Release Notes - Windows App

Current Release - Feb 27th, 2024

SnapComms Windows App v24.2.477
Important note - We are discontinuing support for Windows 7 due to security and compatibility reasons. If your organization is using Windows 7, please refrain from further upgrading your SnapComms Windows App.

New and enhanced features:

  • Upgraded the CEF rendering engine to version 121.

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where the Windows app would occasionally hang when a screen reader was active.

 


Previous Releases

Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes. Please review all current release notes carefully.

February 5th, 2024
SnapComms Windows App v24.2.461

The release contains a workaround which resolves compatibility issues with devices running WebView2 v121, causing the SnapComms Windows app to crash when attempting to play videos. If your organization utilizes SnapComms for video distribution and encounters crashes due to having WebView2 v121, please see here for more details.

 

January 30th, 2024
SnapComms Windows App v24.1.455

New and enhanced features:

  • Accessibility improvements
    • "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" labels are read correctly in the selected app-language.
    • Can navigate the settings dropdown menu items using arrow keys.
    • Menu items for language selection are announced in their respective languages.
    • Date and time labels are announced appropriately according to the selected app-language.

 

December 12th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.12.434

New and enhanced features:

  • You can now define the default notification suppression behavior.
    • The default behavior is to suppress notifications only when there are full-screen applications in the foreground.
    • This can now be managed via the Registry. If your business has requirements to change the default suppression behavior, please get in touch with our Tech Support team.
  • Smart sizing of dynamic lock screens.
    • The app will now take into account the dimensions of the primary monitor of the machine it's running on and resize the published lock screen accordingly to prevent the loss of resolution.
  • Accessibility improvement
    • You can now navigate between the menu items under app settings using keyboard arrow keys (up and down).

Resolved Issues:

  • Company logo no longer overlaps with buttons inside the header when app window is small.
  • App no longer crashes when misconfigured values for "User & Machine Information collection method" are published from Content Manager.

 

November 28th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.11.419

New and enhanced features:

  • The app now supports French and Spanish. You can access the language selection through the dropdown menu at the top right corner.

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October 31st, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.10.410

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where Stories would sometimes not expand.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications are not positioned correctly when PC display scale is not 100% while Accessibility mode is enabled.

August 21st, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.8.403

New and enhanced features:

  • Accessibility Enhancement: Users can now manage the zoom level of their application to ensure visually rendered text can be read more easily.

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Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where the app would sometimes need a restart after the app authentication method has been changed from Content Manager.

 

July 24th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.7.384

New and enhanced features:

  • Accessibility improvements
    • Color contrast of tab titles.
    • Previously, users with disabilities had no way to access the settings dialog if the app was not in accessibility mode. They can now access the settings dialog by right clicking on the system tray icon and selecting "Settings".
    • Removed flickering of the cursor when it moves across clickable areas.
    • Smoother resizing experience of the Message History window.

Resolved Issues:

  • Improved security to prevent privilege escalation during the app update process.
  • Removed the background color which unexpectedly appears behind some messages when their window is being resized.

 

May 16th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.5.300

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where some lock screen related registry values (set by group policy) would get removed unexpectedly.

 

May 2nd, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.4.292

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed issue where published lock screens would not apply under certain registry settings.
  • Fixed issue where locally hosted videos would not play.

 

April 18th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.4.280

Resolved Issues:

  • Security enhancements.

 

April 3rd, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.3.270

New and enhanced features:

  • Notifications are suppressed while sharing a screen on Microsoft Teams.

Resolved Issues:

  • Security enhancements.

 

March 21st, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v23.3.260

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The new SnapComms Logo is here!

New releases of the SnapComms Apps will no longer feature the SnapComms "S" and will now use the new logomark instead. For more information about the change, check out our website.

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February 20th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v.23.2.247

  • The Microsoft Edge WebView2 dependency is now installed with the App (if required).
  • Enabled playing of copyrighted YouTube videos.

January 24th, 2023
SnapComms Windows App v.23.1.202

Resolved issues:

  • Performance improvements to reduce network traffic

November 29th, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.11.195

Resolved issues:

  • Minor Accessibility improvements

November 4th, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.11.179

Resolved issues:

  • Resolved an issue impacting customers using MSAL Authentication.



November 1st, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.10.169

Resolved issues:

  • Resolved an issue where the Feed App badge count shows 1 unread despite the content being expired. The latest Windows App version is required for this fix.
  • Minor bug fixes.


October 18th, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.10.141

New and enhanced features:

  • Minimum version supporting the new Lock screen template.
  • The Lock screen channel now supports personalization tags.
    • App v22.10.131 is required for this feature to work on Lock screens.
  • Includes improvement to the App update process.
    • From version v.22.10.131 the updater is included in the updated App. This ensures past app versions with a defective updater can still be updated without requiring a manual update.



September 6, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.9.105

New and enhanced features:

  • Update to v.22.9.105 to use the new editable Lockscreen template.
  • Improved the robustness of the App Update process. 

Minor bug fixes.
 

July 5, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.7.21

Resolved Issues:

  • Resolved an issue where the App could not be launched from the Taskbar (Pinned App).
  • Resolved an issue where real-time Notifications intermittently failed to initialize automatically.


