What’s new in Magic ✨

Magic newsletter #3

Hi there,

It’s Sean, CEO at Magic. 

The new year is off to an exciting start! I’m writing to you from my home office in San Francisco with some big updates to share. 

New features: 

Social Logins 💥

Now you can enable users to sign in via Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, and Twitter.

Learn how to set up Social Logins ->

NPX Create Magic App 💫

Getting started is easier than ever, using this simple CLI tool to spin up a React or Next.js app with Magic auth built-in (with add-ons like Hasura, Social Logins, and Web 3.0). 

After a series of interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style prompts, you’ll have a working Magic app!

WebAuthn 📱

For an added layer of protection, you can enable users to sign up and log in to your web app with a FIDO2 device (YubiKey) or with biometrics (Touch ID) when using Google Chrome.

Try the demo or view the code.

30+ Languages 🌎

We recently launched support for 30+ languages — our first time making Magic available in more languages. You can now customize the popup modal, email, and confirmation screens to French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and more.

For info on localization, head to this doc.

Accessibility Support 🎨

Magic’s out-of-the-box UI is compliant with WCAG standards, so key accessibility standards are covered right from the start.


Request Anomaly Detection 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️

Have peace of mind knowing Magic’s system detects, blocks, and prevents attacks based on usage patterns. Think of this as your “always-on security defense” that resolves issues with fraud, email deliverability, and malicious requests before they happen.

Redirect URL 🔗

You can now add a redirect URL to the magic link flow, so users no longer have to go back to the original tab to complete login.

Here’s the code snippet:

Many of you requested this, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think!


New guides and resources:

Not sure what to build next? We’re always adding to Magic Guides to serve up how-to posts tailored to your tech stack!

Find step-by-step tutorials to help you get the most from Magic. Coming soon, you’ll be able to filter with tags like “Node.js”, “Strapi”, and “Electron” to find exactly what you want.

Bookmark these developer favorites:

Build User-Friendly DApps with Binance Smart Chain in Minutes

How to Add Magic Link to a Next.js App

Build a Blog Membership Site with Magic and Webflow

How to add Magic Link to a Vue.js Application

And if you’re curious to learn more about how Magic takes care of security and privacy compliance, check out our latest blog post:

The Magic Advantage: Future-proof Security and Privacy


New meetups:

With more teams going remote (ours included), we’re putting extra emphasis on community. 

We want to invite everyone to join us for a fun Happy Hour with the Magicians on Thursday, April 8th!  This will be the first of many virtual meetups designed to connect developers to inspire, learn, and grow together—special guests, lightning talks, and community-driven content are all in store. 

Head here for the official invite to register. Hope to see you there!


Stay tuned for the next product update. The team is hard at work shipping more Magic for all of you. 

In the meantime, we’d love your feedback. Would you take a few minutes to complete a short survey?

Can’t wait to see what you build—tag us on Twitter or Instagram!

Sean

Co-founder & CEO