ContentStudio changelog
ContentStudio changelog
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Multiple Improvements in the Social Inbox

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  

This release includes the following improvements and fixes in our Inbox module:

  • 500 server error, while editing the user details at times, would cause code breaks that didn't allow the client who sent the message to be updated in all conversations and posts. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • Bookmarking a message did not indicate that the conversation had been marked as bookmarked, which often confused our users, and marking it again would revert it, causing further confusion. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • Bookmarked conversations didn't show up in the bookmark section immediately; at times, it would cause a delay or not show up. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • The clear text button in the conversation was nonfunctional, and broke the functionality sometimes on click. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • Bookmarking a message would, at times, duplicate the same message, and one of them would be marked as bookmarked while the other remained as it is. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • UI improvements:
    • Assigning tags to conversations and posts
    • Sort by Oldest and Newest conversation and posts
    • Assign a conversation or post to a team member
    • Tags in Miscellaneous settings
    • Instagram reply box
  • Editing a tag would give an error that the name cannot be duplicated when the user just wants to change the color of the tag. This was an oversight on our end and has been fixed in this release.
  • Merging tags would take a long time to execute and complete. At times merging more than ten tags would cause the code to break, and the assigned tags were not updated. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Blog Featured Image - WP Plugin Update - v 1.1.8

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  

The featured image was not sent successfully to the blog platform, causing a broken image to be displayed instead of the featured image. This usually happens when the image file name is set in another language other than English or has some special characters added to the file name. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Multiple Improvements and Fixes

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  
  • In the Social Composer module, in the Assistant helper section, the Pocket integration was not loading content from the users’ Pocket account and instead would ask the users to search content instead. This issue has been fixed in the release.
  • In the Social Composer module, the Instagram accounts listing always showed the mobile application not synced warning even when the devices were all synced. This would also disable the Instagram Publishing method’s Mobile Notifications radio button. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In our Chrome Extension, selecting the posting schedule would freeze up the extension and would not allow the user to create a post. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Automation module, the Evergreen Automation would not allow the users to schedule content with the Content Category created by the user. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Automation module, Evergreen Automation would, at times, start the campaign on the wrong day and schedule all of the content on the same day. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Automation module, the Evergreen Automation would not refill on the date set, and this would cause no new content to be scheduled. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Media Library in Android App - v 2.8.11 (93)

 

New

 

Improvement

  

This release includes:

  • Media Library integration for Composer

After updating to the latest version of the Android application, you will be able select media assets saved in your media library on the go.

When you tap on the attach media icon (camera icon), you will now see another option titled “Media Library”, tapping on it will open the Media Library section, and all of your assets saved on the cloud will be synced to your phone as well ready to be used ;)

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  • Media preview improvement in Planner and Insta Notification section

Previewing posts’ media was very restricting, and to fit the content on smaller screens, we would scale to fit just to make sure that it was visible that there was something in the post.

Now you can tap on the image to view in full what the attached asset looks like, and in the case of multiple assets, you can simply swipe left and right to view all of them in one go.

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LinkedIn @ Mentions and more ..

 

New

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  


LinkedIn Mentions!

You can now mention companies on LinkedIn while composing posts through ContentStudio!

Simply @mention in the Composer editor box, select LinkedIn from the platform selector, choose the company you want to tag in the post, and the rest is handled by us ;)

Note: Please reconnect your connected LinkedIn profiles and have your LinkedIn account selected in composer before @mentioning a company.

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Other Improvements & Fixes:

  • After giving a grace period of extra three days, we have increased our add-ons subscription pricing for Workspaces, Team Members, Social Accounts, and Blogs to $5/unit/month. This was necessary to ensure that our product quality was maintained, and so after four years, we have finally made this change.
  • Purchasing add-ons modal has been revamped; instead of a list of add-ons, we have made them into tiles. Now you can simply click on the right end of the tile to increase the purchase order or click on the left end to decrease them. To facilitate our users buying in bulk, you can also scroll up or down on the tile to increase or decrease the quantity.

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  • The social accounts connection screen has been revamped; with a much leaner look, it is much easier to connect social accounts.

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  • In the Composer module, adding a custom thumbnail at times would not reflect in the post preview section. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Planner module’s Calendar view, users could not delete posts and would get an error “Unable to remove plan”. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, the error message that the mobile application is not synced with the web application would appear on the Instagram accounts even when the apps are fully synced is fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, adding media files and a URL link to the description would hide the media files, and the post preview would be distorted. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Social Account settings, removing a Pinterest profile would not remove the boards associated with that profile and cause a service call failure on deletion. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, selecting YouTube’s post type as Video would randomly append #shorts at the end of the title. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, switching from Draft post to Schedule would cause a code break, and the selected date would not be retained. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, shortening links using Bitly would randomly fail to work, and the links would redirect to an invalid web page. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Inbox module, the comments hide button would be hidden for some comments. This was an oversight and has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, tagging Instagram accounts on images by adding “@” at the beginning would cause the post to fail. This again was an oversight and has been fixed in this release.

