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alfaview Client Version 9.13.0 (18.06.2024)

Available via the Beta update channel

Feature UpdateRoom list tree view
The tree view of the room list offers intuitive navigation through departments and rooms.
As this is a new feature and we are still working on it, you have to enable it in the Feature Preview in the Settings to test it out.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
Improved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Client Version 9.12.0 (11.06.2024)

Resolved issuesAll platforms
We fixed an issue where spectators could not share their screen when they had been granted screen sharing permissions.
Resolved issuesalfaview app
We fixed an issue with audio transmission when using the feature Share screen region.

alfaview Client Version 9.11.0 (23.05.2024)

Feature UpdateJoin Options
When starting alfaview, users can now choose to join via invitation link or log in using their alfaview account.
Feature UpdateWaiting room
Moderators now have the option to seamlessly join waiting users directly from the waiting room interface.
It is now easier to manage waiting users with a redesigned, more intuitive interface.
Feature UpdateLinux
The alfaview RPM package for RedHat-based systems no longer depends on OpenSSL 1.1.
Resolved issuesiOS
We fixed a crash while typing in the login view on some iOS devices.

alfaview Administration (13.05.2024)

Resolved issuesOutlook add-in
Users will now stay logged in to the add-in for up to 30 days.

alfaview Administration (22.04.2024)

Feature updateWording changes
The term “Account” has been changed to “Company” in the administration interface.
Feature updateMini Window
We added an option to hide the floating Mini Window when alfaview is minimized.
Feature updateNew UI in the Tool manager
We have updated the design of the Poll / Vote Tool manager. The feature is now easier to operate.

alfaview Client Version 9.10.1 (22.04.2024)

Feature updateWording changes
The term “Account” has been changed to “Company” in the alfaview app and the web client.
Resolved issuesPotential issue with audio connections
We fixed a potential issue with audio connections breaking when clicking on the same join URL twice in a row.

alfaview Client Version 9.9.1 (07.03.2024)

Feature updateMini Window
The floating Mini Window allows you to maintain visual contact with participants when accessing other desktop applications or sharing the screen.
Resolved issuesVideo in the webclient
We improved the quality and performance of the Webclient’s videos.
Resolved issuesmacOS
We fixed an issue where alfaview could potentially become unresponsive under macOS after switching audio devices.
We fixed an issue on macOS where sharing a region outside of the screen area would display garbled content.

alfaview Client Version 9.8.2 (09.02.2024)

Resolved issuesMicrophone transmission
We fixed an issue where microphone transmission could break, especially (but not limited to) when using a Bluetooth headset and noise suppression.

alfaview Client Version 9.8.1 (09.01.2024)

Feature updateHand-raising feature
Moderators will now be informed with a visual notification and an auditory signal when a person raises their hand.
Feature updateImproved voice activation level settings
Revamped with a more intuitive, user-friendly interface featuring visual indicators, this new design simplifies the process of adjusting the sensitivity of microphone activation.
Detailed instructions for setting the microphone activation level and updates the terminology from ‘voice activation level’ to ‘microphone optimization’ for better user guidance.
Optimization Assistant: This assistant supports users in configuring their settings via a speech sample, enabling automated tuning of the voice activation level and identifying any setup problems.
Feature updateAudio device-specific settings
alfaview now remembers your preferred audio input and output settings for each individual device. This feature includes echo cancellation, noise cancellation, voice activation level and speaker volume.
Feature updateDisabled echo cancellation for headsets
The echo Cancellation feature is now disabled by default for headsets to improve voice clarity.
Resolved issuesCompatibility issue
We resolved a compatibility issue that prevented users from installing alfaview on Windows 11 for Arm architecture.
Resolved issuesResetting issue
We resolved an issue that was preventing alfaview from resetting application settings.

alfaview Client Version 9.7.0 (30.11.2023)

Resolved issuesEnhanced communication devices selection feature to avoid unexpected combinations.

alfaview Client Version 9.6.0 (08.11.2023)

