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Release Notes – Beekeeper Platform

June 2022

What’s new

  • Desktop users can also refer a friend. The employee referral option is now available in the desktop application



  • Admins can measure the effectiveness of the referral program thanks to the new Employee Referrals Analytics Dashboard



What we fixed:

  • A bug impacting the Profile and Onboarding view  in the User Edit page was fixed.
  • Payslip day and time is now precise again for US locations
  • Approving and editing tasks works better now on mobile devices.
  • Dashboard reads the ‘/’ sign in locations correctly again.
  • Users can open and read the .pdf file attached to their tasks.
  • A bug preventing Android app users from creating a new task was fixed.
  • Home Screen is now loading faster in mobile apps.

May 2022

What’s new

  • Decision steps can now be added to Workflows. Setup instructions can be found in this Help Center Article.
  • Users  can now attach files to tasks created from workflows
  • Peer-to-peer company ID sharing is now possible to simplify the login procedure

What we fixed

  • A bug affecting mobile users while using the drawing field in Forms was fixed
  • Form Collaborators can now edit and export Forms data again.
  • Edition of scheduled Posts works correctly and the changes can be saved every time.

April 2022

What’s new

  • Help And Support Button leads to the End-user help center and/or Admin help center, based on the user’s role. Every user has the option to go straight to our Support form. This should help prevent mixing company specific requests (W2, sick leave, payroll, HR & IT related questions) with Beekeeper specific queries.
  • Suspended & deleted users  are now included in Forms submissions excel exports
  • Customers can now 🔎  search for users by name in Workflows instead of needing their Beekeeper user ID
  • Forms table in dashboard can be now sorted and filtered
  • Admin Dashboard brings a few improvements:
    • Search tool for Org-units/Locations on the main Dashboard view
    • Improved visibility of the selected unit
  • New pop-up to view Tenant structure
    and more…

What we fixed

  • The formatting entered in a Form is now preserved after the Form is turned into a pdf file
  • The formatted text can now be copied to a Post from outlook or MS Word document and further edited in the Post.
  • Tasks got small la yout bugs fixed
  • Documents in  the Document  Library have now consistent  display order both in the web-app and admin dashboard
  • The bug preventing mobile app users from opening the tasks created on their phones is now fixed.

March 2022

What’s new

  •  For more flexibility in digitizing processes a form can be now embedded  into a task. That will suit well for assigning maintenance check-ups, onboarding forms, or any other task that requires someone to complete a form.
  • Rich-text formatting for posts is now available.  Users can now use bold, italics, underline, ● bullet points, 1.) numbered lists and hyperlinks in their posts.

What we fixed

  • A bug affecting tagging users in Posts has been fixed.
  • Workflow editor error when adding a new block is now fixed.
  • Forms drop-down menu is adjusted to fit 13″ diameter or smaller displays
  • The error message is not showing up any more when users start a Chat conversation with somebody new


February 2022

What’s new

  • Tasks got a new refreshed look and functionality – Admins can now embed a form into a task to assign more complex checklists. They can do so directly from the Tasks Editor, and can assign any form that they have the right to manage.

  • Automate communications, approval processes, data collection, administrative tasks and more with Beekeeper Workflows
    Define multi-step workflows, choosing triggers and action from a wide set of options, for example time triggers for recurring workflows, operational features for both triggers (i.e. form submission, task completion) as well as actions (i.e. create a task, store a document, send a chat message).
  • Improved Campaign & Survey exports:
    • All targeted users are now included in the downloaded report, so that data can be easily filtered by the status of each targeted employee 
    • Column size is better adapted to the text width in the Beekeeper branded excel file

  • Easier access to ‘Login on mobile’ QR code for desktop users

What we fixed

  • Stability of iOS mobile app increased as a number of bugs causing the app to crash were fixed
  • Shortcuts to links work again in the Android mobile app

December 2021 and January 2022

What’s new

  • Do Not Disturb mode will automatically mute Beekeepers notifications when employees are off-shift using shift information from UKG Dimensions
  • Forms now supports adding other admins to help manage Forms – these admins will then be able to make changes to the Form, view and/or export the submissions, and set up connections so that Form submissions are delivered to Streams, Chats or Email. 
  • Users can add attachments to Forms such as PDFs and images to provide more visual context

What we fixed

  • Longer documents names are displayed correctly in the Document Library
  • Bugs impacting document display in Document Library have been fixed
  • Several bugs causing crashes of mobile applications have been fixed
  • Several improvements to Posts view and displays have been implemented