June 27, 2022

SnapComms Windows App v.22.6.64931

New and enhanced features:

  • Includes App Side Authentication functionality
    • Available for BETA testing.
    • Requires additional configuration. Please contact our Technical Consulting team for more information. 


May 31, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.5.61017

New and enhanced features:

  • Changed the behaviour for notifications so that the focus is not stolen when appearing.
    Direct on-screen notifications will appear on top but the focus will remain on the current window employees are working in, ensuring that their flow is not interrupted.
  • Accessibility: the App can now be resized when Accessibility mode is ON.


May 17, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.5.57214

Resolved Issues:

  • Resolved an issue where YouTube and Vimeo controls are flickering, making it difficult to interact with the video settings.

Accessibility

  • Resolved an issue where the content layout is breaking when long text in the Read More section is being read with JAWS Screen Reader.


May 3, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.4.54313


New and enhanced features:

  • To improve the end-user experience, the latest Windows App now includes a shrink animation when closing the feed view on your app or when closing the pop-up and content windows. The shrink animation will send both the app and content windows to whichever location the app is placed on the taskbar.

 

March 22, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.3.47423


New and enhanced features:

  • The latest Windows App now includes support for message-specific Pop-up notification positioning. These include the Pop-up display on the Top right, Top left, Bottom right, Bottom left.

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  • To provide a consistent and professional experience, the feed view cards will now apply the same style for the header and descriptions.
  • To improve the visibility of unread messages in the Windows App, we have updated the icon badge colors.

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February 11, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.2.41065


New and enhanced features:

  • Performance enhancements and reduction in network usage


Resolved Issues:

  • Resolved an issue for slow displaying of Emergency Alerts & Screensavers when using a VPN

 

January 25, 2022
SnapComms Windows App v.22.1.39060

Resolved Issues:

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue with notifications not being suppressed when sharing the whole screen or a window with Zoom

 

December 14, 2021
SnapComms Windows App v.21.12.35491

New and enhanced features:

  • Support for playing live stream YouTube & Vimeo videos.

Note: Microsoft Edge WebView2 is a technology for embedded web content in native applications and is one of the technical prerequisites for playing live stream YouTube & Vimeo videos on the SnapComms Windows App.

 

Resolved Issues:

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue preventing closing of Screensavers when a Vimeo video was included.

 

November 15, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.10.32429

New and enhanced features:

  • Visual UI style and usability enhancements
     

Resolved Issues:

  • Minor bug fixes

 

October 26, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.10.29916

New and enhanced features:

 

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  • The Windows App has visual style and usability enhancements for an improved user experience
    This includes the following changes:

- New Card based layout
- New All and Unread message tabs
- Updated Icons
- New Actions menu (Refresh/ Settings)
- Enhanced accessibility support for screen readers

Note: Screensavers, Wallpaper or Lock-screen messages will no longer be visible within the message list to manually select. They will be displayed to the employee when the publish date/time criteria has been met.
 

Resolved Issues:

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue with long exit times for the screensaver



August 16, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.08.23997

New and enhanced features:

The latest Windows App version 21.08.23997 now includes improved screen reader navigation when using a keyboard.

  • The includes messages being read out in an improved sequential order.
  • Checks the Search field has a clear placeholder
  • Checks that the bolded unread items in notifications view are correctly declaring as unread first
  • Icons and images are now declared with a clear description of their role

Resolved Issues:

  • Security enhancements

 

July 22, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.07.22944

Resolved Issues:

  • RDP sessions were producing a suppression message if the VDI console user was in a locked state
  • Published alerts were being suppressed on Windows 7 machines

 

July 05, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.07.21615

Resolved Issues:

  • When multiple lock screens were published, the newest lock screen was not being displayed every time.
  • When a published lock screen was updated and republished, the updated image was not getting applied.
  • Content with extremely long names was causing a horizontal scroll bar to appear in the Windows App. With this Windows App release, the content name will be displayed correctly without the need for the scrollbar.

 

June 08, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.06.19832

New and enhanced features:

The latest Windows App version 21.06.19832 now includes improved screen reader support.

  • Search results are announced correctly based on a filtered result
  • Visual indicators are now visible when using screen readers

Resolved Issues:

  • Slow Screensaver loading times.
  • A workaround has been included until Intel fixes the Intel 11th gen and Iris XE graphics driver bugs

 

May 10, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.04.17956

New and enhanced features:

The latest Windows App version 21.04.1956 now includes improved screen reader support.

  • Emergency full screen alerts are now supported on Screen Readers

 

March 29, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.03.16067

New and enhanced features:

  • Improvements have been made around suppressed messages and active users.
  • Messages will be displayed within 90secs of the user logging in.
  • Privacy enhancements for message publisher.

Resolved Issues:

  • Multiple published tickers are no longer stacked and displayed on top of each other.

 

Jan 12, 2021

SnapComms Windows App v.21.01.13147

New and enhanced features:

  • SnapComms Windows App is now Accessibility friendly and supports Screen Readers 

Resolved Issues:

  • Corrected behavior with Tickers stealing cursor focus.
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