ContentStudio changelog
ContentStudio changelog
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Shareable Planner, First Comment via CSV upload and much more...

 

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Share Posts for Approval with a Public Link

We are super happy to announce this feature release. Finally, Content Studio can share posts via shareable links for external reviews from your clients or managers without logging in to the tool.

Now from the bulk action, you can select the option to “Share” the selected posts; you would need to provide a name for the link, and that's all. We’ve added the capability to password-protect the link, making it more secure as it will be accessible by anyone on the internet.

The link can be shared with all external reviewers of the posts, like the company’s Marketing Director, who is not added as a team member, but all posts need final approval from him before publishing. The external reviewers can either approve, reject or add a comment on the posts that reflect in the user’s planner module and can be viewed from the post preview or the side panel.

The links can be managed from the “Shared Links” button on the Planner module.

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Shorten/Unshorten Links in Composer

While composing posts with shortened links, you can revert them to the original link just by clicking on them. This would also save you the trip to the settings section to disable link shortening.

When the link shortening is enabled, we automatically change the link provided to the shortener of your preference. Sometimes, it is better to post the original link rather than the shortened one. So why not a kill switch at post-composition to revert them to the original again? This is precisely what we have tried to do with this feature, providing a more user-friendly approach to shortening.

Click on a shortened link, and we will show you the original link. Then from the tooltip select the link, and it will be replaced.

PS: it also works vice-versa, i.e., switching from full length to shortened link.

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First Comment in Bulk Uploader via CSV

With this release, we are sending out the much-requested feature of adding the first comment through bulk uploader automation. Before this, the users would have to edit each post to add the first comment.

The CSV file now has an additional column for 'First Comment', making the format as:

Date and Time, Message, Image URL, Link, First Comment

Here is our template CSV file with posts + the first comment for a better idea of the structure of the CSV.

The first comment feature is available for all Facebook pages and groups, Instagram posts via Push Notification, and LinkedIn profiles and pages.

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Improvements & Bugs

  • We have redesigned the Caption Generation modal, improving the user interface and making it more interactive. Now, the modal will maintain a history of the generated captions, allowing the users to choose the captions that best fit their requirements.
  • In our earlier release, we had included the option for our users to schedule & create new, duplicate or keep the selected social accounts. In this release, we’ve made the labels more prominent as to what each would do.
  • The banner at the bottom that displayed the social accounts’ token status would take up the entire row and often had the user click on the slider to check each social account status. In this release, we’ve made it more compact and, on mouse over, show all of the expired social accounts or about to expire.
  • Approving or Rejecting a post in the Calendar view would act without any confirmation. This lead to the content getting scheduled on approval or rejected on mistaken clicks of the button. We’ve added the confirmation for these actions in this release.
  • The emojis selection drop-down would get hidden or would not open properly. This has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, adding a GIF format media asset would freeze the entire application making the application slow down. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Planner module, the comments on a post would overflow from the container and get hidden. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, the attempt to generate a caption from Replug shortened link would often fail. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Planner module’s Calendar view, dragging and dropping posts to reschedule was not functional and has been appropriately integrated in this release.
  • In the Planner module’s Feed view, the links would either lead nowhere or to a 404 page, making it difficult for the approver to check and verify. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Analytics module, a glitch caused the application not to send the scheduled reports via email. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Multiple new features and improvements

 

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Compose multiple new social posts with ease

In the Composer module, we have added an option for users to select their preferred posting method (post now, schedule, etc.) and to retain the added information making the content reusable without adding it again.

Now, users have the following options to either post and…

  • Compose a new post: this would schedule the post and open a blank composer for the user to add new information.
  • Compose new with selected accounts: this would reopen a blank composer keeping the selected accounts from the previous post.
  • Duplicate: this would duplicate the entire content of the previous post and allow the user to create a new post with all the information.

We have added this feature to ease our users who create a lot of posts in one go. This will also allow the users to replicate the content. The users previously would create a post, go to the Planner module and duplicate the post to create a new post. We figured it would be easier for the users to have this option built into the Composer module.

