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The iOS app has no convenient way to get from a main site to its Meta. You have to go to the full site list and search for the specific Meta you want.

Could a link be provided somewhere? My first thought would be for a tap or tap-and-hold on the site name at the top of the Questions tab to pop up a "menu" with a link to the Meta (see the Taskpaper iOS app for this behavior). The Meta should likewise provide a link back to Main.

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Sooo... I was coming here to close the issue because this will be in the next build:

Screenshot showing Meta and Chat contextual menu options in menu

But I liked Chris's answer so much I implemented it too:

Screenshot showing More tab with meta and chat links

Long screenshots short:

  • The fastest way to get to a per-site meta from a site in your left side menu is to simply long press the site and tap "Meta".

  • The most discoverable way to get to a per-site meta (and probably the easiest if you're already looking at the site) is to tap on the "More" tab and then select "Switch to meta site".

I'll probably stash a few extra actions in the more tab like a quicker "Pin to menu" since that's not very convenient for a site you're already on.

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    Awesomeness in its best! – Shadow Mar 18 '15 at 0:08
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    And 'open chat' too?! I feel spoilt! :-D thank you! – Chris Mar 18 '15 at 0:18
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    @Chris it just goes to the browser and it'll probably take you to the wrong URL until the app redownloads the site list in 0 to 24 hours. – Brian Nickel Mar 18 '15 at 0:20
  • @BrianNickel that by itself is a big help - I was always scrolling through my inbox to my last chat notification to get there! Cheers! – Chris Mar 18 '15 at 0:21
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    Is there an ETA for when this is coming to Android? :) – Martin Ender Apr 14 '15 at 17:57
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I agree this could be a lot better. Some changes were made in response to this question, but it still requires the user to 'set this up' - and I would have considered this a regularly used enough feature to not require that.

I think the best solution could be to add a link to the remarkably empty looking 'more' menu. I'd see it as fitting quite well alongside a link to your per-site profile.

more menu

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