Developer’s tools

  • Explorer 11 is not supported starting January 2022

November 2021

What’s new

  • You can now save the progress of their forms with our “Auto-Save” feature, so you can leave the form, proceed with your day, and come back at any time without losing the previously inputted content
  • You can now automatically send forms submission to chats, streams or email! Just click the cog icon next to the form in the Dashboard and go to ‘Connect Submissions’

What we fixed

  • The follow-up functionality in for users who didn’t answer Campaigns has been restored
  • The bug disabling files upload in the desktop app has been fixed
  • The desktop app performance in the Internet Explorer browser was fixed
  • Files found via search in a Document Library can now be opened and viewed on our mobile app
  • A bug enabling an inactive user be a group chat admin has been fixed

Developer’s tools

  • We are dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 in January 2022

Beekeeper Platform – October 2021

What’s new

  • Customers can now upload videos to Document Library, allowing them to share and store visual content in Beekeeper with their teams

What we fixed

  • Minor improvements to file upload to the Document Library
  • Campaign cloning in the Firefox browser is fixed now
  • The Campaign follow-up functionality has been restored to send a message to users whose read confirmations are missing
  • Users segments that are ‘contactable by SMS’ are now not listed as available audience for Newsletters
  • Mobile app is fully compatible with iOS 15
  • Thumbnails of links in Posts are displayed correctly now in the mobile app
  • App crashes when displaying too large images are addressed for Android phones



Developer’s tools

  • We are dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 in January 2022

 Beekeeper Platform – September 2021

 

What’s new

  • Beekeeper Onboarding experience is brought to next level
  • Forms can now be translated into the user’s native phone language with Beekeeper’s Inline Translations feature

What we fixed

  •  Linking a chat to a shortcut in the Toolbox works correctly in the desktop app
  • A warning pop-up will show in the mobile app when user taps to open a file bigger than 50MB
  • When Global Admins create shortcuts, they are displayed correctly in a chat message
  • Thumbnails of links in posts are displayed correctly now in the mobile app
  • Mobile users have a clear in-app message when their internet connection is lost



Developer’s tools

  • A bug impacting the Sharepoint integration was fixed. 
  • We are dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 in January 2022

Beekeeper Platform – August 2021

What’s new

  • Tasks can now be translated into the user’s native phone language with Beekeeper’s Inline Translations feature

What we fixed

  •  Users can create a task, assign it to themselves and easily mark it as completed
  • The Shifts widget on the mobile  Home will now only show the ‘Next Shift’ to simplify the view and avoid confusion
  • The alignment and look of Toolbox items were improved



Developer’s tools

  • A new Sharepoint integration flow was implemented on top of the existing one, where the Sharepoint integration will run on behalf of a user who only gets access to specific files


Beekeeper Platform – July 2021

What’s new:

  • User Directory visibility can now be restricted for Customers who have Locations turned on
  • Toolbox has several Improvements:
    • Navigation Extensions now appear at the top of the Toolbox, giving frontline teams quick access to your important resources.
    • To make it easier to quickly find what you are looking for, a filter / search box was added. 
    • ‘Navigation Extensions’ are renamed to ‘Shortcuts’ to make it clearer. 
    • The Shortcuts in the Dashboard menu are moved from Extensions to Toolbox, so there is consistency between the web app and in the Dashboard.

What we fixed:

  • Translations of Home document widgets and Toolbox got improved
  • Error upon Document upload to the existing Document Directory is fixed
  • The Latest Documents widget in the home screen loads up correctly for US region now
  • Mobile Push Notifications are coming with better timing now
  • Likes and Mentions in Post Comments work more consistently for mobile users
  • A bug in the User Profile statistics display is fixed for iOS users
  • User search when creating new Chat on the phone works better now
  • The new user creation pop-up window does not show up any more after the user has been created
  • Various minor bugs in the Home Screen have been addressed

Beekeeper Platform – June 2021

What’s new:

  • Admins can now share a form by creating a QR code that can be easily scanned by users
  • The new Home Screen is available, offering a more branded experience & new widgets like the Pinned Posts widget, Document Library widget and Tasks widget. 
  • The new Toolbox offers easy access to Documents, Tasks and Navigation Extensions, making all of the most important files, links and tasks accessible (web only for now)
  • For customers using the Do Not Disturb mode, employees will receive a push notification when they start working again

What we fixed:

  • Marketplace Slack integration request link was fixed
  • The Support button in the web app is working properly now
  • Small bug-fixes for the Home Screen
  • Bug-fix of the Shifts functionality to work more reliably
  • The bug in displaying Posts comments is fixed now
  • Search box improvements in the desktop application

Beekeeper Platform – May 2021

What’s new:

  • Toolbox in the desktop application giving users  easier access to documents, tasks, forms and navigation extensions.