Feature updateImproved device setup
We are introducing a redesigned, user-friendly and inclusive setup experience.
Our new audio device selection feature for communication devices makes it easier to select your headset or a custom combination of a microphone and speaker/headphones.
Get instant visual feedback from your camera and microphone to easily ensure that your devices work as expected.
Intuitively choose whether you want to share your camera or microphone before joining a room.
Conveniently access the settings sidebar from anywhere in the app, now also on mobile devices.
Resolved issuesWe have optimized the setting of audio and video devices to your last preference.

alfaview Client Version 9.5.0 (26.10.2023)

Feature previewmacOS app
Sharing of screens and screen regions with sound on macOS 13+.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
Resolved an issue where the user would receive a notification for old chat messages after temporarily losing connection to the room.
Resolved an issue where it was not possible to pop-out a media share from the context menu in speaker view mode.
Improved performance, usability, and stability of the application.
Resolved issuesBrowser app
The settings panel received a new option to enable debug logs and also a new button to download all available log files.
Resolved issuesiOS app
Resolved a potential crash when using Siri while alfaview was running.

alfaview Client Version 9.4.0 (16.10.2023)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Client Version 9.3.0 (29.09.2023)

Resolved issuesAndroid 6 required
alfaview now requires at least Android 6. This was done in order to comply with Google Play Store requirements.
Resolved issuesmacOS
alfaview will now warn if microphone access permissions have been denied.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
Improved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Administration (26.09.2023)

Security updatealfaview Administration
You can now secure your account with a second factor.
The two-factor authentication can be enabled in the advanced profile section of the administration web page.
You need the alfaview Client Version 9.2.0 or higher to login if two-factor authentication is enabled for your account.

alfaview Client Version 9.2.0 (12.09.2023)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Client Version 9.1.0 (30.08.2023)

Resolved issuesAll platforms
Resolved an issue where it was not possible to open the context dialog for scheduled meetings in the home screen.
Resolved an issue in the home screen where meetings information was only partially visible mainly in narrow screens.
Resolved an issue where chat notifications could erroneously be heard when leaving the room.
Resolved an issue where HD camera resolution was not set correctly when it was selected for second camera sharing.
Resolved issuesBrowser app
Resolved an issue with Firefox 116+ where audio output would not be heard.
Resolved an issue with Firefox where a very small window size would cause camera capturing to stop working.
Security updateWindows app
When sharing Windows Explorer, alfaview no longer automatically shares application sound to avoid sharing unwanted sounds from other applications.

alfaview Client Version 9.0.3 (31.07.2023)

New features & improvements

With alfaview 9, we’re fully committed to accessibility, inclusion, and providing support for screen readers. We’ve introduced a host of new features and improvements in alfaview 9 with the aim of fulfilling our promise to you: a video conferencing platform that is accessible to everyone and fosters an inclusive environment for all. Our goal is to eliminate barriers and provide a comprehensive user experience.

Feature updateSupport for screen readers
To ensure accessibility, we’ve incorporated robust support for screen reader applications into our desktop and mobile apps. If you rely on screen readers, you can now easily navigate through alfaview, participate in meetings, and receive voice notifications about events during the meeting.
Feature updateKeyboard navigation
We’ve made extensive provisions for keyboard navigation in alfaview. With keyboard navigation, you can swiftly move around in alfaview using just a keyboard, making alfaview even more accessible for those who cannot (or prefer not) to use a mouse.
Feature updateImproved contrast & universal design
We’ve made key optimizations to our light and dark display variants and introduced a high-contrast design to enhance text readability and control recognition. We’ve also adjusted the font size scaling, so you can resize the text according to your preference.
Feature updateKeyboard shortcuts
We’ve integrated user-friendly keyboard shortcuts to speed up your interactions with alfaview. These shortcuts speed-up navigation and give quick access to controls. Comprehensive documentation is also available right in the alfaview desktop application.
Feature updateWelcome screen
We’ve designed a new welcome screen to make onboarding easier for new users. You can now familiarize yourself with alfaview and configure accessibility settings even before entering an alfaview room.
Feature updateRevamped design
We’ve revamped the design of the alfaview user interface, improved the screen content sharing menu and secondary camera support, added full support for tooltips, and optimized the design of the waiting room.
Resolved issuesPerformance improvements and bug fixes
We’ve implemented a series of improvements to reduce alfaview’s resource consumption. We’ve also fixed minor bugs and issues to ensure you have the best user experience.

