See below for release notes since Jan, 2020. Follow us on Twitter (@loopteamco) for more real-time updates.
Nov 24, 2020
This was a bug fix release including improved support for Mac OS Big Sur.
Nov 15, 2020
Listen In — More and more data is showing how the lack of casual interaction and serendipitous interruption are making teams feel disconnected. If the meeting has the 'Go Live' setting enabled, you can now 'Listen In' and follow the conversation without joining. It is the closest thing to background conversations as you can get.
New Feed Enhancements — Check out the new color-coded room indicators and an improved view of what is happening in your workspace. Switch between 'Highlights' and 'Roundtable' (perfect for stand ups) to get the latest team happenings.
Request a Chat — Now you can send a request to chat to your teammates even when offline. Your team member will receive an email, and a notification at their next log-in — it's a new asynchronous way to sync-up when the timing is right!
Quick Drop-in — Loop Team is the fastest way to connect with your team with audio or video. Just press ⌘ ⬆️+ D (depending on platform), and a workspace directory opens, pick the teammate, hit enter and you're connected — all via the keyboard!
Google Calendar Integration — Connect your Google Calendar to let your team know when you are in a meeting. Even better is you can rollover the calendar entry and see their whole calendar right from within Loop Team — no need to open Google Calendar!
New, Slim Conference Views & More — See the new streamlined conference design with other speed and user experience enhancements.
More Presence — New apps have been added to our list of 200+ integrations plus we now also show last online indicators for your offline team. Predicted return is coming next!
Team Games — Casual interactions are critical for a healthy remote team culture and so we have integrated some of our favorite games into Loop Team. Go to Settings -> Fun team activities.
Sep 28, 2020
This was a minor bug fix release.
Aug 28, 2020
New UX — We have a new look that is faster and more streamlined than ever as well an improved user experience for our Windows and Linux users. Check it out!
Automatic Busy Detection — We now automatically determine if someone is in focus to provide hints on when someone may be free or focused.
Set Your Status — Click on your status to set yourself to 'Do Not Disturb' or other. Expect more updates here soon.
New Sounds — We worked with a sound designer and improved our sounds — have a listen.
Improved Chat - We've redone the chat experience when in conference. It's faster and more seamless.
Jun 30, 2020
This was a minor release fixing a few bugs related to the conferencing window and Google OAuth login.
Jun 22, 2020
People Shortcuts - To make drop-ins even faster, you can now assign a keyboard shortcut for team members. It's almost as fast as push-to-talk!
What's Happening - We've introduced a new feed with your team's latest shared discussions and highlights to give a better sense of what is happening. More improvements coming here soon.
More Integrations - We've added more apps for automatic status including Microsoft Teams. See the full list of Loop Team activity status integrations here. Please let us know if there are any business apps you would like us to integrate.
Simplified Screen Sharing - Instantly share your current screen or click the pulldown to select an app.
Performance Improvements - We have reduced connection time to 1 second and made other speed-ups. Please give it a shot and let us know.
Apr 28, 2020
Compact View - You can now collapse Loop Team into a single column and click into history when you need it. For Mac users, we've also added the ability to "pin" the window to the top so you can see your team throughout the day.
Name Mentions - Receive an alert in your Loop Team notification tray when your name is mentioned in saved discussions. Especially useful for relevant conversations you may have missed.
Keyboard Shortcuts - We've added quick shortcut keys for mute/unmute, video on/off and screen share. You can customize these in Preferences. More coming soon with hotkeys to Drop-In on someone instantly.
Mobile Clients - Our iOS and Android clients are officially in Beta. You can download Loop Team for Android directly from the Google Play Store and iOS via TestFlight. For iOS, please send me a note and I will enable access.
Performance Improvements - We've made more improvements, please give it a shot and let us know.
Mar 24, 2020
This was a minor release with performance improvements especially while screen sharing.
Mar 15, 2020
This was a minor release fixing a bug related to OS permissions and mic/cam access.
Mar 12, 2020
Meeting Keywords - Now with every saved conversation, Loop Team generates keywords. Quickly see what topics you missed and follow-up with the appropriate stakeholders.
Notification Tray - Finally! See alerts when you have missed drop-ins. We're adding more alerts soon including notifying when your name has been mentioned in discussions that you've missed.
My Office - We are deprecating My Office to simplify the experience. We will be bringing private room support in the near future.
Improved Activity Presence - We've added more business apps and have sped-up activity presence. The full list of apps is here. If you see something we don't detect, please let us know!
Mar 3, 2020
More Speed - We've sped-up people Drop-Ins by 1-2 seconds! We have more coming to make this faster with global keyboard shortcuts so you can instantly drop-in with people.
Live Summaries - Simply rollover a room with a meeting in progress and follow what's happening without joining. This is the closest thing to being in a real open office with background conversations.
Workspace Settings - We've added some new settings visible to admins in the workspace including finally being able to set your company avatar.
Jan 13, 2020
Time Zone View - You can now sort your team members by timezone, especially helpful if you are distributed in different locations
Richer Profiles - See your teammates location and weather. We have more true presence details coming
Smaller Conference Window - Collaborate and work together without conferencing getting in the way
Profile Avatars + Other Preferences - From Settings->Account, you can now upload your own avatar. We've also added some other preferences in Settings->Preferences
Redesigned Lobby - We've simplified and tightened things up. This is our first set of updates here with more coming.
Loop Team for Linux 🐧 - We have launched full Linux desktop support. If you use Linux, go to the download URL pasted above.
Improved Support for Chromebooks - You can now use the full Loop Team experience from your Chromebook in the browser. Give it a shot and let us know if you have any issues.
Bug Fixes & Perf - We have made some improvements particularly on older machines. This is ongoing and we have more coming