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Release Notes

VNCtalk 2.6.4

June 16. 2020

New Features:

  1. Automatic hiding of the filmstrip during a screen share session
  2. New settings to hide/show the menu bars

Changes:

  1. Improved display of the user info and signal info in the top bar of the full screen mode in the tile view
  2. Improved tile view and updated work flow
  3. Improved call rejoin flow after interrupted connections
  4. Improved icons for the floating video drop down menu
  5. Improved the image preview on iPad

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved image preview
  2. Improved hide/show film strip behavior in the full screen tile mode
  3. Improved the alignment of the signal icon and the kebab icon
  4. Improved UI of the safari browser
  5. Fixed user's tile view in the call screen
  6. [iOS] Improved call screen UI on iPad
  7. Fixed tile view UI in the call screen
  8. [Mac OS] Improved audio handling during a call with multiple audio output devices
  9. Optimized the display of the icon for muted users
  10. Improved display of the leave/end meeting pop up buttons
  11. Fixed the date label position in the chat history
  12. Improved display of the header label in the Profile screen
  13. Fixed the display of the right click menu for muted participants
  14. Improved participants drop down list for less than 13 users

VNCtalk 2.6.2

June 11. 2020

New Features:

  1. New option for videoconference moderator to pin/unpin a participant either in full screen or big tile. This pinned person will be shown as pinned for everyone.
  2. New option for videoconference admin/host/presenter: Remove user from video meeting
  3. [mobile] Select participants for audio/video calls from an existing group chat (all or only selected) or invited users.
  4. Implemented video meeting and audio-video settings
  5. [Mobile] Implemented new option to start a video meeting in mobile
  6. Introduced statistics for each tile in a video call (good / average / poor signal)
  7. Drop down menu on user's film strip in the full screen mode

Changes:

  1. Updated the UI of videoconferences in speaker mode: film strip on / off
  2. Optimized the videoconferencing tile UI for various screen ratios for 2 to 9 participants.
  3. Updated video floating box behavior in the full screen tile mode
  4. Updated UI for forwarding messages
  5. Improved performance of group chats
  6. Improved call statistics
  7. Improved SQLite performance
  8. Changed links for Help, Manual, FAQ, change log and service desk
  9. Improved user information and kebab menu for participants in the full screen mode
  10. Improved the top and bottom bar of the call screen
  11. Improved display of the video meeting invite/join/left pop-up in the call full screen
  12. [Android] Improved audio quality for video calls
  13. [iOS] Added URL for Deeplinks (Universal link)
  14. [IOS] Improve group chat notifications with IOS
  15. Improved call joining with the same client on multiple devices

Bugfixes:

  1. UI Improvements
  2. Improved message positioning when scrolling up in the chat history
  3. Improved call UI when switching between call tile view and chat screen
  4. Fixed chat history in screen sharing sessions
  5. Improved display of links written in the RTF editor

VNCtalk 2.6.1

May 27. 2020

New Features:

  1. Implemented tile view for 12+ users
  2. Implemented new whiteboard feature
  3. "Raise hand" option to request speaker rights
  4. New button: "Back to main screen" in calls and video meetings

Changes:

  1. Updated tile view
  2. Improved 1:1 video call view
  3. Improved header and footer in video calls
  4. Improved audio handling during screen sharing sessions
  5. Updated work flow for the "Raise hand" feature

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed missing FCM after the app was in background for a long time
  2. Improved call history sync

VNCtalk 2.6.0

May 17. 2020

New Features:

  1. [iOS] Camera switching (front / back) on iPhone/iPad
  2. Screen sharing in the tile view mode
  3. Various new options for participant operations in the participants drop down list in the tile view
  4. Option to hide/show the chat during an active call
  5. Webcam is enabled automatically after screen sharing was stopped in 1-1/group video calls
  6. Active video meetings are displayed in the recent chat list

Changes:

  1. Improved tile view and display of top and bottom navigation bar
  2. [Desktop client] Improved chat history display on all clients
  3. Improved XMPP reconnect
  4. Updated the help menu and dialog boxes