  • Documents can now be searched by their title
  • The ‘Duplicate Form’ option will save you time and effort as forms can now be replicated with a single click
  • Push notifications & Open Tasks:
    Open Tasks allow team leads & admins to easily create tasks for groups or locations without assigning an individual. Push notification will appear whenever a task is assigned to the user, the group or location.
  • Users can now change their chat message sending preferences in the desktop application

What we fixed

  • Translations for Shifts have been fixed
  • Small bug-fixes for Worker Bees done


Beekeeper Platform – April 2021

What’s new

  • Toolbox on web app – The new Toolbox makes it even easier for you and your colleagues to access documents, forms, tasks and navigation extensions from PCs or tablets. We’re starting to roll out the Toolbox to customers in the next few weeks and you will see it on your platform some time in the few days after that.
  • The background color of Home changed on the mobile apps, to increase the contrast and readability. 
  • Beekeeper is listed in the Slack Marketplace

What we fixed

  • Links to documents in the ‘More’ menu work reliably in the web app now
  • Small fixes to ‘Search’ function
  • Streams navigation is now improved in the mobile browsers
  • Users who submitted a form are able to view their own submissions even if they are not Admins

Beekeeper Platform – March 2021

What’s new

  • Tasks: Create to-do lists and track assigned work right in the mobile app! Now available to customers with the Operational Suite. This includes:
    • Task lists
    • Ability to attach images, Forms and links to Tasks
    • Creating and delegating tasks to other people (admins only)
    • Ability to create Tasks from chat messages
  • Tasks Lite – The lightweight version of our new to-do list and task management tool. Tasks will give frontline team members the ability to create and manage their own to-do lists to stay on track with their day-to-day work.
  • Forms Lite – Customers without the Operational Suite can now set up one form to help you to start digitizing processes.
  • Documents Lite – Customers without the Operational Suite can now share up to five important documents with colleagues via the Document Library.
  • Rich Push Notifications on mobile phones now display a message header, sender name and content information, plus previews of pictures.
  • With our new Teams integration, the content from MS Teams can be shared to a Beekeeper Stream. Also, Beekeeper content, such as Form submissions, can now be shared in Teams.
  • Beekeeper is listed in the Slack Marketplace

What we fixed

  • A Campaign can be cloned just after it has been sent
  • Minor bugs in Forms have been fixed
  • Survey reliability is improved by implementing the limit of 25 questions per one survey
  • The bug impacting icons in the Home screen has been fixed

Beekeeper Platform – February 2021

What’s new

  • Rich Push Notifications on mobile phones now display a message header, sender name and content information. 

  • Our new Document Library Widget on the Home screen will simplify the access to new and modified documents relevant to a user’s role and location.
  • Integrate with ADP’s next generation products: ADP Vantage Next Gen and ADP Workforce Now Next Gen. 
  • Automatically share shift information from UKG Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central) into Beekeeper’s user-friendly Shift Schedules UI, and notify employees about schedule changes.

What we fixed

  • Broken translations in the Web application have been corrected
  • Forms can be consistently filled out in the United States again
  • Global admins can open a form submission link and download the form even if they have not created the form themselves

Developer’s tools

  • An Application Interface Key is added to API header call to continue smooth integrations with SAP



Beekeeper Platform – December 2020 & January 2021


What’s new

  • Forms are available in the web application. Now employees on desktop and tablet can fill out forms in Beekeeper, too!
  • Records of form submissions can be downloaded in Excel format from the Admin Dashboard. 
  • Beekeeper’s Marketplace got an update: new content templates, add-on features, and new integrations with Pandia and SwipeGuide. Plus, navigation is improved with filtering by labels.
  • Pin code and biometric authentication now available as an optional add-on for mobile apps. 

What we fixed

  • The Document Library no longer displays any files or folders after it has been disabled in the dashboard.
  • A number of minor bugs have been fixed in the Forms feature.
  • Users will see a corrected message upon confirming receipt of a Campaign;
  • Navigation back from the form preview image to form submission works now.
  • Stream admins are again able to upload photos and videos of a size up to 2 GB to Posts.
  • Improved design of the Pinned Posts Home Widget for Posts with no cover image / video attached.
  • Improved moderation messages are sent to users when their posts or comments are deleted or if they reach the report limit (number of times a post/comment can be reported by users in the stream before it’s hidden)

Developer’s tools

  • Partner App provisioning and de-provisioning can now be automated from Beekeeper’s Dashboard. 

