Release Notes

Wondering what’s new in the latest version of 8seats? You can always view the latest release notes here.

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0.5.4 (Exclusive Access)

We've squashed a number of bugs to enhance your experience and focused on improving overall performance. Enjoy a smoother, faster, and more reliable app!

  • Focus on performance improvements.

  • Fixed faint red button on dots bar for unread message.

  • Fixed white text in composer when dark mode switched on.

  • Added truncating for users that have short names that are too long.

  • Add loader bar to display when loading messages.

  • Fixed an issue where the same message can be posted multiple times.

  • Disable landscape mode for Android devices.

  • Changed the copy on the Uh oh error screen.

  • Fixed issue when clicking on the preview background image setting the screen goes blank.

  • Fixed issue where accepting an invite would not take you through to the chat.

0.5.3 (Exclusive Access)

Our latest update brings major performance improvements for a faster, smoother experience. We’ve also added pinch-to-zoom functionality on images, allowing you to get a closer look with ease. Update now to enjoy these enhancements!

  • Huge Focus on performance improvements

  • Added pinch to zoom on images

0.5.2 (Exclusive Access)

Now you can conveniently view connected 8seats users and other team members in your directory, helping you to jump into conversations faster. We’ve also added the ability to delete pending invited users – in case you invited somebody by mistake, or need to free up space on your Table.

  • Added ability to delete a pending invited user.

  • Added the ability to see other 8seats users you are connected with in your directory.

  • Fixed a bug where the directory search wasn't working as intended.

  • Fixed a bug where clicking on a table with a custom image didn’t always take you to the table.

  • Fixed a bug on directory where the tick icons for selected invitees weren’t being displayed.

0.5.1 (Exclusive Access)

We're excited to introduce our new delete message feature, making it a breeze to tidy up your conversations. Stay in the loop better than ever with our improved push notifications and be able do more with images with our upgraded image upload functionality. And of course, we've been hard at work squashing bugs to ensure a smoother, glitch-free experience for you.

  • Added ability to delete your messages.

  • Improved resiliency of push notifications.

  • Added the ability to easily see where an image I downloaded is.

  • Fixed back button behavior when entering a conversation from different paths.

  • Fixed Rooms member list so that it scroll properly.

  • Fixed Activities requiring a manual refresh to update unread counts properly.

  • Added ability for more image formats to be uploaded.

  • Fixed issue where Invites weren’t showing on activity list if you didn't have any activities.

  • Fixed issue where consecutive messages weren't grouping avatars correctly.

  • Fixed some wrong chat head behavior.

0.5.0 (Exclusive Access)

Introducing Teams! You’ll now also see the team you belong to on the main menu if you’re on an 8seats Business plan. You can now send and receive documents with your team members and friends in Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats. We’ve made some custom background improvements, upgraded our error handling and squashed some bugs.

  • Added the Team you belong to on the main menu if you’re on an 8seats Business plan. If you’re not sure, simply talk to your account manager.

  • Added the ability to send documents through Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats.

  • Updated discover screen content.

  • Improved performance when using custom background images.

  • Updated our invite error handling to better display when an issue occurs.

  • Fixed an issue that caused avatar images to only load halfway.

0.4.8 (Exclusive Access)

We’ve added the ability to set custom background images in Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats, so you can personalise your conversations. This update also includes some performance optimisations and bug fixes.

  • Added the ability to set custom background images for Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash on Android devices.

  • Fixed an issue where Activity items weren’t being correctly marked as read.

  • Updated the final Getting Started screen to correctly refer to our Exclusive Access program.

0.4.7.2 (🔥 Hot Fix, Exclusive Access)

We’ve made an improvement to the start up times of the app. That means you will be able to get into your tables and rooms much faster now!

  • Improved the level of error messaging in the app.

  • Made some performance improvements.

