HighSide for Desktop

Here are the release notes for the HighSide Desktop App

Desktop / iOS / Android

v5.2 (Oct 7, 2020)

- Fixed an issue where not all users would be displayed in user lists
- Fixed an issue with the call server where users wouldn’t get notifications for incoming calls
- Added the ability to delete message reactions
- Made improvements to how user verification works
- Added the ability to rename user groups
- New Feature: Announcements
- Added the ability to unarchive channels after they have been archived
- Various UI fixes around Voice and Video
- UI Fixes when Syncing messages
- Fixed an issue where the contact list wouldn’t load messages properly
- Fixed an issue with read receipts after a message was deleted
- Fixed a rounding issue with the last seen online feature
- Added a collapsible bar for chats and channels

v5.1.1 (Jul 24, 2020)

- Bug fixes

v5.1 (Jul 23, 2020)

- Message syncing stats
- Ability to reply to specific messages
- Screen sharing now available on calls
- New LinkGuard feature when clicking web links
- Recently used emojis populate with app use
- Added further admin controls
- New draft message indicators on sidebar
- Improved channel search with filters
- Design upgrades for calls
- Call summary messages
- Missed call messages
- See which user started a channel call
- Tab switching is now 4x faster
- Searching messages and viewing files is much faster
- Huge performance improvements around the entire app
- Improved video call battery performance
- Various enhancements to the message thread
- Upgrades to drag and drop system
- Enhancements to at mentions within messages
- Enhancements to Windows desktop notifications
- Enhancements to code formatting in messages
- Users won't go idle when on a call
- Stability improvements for calls
- Various enhancements to the compliance suite
- Various design enhancements
- Various bug fixes

v5.0 (May 22, 2020)

- Introducing the HighSide Voice and Video platform
- New messages for users joining and leaving a channel
- Updates to the auto-upgrade process
- Updates to user typing notifications
- Updates to the image preview system
- Various user interface improvements
- Various performance improvements
- Fixed multiple issues with drag and drop
- Fixed start app on Windows startup
- Fixed issue with duplicate message reactions
- Fixed various desktop notification issues
- Various small bug fixes

v4.2 (May 4, 2020)

- Improved user verification flow
- Upgraded user verification chains
- Various fixes and improvements around the compliance suite
- Fixed an error with message exporting
- Idle status added
- Various fixes around image previews
- Added read receipts to all messages
- Added the ability to resend invites to users
- Usability improvements and fixes for team administrators
- Improved renaming file downloads
- Increased resolution of image previews
- Mention highlighting improvements
- Fixes to text formatting with bullet points and added support for tables
- Various other bug fixes
- Various UI and UX tweaks
- Stability and performance improvements

v4.1 (Mar 24, 2020)

- Improved contact list pagination and load speeds
- Maximum users per channel cap added (100)
- UX changes for users that have been deactivated
- Improved consistency with mobile app
- Improved message sync system
- Added more events to the compliance suite
- Enhanced UX in various places throughout the app
- Revamped check for updates system
- Improved MFA login screen
- View files for a conversation quicker
- Added 4 new message reactions
- Improved signup validation
- Various bug fixes
- Stability and performance improvements

v4.0 (Jan 13, 2020)

- Added new scaling architecture
- Brand new channel management
- Upgraded user group management
- Upgraded search functionality
- Tabs now sync between devices
- Verifications now sync between devices
- Contacts and channels screen upgrades
- New file management view
- New star message management view
- Upgraded image preview system
- Long messages are now capped
- Draft message system saves when switching between teams
- Added ability to archive a channel
- Brand new rearchitected file transfer system
- Brand new time and location restrictions feature
- New last seen online feature
- Performance and stability improvements
- Various UX design enhancements
- Various stability and bug fixes

v3.3.4 (Oct 8, 2019)

- Upgrades to auto-update system
- Increased app window size
- Design upgrades to pending messages
- Added new search nav view
- Stability improvements to file downloads
- Automatically submit MFA login screens
- Fixed bug with fast typing on MFA login
- Stability improvements to chat thread
- Visual notifications when any team is not connected
- Enhancements with large image previews and gif resizing
- Smoother Windows install process
- Support for macOS Catalina
- UI improvements
- Performance improvements
- Various bug fixes

v3.3.3 (Aug 13, 2019)

- Improvements to the emoji and giphy selector
- Updates to Windows and Linux desktop notifications
- Multi-factor auth login improvements
- Linux version detection on startup
- New message preview and copy feature
- Design upgrades to the message thread
- Upgrades to drag and drop
- Various Windows issues fixed
- Updates to the auto-upgrade system
- Performance improvements
- Various bug fixes

v3.3.2 (Aug 1, 2019)

- Fix message-not-sending bug that started at midnight (UTC) 2019-08-01

v3.3.1 (Jul 25, 2019)

- Unlink Windows taskbar pinned icon from old installation location (user will have to manually re-add pinned icon)

v3.3 (Jul 24, 2019)