Beekeeper Platform – November 2020

What’s new

  • Admins are empowered to process Forms data and share or even create automation around Forms by using Beekeeper Webhooks.
  • Connecting non desk workers with management is now possible with our new Slack integration. Non desk workers can receive and send messages to Slack using their mobile Beekeeper app. 
  • “Copy” option has been added to the Chat menu for survey messages and questions.
  • The “Copy URL” option in Posts is now changed to “Copy Link”  for Android users, to be consistent with the language used in other parts of the product.
  • We’ve added several industry-specific template packages to help customers communicate and solve problems faster. Check out the Marketplace to learn more. 

What we fixed

  • Editing of scheduled Posts will not trigger immediate publishing of the Post. The Post will be published as scheduled.
  • Navigation to 3rd party applications via single sign on no longer results in an error in the iOS application.
  • Dashboard can now be accessed again in Internet Explorer.

Developer’s tools

  • Scale up end-to-end performance for user imports and app synchronization. 
  • Partner App provisioning can now be automated from Beekeeper’s Dashboard. 
  • Email Authorization link assertion is now available. 

Beekeeper Platform – October 2020

What’s new

  • Form submissions are easier to view when sent via Zapier and Worker Bees: submissions appear with the submitter’s answers displayed, and and are experienced as one ‘filled-out form’
  • Connecting the non desk workers with the management now enabled due to new Slack integration. Non desk workers can now receive and send messages to Slack using their mobile Beekeeper app. Listings will be live on the Marketplace later this month. 
  • Improved user experience when searching for a user who has been suspended or deleted.
  • Now, in addition to Global admins, Stream admins, Stream moderators, the author of a Poll can also download poll results to an Excel file.

What we fixed

  • False ‘User is typing’ notifications were removed.
  • Mobile application crash upon switching streams is fixed now.
  • Mobile users will now get user-specific information about their shift schedule and changes; admin users can now easily delete all shifts in a schedule.

Beekeeper Platform – September 2020

What’s new

  • User experience has been updated to improve one handed navigation and Stream discoverability — just tap the back button or the Streams icon in the bottom nav to see all your available Streams
  • Companies who use an SSO solution to grant employees access to Beekeeper can now choose to disable SAML auto-provisioning.
  • All Global Admins now have the ability to upload and share up to 5 files in Documents Lite, a new, lightweight version of the popular Document Library feature. 
  • Hospitality teams can now get more out of their Sales training strategy with a new integration between Beekeeper and SalesBoost
  • Admins for teams with fewer than 8 navigation extensions can now add a new one with the new “Add Extension” shortcut on Home. 
  • Team members can now see more information about who is typing and when messages were sent from the Group Chat screen.
  • Users on Android now see a splash screen when logging onto Beekeeper.

What we fixed

  • Admins no longer receive an error message when trying to save or edit Digest Emails in the Dashboard
  • Group Admins can no longer see the “All Users” option when sending personalized login invites. 
  • Post authors can now paste text into the Post title field.

Beekeeper Platform – August 2020

What’s new

  • Users can now start a new chat, adjust notification settings, or access a company directory in one tap with a new “Quick Actions” widget on Home. 
  • Users can now get more information about who is typing on web and mobile, and navigate Chats more easily on web. Now, desktop users can see the date and time a message was sent. 
  • Global Admins can now disable automatic moderation messages from the Dashboard. 
  • The Marketplace in the Dashboard has a new look, and is accessible via a Marketplace icon from the web view of the Beekeeper app. 
  • Sent Campaigns or Surveys can now be deleted from the Dashboard. When an Admin deletes a campaign or Survey, it will disappear from users’ inboxes and from the Dashboard. 
  • Customers can now automate scheduling communication by integrating Beekeeper’s Shift Schedules with Kronos Workforce Ready or Kronos Workforce Dimensions from UKG.

What we fixed

  • Group Admins no longer see the option to send login instructions to All Users (Global). 
  • Posts with multiple images now always display as expected. 
  • Digest emails can now save and send without error messages.

Beekeeper Platform – July 2020

What’s new

  • Beekeeper’s mobile app has a new entry point: Home! Home is a one stop shop for Streams, updates and shortcuts where users can find the most relevant information at a glance. 
  • The mobile app has a new user interface. The new design prioritizes accessibility and legibility, with increased contrast, spacing and font sizes. Learn more about how Beekeeper’s new look and mobile experience fit into the future of frontline work in this blog post
  • iOS users can now share text, files and images from 3rd party apps into Beekeeper Chats or Streams seamlessly on mobile. 
  • Two new HR integrations are available on Beekeeper’s marketplace with Abacus Software and Ceridian Dayforce. These integrations help HR and IT teams save time by automating user management and HR communication processes. Learn more here

What we fixed

  • The Post menu in the web app now fully shows on small browser windows and screens. 
  • Smaller photos uploaded to Posts on the web application should now have better quality and look sharper. 
  • Push notifications are now functioning normally for all iOS users. 
  • Longer display names or display names with very long job titles are no longer cut off without ellipses.

