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VNCtalk 3.0.0

October 16. 2020

New Features:

  1. Implemented inline editing for VNCproject previews
  2. Implemented commenting on VNCproject previews
  3. Improved Leave call (End call) for the external users
  4. Implemented full screen and filmstrip view for screensharing
  5. Added "back to tile mode" option in the drop down menu in the tile mode full screen
  6. Implemented an option to change the call layout
  7. [Mobile] Implemented a swipe option to skip through images in the image preview
  8. Implemented start live stream feature in group chats (group owner only)
  9. [Mobile] Improved selection of the output device during an incoming/outgoing call
  10. Added tooltips to all options/icons in a video call
  11. Implemented a Vincenta wizard message "please unmute your mic" for the users whose mics are muted by default
  12. Added a notification when someone creates/updates/deletes a whiteboard
  13. Implemented a screen sharing preference info for macOS
  14. Implemented auto-update for the iOS desktop client
  15. Implemented call invitation for iOS
  16. [Mobile] Improved usability by hiding the top bottom bar for images in the image preview
  17. Implemented a label showing "User does not answer" when calls are not answered by the participants
  18. Added the "+ User" icon to be more prominent in the video call

Changes:

  1. Improved UI for calls and screen share
  2. Implemented new flow for starting/scheduling video meetings
  3. Updated the "remove from meeting" dialog box
  4. Updated the splash screens for MCB
  5. Added support for VNCpads in IOM conferences
  6. Implemented whiteboard for 1-1 chats
  7. Improved screen sharing in the filmstrip view
  8. Improved the font of the call layout dialog box
  9. Improved the display of the icon in the top left corner according to the selected call layout
  10. Improved mail detail view by replacing the call link with a button
  11. [Mobile] Improved app ringtone volume
  12. Removed outdated config settings
  13. [Mobile] Increased the size of the VNCtalk logo on the home screen
  14. Enlarged the tool tip font size
  15. Improved display of the call history/share screen in chat
  16. Added German translations for the new flow for starting/scheduling video meetings
  17. Improved advance search display for the global search
  18. Implemented mapping of contacts automatically from VNCdirectory
  19. Improved editing of the group chat name when the group chat call was created from an 1-1 call
  20. Updated the label of the Open conference kebab drop down menu
  21. Updated the dialog box name and text box label in the "create new MCB" panel
  22. Improved screen share view in the call
  23. Updated the display of the Audio-Video settings drop down menu in the video input field
  24. Improved the film strip and bottom bar in the call full screen mode view
  25. Improved the display of the notification message in the call/video meeting screen
  26. Improved the behavior of the search box for the select participants menu
  27. Removed outgoing tune in screen share session started without call

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed missing German translations in the Whiteboard
  2. Improved participants list in the call screen
  3. Fixed display of the application logo in the app info screen
  4. Improved start time for the outgoing tune in call
  5. Improved User list
  6. Improved display of VNCproject ticket previews in chats
  7. Improved avatar sync on multiple logged in clients
  8. Improved video meeting creation
  9. Improved iOM emails used for contacts API
  10. Improved audio in 1-1/1-n chat audio/video calls
  11. Fixed call history when changing language
  12. Improved display avatars in tile view after closing/stopping screen share in an audio call
  13. Fixed the kebab menu UI for the Purple/Yellow theme
  14. Improved preview of VNCproject tickets
  15. Fixed audio while using the broadcast screen during an active call
  16. Fixed audio call when switching chats
  17. Fixed screen share button on non-moderator side in a screen share session
  18. Removed the display of ghost users in call
  19. Improved audio after user received a mobile phone call in an ongoing audio/video call
  20. Fixed the creation of video meetings/scheduled meetings with external users
  21. Fixed the call rejecting from owner when a group member starts a call
  22. Fixed audio when opening or starting a chat/group chat during an active call
  23. [Mobile] Improved video meeting/scheduled meeting creation
  24. Fixed the group chat call invitation display after an ended call
  25. Improved creation of video meetings
  26. Synchronized block-unblock and favorite-unfavorite effect on all logged in clients
  27. Improved inviting external users to a video call/conference
  28. [Mobile] Fixed the sound from speaker in video calls
  29. Improved video meeting creation with the same name and new JID
  30. Improved user remove/kick out from group chat during active call
  31. Fixed creating duplicate contacts
  32. Fixed active call notifications while switching chat in an ongoing call
  33. Fixed the display of the call history
  34. Improved joining of iOM users in a call through FCM notifications
  35. Improved message display in chat history
  36. Fixed the place holder in the add participants pop up
  37. Improved call screen on iOS
  38. Fixed the user avatar in the thumbnail view and movie view in calls
  39. Improved video preview and scrolling in the audio/video settings pop up
  40. Improved opening workflow of the emoji menu after sending an audio message
  41. Improved the display of the image preview when tapping on hide/show top/bottom bar
  42. Improved usability of the change role popup
  43. [iPad] Improved audio-video settings pop up
  44. Fixed username display in group chat message notifications
  45. Extended German translations for the Vincenta wizward message for the users whose mics are muted by default
  46. Improved behavior of the group chat search UI in the mobile client
  47. Fixed display of the app icon in the global search result
  48. Fixed the string in replyied video messages
  49. Improved audio/video settings in calls