Sneak peek at upcoming features

In addition to these updates, we are excited to offer a first look at some features that are currently in an early stage of development and can be tested through the feature preview.

Feature previewScreen sharing with sound for macOS
You can also broadcast the sound output of the selected application. (macOS 13+)
Feature previewMiniature representation of alfaview
When the alfaview window is minimized, the speaker, participants and some basic functions are displayed in a small window.
Feature previewSmart window management
alfaview will be automatically minimized during screen sharing if you are sharing the screen which alfaview is running on. This makes window management easier when working with only one screen.
Feature previewConfetti effects
Confetti effects can be used by moderators to give gamified reactions during the meeting. To see and control reactions, this feature must be enabled.
Feature previewHighlight microphone when speaking
The microphone icon pulses when the microphone detects noise or speech, providing cues about any background noise.
Feature previewColor coding of users
When using the search function, participants in alfaview are randomly color-coded for easier recognition.
Feature previewShow me first in the speaker view
In the speaker view, you see your own video image in the first position of the participant videos.

alfaview Client Version 8.72.0 (20.06.2023)

Resolved issuesBrowser app
Fixed a memory leak when toggling “Blur surroundings” on Firefox.Fixed an issue where “Blur surroundings” would not work on Chromium 114 and above.
Resolved issuesmacOS app
Some windows were not available for application sharing.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
Improved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Client Version 8.71.0 (07.06.2023)

Feature updateBrowser app
The web client is now able to share its own tab in Chrome, Edge and other Chromium-based browsers.
Resolved issuesBrowser app
Granting permissions to use the microphone in Chrome, Edge and other Chromium-based browsers does not deactivate the microphone anymore.
Switching rooms frequently could cause the camera to stop working. This is now fixed.
Resolved issuesmacOS app
Some windows were not available for application sharing.
Resolved issuesLinux app
We fixed an issue with bad audio quality on Linux systems using PipeWire.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
Improved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Client Version 8.70.0 (24.05.2023)

Feature updateBrowser app
A new stronger blur value (“Full”) is now available in the blur surroundings list.
Resolved issuesBrowser app
We fixed a potential memory leak in Chrome, Edge and other Chromium-based browsers when using the blur function.
Resolved issuesWindows app
We fixed an issue with sharing the tooltips of some applications.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
Improved performance, usability, and stability of the application.

alfaview Client Version 8.69.2 (04.05.2023)

Resolved issuesAll platforms
We fixed an issue which sometimes caused media shares from browser app users to fail to start.
The transcription settings for moderators are no longer shown in breakout groups.
We fixed an issue where the participants count indicator was not visible to users coming from the waiting room.

alfaview Client Version 8.69.1 (25.04.2023)

Feature updateAll platforms
The Ukrainian language is now available for live transcription and translation.
Your last used e-mail address is now saved and pre-filled in the login view when your authentication has expired.
Resolved issuesAll platforms
We’ve also improved the performance, usability, and stability of the application.
Resolved issuesBrowser app
“Blur surroundings” is now also available on the browser app.
Resolved issuesWindows app
We fixed an issue with sharing Microsoft Office documents through application share when using the “Read Aloud” feature.

alfaview Client Version 8.68.1 (17.04.2023)

Feature updateWaiting Room
Moderators and administrators of a room can now enable the Waiting Room to approve regular participants and spectators individually or as a group before they join the room. The Waiting Room can be managed from the participant list in the sidebar.
Resolved issuesmacOS app
You can now share a specific application window by selecting the option ‘Application’ in the media share menu.
alfaview is now available as a native ARM64 app and thus runs faster and requires less resources on Apple M1 and M2 processors.
Resolved issuesLinux app
For external package maintainers: there is now a RPM package for Fedora/Red Hat https://assets.alfaview.com/stable/linux/rpm/alfaview_VERSION.rpm

alfaview Client Version 8.67.1 (31.03.2023)