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RSS automation fills in the slot gaps

In the Automation module’s RSS to Social Media recipe, we’ve added an option for the users who like to add posts to the queue at either in an empty slot or at the end of the last scheduled post.

  • Add to the first empty slot available: this means that if you delete a scheduled post in the queue, it will open the slot, and the next post fetched from the automation will fill in that slot.
  • Add to the bottom of the queue: this option will fill the slot after the last scheduled post in the social queue regardless of the empty slots within the queue.

We will also release this for other automation recipes and the Composer module soon.

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Planner Sorting Filter:

In the Planner module’s List and Feed view, we’ve added an option for the user to sort the posts according to the created, updated, and scheduled time.

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Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • In the Automation module, if the text added is longer than 280 characters for Twitter, the content is automatically split into threaded tweets.

  • In the Automation module, while creating an article to social automation, in case the system is unable to bring in any article for the search. It will not allow the user to move ahead to the next step.

  • In the Planner module’s List view, instead of clicking on the entire row to view the preview for the post now, you can just click on the post media or text to open the preview modal.

  • In the Discovery module’s Cover stories feature, we have added pagination to fetch six cover stories simultaneously. Before we would fetch all of the cover stories, which caused a lot of memory-related issues, and this fix will solve this issue.

  • In the Composer module, we have added the media preview modal same as the Media Library section, to provide you with all of the information before adding the media file.

  • We have removed the blue box that informed the users that we have released a new version and asked them to refresh the screen. We’ve engineered a way to update the front end without causing this blocker to prevent the loss of data generated by the refresh.

  • In the Composer module, tapping on the ESC key on the keyboard would close the Composer module previously. This issue caused the entire composed content to be lost in case it wasn't auto-saved. Now we would ask for confirmation on closing the modal via the ESC key or clicking on the cross icon to close the composer.

  • In the Planner module, the Calendar view took a lot of time to render the images, and often the photos crashed. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Pinterest Video Scheduling

 

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With this latest update, you can now post videos to Pinterest and set a custom thumbnail for the video as well.

The Pinterest video API has the following requirements.

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All you need to do is navigate to our Social Composer, select a Pinterest board, upload a video and click on Post Now.

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Smart Image Resizing for Instagram posts via Automation campaigns

 

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Since Instagram has very strict API requirements for posting on their platform, users creating posts through automation campaigns faced problems in posting to Instagram.

Instagram aspect ratio must be within a 4:5 to 1.91:1 range to post successfully.

With this update, now, at runtime, we check if these requirements are fulfilled. If the image has an “incorrect” aspect ratio, we modify the image to meet the requirements. We do not make a landscape image portrait or vice versa. We just scale the image to the nearest vectors to retain the image quality and send it to Instagram to publish.

We are working on doing the same for videos and will send them out soon as well…

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Full-view is now available in Planner

 

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Easily view full posts in Planner

Like the Media Library image preview, we have added the same functionality to the Planner module’s List and Calendar view. Click on any post, and you can move between the posts using the left/right buttons or arrow keys.

Users can perform all primary actions on the posts, such as adding comments, approving the posts, editing, etc.

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Other Bug Fixes & Improvements:

  • In the Composer module, adding links to the Facebook carousel cards would not be reflected in the post preview. We have added the link redirects to each card depending on the URL added to the card.
  • In the Composer module, users could not create a carousel post when adding a link for which the system could not generate a preview. This was usually the case when we could not fetch an image from that link. Now, such links are accepted by the system, and as a fallback, the users can either upload an image themselves or leave it up to Facebook to fetch and set an image from the link by themselves.
  • In the Planner module, there was a bug that caused the already created posts to be uneditable. This was due to a code break and has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, on editing a Facebook Reel post, the selected option would default to Feed regardless of the previous option. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • LinkedIn - Internal Server Error has been fixed in this release as well. This issue was caused by code breakage on the LinkedIn server, which caused the posting to fail to return us with the “Internal Server Error”. We have added retry attempts in such cases, and the post goes through. After attempting to post five-time, the server will return this error message to the user to handle themselves.
  • In the Media Library module, we have fixed the following bugs:
    • Deleting/Archiving a media asset would mark the assets as selected, and the bulk option was disabled.
    • After performing a bulk action and refreshing, the screen would take the user to the login screen.
    • Randomly, the screen would start to freeze up and often gave an error message to contact support.
  • In the Inbox Module, there was a problem with the sync button, which caused the system to fail to fetch updates to the conversations and posts. This issue has been fixed in this release.
  • In the Composer module, editing a blog post would cause the entire screen to freeze up and make the entire application unable to render. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Image Preview in iOS App - v 2.7.21 (2)

