Changelog

v3.0.44

Desktop
  1. Added two quick action buttons sticked to the bottom of the list
  1. The record pane on the right will ALWAYS start a new thread now
  2. Cleaned up the new discussion form and made room for more participants
  3. Cleaned up list items inside discussions
  4. Invite People is now Invite Colleagues. We are professionals after all.
  5. Create Discussion is now Send Invites
  1. Issue with notifications
  1. Report button
Released
December 1, 2021

v3.0.43

Desktop

We've made some major changes around the UX of replying to make it easier to keep things organized. We now prompt you on reply to either select voice or screenshare. It adds an extra click, but eliminates the thread reply hover icon and removes a lot of confusion around how to properly thread a screenshare. We'd love your feedback around this change as power users are going to find it a bit of an adjustment but newer users will find it much easier to use overall. We also made pause/resume recording a toggle button after a few users reported that it not being a direct toggle between was confusing for them. 

Additionally some users had told us they needed extra time to prepare when recording a screenshare. You can now go into the recording settings (cog bottom right) and toggle on screenshare prep time which lets you start a screenshare, turn on your webcam, and swap the window you want to share before clicking start recording in the annotation bar at the top. If you love the Play New Messages button, also be aware that this is now called Catch Up and sits in the top right of conversations instead of floating above the message list.

  1. New loading indicator added showing the steps a yac goes through before transcription
  2. Notifications for emoji reactions
  3. Screenshare prep time added in recording settings.
  1. Messages don't auto collapse until you skip them or play another message
  2. Play New Messages is now Catch Up and has been moved to the top right
  3. Improved Quick Reply buttons for instant audio messages into a conversation
  4. Pause/Resume is now a toggle instead of two different buttons
  1. If you clicked start over during a screenshare it no longer restarts as audio only
  2. Update modal button wasn't clickable on Windows
  1. Thread reply icon on hover
  2. We now hide Yac itself from screenshare list
  3. Removed 2 additional quick action buttons from the bottom of new lists
  4. Removed pane resizer UI object. You can still resize the video window we just hid the UI component.
Released
November 22, 2021

v5.10

Mobile
  1. Get notified when teammates react to your yacs
  2. App now notifies you if you have no network connection
  3. Play New Messages is now called Catch Up and works even with 1 message
  1. Better handling of background sending
  1. Messages longer than 6 minutes no longer crash the app when previewed
  2. Fixed issues with ghost badge numbers
Released
November 19, 2021

v5.9

Mobile
  1. Notifications will deep link to the message and auto play
  2. Threads now auto collapse after listening
  1. Conversations load faster now
  2. The recording UI has been simplified
  3. Faster emoji search for Discussion avatars
  1. Failed messages shouldn't get stuck now
Released
November 3, 2021

v5.8

Mobile
  1. Tabs now show a loader to indicate refresh state
  2. Messages can now send in the background for up to 30 seconds
  1. Discussions with longer names now display correctly
Released
October 24, 2021

v3.0.42

Desktop
  1. We've simplified our design down to two tabs: 1-on-1s and Discussions
  2. You can now attach GIFs to add some extra flair to your voice messages
  3. You can now pause and resume recording
  4. Instantly start over recordings without needing to go back through the flow
  1. Replies now roll up when there are no new messages in them
  2. Moving the annotation dock no longer moves the webcam
  3. Badges only show when 2 or higher
  4. Enter to start recording, enter to stop. Space to pause, space to resume. enter to send
  5. CMD+H now properly hides the app
  1. Links were not able to be deleted from messages
  1. Snooze feature
  2. New tab
  3. All tab
  4. Autoplay feature
  5. Channels are now called Discussions
  6. Direct Messages are now called 1-on-1s
  7. Invite via email is now built into the search field
Released
October 13, 2021

v5.7

Mobile
  1. We've simplified our design down to two tabs: 1-on-1s and Discussions
  2. You can now attach GIFs to add some extra flair to your voice messages
  3. Tons of performance improvements
  4. Replies now roll up when there are no new messages in them
  5. Channels are now listed as Discussions and have a new icon
  1. Record buttons have updated UI
  1. Swipe to Reply no longer freezes
  1. Snooze has been removed in favor of mark read/unread
  2. We've removed caching inside conversations but kept it on the main tabs
Released
October 13, 2021

v3.0.41

Desktop
  1. Hover over reaction emoji to see who reacted
  2. We now normalize the audio of recordings to help with lower recording volumes from some mics
  3. A volume alert is now sent during screen sharing to warn of empty audio
  1. Important error messages are no longer easily missed pop-ups
  2. Clicking on a playing message no longer collapses it
  1. Fixes bug preventing annotation bar webcam from being atop other fullscreen apps
  2. Prevents multiple auto-updater notification windows from being opened in the background
  3. Fixes issue preventing you from saving your profile if your bio field is empty
  4. Fixes bug causing different group details to be seen when being invited to a group via your web browser


  1. Removes "Hide Friends List" option from Settings
  2. No longer hides friends list at browser breakpoints
Released
August 27, 2021

v3.0.40

Desktop
  1. Set emoji as channel icons
  2. Record to a shareable link in 1 click now
  3. Record your screen without needing a toggle flipped
  4. App now detects no mic activity during screenshares and will inform you
  5. Threaded replies without unread messages in them auto collapse now to save on scrolling
  1. Moved webcam only recording into the recording settings
  2. Shorted minutes to min everywhere to save space
  3. Webcam + Screen recording moved to a toggle on the annotation bar while recording
  4. Improved styles of buttons across the whole app
  5. Update notes are now in their own window that can be moved around and hidden
  6. Reduced the time to detect no mic activity in audio recordings
  7. Open the channel conversation screen after you create a new channel
  8. Increased overall speed of the app when you have thousands of friends or messages
  1. Some messages were not showing as marked as read
  2. Cancelling a threaded reply reverted back to the reply all option
  1. Removed the ability to snooze messages
  2. Removed all instances of #'s for channel names
  3. Removed case limitation and white space limit on channel names
Released
August 25, 2021

v3.0.39

Desktop
  1. Adds channel description to threads, UI copy changes
  2. Adds "Description" field to "Create Channel" drawer
  3. Better auto-updater UI
  1. Fixes issue with font size on "Channel Details" drawer
  2. Fixes issue causing play button to become unresponsive when new message arrives
  3. Fixes bug preventing child messages from automatically updating their transcripts
Released
August 13, 2021

v5.5

Mobile
  1. Channels now show their description field instead of the last message so write solid goals for your topic based discussions!
  2. Changed Yac's Personal (Free) plan to include the last 100 messages instead of the last 7 days of messages
  3. CACHING! The app should feel a lot faster once you start using it more and more. Over time you'll see a lot less loading bars
Released
August 13, 2021

v3.0.38

Desktop
  1. Adds pinch zoom and pan on the video player
  1. Adds smoother transition to lazy-loaded images
  1. Fixes typo on help tip
  2. Webcam-only yacs working on web with latest Chrome 93
  3. Prevents duplicate messages from being sent on slow network devices
  4. Prevents desktop from showing screen recording permission prompt before user is ready
  5. Fixes order of requesting permissions on desktop permission flow
Released
July 30, 2021

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