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved switching between tile view and speaker view in calls
  2. Fixed the functionality to mute/unmute the mic and enable/disable the camera by the host user
  3. [mobile] Layout improvements in the chat screen
  4. Fixed the handling of rejoining a group call
  5. Improved the option to remove users from the call
  6. Fixed switching chats during an ongoing call
  7. Improved display of shared screens in calls
  8. Improved context menu of participant actions on Moderator side
  9. [mobile] Improved display of the "leave meeting" pop up
  10. Improved re-inviting of users to a call
  11. Fixed wrong menu option name in the user list menu
  12. Improved call UI after switching chats
  13. Improved video tile display in the tile view mode
  14. Added missing translations when leaving group chat
  15. Improved character handling in chat
  16. Improved re-joining to a call
  17. Improved display of participants in the participants list
  18. Added missing German translations for participant list options and drop down lists
  19. Added an option to limit searches to the same organization
  20. Layout improvements for the last written message when typing a new message
  21. Improved 'Missed call' notifications
  22. Improved display of the shared screen
  23. Improved the rename option of group chats
  24. [iOS] Improved call joining via link
  25. [iOS] Improved call screen when the user joined via link
  26. Improved search UI in the chat screen
  27. Improved display of the participant list in the group chat
  28. Improved display of the user avatar with expanded and collapsed thumbnail

VNCtalk 2.3.7.1

May 12. 2020

New Features:

  1. Implemented messages list for mini chat in tile mode
  2. Implemented user information in tile(& thumbnail > Speaker mode)
  3. Implemented Mute for me/Mute for everyone feature in video meeting/group chat call

VNCtalk 2.3.6

April 22. 2020

New Features:

  1. Improved the user thumbnail preview of the own camera in the video call
  2. Improved selection and saving of Audio/Video settings for multi-cam / multi microphone setups.
  3. Improved outgoing call ringtone behavior on Desktop Client.

Changes:

  1. Improved the flow for invitations of external users to join a video / audio call via copy URL.
  2. Implemented an option to add an user to a video / audio meeting with an arrow button.
  3. Improved display of chat after call is finished

Bugfixes:

  1. Major Improvements for active call notifications when switching conversations.
  2. Improved the tooltip during a video / audio call to display user name.
  3. [iOS] Improved the leave meeting pop up UI
  4. VNCmeet: improved translations for meeting end screen.
  5. [Android] Improved join video meeting flow with email address
  6. Improved link expiries (after ending a call) for group chats.
  7. Improved search results.
  8. Improved call dial tone.
  9. Improved UI display option for the search group
  10. Improved audio with switching broadcasts tab
  11. [IOS] Improved app performance when joining a call from a URL invitation
  12. [Android] Improved the notifications display
  13. [IOS] Improved shared screen preview with iPad
  14. Improved video preview when users join/leave the call.
  15. Fixed audio track stop on opening add user/copy URL option
  16. Improved call reconnect after switch network (mobile data to wifi or wifi to mobile data).
  17. Improved the zoom feature for images

VNCtalk 2.3.5

April 09. 2020

New Features:

  1. VNCmeet: instant video meetings with internal and external users. External users can join video meeting by browser on Android and Windows/Apple/Linux, without any downloads.
  2. New workflow for notification of the joined/left/pending users in recent chat: 1. When user joins a meeting 2. When user leaves a meeting 3. Waiting for user(s) to join 4. When user clicks on 3 dots icon 5. (optional) If there are no more pending users the 3 dots icon will appear next to the number of participants
  3. New UI for the call screen
  4. Join VNCmeet calls anonymous by clicking on the link in the notification email
  5. New option and UI for starting audio/video calls with "All participants" in a group chat or "selected only & invited by email".
  6. [IOS] Introduced option for iOS users to join an audio / video call via link
  7. Start calls with all users or selected users
  8. Creation of a temporary group with all invitees to a video meeting, which is optionally removed or saved after the call ended.
  9. Improve display of user with any display name to the joined/left list

Changes:

  1. Multi device management: improvements of call invitations in case a user is logged in with multiple clients simultaneously (Web Client, Desktop Client, App).
  2. Improvements of the call screen for external users
  3. Improved "start conversation" text: display meta info
  4. Improved outgoing ringtone when inviting users to ongoing calls
  5. Improved outgoing ringtone when inviting participants via email

Bugfixes:

  1. [iOS] Improved flow for anonymous users who join calls via link and VNCtalk App
  2. Improved VNCpad opening process
  3. Improved kebab menu UI

VNCtalk 2.3.4

April 03. 2020

Changes:

  1. Optimized IOM calls

Bugfixes:

  1. [Desktop Client] Improved screen sharing
  2. [iPad] Improved display kebab on the recent list.