 

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This release includes the following:

  • In the Composer Module, to preview images added to the post, users can just tap on any image, and it will open the image previewer. You can tap the left/right buttons or swipe left/right to move between the images.

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  • In the Planner module, we have made the media assets more prominent by increasing the image sizes, added left/right buttons to move between assets, and added an indicator to depict the type of asset (image or video) in the post. Previously, this wasn't included, which led to a lot of confusion about what type of media asset was added to the post, and the users had to edit the post to view all of the attached images.

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  • In the Planner module, there was a bug that hid the Approve/Reject buttons for the approver. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Manage Google My Business (GMB) Reviews in Social Inbox

 

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You can easily manage all reviews on your Google My Business locations through our Social Inbox module.

All new reviews are fetched and synced with the platform in real-time, which includes updates to the review, such as text or rating changes, and you can reply to them directly through our platform without going to that location.

Using the Inbox module, you can create, edit or delete a comment, and the changes will also reflect on that location.

The only limitation is that you can reply only once to a review.

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Direct Publishing Facebook Reels and so much more!

 

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Facebook Reels

With the API now available for posting reels to Facebook Pages, we have added this as a feature on priority since it has been one of the most requested.

In the Composer module, all you need to do is select Facebook pages from the social accounts section, upload a video file and from “Facebook Settings” select the Reels radio button, and that's it! The content will go as a Reel post.

We have also added the option to add a custom video title for Facebook. Initially, the title will be the media file name.

Requirements from Facebook:

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The reels option is currently only available for Pages. When Group is also selected, the system will publish there as a feed post.

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LinkedIn Video Thumbnail

You can easily add a custom thumbnail to the LinkedIn video posts, and all three options can be used to create a thumbnail for the post.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • In the Planner module’s Feed view section, we have revamped all previews and made them similar to the Composer module’s preview section.
  • In the Discovery module’s, Influencer section, at times, the influencer would not exist in our database, and the users would have to send a request to our support channel to add their preferred influencer. Now, in case no influencer is found, we have provided a system by which you can add an influencer without any hassle. If the influencer's @handle is correct and they meet our set protocol, they will be automatically added to our collection.

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  • In the user Profile settings, we have improved the user interface and added the option to add/edit your contact number.

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  • In the Social Composer module, the Caption Generation feature has been improved. When a user selects only a Twitter account, Tweet type is turned into the default tab for the generated caption. Another improvement is that even if the link preview is not generated or removed, the Caption Generation button used to get disabled; now, as long as there is a valid link in the Composer box, the caption will be generated.
  • In the Social Composer module, you can also collapse the Social Account selection, giving you more room for the composer box. The collapsed Social Account section would only show the selected social profiles, and to make the changes, the section would have to be expanded again.
  • In the Social Composer module, the remove image button was not visible on images with lighter backgrounds, and now we have made it more prominent in this release.
  • In the Media Library module, now, by clicking to view the media asset, we have changed the way the image and the related details are displayed, also giving the users an option to move between assets by clicking on the arrow buttons or through key board’s right and left buttons. Before, the users had to close the media details modal and click on another media to view them. This was causing a lot of hassle and was not user-friendly. We have tried to make it more interactive and user-friendly by making these changes.