Beekeeper Platform – June 2020

What’s new

  • Companies can now easily share folders and files between the head office and the front line with Beekeeper’s new SharePoint integration. The SharePoint integration mirrors SharePoint select files and folders in Beekeeper’s Document Library. Teams on the front line can view up-to-date SharePoint documents, even if they don’t have SharePoint licenses! Check out this blog post to learn more. 
  • Another exciting partner integration joined the Beekeeper Marketplace in June: Butterfly! Butterfly is a mobile survey platform that helps managers get feedback from their teams, no matter where they work. With Beekeeper’s Butterfly integration, managers can send powerful surveys with in-depth analytics via Beekeeper Chat. Read more here
  • iOS users can now share images or files from other apps into Beekeeper directly. From the other app, iOS users can now start a Post or a Chat with an attached image or file directly from a 3rd party app.  
  • Partners and Customers can now build integrations between Beekeeper’s Document Library and other file storage systems. Send files from the Document Library to a 3rd party intranet, or pull files in from another drive automatically and avoid duplicating work.

What we fixed

  • The “Styling” option in the Dashboard no longer shows for Group Admins.
  • The More tab label is now translated to “Mehr” for users whose language preference is set to German. 
  • Users no longer see the error “vote already cast” when voting on a poll in Beekeeper’s web app.
  • The New Post button no longer disappears at certain dimensions when embedding Streams using an iFrame. 

Beekeeper Platform – May 2020

What’s new

  • Inline Translations can now be used to translate Campaigns, Surveys, and Chat messages into 100+ languages. To learn more, check out this blog post
  • The Web App has a new look and feel! Streams, Chats, Navigation Extensions, the User Directory, and Notifications have been updated to feel cleaner and easier to read. The Dashboard Side Navigation has also been refreshed to simplify navigation and increase legibility. 
  • In addition to the existing “Link” and “File” options for Navigation Extensions, Admins can now add Chats to specific Navigation Extensions! Organizations can now easily surface Chatbots, help center group chats, and other useful Chat resources. 
  • Custom FAQ Bots are now available on the Marketplace! Upload your company’s internal FAQ and this bot will be able to understand, process, and answer employee questions instantly. With Beekeeper’s Custom FAQ Chatbot, Global Admins just need to drop a CSV into a Chat to provide the Chatbot with answers to frequently asked questions unique to your company. 
  • Beekeeper released a host of new Forms templates, Campaign and Survey templates, and pre-configured Streams to help companies adjust and keep frontline employees safe as they return to work. To learn more, check out this blog post on the Next Normal product package.

What we fixed

  • Users can now load beyond the first page of search results for messages without disruptions to the display. 
  • Videos in Streams no longer open in a separate window in Internet Explorer. 
  • Users can now edit the Labels on their own Posts without opening the full Post editor. 
  • Admins can now add new PDFs as Navigation Extensions, even when the Dashboard window is adjusted to a narrow height.

Beekeeper Platform – April 2020

What’s new

  • Users can now submit digital Forms in Beekeeper that automatically forward to a Stream or Group Chat to alert relevant teams. For example, a user could submit a Maintenance Request form that is sent directly to the Maintenance team in a Maintenance Group Chat or Stream. This feature is available to customers as part of the Operational Suite.
  • Customers can now automatically synchronize users from Beekeeper to Whispr via our latest marketplace integration! Frontline workers can also easily access cleaning workflows in Whispr via single sign on from Beekeeper. Click here to learn more. 
  • Customers can now connect their existing document management solution to Beekeeper’s Document Library via our Document Library API. Customers can automatically share files between the head office intranet and the Document Library their front line teams love to keep the whole organization aligned. 
  • Users can now open a menu for each Chat message, where they can choose to copy the message or view information about who has seen the message. 
  • Admins now have the possibility to send a Campaign or Survey to multiple Groups or Locations.

What we fixed

  • The Location drop-down selector no longer changes to Global when editing Campaigns or Surveys that target specific locations. 
  • The Chat inbox on the web app is now updated upon opening. 
  • Admins can now download and upload Shift Schedule Excel templates to Shift Schedules in the Dashboard without receiving any errors.

