A comprehensive release history for the Yac desktop & mobile apps.


  1. Hey everyone, Justin from the Yac Team here with a HUGE update to the Yac Mobile App. We've been hard at work building out new features and fixes and we are so excited to get this into your hands. As always, we value all your feedback and everything you see in this update will mold around you, our users, over time.
    Quicker & easier sending of video and photo yacs
    New visual identity with thinner fonts and sharper lines
    Brand new preview player and visualizer
    Add topics and subject lines to yacs before or after you send
    Transcripts now have ML powered paragraph breaks for easy reading
    Yay! Threading! You can now thread messages under other messages for context
    Your tab bar no longer floats above your messages. It's clean and simple.
    Brand new swiping actions for snooze, quick reply, and threading
    Completely re-worked mobile network message queuing and improved support for slow connections
    ML powered smart mentions in transcripts when talking about someone on your team
May 17, 2021


  1. Adds calendar filtering on Search view
  2. Implements @mention functionality in transcript body
  3. Implements new sidebar design!
  4. Changes unread view to thread-based layout
  5. Adds Unreadshortcut empty state to all thread views
  6. Swaps icons, adds 'reply with thread' featureIf child comment is new, then show parent as also new
  7. Fixes issue when user sends hyperlink with other content, will now parse link preview server's response
  8. Adds new unread empty state
  9. Adds setting option to disable noice suppression on client
  10. Adds Download Yac for Desktop popup
  11. Adds opt-out of analyticsAdds forwarded message on information in ThreadItem
  12. Adds user player to preview before screen sharing
  13. Implements new image viewer component
  14. Implements new child recording flow
  1. Visibility of decorative play button change on messages
  2. Properly cleans out targetMeta attributes, prevents old info from reappearing
  3. Reintroduces thread icon on hover for child messages
  4. Adds paywall for channels and entire desktop app if the user is unpaid
  5. Changed terminology from 'Reply to Thread' to 'Reply in Thread'
  6. Changes copy to opt-out analytics
  7. Changes copy for 'play all messages' button to 'play new messages'
  8. Changes default html file's title
  9. Changes wavesurfer to utilize global audio context instead of creating a new one
  1. If messages are over 24hr old, show formatted date instead
  2. Fixes issue causing Transcription to throw webaudio-related error when screen sharing or using webcam
  3. Forces transcription to fully reset between sessions
  4. Fixes issue causing side-pane to go blank during autoplay
  5. Fixes various bugs on Mozilla Firefox
  6. Fixes issue causing play button to appear atop audio-only elements
  7. Fixes issue causing raw HTML to appear on form input for edit transcription capabilities
  8. Fixes issue causing reply to show unread state when all child comments are from the sender
  9. Fixes bad detection for email/web links
  10. Fixes spacing on 'Play all messages' button
  11. Fixes issue when user sends hyperlink with other content will now parse link preview servers response
  1. Removes health check logic
  2. Removes newlines, and white space in transcription collapsed preview
  3. Removes 'play new messages' button from unread tab
May 12, 2021


  1. Adds link preview when hovering over a message's hyperlink
  2. Adds ability to click on forwarded user's name and open their profile inside Yac
  3. Adds better network handling for connectivity loss
  1. Adds information message on web if user tries activating both webcam and screen recording
  2. Changes alignment of 'Floating Action Button'
  1. Adds auto-retry for login on Auth view, to prevent reported backend race condition issues
  2. Adds missing "Start Recording" state for web deeplink recorder activation
  3. Refactors play all duration
March 26, 2021


  1. Changes text on Toolbar component
  2. Increases delay to prevent deep-linking/analytics race condition
  1. Refactors analytics.js plugin
  2. Changes userId to string for Segment API
March 16, 2021


  1. Scroll to top of list on Groups, Inbox, Teams views when message is sent
  2. Adds more specific messaging for snoozing
  1. Removes local opt-out analytics functionality
  1. Fixes bug causing friends list to refer to full friends of reply state
  2. Channels are now groups!
  3. Removes visibility condition for Leave Group
  4. Fixes issue causing Windows 10 to not always register deep-linked URLs
  1. Temporarily hides opt-out settings option
March 15, 2021


  1. Show sender image instead of group image when previewing message
  2. Changes analytics Sign In/Out schema
  1. Fixed additional bugs in deeplink associated with email pre-fill
  2. Prevents showing network error if local network is actually offline
  3. Fixes bug preventing sender from deleting messages in new channels
  4. Allows selecting text, event propagation in Transcription Preview
  5. Fixes bug causing snoozed messages to not always as expected
  6. Fixes bug preventing pagination when browser zoom is >/< 100%
  1. Temporarily hides opt-out settings option
March 4, 2021


  1. Landscape mode for iPad!
February 25, 2021


  1. Add hashtags to your edited transcripts and tap them to find all messages with those topics
February 20, 2021


  1. Adds native support for Apple Silicon systems
  2. Adds new floating action button
  1. Changes annotation dock styling
  2. Changes default annotation dock color to Yac yellow
  1. Fixes missing enter key handler in search bar
  2. Fixes missing pagination in 'Share' drawer
  3. Prevents user gesture handler in desktop environment
February 19, 2021


  1. Adds toast to query params via deep link or via web
  2. Adds "Delete Channel" to dropdown on channel view
  3. Adds "Copy Invite Link" to three-dot dropdown in group conversation
  4. Adds full hashtag support in transcripts and search components
  5. Scroll ability as playing messages in autoplay and custom play views
  1. Prevents push notification on app launch when unread messages are present
  2. Prevents push notifications on app power state restored state
  3. Changes 'Duration Time' to count down instead of counting up
  1. Fixes reactivity issues with snoozed messages
  2. Prevents global loading bar from triggering when messages are updating in background
  3. Makes media select window visible on all workspaces
  4. Increased search speed
February 18, 2021


  1. Picture-in-Picture for video Yacs
  2. Custom notification sounds in 'Settings'
  3. Deep linking for adding friends and web replies
  1. Transcripts now support markdown
  2. We've replaced the play button with the quick reply button!
  3. You can now search your friends list in the forward Yac menu
  4. You can now send Yacs directly to a contact via SMS
February 17, 2021


  1. Yac Rooms are enabled by default
  2. Recording time is set to 30:00 by default
  1. Changes default notification sound
  1. Fixes routing issue on 'Play All Messages' button
February 8, 2021

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