0.4.7 (Exclusive Access)

We’ve upgraded Tables with a new feature that allows you to message everyone you invite immediately. And yes, that even means you can message people before they have joined 8seats. Any messages you send will be ready and waiting for them once they’ve joined your Table. We’ve also made some optimisations and squashed some bugs.

  • Table members can now be sent messages as soon as they have been invited to the Table, this includes both invitees who are who haven’t joined 8seats as well as existing users.

  • When starting a Quick Chat, you can now invite someone new as well as from your Directory.

  • The app now shows a message if you are attempting to open the app without an active internet connection.

  • Fixed an issue where the profile could sometimes not be saved correctly on account creation.

  • Improved the design of the phone number input.

  • Improved the design of the new or directory invite selector.

  • Made some optimisations to improve app performance after prolonged use.

  • Made some improvements to the deliverability of notifications.

  • Made some optimisations to reduce the volume of app data refreshes.

0.4.6001 (🔥 Hot Fix, Exclusive Access)

We’ve made a quick update to the app. If messages are sent while you don’t have an active internet connection, they are stored on your device and sent once you have an internet connection again. These saved messages are now still sent – even if you have signed in and out of your account.

  • Messages that are attempted to send without an internet connection are now still sent once an active internet connection becomes available, even if you have signed in and out of your account.

  • The iOS app icon badge is now shown if the are unread messages.

0.4.6 (Exclusive Access)

We’ve increased the number of Tables and Rooms you can create, and upped the maximum size of Quick Chats to 8. Plus, you can also now easily share messages to other apps, or copy message text to the clipboard. Simply long hold on a message to see these new options.

  • Increased the number of Tables and Rooms you can create to 100 (of each!).

  • Increased the number of people you can add to a Quick Chat to 8 (including you).

  • Added the ability to share messages to other apps and copy message text to the clipboard – simply long hold on message to see these new options.

  • Profile and message images are now stored on the device for faster performance.

  • Improved the experience when entering country codes and phone numbers.

  • Improved the experience when saving an image to the device gallery on iOS devices.

  • Optimised the rendering of large messages in conversations.

  • Fixed an issue where the add button in Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats behaves strangely or doesn't work when tapped.

  • Fixed an issue where the profile would sometimes not be saved correctly on account creation.

  • Fixed an issue where Rooms and Quick Chats were mislabelled as Tables in some places.

0.4.5 (Exclusive Access)

We’ve made some significant performance enhancements for conversations across Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats. We’ve resolved some core issues where conversations could fail to load, and have applied better management of larger numbers of messages and conversations. The messaging experience is now faster and snappier with less delays in loading messages. We’ve also fixed a number of bugs, made some small improvements to some features – plus added a bunch of new background images for you to customise your Tables and Rooms.

  • Improved the speed at which messages sync into conversations.

  • Improved the performance of conversations when they have a large number of messages.

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Activity items from appearing correctly when there are a large number of conversations.

  • Improved the performance of message items in the chat view for a faster experience.

  • Added 20 new background images for you to customise your Tables and Rooms.

  • Re-designed the phone number input field to make it easier to use.

  • Quick Chat list view items no longer show your own name.

  • Phone numbers from your device with no country code are now automatically fixed when you invite them.

  • Malformed or non-mobile phone numbers from your device are no longer allowed to be selected for an invite.

  • Made some further improvements to the reliability of notifications, especially on Android devices.

  • Fixed an issue where a single message with corrupt data could prevent more messages from being shown.

  • Fixed an issue where messages could occasionally appear out of order in the chat view.

  • Fixed an issue the Directory scrolling that could cause strange behaviour or a crash.

  • Fixed an issue with names and profiles not consistently appearing correctly in Activity.

  • Fixed an issue where some conversations could be incorrectly empty on loading.

  • Fixed an issue that affected message stacking in the chat view.

  • Fixed an issue that was caused by attempting to decrypt a message that includes an image with no text.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a blank screen to be shown when tapping an invite push notification.

