is the setting:
2. Updated the retail price for Y-DNA25 from $229 to $109. This will put it in line with our other Y-DNA product prices. Upgrade prices were also edited accordingly.
3. Created a SNP search feature on the Haplotree page to aid users in locating a SNP of interest. It is located at the top right side of the Haplotree page. The page will scroll down to the SNP being searched for and highlighted it with a yellow bar. Even SNPs buried in the “More…” pop up will be searched! Here is a pic of the search bar:
Here is what a successful search looks like:
4. We restored Deep Clade Extended SNP results. These results had disappeared from customer’s pages and will now be back.
5. We removed and are preventing a Y-DNA haplogroup badge from Y33 and Y46 transfers. A haplogroup prediction is not a part of the product description. The transfer and upgrade products will still get a haplogroup prediction.
6. The myOrigin cluster names are being changed to be more familiar and recognizable names. A temporary banner has also been added to the myOrigins page informing users of this change and offering a link to the Learn center containing information about these changes. Here is the banner that is shown and the link if you would like to read more.