Resolved issuesBrowser app
We’ve improved both the video and screen capture quality for alfaview in supported browsers (Chrome and Edge). It also runs smoother on slower machines.
Resolved issuesLinux app
For external package maintainers: the path to our Debian package has changed, it is now https://assets.alfaview.com/stable/linux/deb/alfaview_VERSION.deb

Outlook Add-In published (20.03.2023)

Feature updateOutlook Add-In
An Outlook add-in is now available to easily add alfaview meetings to your calendar events.
The add-in can be installed directly via Microsoft AppSource.
More information about installation and usage can be found here.

alfaview Client Version 8.66.1 (20.03.2023)

Feature updateSpeaker view
Shared screens and second cameras are now supported in the speaker view layout without the need to fall back to the gallery view.
You can now customize the size of both the participant row and speaker video to suit your preferences by dragging the splitter bars on the desktop version.
We’ve made the layout more user-friendly for those using small screens or a narrow alfaview window. You now have the option to choose between viewing the active speaker or shared content.
To make the layout switch button more intuitive, we’ve reversed the icon of the speaker and gallery selection.
Feature updateSharing screens and second cameras
We’ve made it easier to pop out shared content with multiple access points: double-click, right-click context menu, or the pop-out icon on the top right of the active media share. You can also now pop out individual media shares by using the right-click context menu on the video thumbnail or selection button.
When you were previously the only participant sharing your screen or a second camera, any new content shared by another participant will now be automatically selected for you.
We have resolved an issue where overlapping windows from Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps on top of a shared UWP app were shared too.
Resolved issuesAccessibility
We’ve improved the legibility of usernames on videos by increasing the contrast.
Web client users can now maximize shared content within their browser window.
Resolved issuesMobile app
We’ve greatly improved the stability and usability of the mobile client, optimizing the user interface, bandwidth usage, and battery consumption for a smoother and more reliable meeting experience.
We’ve optimized the use of screen real estate on mobile devices.
Resolved issuesMacOS app
Improved system font management on macOS 13.2, now displaying font weights correctly and more legibly on low-DPI screens.

alfaview Client Version 8.65.0 (28.02.2023)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.64.0 (14.02.2023)

Resolved issuesFixed microphone not recording when everyone in the room is muted and while Acoustic Echo Cancellation is active.
Resolved issuesWindows 10 / 11 mouse cursor scaling is now reflected in shared screen content.
Resolved issuesalfaview for Linux no longer depends on libtiff5.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.63.2 (02.02.2023)

Resolved issuesWe fixed an issue where users would mistakenly get an error message about their account not being activated.
Resolved issuesMedia sharing with audio was erroneously available on older Windows 10 versions, potentionally causing a crash.
Resolved issuesThe OBS Virtual Camera now works with alfaview.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.62.0 (18.01.2023)

Resolved issuesSupport for Android 6 and older has been restored.
Resolved issuesFix an accessibility issue when navigating through direct messages.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.61.1 (17.01.2023)

Resolved issuesFixed a problem that prevented the application from starting on Windows 7.
Resolved issuesFixed an audio quality issue when sharing media with audio.
Resolved issuesFixed a problem that prevented applications on UWP from being captured by application media sharing.

alfaview Client Version 8.61.0 (22.12.2022)

Resolved issuesMedia sharing with audio: a new feature on Windows which allows you to additionally share audio from your computer.
Resolved issuesPop out windows for media shares will not stay on top of other applications anymore.
Resolved issuesDirect messages you replied to now stay in your list and do not disappear automatically.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.60.0 (06.12.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.58.2 (24.11.2022)

Resolved issuesTo make it easier to add new rooms, we have added a button on the home screen that allows you to open the room and department management directly from the alfaview client.

alfaview Client Version 8.58.1 (09.11.2022)

Resolved issuesFixed a crash on macOS Ventura when the Continuity Camera feature is used.

alfaview Client Version 8.58.0 (07.11.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.57.0 (25.10.2022)

Resolved issuesIndividual media shares can now be popped out in separate windows by double clicking on the thumbnails and via right click.
Resolved issuesSecondary menu panels (e.g. participant list) can now be popped out in separate windows by right clicking on the respective icon.
Resolved issuesFixed application sharing issues while using Windows 10 in tablet mode (e.g. Microsoft Surface).
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.56.0 (12.10.2022)

