May 2018 Beekeeper Product release notes

Beekeeper Employee App Product Release Notes May 2018

This month, the Beekeeper product team is bringing you a wealth of new, exciting feature releases for Beekeeper’s employee app. Some of the primary highlights include a number of improvements to our secure messaging experience, and chatbot innovations for gamification. We also worked on some major software system architecture changes to accommodate the internal communication complexities at larger organizations.

Beekeeper Product Release Highlights

  • New Chat Inbox (Web): The new chat interface on the web app makes secure messaging even easier to use. Search secure messaging conversations by title (or participants if named in the title) and switch easily between your chat inbox and the archive folder. We also improved the responsiveness of the page so that it loads faster.
  • Screen shot of new secure messaging inbox for secure messaging Beekeeper employee app

  • Manage users, groups, and internal communication streams by Unit (Dashboard): We are making outstanding progress on the Units element in the Dashboard, integrating complex organizational charts seamlessly on the Beekeeper employee app. More details to follow in the coming weeks!
  • Units element for Beekeeper employee app Dashboard integrating organizational charts

  • Call button from user profile (Android): Easily reach your colleagues over the phone through the new call button available on the user profile. Calls can be made directly to colleagues within our employee app from your phone. This feature is available if the user has a phone number listed in their Beekeeper profile.
  • Call button from user profile

  • Migration to a new employee app version: We are in the process of migrating many of our customers onto a new version of Beekeeper to ensure a seamless employee app experience in the coming years.
  • New Referral Page: Do you know other internal communication experts? Use the new “Get Rewarded” button in the Beekeeper employee app dashboard to share your love for Beekeeper with friends and professional networks. You can also visit this referral page. For your referral, you will get an Amazon gift card and your friend will get a complimentary month of using Beekeeper.

More Beekeeper Employee App Capabilities

  • Built gamification chatbots for secure messaging, such as the Hangman chatbot and Giphy chatbot
  • When sharing media in a chat, we will now include the name of the chat in the confirmation dialogue to ensure secure messaging through extra access and sharing control (Android)
  • Language addition: In the latter part of May 2018, Beekeeper’s employee app will be available in Korean (all platforms)
  • Download the mobile employee app button (Web app)
  • Add multiple users to a group all at once (Dashboard)
  • Add multiple groups to a user all at once (Dashboard)
  • Add multiple users to stream permissions all at once (Dashboard)
  • In-app secure messaging for end users is active on iOS, Android and Web versions of Beekeeper

Our number one goal is to make sure our customers are happy and using the Beekeeper employee app to its full extent. If you would like to see a new feature added, contact your Customer Success Manager.

For more information about Beekeeper’s employee app, specific features, and use cases, check out our Help Center.

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Beekeeper Product Release Notes March 2018

Beekeeper Employee App Product Release Notes March 2018

This month the Beekeeper Product Team is excited to share a multitude of brand new features and exciting improvements to the Beekeeper employee app. Our March 2018 product release notes cover updates and additions that benefit team communication for your workplace, such as mobile content stream moderation, group messaging typing notifications, and chronological post ordering. We also worked on some major system architecture changes to accommodate the complexities of larger workforces.

March 2018 Employee App Highlights

  • Content Moderator Role (Web App) – Looking to distribute content management responsibilities without giving up too many security permissions? The content moderator is a new role to manage stream content and monitor the moderation inbox. In a stream, content moderators can pin and unpin posts, schedule posts, and edit post labels. In the dashboard, they can access the stream analytics and the moderation inbox.
  • content moderator feature

  • Stream Admin Action on Mobile (Android, iOS) – We’re excited to share that the stream admin actions are now available on your mobile device. Click on a post or a comment from the mobile app to access the admin actions: pin it and unpin it, remove it, or disable comments. These admin actions are available to global admins, stream admins, and content moderators.
  • stream admin actions

  • Typing Notifications (Web App, Android, iOS) – Have you ever found yourself typing over a co-worker in a group messaging conversation? You have already moved onto the next topic, while a colleague is busy typing an in-depth response. With the new typing notification functionality, your workforce can easily see who is typing during group messaging. Whether it’s one person or multiple people typing, typing notifications decrease redundancy and improve team communication.
  • typing notifications feature

  • Mark Chats as Unread (Web App, iOS, Android) – You can now mark your one-on-one or group messaging chats as unread, even after opening and reviewing them. From the Chat Inbox, view or select the chat and choose to archive or mark the chat as “unread.” Use this functionality to keep a to-do list of conversations you want to follow up on later.
  • mark chats as unread feature

  • Organization Management (Backend, Dashboard) – The scalability of our employee app for large enterprises is a priority for Beekeeper. That’s why we have been investing in building a new structure so you have the option to manage the units, locations, or teams independently. If you are interested in hearing more about our new enterprise infrastructure, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
  • Integration SDK (API, Developers’ Portal) – Our new integration SDK enables you to easily and effectively connect the Beekeeper employee app to your existing operational tools. The integration currently supports user synchronization.
  • Import Scalability (API) – In order to accommodate large enterprises, we improved our current user import capability to support large-scale imports.