YouTube Shorts, Instagram Tagging on Photos and Much More...

 

New

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  


1) Youtube Shorts

Now you can post Youtube shorts via ContentStudio through the Composer module!

To post as a Short, you just need to select the Shorts radio button, and the rest is handled by us.

There are just three requirements that need to be accounted for:

  1. The video file’s duration needs to be less than 60 seconds.
  2. Video needs to be in either Square or Vertical format.
  3. Add #shorts at the end of the Title or Description.*

*This is optional as we would add them ourselves if missed; this helps navigate the post to Shorts on YouTube.

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2) Instagram Tagging on Photos

Through ContentStudio, you can now tag users/businesses on the image(s) for Instagram while directly publishing through API.

This is one of the most requested features, and we were waiting not so patiently for this feature to be added to the API; well, now we have it fully integrated.

To add tags:

  1. Select an Instagram account
  2. Upload images
  3. Click on the “Add Instagram Tag” option shown on the image’s thumbnail
  4. From the module, click anywhere on the image and add the @handle of the user you want to tag
  5. Click Apply, and you are done!!

Make sure to post via Instagram’s Direct Publishing Method!

Note:

  • Instagram will not publish your post if a private account is tagged which would result in the post failing.
  • You can add a total of 30 tags to a single post.
  • You can add tags to multiple images.
  • Editing an image with IG tags removes the tags and would need to be added again.

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3) Link to Composer Modal

This year the plan is to make ContentStudio super user-friendly and your go-to social media management tool.

Composer being the core of our product, why not make it even more accessible? Now you can access the composer modal through URL as well, just add the keyword /composer after your workspace slug, and it will open the Composer module directly.

This is convenient as you can just bookmark this URL now and directly go to Composer without any additional clicks.

Or better yet, for teams collaborating on a post, we auto-save the post. The link would for Composer have the post identifier added to it, which can be shared with other team members for review or to make changes directly.

4) Search Posts in Planner

We had this feature in the previous Planner module, but it was extremely slow and would cause the application to freeze up while the request was being made.

We have revamped the back end for this request, and now it works at the speed of light! 😀

Other improvements & fixes:

  • In the Planner and Composer modules, we have made the list of social accounts be sorted alphabetically in ascending order so that it is more convenient to select social accounts.
  • In the Composer module, most users apply the same setting for YouTube and Google My Business settings, so now they are saved as a preference against the selected social channel.
  • On deleting a workspace, all of the assets saved in the Media Library against that workspace will also be deleted instead of merging with other workspaces.
  • In the Composer module, we have added checks for when the Instagram video aspect ratio does not conform to the requirements set by the Instagram direct publishing API.
  • In the Planner module, there was a bug that caused the scheduled posts to turn into draft posts instead. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Discovery module, the RSS Feeds would have images present but weren't displayed on the front end correctly or were shown as broken images. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • The Push Notifications for the Instagram posts weren't sent promptly because of a priority queue issue from our back end; this issue has been solved in this release.
  • In the Composer module, editing post caption would at times change the scheduled post time to be ten minutes from now randomly; this issue has been fixed in this release.
  • Creating a draft post from the Content Studio mobile application and editing it on the web would cause the front-end code to break. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, the “Hide from client” checkbox was shown to clients when they edited the post; this issue has been fixed in this release.
  • From the Discovery module, there was a way to bypass our checks and open the old version of Composer when creating a social media post. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Blog Composer module, users could not paste articles, even if they were adding them by editing the source code. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Blog Post Composer module, users could not format the post. Formatting the blog post by adding images and text would not work and instead would overlap the content. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Planner module, there was a bug that caused the post status to show as Failed even when it was published on all other platforms; this was caused by a code break while publishing on TikTok and has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Planner’s Feed View, there was a bug that caused the post tags to be shown as the person’s user id along with the actual tag. The post would go out with the tag on the platforms, but this was an oversight on our part while revamping the Planner section.
  • In the Planner’s Feed View feature, the carousel posts preview was displayed as multiple images and not in the carousel format. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Planner module, there was a bug in which deleting a repeated post would delete the parent post as well; this issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, editing a post would remove the spaces added between words after the full stop; this caused the post preview to have jumbled up words. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, having selected a Twitter account and switching to customize content for each channel would bypass the character limit check of 280 characters and would show that the limit has not been exceeded. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Multiple Improvements and Fixes