Resolved issuesThe microphone is now turned off completely when the microphone button is inactive. For technical reasons, the microphone indicator will still show as active on iOS.
Resolved issuesOn Android and iOS, alfaview will now report if microphone permissions are missing.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.54.0 (10.10.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.53.1 (10.09.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.53.0 (31.08.2022)

Resolved issuesThe shape of the blur area on face video streams was updated.
Resolved issuesAcoustic Echo Cancellation performance was improved in particular on Android devices.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.52.0 (17.08.2022)

Resolved issuesThe shape of the blur area on face video streams was updated. We also fixed an issue where the blur would be applied incorrectly in some device orientations.
Resolved issuesWe fixed an issue where sometimes a small noise could be heard by other participants in the room when returning from a break or when switching microphones.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.51.0 (03.08.2022)

Feature updateSpeaker View
A new video layout is now available. Using this view, the active speaker is shown in a larger area than the others. All the other participants are presented as thumbnails under the speaker video. When VIP attendees are present, the speaker view switches among them only. Toggle between gallery and speaker view via the status menu at the bottom left.
Feature updateBlur surroundings
“Blur surroundings” is now also available on mobile devices. The visual quality has been improved and an option to control the focus area was added.
Feature updateUsers can now pop out their own face video to a new window.
Resolved issuesFixed a potential issue with delayed camera image on Android.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.50.1 (26.07.2022)

Resolved issuesBlurring of the background is temporarily disabled on mobile devices.

alfaview Client Version 8.50.0 (20.07.2022)

Feature updateIt is now possible to blur the background of your face video stream.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.49.1 (08.07.2022)

Resolved issuesWe have fixed a visual glitch with scrolling the participant list with a touchpad on macOS Monterey.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed a problem which caused spectators to be unable to see participants’ videos.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.47.0 (10.06.2022)

Feature updateThere’s now a red badge next to the settings button to indicate when a new update is available (for desktop devices except MSI package).
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.46.1 (07.06.2022)

Resolved issuesFixed a problem where sometimes user’s desktop would be visible while sharing a full screen application.
Resolved issuesFixed a problem where application sharing would be disabled.
Resolved issuesApplication sharing is now correctly disabled on Windows 8.0. The lowest supported version is Windows 8.1.
Resolved issuesFixed a problem which caused the camera menu to be enabled even when there were no cameras attached.

alfaview Client Version 8.46.0 (24.05.2022)

Feature updateYou can now share a specific application window by selecting the option ‘Application’ in the media share menu. For now, this feature is only available on Windows 8.1 or later.
Feature updateYou can now control your camera while you are in a meeting by turning the camera off or showing your video only to VIPs. You can find the options under the newly added camera button in the main menu.
Resolved issuesOn Linux, alfaview now no longer has a dependency on a system-provided OpenSSL library.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.45.0 (12.05.2022)

Feature updateThe raise hand feature is available by default in all rooms. See Room features for more details on the feature.
Feature updateWe have added a new option in the settings menu with a link to the alfaview release notes.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed a crash on iOS 12.
Resolved issuesAcoustic Echo Cancellation is now less aggressive on Windows and macOS, when using a USB or Bluetooth headset.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.44.0 (25.04.2022)

Resolved issuesWe have improved our Acoustic Echo Cancelation.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.43.0 (12.04.2022)

Feature updateYou can now leave a room easier via a button in the secondary menu.
Feature updateWe have added a search button to the status menu.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed a potential crash when switching audio devices.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.42.0 (28.03.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.41.0 (15.03.2022)

Feature updateUsers with multiple accounts are now asked to select the desired account after logging in.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.40.0 (01.03.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.39.0 (15.02.2022)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.38.0 (01.02.2022)

Resolved issuesScreensharing is now also available on Linux with Wayland using Sway.
Resolved issuesThe second camera media share now picks better resolutions for some camera models.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed an issue with screen sharing on macOS which prevented the mouse cursor from being captured under certain circumstances.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.37.0 (14.01.2022)

Resolved issuesScreensharing on Mac now uses less system resources.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.36.0 (04.01.2022)