Beekeeper Platform – March 2020

What’s new

  • Beekeeper released a new product package to help companies communicate with frontline staff during the Coronavirus crisis. The package is free for 2 months for companies who roll it out by May 31. It includes exciting new product releases like pre-configured health & safety forms and a smart COVID-19 FAQ Chatbot that answers employee questions with information from WHO and Johns Hopkins University (employees can interact with the chatbot in 100+ languages). Details of the package can be found below, and you can read more about it here.
  • Admins can now get the full story by adding free text response questions to Surveys. With free text response questions, you can give your employees a voice and an opportunity to express themselves. Want to learn more about this important Survey update? Check out this blog post!
  • If you’ve ever been concerned about hourly staff receiving push notifications outside of work hours, we released an automated solution for you! Connect your time clocking solution to Beekeeper’s User Availability API to automatically mute notifications for off-duty workers. You can read more about this solution here, and access documentation for the API here.
  • Beekeeper released brand new integrations with PaychexCheckProof, and MobieTrain to help you keep your user lists up-to-date, your frontline operations on-track, and your teams trained. Visit the Beekeeper Marketplace Page or check out this Blog Post to learn more.
  • Partners can now send Authenticated Links in Beekeeper! To enable Single Sign On to your solution from Beekeeper Streams, Chats, Campaigns and more, visit the Beekeeper Developers Portal.

Beekeeper Platform – February 2020

What’s new

  • Webhooks documentation has been updated to make life easier for developers who want to build real time chatbot integrations. Want to build a chatbot that helps frontline workers find information faster? Check out our new and improved Webhooks Documentation.
  • Beekeeper’s Coursepath Integration was announced publicly! The integration is available on the Admin Dashboard. Just click “Discover The Marketplace” and find “Coursepath” in the list of integrations to learn more. The integration is also listed with our other integrations in the Beekeeper Marketplace.
  • Beekeeper’s Product Design team released a library of icons to help Admins create a more user friendly, accessible More tab. For more information, reach out to support@beekeeper.io, or get in touch with your Customer Success Manager.

What we fixed

  • Voice Messaging playback now works on the web app in Safari. 
  • End users can now view all of their scheduled shifts in the mobile Shift Schedules interface, not just the most recent shifts.

Beekeeper Platform – January 2020

What’s new

  • Voice Messaging is now available in Chats! For users who don’t have time to text or who just prefer speaking to writing, we’ve added the option to send and receive voice messages via Chat. Want to know more? Check out this blog post
  • The drop-down entitled “Enablement” has been renamed “Toolbox” in the side navigation of the English Admin Dashboard. Have no fear, change-averse friends! The “Toolbox” drop down still contains the same operational features you loved under the “Enablement” tab, like Document Library and Shift Schedules. Ask your CSM to get access to these features if you don’t have it yet! 

What we fixed

  • Chat Admins now have the option to view and remove suspended users from Group Chats. 
  • Analytics graphs in the Dashboard now adjust to reflect the selected time period again. 
  • Users without Admin access are now notified that they don’t have access to the Dashboard in the event that they find a link to the Admin Dashboard on mobile.  

Beekeeper Platform – December 2019

What’s new

  • Webhooks are now available for Beekeeper Chats! With Webhooks, you can forget about API polling and start building chatbot integrations that bring information from third party tools to users instantly in Beekeeper. Visit the Beekeeper Developers Portal to learn more and start building. 
  • Beekeeper’s Chat Message trigger has been updated to send information instantly to third party tools via Zapier. If you have an existing chatbot that uses Zapier to send messages from Beekeeper to other systems, you can update the Zap to send messages instantly.

What we fixed

  • Photos uploaded to the web app now load more efficiently and consistently. 
  • Newly uploaded files now immediately get sorted and displayed in alphabetical order in the Document Library. 
  • Admins can once again view all previously moderated Posts in the Admin Dashboard by going to Streams → Moderation → History.

Beekeeper Platform – November 2019

What’s new

  • More exciting updates for Beekeeper Documents users! 
    • Admins can now upload multiple documents at once to Beekeeper’s Document Library! Bulk upload documents into an organized, mobile-friendly library to share with your frontline teams and rename each file in the upload window. 
    • Admins can also easily keep files up-to-date by simply replacing the file with a newer version in the Dashboard with the new “Add New Version” functionality. Any links already shared will redirect to the updated file, so Campaigns or Navigation Extensions based on the link will always send users to the updated version. 
  • Beekeepers Shifts API is live! Now, you can integrate Beekeeper’s Shift Schedules interface with your preferred shift scheduling tools using our Shifts API. API documentation is available online at developers.beekeeper.io
  • New users and admins can get the most of Beekeeper faster with new Automated Onboarding in the mobile app, web app, and Admin Dashboard. Web and Mobile Automated Onboarding Flows walk new users through the Admin Dashboard or mobile app when they first sign on. 