VNCtalk 2.3.3

March 29. 2020

Changes:

  1. Optimized updates of the user avatar to contacts.

Bugfixes:

  1. UI Improvements.
  2. Improved configuration for handling of "ghost users", e.g. when network connectivity is lost.
  3. [Mobile] Optimized syncing of message order and timestamps.
  4. Fixed HTML tags display with forwarded message.
  5. Fixed the message delivery status of messages.
  6. Improved 1:1 VNCiom (Inter-Organization Messenger) Calls.
  7. Fixed missing cursor focus in text box with reply message.

VNCtalk 2.3.2

March 26. 2020

New Features:

  1. [iPad] Improved user film strip in video calls
  2. Notification for changed group chat avatars in the chat history
  3. [iPad/tablet] Add new participants to a group video call

Changes:

  1. Automatic reset of the search box after user selection
  2. Upgrade to Angular 9
  3. Optimized user avatar update

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved display of the speaking person in video calls
  2. Optimized chat switching with activated RTF editor
  3. Optimized missing user avatar with chat bubble in group chat
  4. Optimized the chat properties behaviour in the chat header
  5. [Desktop Client] Fixed permissions for screen sharing on macOS
  6. [Desktop Client] Optimized the avatar display in the recent chat list

VNCtalk 2.3.1

March 20. 2020

New Features:

  1. Improved call handling when switching networks and during short connectivity interruptions
  2. Meta info in the link preview: Link, link preview, title, URL, icon and horizontal separator line
  3. Automatic checking of the browser version and notification pop-up when the browser version is too old
  4. Virtual scrolling for starting individual chats and group chats
  5. Updated the call platform to Jitsimeet to improve call quality
  6. Vibration for incoming calls when the mobile is on vibration mode

Changes:

  1. Improve sorting order of @mention tab list as per last received mentioned message
  2. Updated UI and workflow for the "copy to clipboard" feature
  3. [ipad] Updated header layout for the Purple theme
  4. RTF Editor is enabled per default in the settings

Bugfixes:

  1. Optimized camera focus in video calls
  2. Improved virtual scrolling and message posting
  3. Optimized audio transmission when switching to other conversations during an active call
  4. Fixed the call notification after a call ended
  5. Fixed group chat call invitations
  6. Fixed screen locking during an active call session after a timeout on Android/iOS devices
  7. Optimized broadcast chat history

VNCtalk 2.3.0

March 11. 2020

New Features:

  1. Sending and display of html code in plain and RTF mode
  2. Switch to turn RTF editor on and off in the settings
  3. Option to delete images from the media screen
  4. Implemented and stabilized Virtual Scrolling
  5. "CTRL + Enter" to send messages from the RTF Editor
  6. Formatting bar in the RTF Editor
  7. [Desktop] Upgrade electron to version 8 (latest)
  8. [Mobile] RTF (Rich text format) Editor
  9. [Mobile] @mention option in the RTF Editor

Changes:

  1. New UI of the main chat screen
  2. [Mobile] Replaced the swap opening of VNCpad with a separate button
  3. Improved the layout and workflow for VNCpads
  4. Improved the message reply workflow
  5. Updated the 'reject call' workflow
  6. Improved display of the date and time in the recent chat list
  7. [Mobile] Improved UI for the recent chat list
  8. [Desktop] Improved UI for the chat header and left sidebar
  9. Improved the usability of the RTF Editor
  10. New UI of the right sidebar

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved the display of special characters in the chat history
  2. Improved the UI layout
  3. Improved handling of incoming call requests for the same user logged in on multiple clients
  4. Improved the updating behaviour of the group chat member list
  5. Improved file download for Android 10

VNCtalk-2.20.1-2048

February 14. 2020

New Features:

  1. Admin-sided RTF editor configurability (hide or show formatting buttons)
  2. Remove uploaded images from the user profile/group chat avatar

Changes:

  1. Improved XMPP reconnect

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved the VNCpad "T" notification on author side
  2. Fixed the display of the geo location and video file preview in the chat on Android 10
  3. Improved display of the user avatars in the add participants/users screen
  4. Fixed the chat's kebab menu behaviour

VNCtalk-2.20.1-2032

January 20. 2020

New Features:

  1. [mobile] Rename/Delete VNCpads
  2. Improved timestamps in message sync
  3. Toaster messages for call timeout if a participant does not react to a call
  4. VNCpad notifications for desktop and mobile

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved German translations
  2. Fixed the chat screen header behaviour after forwarding a message/image in the chat during an active call
  3. Layout improvements for the star icon in the global search
  4. Improved search starred messages
  5. Improved redirection to the previous screen in the app
  6. UI layout improvements
  7. Fixed the application header color depending on the selected theme
  8. Improved user/participants search
  9. Fixed display of the application name in the desktop client
  10. Fixed the behaviour of the delete message option.

VNCtalk-2.20.1-2006

December 21. 2019

New Features:

  1. renaming VNCpads
  2. Star (favorite) feature
  3. star/unstar messages from chat screen and chat search screen including the option to show "starred messages only" via a checkbox
  4. deleting VNCpads
  5. added a notification icon to the VNCpad icon if there are pads added

Changes:

  1. the screen share bar is moveable now
  2. added an option to hide the Logout option on browser and desktop client from the backend side
  3. set a default URL depending on the environment in the mobile app
  4. added an option to hide call features like external URL and invite by mail from the backend side
  5. new workflow for VNCpad
  6. changed search starred message workflow

Bugfixes:

  1. fixed loading of previous chat history messages in new created group chats
  2. fixed the download option in the desktop client
  3. fixed missing French translation on the mobile login page
  4. fixed new message updates in chat history
  5. fixed the missing group chat name screen when starting a screen share for more than 2 users
  6. fixed the automated call termination after one participant hang up
  7. fixed the header color display according to the selected theme
  8. fixed chat screens (chat history, new message arrival display + chat screen on the mobile screen)
  9. fixed the display of the participant selection in group calls
  10. fixed the Emoji/multiline message/User mention display in replies
  11. call improvements
  12. fixed the file transfer while sending text during a file transfer process
  13. added an option to hide the "add participants" button from 1:1 conversations from the backend side
  14. fixed missing message content/blank content display in chat search results
  15. fixed broken links in the message content in chat history.
  16. fixed the broadcast group(s) content display
  17. fixed missing German translation on the mobile login page
  18. fixed the attachment(image/snapshot) loading in chat history
  19. fixed the decoding of the special characters and/or simliar HTML codes in chat
  20. fixed the link click behaviour for VNCpads

VNCtalk 2.20.1-1923

November 28. 2019

New Features:

  1. Added VNCpad to the VNCtalk browser application and the Electron Client
  2. Added VNCpad to the mobile apps

Changes:

  1. Screensharing invitations don't ask for camera activation anymore
  2. [desktop] Starting a video call without a plugged in camera switches automatically to audio call mode.

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed the option to share images from a chat history to another chat
  2. Improved the screen sharing behavior for two screen sharing sessions from different users in the same call
  3. Fixed video call behavior
  4. Fixed the call notification behavior (sound and request popup)
  5. Fixed the text search box in the "Start Chat" menu
  6. Optimized group chat behavior and sidebar layout
  7. Fixed the "start chat" layout in the Broadcast menu
  8. Fixed text layout for mentions, links and quoted messages

VNCtalk 2.20.1-1907

November 15. 2019

New Features:

  1. Option to record and save audio and video calls (call owner only)

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved group chat names
  2. [mobile] Improved display of user names
  3. Improved the suggestion list in the "Email to friend" option
  4. Optimized the display of file names
  5. Layout, bahavior and speed improvements in the Android app
  6. Optimized the search functionality
  7. Optimized the media file list behavior
  8. Improved call behavior on iOS 13

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