- Under the hood updates for future features
- Desktop notification system upgrades
- All new design for Windows and Linux desktop notifications
- Compliance suite upgrades
- Brand new emoji selector and emoji search
- Ability to rename a file before upload
- All new file drag and drop
- File downloads start faster
- All new message reaction information panel
- App now remembers last selected tab for each team
- All new file image previews
- Tab switching made smoother
- Upgrades to the user typing system
- Improved handling when adding multiple teams
- Upgraded the app update system
- Minor updates to search
- Upgrades to the multi-factor auth login
- Improved handling for old operating systems
- Windows profile migration updates
- Minor updates to the giphy selector
- Updates to the team switcher
- Fixed bug with messages not appearing
- Fixed bug with duplicate messages rendering
- Various design enhancements
- Various bug fixes

v3.2.2 (May 29, 2019)

- Bug fixes

v3.2.1 (May 24, 2019)

- Bug fixes

v3.2 (May 23, 2019)

- New unread messages system
- Improved desktop notifications
- Starred messages in search results
- Fixed issue when writing large messages
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

v3.1.1 (Mar 19, 2019)

- Fixed bugs affecting certain Windows devices

v3.1 (Feb 28, 2019)

- Notification preferences feature added
- Channel topic feature added
- Flashing system for enhanced UX
- Star message feature added
- Jump into conversation feature added
- Improved pending message system for multi-team
- All new search result design
- Design updates to the message thread
- Compliance suite updates
- Enlarge image previews
- App adjusts to OS color profiles
- Various enhancements and bug fixes

v3.0 (Dec 5, 2018)

- UI redesigned
- Message reactions feature added
- New admin control: blacklist words
- Regulatory compliance features added
- UI made more consistent between desktop and mobile
- Ability to deactivate / reactivate users added
- Added ability for admins to manage channel members even if they don't own the channel
- Icons now scale for ultra high resolution displays
- Stability and performance improvements
- Bug fixes

v2.1.0 (May 25, 2018)

- All new announcements feature
- Message syncing speed dramatically improved
- All new settings area design
- Updates to user groups
- Various code rewrites to increase performance
- Many small design enhancements
- Many bugs fixed

v2.0.1 (Apr 9, 2018)

- Bug fixes

v2.0.0 (Mar 27, 2018)

- Support for user groups
- Support invites via SMS
- Support for multiple admins in one company
- Protocol changes to support even faster login
- Verification feature enhancements
- Retry connect button added when disconnected
- Added some new admin only sections
- Better support for high DPI displays
- Various bug fixes
- User interface enhancements

v1.0.2 (Oct 30, 2017)

- Minor UI upgrades
- Allow Windows users to override DPI settings
- Small bug fixes

v1.0.0 (Oct 24, 2017)

- Rebranded app to HighSide
- Design upgrades to fully support retina displays
- Many user interface upgrades all round the app

v0.20.0 (Oct 20, 2017)

- Introducing all new bot messages
- On Mac, auto-start by default for new users
- Support added for in-app multi-factor authentication
- Fixed Windows shutdown error
- Many user interface design improvements
- Windows app now boots much faster
- Various bug fixes

v0.19.0 (Aug 11, 2017)

- All new signup flow
- Added right click to copy and paste within the app
- Emoji design updates
- Fixed at mention highlighting issues
- All new channel information messages
- Loading message history now works much smoother
- Multi team sidebar hidden for 1 company
- Basic drag and drop file uploads supported
- User profile functionality updates
- Updates to settings design and functionality
- All new screen designs for inviting users and creating channels
- General user interface enhancements
- General bug fixes

v0.18.0 (Jun 15, 2017)

- You can now create new organizations from the app
- You can now manage organization settings from the app
- Improved sign-up flow
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

v0.17.2 (Apr 13, 2017)

- Various user interface enhancements
- Fixed issue with app crashing

v0.17.1 (Apr 6, 2017)

- User typing notifications implemented
- All new 14 word import keys
- Basic user profiles added
- All new channel management icons
- Giphy searches are now faster
- Implemented helpful tooltips in various places
- Toggles added to contacts, channels and files tabs
- Design updates to the search filters
- Fixed issue with removing user avatar
- Fixed various UI design issues

v0.16.0 (Mar 16, 2017)

- All new lobby navigation
- Redesigned sidebar user interface
- Ability to show and hide the group members sidebar
- Various other small design fixes
- Groups are now called channels
- Ability to load more search results
- Fixed retention period issues with multi-team
- Fixed issue with removing company logo
- Self-hosted HighSide signup interface added

v0.15.0 (Feb 28, 2017)

- All new connecting screen complete with cyber quotes
- New error screen when there are issues with a company
- Error messages are more helpful
- Better error handling system for multi-team
- Fixed many edge cases with the signup process
- Switching between companies is now a delight
- Improvements made to company deleting / wiping
- Fixed issue with group member activity messages
- Better group handling
- Emojis sent on their own are now larger
- Year displayed in timestamps if messages in previous year
- Tweaks to the file attachment progress bar
- Fixed rare issues with duplicate tabs
- Mac users now have a menu bar
- Message markdown formatting fixes
- Updates to the protocol
- Design and user interface enhancements
- Updates to local image cache and image previews
- Future support for self-hosted HighSide
- Future support for integration messages

v0.14.3 (Feb 2, 2017)

- Message markdown formatting now available to use within messages
- Windows desktop notification design enhancements
- File icons implemented throughout the app
- Added the ability for users to remove avatars and company logos
- Fixed certain edge cases
- Release notes added to the app update process
- Small emoji fixes in the message thread
- Error logging enhancements
- Fixes to the signup process
- Fixes to the multi-team add company process
- Small enhancements added to the erase company process