What we fixed

  • Help and onboarding task list buttons no longer overlap in the web app. 
  • CSV downloads of user lists no longer download as Excel files. 
  • When switching Locations in the Dashboard, the page now updates automatically. 
  • The “Copy Link” button is now visible for Documents in Internet Explorer 11. 
  • Admins can now easily drag posts into custom Slideshows.

Beekeeper Platform – October 2019

What’s new

  • iOS users can now paste images and gifs into Chats on mobile! Simply copy the image or GIF you’d like to share, and paste it into a Chat or Group Chat to share with coworkers. Android users already enjoy a similar functionality, so we made this change to give Apple users the same option.
  • Campaigns and Surveys have gotten an upgrade: 
    • Now, customers can send a Campaign or Survey to hundreds of thousands of users at once without slowing down or impacting the speed and performance of the app.
    • What’s more, Campaigns and Surveys of all sizes should now consistently send in a timely manner without any support from an engineer.

What we fixed

  • Editing a post on iOS no longer automatically removes attachments to the post. 
  • Global admins can now add users to Locations from the “Locations” tab on the user profile in the Dashboard. 
  • Admins are now able to upload any file under 10MB to Nav Extensions. 
  • Beekeeper email notifications are now easier to read when your device is in dark mode.
  • Deleting Shift Schedules now also deletes all of the shifts which are part of the schedule.

Beekeeper Platform – September 2019

What’s new

  • The Bot Accounts page of the dashboard has been updated to give Global Admins more options: 
    • Want some bots to be interactive and show up in the user directory, and others to be more behind-the-scenes? Now you can have it both ways! Set bots to be visible or invisible to end users depending on your goals. 
    • Admins can now set admin permissions for bots on a case-by-case basis, granting admin access for bots that need it while maintaining a lean, secure administrative structure. 

What we fixed

  • We’ve added the start and end date to the Dashboard Analytics URL to make it easier to keep a set date range on display when you refresh the Dashboard analytics page.
  • The Content Analytics page now loads and displays up-to-date analytics on Internet Explorer 11.
  • Extra-long links now remain intact, even when the display is cropped to accommodate smaller screens. 
  • Typing Shift + Enter in Chats now produces a line break on Firefox.

Beekeeper Platform – August 2019

What’s new

  • If you’re currently testing Documents, you’ll love these improvements!
    • It is now possible to copy secure links to files and folders in Documents to share within Beekeeper.
    • You can now also upload more file types to Documents folders. The full list of accepted file types is: pdf, jpg, gif, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx. 
  • If you’re interested in testing Documents, please contact your Customer Success Manager or Customer Support. 

What else is new?

  • CSV and Excel exports from the Admin Dashboard now include a UTC+0 timestamp based on your default timezone. Tip: You can edit the default timezone of your Beekeeper platform under ‘General Settings’ in the Dashboard. 

What we fixed

  • Group admins can no longer generate QR codes for Location admins.

Beekeeper Platform – July 2019

What’s new

  • Engagement Benchmarking: compare activation rate and other key engagement metrics across multiple Locations and Groups from the Admin Dashboard. This replaces the tab “Engagement by Profile Field”, which has now been deactivated.
  • Send Chat messages or create Posts to remind employees of specific anniversaries (birthdays, work anniversaries, expiring certificates) based on Profile Field data. Newly available with Zapier. For more information on how to set this up, check this Birthday Reminders Help Center Article.
  • Location Admins can generate individual paper invitations for users in their Location. Check the Locations Help Center Article for more information on how to enable and use Locations.
  • Display a subheader in 1:1 chats with role or (Zapier-enabled) out of office status. Please ask your Customer Success Manager for more information on this new optional feature.

What we fixed

  • Small performance and reliability improvements for User Sync Apps.
  • Payslips from Mirus can now once again be opened from Beekeeper.
  • Global Admins can once again generate individual paper invitations (this affected only customers using Locations).
  • Chat widget is now translated into German for German-speaking customers.
  • Improvements in viewing photos sent in Chats on the web app.

Beekeeper Platform – June 2019

What’s new

  • Location Admins can now import users directly to their Location. It is also possible to specify in the import whether each user is an Administrator (A) or a Member (M). However, this user specification is an optional feature which can be enabled by your Customer Success Manager.