Resolved issuesWe fixed an issue where bluetooth headsets could not be used with some iPads since alfaview 8.33.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.35.0 (20.12.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.34.0 (07.12.2021)

Resolved issuesAcoustic Echo Cancellation is now less sensitive, allowing you to be heard better when another person talks at the same time.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed an issue where the group name would occasionally appear incorrectly in the title bar. We also fixed an issue where renaming a group would not immediately change the group name in the participant list.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed a crash with screensharing and camera capturing.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.33.0 (23.11.2021)

Resolved issuesWe have fixed a potential crash on Android when copying the attendance report.
Resolved issuesYou can now select the default device for the microphone in alfaview also on Windows and Mac. The default device will follow the operating system default.
Resolved issuesSound effects from alfaview now get filtered out while Acoustic Echo Cancellation is activated.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.32.0 (09.11.2021)

Feature updateUsers with appropriate permissions can now copy the attendance report from the main room context dialog.
Resolved issuesThe join and leave notification sounds can now also be heard on the discreet setting.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed an issue where an incorrect resolution was selected on the second camera.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.31.0 (25.10.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.30.0 (12.10.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.29.0 (27.09.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (23.09.2021)

Feature updateUsers can now delete all expired group links for a room with one action.

alfaview Client Version 8.28.0 (14.09.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.27.0 (30.08.2021)

Resolved issuesYou can now launch multiple instances of alfaview by using the command line option --allowmultiple.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (17.08.2021)

Feature updateRooms can now be further customized with the new “Features” tab in room settings. Note that these features only work for client version 8.25 or later.
– Feature to use 16:9 video aspect ratio for participant videos
– Feature to center participant videos on the stage
– Feature to disable minimum bandwidth usage setting

alfaview Client Version 8.26.0 (17.08.2021)

Feature updateYou can now pop out VIPs’ videos on the stage. Available on all desktop platforms.
Feature updateAcoustic Echo Cancellation is now enabled by default on all supported platforms.
Feature updateNoise Cancellation is now enabled by default on all platforms.
Feature updateWhen Noise Cancellation is enabled, a separate voice activation level is used that can be changed in the audio settings.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (09.08.2021)

Feature updateUsers with “Administrate Rooms” permissions can now select a room type and number of subrooms when creating a new room.
Feature updateCompanies with rooms that do not match a room type in their quotas will see a warning on the “Room Management” page

alfaview Client Version 8.25.0 (03.08.2021)

Feature updateWe have added tooltips to the primary and secondary controls.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (27.7.2021)

Feature updateGuest users can now toggle “Remember me” before joining. The system will remember their settings (name and consent to our terms), which will allow them to join faster on subsequent joins. The same settings are used for all links from the same company. The settings are only “remembered” for 48 hours.

alfaview Administration (20.7.2021)

Feature updateCompany owners and users with related permissions can now set a custom privacy policy, which will be displayed to all guest users before they join.
Feature updateNumber of subgroups per room are now displayed in room management.

alfaview Client Version 8.24.0 (19.07.2021)

Feature updateScreensharing is now also available on Linux with Wayland using Gnome or KDE (version 5.22 or newer).
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (15.7.2021)

Feature updateUsers can now duplicate a room. Room name, user access, room mode, participant and spectator limits are duplicated. Guest and group links will not be duplicated. Only users with room management permissions can duplicate a room. The new button can be found in the room settings page.
Feature updateUsers can now rename group links. The option can be found under Room settings in Group links tab, in the context menu of each link. Note, this has no impact on links or the users using them, just how they are named on the admin web app.
Feature updateIn the advanced room structure, multiple or all rooms can be selected with one click.

alfaview Client Version 8.23.0 (05.07.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.22.0 (23.06.2021)

Feature updateAdmins can now rename room groups in the room settings.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed an issue on Windows where automatic run at startup did not work for some users.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.21.0 (04.06.2021)

Feature updateAdmins and moderators can now copy the chat history from the new group chat context dialog. You can open this dialog by right-clicking inside the group chat on desktop devices or double-tapping on mobile devices.
Feature updateAdmins can now open various room settings from the main room context dialog which can be found in the participant list.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.20.0 (25.05.2021)