More Capabilities


iOS:

  • Inline language translation is now available in Polish

Android:

  • “Set as Avatar” feature that allows users to pick an image from the gallery and set it as their avatar directly
  • Context menu on chat messages through long-press (Message info, copy)
  • Files in Navigation extensions offer better UX for downloading and files open automatically after downloading
  • Group messaging details page updates in real time when added or removed as an admin
  • Screen stays on while video is playing
  • Inline language translation is now available in Polish
  • “Likes” on posts and comments show in chronological rather than alphabetical order for better employee engagement
  • Our number one goal is to make sure our customers are happy and using the Beekeeper employee app with their workforce to its full extent. If you would like to see a new feature, communication tool, or app integration added, contact your Customer Success Manager. For more information Beekeeper’s and specific features and use cases, check out our Help Center.

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Beekeeper Product Release Notes January 2018

Beekeeper January 2018 Product Release Notes

This might be our most exciting Beekeeper product release notes yet! Due to customer requests and cybersecurity regulations, we’ve made some big changes to the Beekeeper team app in the last couple months. Here’s what you’ll start noticing in the Beekeeper team communication app and some improvements on the back end.

Release Highlights

    • Message Receipts (iOS, Android, Web App) – Thanks to the new Message Receipt (also known as “read receipt”) feature, you can now see who has read your messages in real time. Each message will display an icon to show if the message is sending, sent, or read. Group chats also show partially read messages. Click on the message to access the “Message Info” box which shows the chat participants who have read the message and those who have not. The feature will be activated for all customers on January 18th.

      message received

    • Beekeeper is Fully GDPR Compliant – We are proud to announce that Beekeeper is now fully GDPR compliant, months before the regulation comes into place. Thanks to some final security improvements completed by the end of 2017, our customers can rest assured knowing they’re using a secure tool that makes them compliant with the new regulation.

      Find out more details about the General Data Protection Regulation and our journey to compliance.

      gdpr compliance badge

    • Chatbot SDK (Developers’ Portal) – Build customized chatbots that enable your users to communicate with other tools through Beekeeper chats. Set up chatbots to retrieve PTO information or request time off, receive payslips, and more. Additional use cases and the full documentation is available on our Developers’ Portal.
      chatbot

    • eAlarm Integration (Marketplace) – eAlarm is a web-based crisis communication service you can use to alert, inform, and mobilize your organization in the event of an emergency. Integrate eAlarm with Beekeeper to trigger emergency alerts directly from your Beekeeper app in a few simple clicks. Available only in Switzerland.
    • More Capabilities

      • Login Notification – Users will be notified via SMS, email, or an in-app message when anyone logs into their account with a QR code
      • Typing notifications reflect when someone is typing in a chat (iOS, Web, Android)
      • Infrastructure changes to prepare for Location Management
      • Support to open Dashboard URLs internally, i.e. Dashboard on mobile (Android)
      • Hovering over link preview shows more detail (Web)
      • Sending a chat message scrolls conversation to the end (Android)
      • Ability to specify positions for Bot accounts via API to give more information about each bots purpose
      • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

      Our number one goal with the Beekeeper team app is to make sure our customers are happy and using the app to its full extent. If you would like to see a new feature added, contact your Customer Success Manager.

      For more information Beekeeper’s and specific features and use cases, check out our Help Center.
beeekeeper product release notes november 2017

Beekeeper Product Release Notes November 2017

We’ve made some big changes since the last product release updates! Here’s what you can start using this month and some you can look forward to in upcoming months.

Release Highlights

    • Android navigation redesign (Android) – This week we released a new interface for the Android version of the Beekeeper app. The stream, chats, and notification tabs moved to the bottom of the screen. The app menu, also known as the “More” tab, is also at the bottom of the screen (similar to the iOS app) and the stream switcher is now at the top left. Click here for more details about the new Android interface and why we made these changes.
    • New android interface

    • Navigation extensions interface (Dashboard) – To streamline access to Navigation Extensions, we’ve finished the interface that enables you to create and edit extensions from your Dashboard. To access the Navigation Extensions interface, look under the “Extensions” tab in the Dashboard.
    • Navigation extension UI

    • Start a new campaign or survey by cloning an existing one – To help you save time reaching your colleagues, this new feature allows you to clone existing surveys and campaigns from the Dashboard. You can easily make modifications to fit the context of your next communications.
    • clone survey

    • Dashboard in German and English (Dashboard) – To serve our growing base of international system administrators, this month we implemented the necessary changes to translate our Dashboard in multiple languages. We currently support English and German. More languages will be added according to demand.
    • Database encryption in all data centers (Hosting Infrastructure) – All our data centers are now running fully encrypted databases. This completes the encryption of our system and is a step towards the privacy and legal requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Everything Else

    • Message Receipts (web, Android, API) – The team has built the API and Android and web app components of our upcoming Message Receipts feature. We are still working on the iOS components, so look out for the feature release in January!
    • To accommodate our expanding user base, we’ve translated the web and mobile apps in Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, and Romanian.
    • The app now warns users about unsaved content when navigating away from the compose box in Streams.
    • User’s “last seen” time, which is the last time they used Beekeeper, is now available in the profile view on the web and iOS apps. It will be on Android soon.
    • To open chat details, you can simply click a group chat’s avatar (Android).
    • Link previews in chats show two lines of text instead of one (Android).
    • When an image is loading, a placeholder appears instead of just a gray background (Android).

    The Beekeeper product team is always fine-tuning the platform to create a better experience for our customers. Hopefully these will make your app experience more enjoyable and you saw some features coming up that you requested!

    For more information about Beekeeper and specific features, check out our Help Center or contact us. Or let us know what features you would like enhanced or added in future releases!
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