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  • In the Social Accounts settings, we were not fetching the linked LinkedIn organizations (pages) on which the user was a Content Admin. Only pages where the user was set as Super Admin were fetched. Now, all pages for both roles will be fetched and displayed, and the users can create posts for such pages.
  • In the Planner module, you can now search for the created posts based on content in the post by typing in the search bar.
  • In the Social Composer, we have improved our user interface in the Send for Approval modal.

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  • In the Planner module, we have made it so that scrolling down on the screen would hide the filters and other information from the top and make the view more prominent. This is most significantly visible in the Calendar view.

  • The invited approvers signing up to the platform can now set their First and Last name along with the password; we were just asking to set their password, and since their names weren't set, it was confusing for the team members to identify them via their email address.

  • In the Planner module’s List view section, the entire list of posts would get auto refreshed when the user either Approved or Rejected the posts. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Discovery module’s, Influencer section, exporting the influencers caused a code breakage on the backend, which led to a 500 server error. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Composer module, iPad users could not drag and drop content from the Assistant section using touch gestures. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Blog Composer module, users could not select Categories while posting on WordPress. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Accounts Settings, only a hundred Pinterest boards were getting fetched, this was an oversight on our end, and now we have added pagination to display all of the boards associated with the Pinterest account.

  • While scrolling on the page in the Media Library module, the screen would start to freeze up and cause some media asset’s thumbnails to display as broken. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Media Library module, deleting a media asset would, at times, cause a code break which leads to the assets not getting deleted. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • The post preview in the Social Composer module would not be displayed on Mac OS. This case was most prevalent on the Safari browser. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Planner module’s Calendar view, dragging and dropping a scheduled post to another day would instead schedule it to a day ahead. This was caused because the user’s system timezone differed from the workspace timezone. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Composer module, we displayed a “View More” button inside the preview when the text added was too long to be displayed together like on the social channel. The button would not expand the view to display the entire content, and this issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Composer module, while setting a scheduled time, the Calendar was not displayed correctly on a smaller screen, and this issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Planner module, resetting the set filters and applying some other filter would cause all of the previous filters to get applied again. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Accounts settings, we had missed adding individual Pinterest boards on our platform observer, which caused the boards with expired tokens to display still as active, and this caused the publishing to fail. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • Editing a threaded tweet in the Social Composer module displayed incorrect characters remaining. Often there would still be characters remaining, and still, an error message was shown that the limit had been exceeded. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Workspace listing view, deleting a workspace did not remove the workspace from the list even after showing a success message. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Workspace listing view, making a workspace default did not update the view even after showing a success message. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Composer module, one of the returns is lost when pasting in the text that contains two carriage returns. This issue has been fixed in this release.

  • In the Social Composer module, adding text by copy-pasting from a word document added extra lines at the end of each paragraph. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Two Factor Authentication

 

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With the addition of two-factor authentication, you can now add an additional layer of security to your account on ContentStudio. We have integrated the Google Authenticator app, which can be utilized for this, in this first stage.

To enable 2-FA:

  • Navigate to the “Your Profile” module in Settings,
  • Under the Security section, we have added the “Two-factor Authentication” tab.
  • Provide your current password and click on Enable
  • From your Apple or Android device, download and scan the QR code generated for you.
  • From the Authenticator app, add the code coming under “ContentStudio”
  • Click Confirm, and you are done!

We have also gone a step ahead by providing you with system-generated backup codes to keep in a safe place in case you lose your authenticator application and need to sign in to the platform. You can also download, print, and copy these codes, and you can also regenerate these codes.

A backup code can only be used once while signing in to the platform and are not reusable. So in case you use up all of them, you can simply regenerate them for continued access to the platform.

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Media Library is Now Available in Android App - v 2.8.12 (94)

 

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Easily share and access files between your mobile and CS web application now with Media library.

Media library feature is now available in our Android app.

You can simply upload media assets from your mobile device to your Media Library section and get access to them on the web app or compose through the mobile application. No need to send your media files through emails or other tedious ways.

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