  • Fixed an issue that could occur when inviting the 8th member to a Table.

  • Fixed an issue with saving an image to the device gallery on iOS devices.


0.4.4 (Exclusive Access)

We’ve fixed some bugs and made a some quick improvements to the chat view. We have fixed some issues that occurred on Android devices, including missing notifications and bugs with taking photos. This version also enhances the experience for invites, including adding better ways to share your invite links with others.

  • Fixed an issue with missing notifications on Android devices.

  • Fixed an issue where the camera was not functioning correctly on Android devices.

  • Improved the experience on the invite confirmation screen and the sent invite detail screen.

  • Invite links are now easier to share to multiple other apps via the invite confirmation screen and the sent invite detail screen.

  • The Activity screens now prominently shows the user if they have new, unanswered invites.

  • Fixed an issue where invite notifications would not correctly deep link to the received invite screen.

  • Made some improvements to the performance of the Chat View.

  • Fixed an issue where messages could sometimes appear out of order in the Chat View.

  • Fixed an issue where blank conversations could sometimes appear when loading a Table, Room or Quick Chat.

  • Fixed an issue where Tables could show an extra conversation after the Tables had been posted in by that user.

  • Fixed a regression issue where Table heads could be incorrect when initially entering a Table.

  • Fixed an issue with message user details displaying incorrectly.

  • We now show an image placeholder before an image loads in Chat View, which stops the messages from shuffling when the image loads.

  • Added the ability to save an image from an image message to your device gallery.

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes images from image message would load slowly or fail to load.


0.4.3 (Exclusive Access)

We’ve made some quick fixes to the launch version to squash some bugs and improve the invites experience.

  • Fixed an issue where tapping join when accepting a Table or Room invite did not update the state of the card correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the Table and Room List view items would not update correctly after accepting an invite for some users.

  • Fixed an issue where invite links were not resolving or deep linking correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the Directory would not hide correctly after adding a user to an existing Quick Chat.

  • Fixed an issue where users were not appearing in Quick Chats when invited by other users.

  • Fixed an issue with the layout of the invite detail view.

  • Updated the waitlist link to the correct website URL.

  • Made some minor performance improvements to message items in the chat view.

  • Updated the content of the Discover page.


0.4.2 (Exclusive Access)

  • 8seats is now live on the App Store and the Google Play Store! 🥳

  • We have launched with three unique ways to communicate, better and faster – Tables, Rooms and Quick Chats.

  • Tables offer natural conversations for small and effective teams of up to 8 people. Connect and collaborate faster, powered by our unique dynamic chat system. Simply tap or swipe to get to any conversation or sub-group fast, no more endless lists of groups!

  • While Tables are perfect for small and effective team collaboration, Rooms are there for when you need to communicate with more than 8 people. It supports up to 1,000 members, with support for even bigger groups coming in the future.

  • Quick Chats give you all the simplicity and speed of email combined with the power of dynamic chat. You can create as many Quick Chats as you need, they're best for small groups and short, sharp tasks – to quickly communicate with your team and get it (whatever it is!) done.

  • We added 256-bit encryption to protect your privacy. Messages and personally identifiable information is now stored encrypted at rest on our servers. This is on top of the existing encryption of all 8seats data in transit.

  • We’ve made a number of enhancements to the invites experience:

    • You can now view all of your received & sent invites for Tables and Rooms. Access these by simply tapping on the envelope icon in the top right corner on any of the main screens. You also access your invites from the main menu.

    • You can now accept or decline invites that you receive for Tables and Rooms.

    • It’s now easy to choose people to invite from your directory. Plus you can also invite multiple people in one go.


Known Issues

There are a number of issues we are aware of in the current version of the app. The team are working fast to resolve these as soon as possible, to ensure your 8seats experience will be a great one.

  • (High priority) Push notifications are not being received for some users on the Staging Environment.

  • (High priority) The app can be slow to load initially for user with large accounts (many messages).

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