Last but not least, thanks to our community for building and contributing three new integrations to Mattermost!
Mattermost 4.5 will increase productivity and make your organization even more efficient. Here’s what you can expect to see when you download it:
You no longer have to leave the Mattermost interface to launch a voice or video call.
Thanks to our new Zoom integration—which uses our new plugin framework—Mattermost users can launch and join voice and video meetings in just a few clicks via the channel header.
As always, this integration is open sourced. This means our customers and our community have the ability to customize the plugin to their exact specifications as well as extend it to other video conferencing platforms, such as Skype and Hangouts.
Start a voice or video call right inside Mattermost in just a few clicks.
Many organizations need to archive their data for various purposes. For example, a company might have an internal policy that says they need to delete messages older than three months from Mattermost. But they’ll still need access to those older messages for e-discovery purposes in the event a lawsuit is filed against them.
Good news: To meet that requirement, customers can now automatically export data to a third-party system (Actiance) to archive those older messages indefinitely. (Support for other systems, including Global Relay, are on the roadmap.) As a result, customers can meet compliance requirements while being able to store data for as long as needed without having to manually export their data.
This feature, which works together with the data retention feature released in Mattermost 4.3, is currently a beta release. It was designed to ensure our Enterprise E20 customers have their operational and regulatory needs covered.
Compliance Export (Beta) settings in the system console.
Our freshly updated mobile app has even more features designed to increase your productivity, including support for:
More file previews. Easily view videos, PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and PowerPoint slideshows.
Slash commands.Now you can use custom slash commands on your mobile device, along with a selection of built-in commands similar to the desktop app.
Quickly view channel contents.In iOS, press on a channel name with 3D touch to peek at its content and quickly mark as read.
Markdown imagines. Inline markdown images in posts now render instead of showing the URL link.
iPhone X. The updated interface supports the iPhone X.
Reply to Mattermost notifications using voice to text.
We’ve also added a new setting in the server for app upgrading. Admins can now set the minimum server allowed in the app, which will also show what the current version is. The app will let users know about updates (both optional and mandatory) and provides links to upgrade.
API Version 3 Deprecated Jan. 16, 2018
In July 2017, we unveiled API version 4. We also announced that we’d be removing API version 3 in January 2018.
Carlos Panato is the winner of our 2017 Mattermost Hacktoberfest Award for his amazing contributions to our open source project. Congratulations, Carlos!
Head over here for more details.
Three New Open Source Projects
We’re pleased to highlight three new community integrations that appeared since our last update.
Giphy Integration on AWS Lambda
You can now bring the fun and utility of Giphy gifs directly into the Mattermost interface with this simple serverless AWS Lambda function. Just create a slash command (e.g., “/giphy”) to post keyword-related gifs from Giphy directly into a Mattermost channel or private chat.