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  
  • The drag and drop media assets have been implemented in the Media Library module, instead of choosing a media asset from the media file selector now users can simply pick up the asset and drop it in the upload modal, and it would be added for uploading.
  • Clear content was added in the Composer module’s create Carousel toggle, this option was available in the older version and has been added to the new version as well.
  • In the Composer module Activity section, the list of activities were not scrollable. Having multiple team members work on a post would cause an issue in moderating what action was performed by which user, this issue has been fixed in this release.
  • When editing a Youtube post, the title of the video would disappear; this issue has been fixed in this hotfix.
  • While creating a Google My Business post, the set Terms and Conditions were not sent in the payload onto the social platform; this issue has been fixed in this hotfix.
  • The Planner module showed the post as Published once but for some social channels, the posts got duplicated. This was caused because of a redundant key passed in the payload and has been fixed in this release.
  • With lots of social accounts connected to a single workspace, there was an issue where the social accounts would disappear in the Composer module. This was caused because a lot of memory was getting consumed by the application and the social accounts were not rendered. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • The Evergreen Automation’s post composer would show an image aspect ratio error even when the Mobile Notification method has been set as a posting preference. This issue has been fixed in this hotfix.

Instagram Reels direct publishing and more...

 

New

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  

 

1) Instagram Reels direct publishing

 

We are happy to announce that now you can post Instagram Reels directly through ContentStudio!!

You no longer need to schedule reels through the push notification method, and with three simple steps, you can post them instantly to Instagram.

All you need to do is:

  1. Select Instagram Business profile
  2. Upload a video that meets the requirements for Reel
  3. Post Now ;)

To read a more detailed version of the steps above, please click here.

Reels Tab Eligibility:

Only reels with a duration between 5 and 90 seconds and aspect ratios of 9:16 are eligible to appear in the Reels tab.

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2) Improved 'Set Custom Thumbnail' feature.

 

We have improved our Set Custom Thumbnail feature.

Before, the users were expected to simply upload their preferred image as a thumbnail if they didn't like the suggested images.

We took it a step ahead by adding the Choose from Video option, which allows you to scroll through the video to the preferred section that you feel should be the thumbnail for the video and just click on Apply.

Since Instagram video/reel publishing requires a thumbnail offset to set a thumbnail, the “Choose from Video” will set the precise second as the thumbnail, and for all other social channels, the image link will be used.

The Choose Suggested and Upload Image will set the thumbnail for all social channels other than Instagram, and the default value for thumb offset for Instagram will be the 3rd second. Untitled (1).png

 

Other improvements and fixes:

 

  • Sending messages through Inbox would get stuck on processing and eventually go blank without any prompt regarding what went wrong. We have added a warning for such cases and handled the negative cases in this hotfix.
  • When opening a new Planner tab, the old Planner module would show up. Since the APIs are all migrated to the new one, it would freeze up the entire module. We have fixed it in this release.
  • There was an issue viewing the Carousels and Videos added to the posts in the Planner section, it would open up a single image for Carousel, and the video would not be playable. This was a major issue faced by Approvers because they could not view what was going through. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • Images added through Pixabay would not be uploaded to the Media Library and would cause the post to fail. We’ve fixed this bug in this release.
  • Instagram post’s insights did not match the ones shown on the platform. This was caused because of an update in their Analytics API and has been fixed and released.
  • Sharing content to social channels through the Discovery module would cause the “Post Now” and “Draft” buttons to get stuck. It was caused by a glitch in our system and has been fixed in this release.
  • Selecting the Instagram Posting option as “Push Notification” would not be applied to the post and instead would go out through the Direct Publishing API. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Android Application - v 2.8.9 (90)

 

New

  

This release includes:

  • Code refactoring
  • Performance improvements
  • Approver flow improvements
  • Storage permissions improvements
  • Fixed issue where a video of unsupported mime type crashed the application
  • Fixed issue where users were able to enter past time for scheduled posts
  • Fixed issue where users were unable to edit their scheduled posts

Multiple Improvements and Fixes

 

Improvement

 

Fix

  
  • Drafts posts automatically get scheduled after approval, since the tentative scheduled date was added for Draft posts, on approval the post would schedule for that set time. Users wanted to modify the time or keep the post as Draft and this functionality was added in this hotfix.
  • Users were unable to add a title to the video file when posting on Facebook, this was done in the old Composer module but was missed in the new version and it has been added with this hotfix.
  • On inviting new team members to a workspace when they haven’t signed up for Content Studio there was a password mismatched error while signing up that has been fixed in this hotfix.
  • In the blog posts, users were unable to set a feature image for the blog from Canva. This caused a problem for users wanting to create and set their feature image for the blog, this feature has been added in this hotfix.
  • In the internal notes, some “team” members did not get a notification when they were mentioned in the internal notes on the Planner module. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • On creating/editing a post, some users were unable to preview the video file added to the Composer, this caused an issue in verifying if the video file is the correct one. Now by clicking on the added video there would be a popup with the video player.
  • New activity on older conversations/posts did not move them to the top of the queue and retained their state, this issue has been fixed in this release.
  • Users added as “client” were able to see and manipulate some features not meant for their role such as hidden posts, internal notes, etc. has been fixed.