VNCtalk 2.6.8

August 03. 2020

New Features:

  1. Improved video quality in calls

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed the back button behaviour in opened conversations
  2. Automated removal of "ghost users" / inactive users from calls

VNCtalk 2.6.7

July 30. 2020

New Features:

  1. Introduced new scheduling option for video meetings with date and time
  2. Applied new API to invite users for a scheduled video/audio call
  3. New options for the handling of guest users in group calls: either adding users to a call and group chats permanently or as temporary guest users only.
  4. "Soft rejoin": rejoining a video / audio conference automatically when network drops occur
  5. [Mobile] Loading icon when an image is opened

Changes:

  1. Improved call quality preferences
  2. [iOS] Upgraded Cordova iOS RTC plugin

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved overall call stability
  2. Improved performance for call stability during microphone / camera switches
  3. Improved call performance in the hands free mode
  4. Improved app performance when handling notifications
  5. [Mobile] Improved call joining from notifications when the App is in background/suspended mode
  6. Improved the smooth transition from 1:1 calls to group calls
  7. Fixed the display of the share/unshare screen button in calls for users joined via link (guest users)
  8. Improved App performance on restart
  9. Fixed the display of the participants list in group chats on moderator side
  10. Fixed the display of the "blocked users" tab
  11. Improved list options: create list, rename list, add user to list, delete list
  12. Improved audio quality when sending files/ turning screensharing on and off during a call
  13. Improved options for IOM users to invite/add more users to a call
  14. Improved change/update of user avatars

VNCtalk 2.6.6

July 06. 2020

New Features:

  1. VNCproject ticket preview in the VNCtalk App
  2. Displaying roles of group chat members
  3. Wake/up/ping/poke feature in calls

Changes:

  1. Improved the display of the active call notification by showing a floating video box

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved screen sharing

VNCtalk 2.6.4

June 16. 2020

New Features:

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

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

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

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

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. Improved 1:1 VNCiom (Inter-Organization Messenger) Calls.
  6. Fixed missing cursor focus in text box with reply message.
  7. Fixed the message delivery status of messages.

VNCtalk 2.3.2

March 26. 2020

New Features:

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

Changes:

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

Bugfixes:

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

VNCtalk 2.3.1

March 20. 2020

New Features:

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

Changes:

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

Bugfixes:

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

VNCtalk 2.3.0

March 11. 2020

New Features:

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

Changes:

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

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved the UI layout
  2. Improved handling of incoming call requests for the same user logged in on multiple clients
  3. Improved the updating behaviour of the group chat member list
  4. Improved the display of special characters in the chat history
  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. Fixed the display of the geo location and video file preview in the chat on Android 10
  2. Fixed the chat's kebab menu behaviour
  3. Improved display of the user avatars in the add participants/users screen
  4. Improved the VNCpad "T" notification on author side

VNCtalk-2.20.1-2032

January 20. 2020

New Features:

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

Bugfixes:

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

VNCtalk-2.20.1-2006

December 21. 2019

New Features:

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

Changes:

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

Bugfixes:

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

VNCtalk 2.20.1-1923

November 28. 2019

New Features:

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

Changes:

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

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed the option to share images from a chat history to another chat
  2. Fixed the "start chat" layout in the Broadcast menu
  3. Fixed the text search box in the "Start Chat" menu
  4. Optimized group chat behavior and sidebar layout
  5. Fixed the call notification behavior (sound and request popup)
  6. Improved the screen sharing behavior for two screen sharing sessions from different users in the same call
  7. Fixed video call behavior
  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. Improved the suggestion list in the "Email to friend" option
  3. Optimized the search functionality
  4. Optimized the display of file names
  5. Layout, bahavior and speed improvements in the Android app
  6. [mobile] Improved display of user names
  7. Improved call behavior on iOS 13
  8. Optimized the media file list behavior

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