Product Updates

October & November, 2023

Be Among the First: Join Howspace's Exclusive Beta Testing Program! ⚡️

Exciting times lie ahead as we extend an exclusive invitation to you to be part of our Beta Testing Program!

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals who use Howspace daily and are eager to explore our new features before they officially launch.

At Howspace, we're constantly evolving to enhance your collaborative experience, and we're thrilled to unveil upcoming features that will redefine how you interact with our platform. As a part of our beta testing initiative, we're introducing two features:

1. Workspace Search: Effortlessly find what you need within your workspace.

2. AI Prompting in Super Chat: Experience the power of AI-driven prompts in Super Chat, aiding engagement and interaction in ways that redefine collaboration.

What's in it for you?

  • Get Early Access: Experience these cutting-edge Howspace features before anyone else.
  • Build connections: Collaborate and co-create with other top Howspace users.
  • Shape the Future: Your feedback directly influences our development process, ensuring features align seamlessly with your needs.
  • Play a Vital Role: Help us refine Howspace, making it an even more powerful tool for collaboration and teamwork.

Let's explore and innovate together!

Join the program here:

Video and Audio transcripts

Howspace creates automatic transcripts to all new videos and audios uploaded to Howspace wheter they are uploaded to Video and Audio widgets or Super Chat! These automatically generated transcripts make your videos and audio content more accessible to diverse audiences, including those with hearing impairments.

How It Works:

  1. Upload Your Content: Add your videos and audios through Video and Audio widgets or Super Chat
  2. Automatic Transcription: Sit back and relax as Howspace automatically generates precise transcripts for your uploaded media.

Page templates

We've expanded our collection of public page templates in the gallery, offering you even more options to kickstart your processes. On top of that, exclusive Premium templates are now available for our all paying customers!

To get started with these templates in your workspace, follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to the Action menu.
  2. Select 'Add a page from a template.'
  3. Choose 'Create a page from template.'

Translations: New languages available

You asked and we delivered. We now have 35 languages available in our translations! 🌏

  • Thai
  • Filipino Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
  • Malay
  • Indonesian
  • Latvian
  • Somali
  • Hindi

Read more here!

Remove users email from suppression list

The most asked question from our support team has always been: Could you remove this users email from the suppression list?

Say goodbye to unnecessary queries about removal from suppression list. All workspace admins can now take immediate action to remove users email from suppression list. The suppression list exists to ensure that emails are not sent to addresses that are not in use or reported issues, maintaining compliance and respecting user preferences. To remove an email from the suppression list, admins must be absolutely certain that the email is still in use and correctly spelled.

How to do it:

  1. Navigate to Action menu
  2. Click on 'Workspace settings'
  3. Go to Attention tab where email failures are visible
  4. Click '...' and then click 'Remove user email from the suppression list'

Other product updates and enhancements:

  • Fix to the people widget: Make pagination button color follow visual settings
  • Poll and Pulse: Retain unsaved selections / answers when widget is updated
  • Pulse enhancement: hide compare results in pulse in the absence of user profile fields or userlists
  • Super Chat: Listing users in alphabetical order when filtering users (Ecosystem)
  • Super Chat: Do not show typing information in chat if names are hidden (Ecosystem)
  • Improved sign up flow for Entra ID (Azure) Teams/SSO app
  • Anonymity: Exclude the profile fields from the excel export if the widget is permanently anonymous
  • Emails: Allow copying sent emails as drafts when creating a template out of workspace.
  • Ecosystem link available in action menu for all admins
  • Admin containers: close admin only containers by default
  • change: allow white listing any embed or script source,
  • Activity collections: add total score to Activity Collection views & exports
  • Leaderboard: Excel format fix for separating name to first and last name
  • Leaderboard: Fix points based on activity collection to match total points
  • Login options: rename biometric authentication as passkeys,
  • Certificate: move certificate date to top right to make more space for description

Sending emails incident on 29th of Nov

On Monday 27th of Nov, our monitoring flagged a significant spike in email delivery from a Free account, evidently used for spam. We promptly closed this account and found and closed three similar accounts.

Due to increased complaints from these mails AWS paused our email deliveries on 29th of Nov. Despite no direct notification, we identified and resolved the issue on 30th of Nov. 

Aftermath: Improvements Underway

Our platform, affected by one spam account, experienced a complete email delivery halt. We're enhancing:

  • Hard limits on Free account emails
  • Advanced monitoring and alert systems
  • Alternative email delivery methods for swift mitigation

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and are committed to preventing such issues in the future.

Link to Detailed Incident Description

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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