Feature updateScreensharing is now available on Android devices.
Resolved issuesWe have fixed an issue on macOS where alfaview occasionally showed an empty window when launched.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.18.2 (11.05.2021)

Resolved issuesWe have fixed issues where launching alfaview 8.18.1 on a Windows 7 or 8 computer would fail (d3d12.dll or api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll missing).
Resolved issuesFurther improved audio quality (macOS).

alfaview Client Version 8.18.1 (04.05.2021)

Feature updateYou can now send direct messages to other users in the same room. Moderators can also send direct messages to a group or the whole room.
Resolved issuesFixes a dependency issue on Debian 10 (libxcb-util1)
Resolved issuesImproved audio quality when Acoustic Echo Cancelation is activated (Windows and Linux).
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.18.0 (27.04.2021)

Feature updateThe Compose key and numpad keys can now be used for writing chat messages on Linux.
Resolved issuesWhen using Speaker View (Android / iOS), the names of guest users are now displayed correctly.
Resolved issuesAn audio quality issue on some macOS machines (“sizzling” sound) was fixed.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.17.0 (13.04.2021)

Resolved issuesAcoustic Echo Cancelation has been improved. It is now also enabled by default on the Windows version of alfaview. MacOS and Linux users can manually enable it in the audio settings if needed.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.16.0 (24.03.2021)

Resolved issuesImproved performance and quality of Acoustic Echo Cancellation.

alfaview Client Version 8.15.0 (01.03.2021)

Feature updateNoise reduction is now available on all desktop platforms and Android: This new feature can help removing distracting background noises picked up by your microphone, such as keyboard typing.
Resolved issuesmacOS Sierra 10.12 is no longer supported.
Resolved issuesImproved performance and quality of Acoustic Echo Cancellation.

alfaview Client Version 8.14.0 (09.02.2021)

Feature updateTranscription and translation now supports Hindi.
Resolved issuesImproved performance and quality of Acoustic Echo Cancellation.

alfaview Client Version 8.13.3 (02.02.2021)

Feature updateAcoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) is now available on all desktop platforms.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.13.0 (14.01.2021)

Feature previewExperimental Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for desktops
If you’re on the beta channel and have experimental settings enabled, a switch for “Echo cancellation” will appear in the settings sidebar. It allows you to join alfaview meetings without a headset.
Resolved issuesThe device setup screen is now showing up on all platforms.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.12.4 (21.12.2020) Beta only

Feature previewExperimental Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for desktops
If you’re on the beta channel and have experimental settings enabled, a switch for “Echo cancellation” will appear in the settings sidebar. It allows you to join alfaview meetings without a headset.

alfaview Client Version 8.12.0 (02.12.2020)

Feature updateIn order to keep alfaview meetings calm and relaxed — even the big ones — the videos in the grid are now being sorted by the time people join the room or group. New arrivals are slotted in at the back. The participant list in the sidebar remains sorted alphabetically.
Feature updateIf you’re a moderator, you can now edit and delete toolbox entries individually via a More Options button.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.11.0 (08.11.2020)

Feature updateToolbox
It’s a collection of productivity tools and you can access them via a new button in the secondary menu (3 squares and a circle). For starters, you can manage and share web links on a per-room basis. More tools are already in the making.
Feature updateWe’ve made it possible to access the room details on the mobile versions while you are in a meeting room.
Feature updateWe’ve added a full screen share dialog urging the user to be aware about potentially sharing sensitive data.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.10.0 (06.10.2020)

Feature updateModerators can now toggle chat permissions of individual participants in the moderator context menu.
Feature updateWe’ve tweaked the scaling of VIPs in the grid. The new behavior is as follows:
– small meetings (up to 12 participants): VIPs use up a single grid slot
– medium-sized meetings (13 – 40 participants): VIPs use up 4 grid slots (2×2)
– big meetings (41+ participants): VIPs use up 9 grid slots (3×3)
Feature update[IOS] Users on mobile devices can now double-tap on shared media to toggle between a full-screen and windowed view.

alfaview Client Version 8.9.1 (18.09.2020)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.8.3 (26.08.2020)