What we fixed

  • The “More” button below Daily Active Users and Monthly Active Users in the Dashboard now leads to a more detailed breakdown of the statistics again.
  • Images sent in chats can now again be viewed in full size instead of in a compressed format.
  • Unit Admins can now once again export users.
  • When a new Stream is assigned to a Location, users can by default read and post on the Stream. Previously, the default permission was read only.
  • Users can now once again successfully create posts in their Location stream.

Beekeeper Platform – May 2019

What’s new

  • Start a conversation with our helpdesk, file tickets and search the Help Center with our new Zendesk widget. The widget is visible to admins in the Beekeeper Dashboard and web app. 
  • Show or hide bot accounts in the app from the Dashboard. If you create or edit a bot, you can now choose whether you want to make it visible to users. If you make the bot invisible to users, it will not show in your User Directory and it will not be possible for users to message the bot or tag it in a post.

What we fixed

  • No more stuck Campaigns and Surveys! We worked on making these more reliable, so you can use them to their fullest potential.
  • Organizational Unit and Location admins can now once again successfully update Navigation Extensions.
  • Slideshows now load faster.
  • Admins of customers using the Swiss datacenter can now once again upload new icons for navigation extensions. 
  • In mid-May, customers in our Swiss data center also encountered an issue with uploading and exporting files. This included photo uploads to posts, user import/export and navigation extension creation. Thanks to everyone who reported this, the issue was quickly identified and fixed. 
  • Links to Help Center articles from the Dashboard are now working once again. You can access the new Admin Help Center from adminhelp.beekeeper.io.
  • Email notifications for new posts relate only to streams to which the recipient has access.  

Beekeeper Platform – April 2019

What’s new

  • Pending Users: Users who have been created but have not yet logged in are hidden from the User Directory and Search, and cannot be tagged in posts or receive chat messages. Contact your Customer Success Manager to enable this setting.
  • Admins can export results from campaigns as an excel file as long as the campaign is not anonymized.
  • We no longer support mobile apps below version 4.23.5. Any users logging into these mobile apps will see an outdated version announcement and be forced to update their app. 

What we fixed

  • You can now include special characters in your unique names for your Locations and Organizational Units. For example, Zürich.
  • We made significant improvements to the reliability of push notifications, after experiencing some issues with push notifications not being sent.
  • Choose to show 100, 200 or 500 users in your Dashboard user list. Previously, the list would default to 100 even if other options were selected.
  • Posts containing videos are now being reliably published. Some users experienced an issue where if the video upload failed, no error message was shown and the post was not published.
  • The “Change Password” page on the web app is now appearing in your chosen language. Some of our users noticed it was appearing in English – thanks for pointing it out!
  • Non-standard domains are now accepted for iFrame embedding and can be whitelisted from the Dashboard.
  • Beekeeper iFrames on Internet Explorer 11 no longer flicker when updating with new posts.

Beekeeper Platform – March 2019

What’s new

  • We made some improvements to the look and feel of Search on the mobile apps.
  • Search on the web app is now similar to Search on the mobile apps – it is faster, gives more accurate results, and can be easily filtered by content type (Posts, Comments, People, Group Chats and Messages).

What we fixed

  • We fixed a small issue with our user sync apps, which should now be working as expected.
  • Locations are now ordered alphabetically by name in the Dashboard.

Beekeeper Platform – February 2019

Hyphen Surveys

We are proud to introduce a new integration with Hyphen, the cutting-edge employee feedback survey tool. Check our marketplace listing and blog post for more information. You can also sign up for the webinar.

Zapier

Beekeeper is now a supported app on Zapier, the integration for integrations. Zapier enables you to easily set up your own integrations between Beekeeper and other apps to automate recurring tasks and save time. Check out the Marketplace listing for more information.

What else is new?

  • Photo Gallery Posts have arrived! Add up to 50 photos, videos or GIFs to a single post to create more detailed how-to’s, bold visual announcements, photo galleries from events and more. The number of document uploads within a single post remains at 8. 
  • Long names (between 24 and 32 characters, e.g. “Elizabeth Berndsen-Friedmann”) are now presented in full in the app and are not shortened.

What we fixed

  • Hidden posts in the Moderation Inbox no longer show in Search results. 
  • SMS login messages are now sending correctly, even if the phone number you entered has spaces in it.
  • Only the sender of a Campaign can send a follow-up message.
  • Saved draft Surveys now include your selected Groups. 
  • User sync apps were experiencing some problems, but they are now behaving as expected.