Feature updatealfaview will draw a red outline around the screen you are currently sharing.
Feature updatealfaview will display a warning and a notification sound when spectators are in the room.
Feature updateWe added initial support for accessibility with improvements to the screen reader support and the ability to increase the interface font size.
Feature updateThe Second camera support is no longer experimental and is now available for all.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.7.1 (16.07.2020)

Resolved issuesWe have fixed an issue with virtual cameras (like OBS) on macOS.
Resolved issuesOn Linux and iOS, we have reworked our audio code. If you experience any audio issues please contact our support or downgrade to 8.7.0.

alfaview Client Version 8.7.0 (07.07.2020)

Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.6.4 (12.06.2020)

Feature updatealfaview’s layout has been cleaned-up for very narrow window sizes.
Feature updateWe have tweaked the new media share UI: it’s sleeker and index numbers on all screens help in selecting the screen you want share.
Resolved issuesLicense files were added on all supported platforms.
Resolved issues[IOS] You can choose whether your own video appears mirrored for yourself. For others, you will never appear mirrored.

alfaview Client Version 8.5.0 (12.05.2020)

Feature updatePressing the screen share button will present you with a selection of region share and fullscreen sharing options.
Resolved issuesImproved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.4.0 (17.04.2020)

Resolved issuesLocking your system will now correctly put you into break mode in alfaview on Linux.
Resolved issuesIf you face audio issues during a meeting, you can now try switching to TCP audio in the network settings. This used to be an experimental feature only.
Resolved issuesImproved performance and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.3.3 (02.04.2020)

Feature updateBrowse all your rooms in the new roomlist panel
Feature updateEasy access to live translation settings
Resolved issuesLinux support (deb package for Ubuntu)
Resolved issuesImproved performance and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.1 (24.01.2020)

Feature updateNewly developed user interface with focus on usability and accessibility
Feature updateSign-in and room list are now within the alfaview application
Feature updateComfortable search for rooms and users
Feature updateDirect access to breakout groups
Feature updateThe web-based administration interface was revised
Feature updateRooms can now be structured in several levels
Feature updateTranscription and translation now available for a fee
Resolved issuesImproved performance and stability

alfaview Client Version 7.51964 (25.11.2019)

Resolved issuesMaintenance release

alfaview Client Version 7.50429 (30.10.2019)

Resolved issuesMaintenance release

alfaview Client Version 7.48288 (20.09.2019)

Feature updateIf the current room has spectators mode enabled, the eye icon will always be displayed in the top-right corner. Before, it would only appear if there was at least one spectator present.
Resolved issuesWe’ve prepared alfaview for the upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina release.
Resolved issuesOn rare occasions, toggling the break mode would crash alfaview. This is fixed now.
Resolved issuesUser interface, performance and stability improvements and bug fixes.

alfaview Client Version 7.46613 (28.08.2019)

Resolved issuesMaintenance release

alfaview Client Version 7.44828 (26.07.2019)

Resolved issuesMaintenance release

alfaview Client Version 7.44828 (03.07.2019)

Resolved issuesHotfix release

alfaview Client Version 7.43036 (28.06.2019)

Feature updateIntroducing notification sounds. As a starter we added a notification sound for incoming chat messages. Note that notification sounds are disabled by default and have to be activated in the Audio section of the Settings dialog.
Feature updateIt is now possible to use the same camera for both your face video stream and the second camera video stream. For those who missed the release note on the second camera feature, here is a quick recap: There is a new experimental feature: the second camera. With this, you can stream a second camera’s video in high resolution instead of your screen share. This is useful when you want to share detailed impressions of objects or documents. You can enable the feature and select the desired quality in the video settings. When enabled, you can select a video source in the settings sidebar and start the second camera with the new button in the top menu. (Announced May 3rd, 2019)
Resolved issuesThe screen sharing annotation feature has been improved.
Resolved issuesUser interface, performance and stability improvements and bug fixes.
Resolved issuesThe required network settings for alfaview have been updated. The address range 18.196.85.128/25 has been dropped and is no longer necessary. The updated System Requirements & Network Settings can be found in our Support Center.

alfaview Client Version 7.41015 (31.05.2019)

Resolved issuesMaintenance release