Mattermost Cloud changelog

This changelog summarizes updates to Mattermost Cloud, an enterprise-grade SaaS offering hosted by Mattermost.

Latest Mattermost Cloud releases:

Release 2022-12-01

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Removed video check to allow the browser to decide what video types it can play.

  • Added a tooltip to the right-hand side files filter icon.

  • The number of users that can be added to a user group at once was increased to 256.

  • Keyboard and focus handling was improved in profile popovers and @mentions.

  • If a channel has a draft message, the pencil icon is now displayed on the right side of the channel name in the channel sidebar.

  • Pre-packaged Boards v7.5.2.

Administration

  • Updated macOS supported version to 11+.

  • My Insights and OpenId Connect were added to the Mattermost Free plan.

  • All integration limits and usage limit components were removed.

  • Team scheme APIs are now allowed to be administered with a Professional plan.

  • Added a new menu item on the System Console > Users page that re-adds users to all of their default teams and channels associated with the groups they’re a member of.

  • Changing the license in a cloud environment will now force an update of the subscription and kick the cache for all cluster members.

  • Added support for product websocket messages on high availability instances.

API Changes

  • The resumable uploads API was exposed to plugins.

  • Added a new API endpoint POST /api/v4/ldap/users/:user_id/group_sync_memberships to add (or re-add) users to all of their default teams and channels for all of the groups they’re a member of.

  • Added two new URL parameters to the GET /api/v4/groups endpoint to get the ChannelMemberCount for a group.

  • Added new API endpoints POST /api/v4/users/:user_id/posts/:post_id/ack and DELETE /api/v4/users/:user_id/posts/:post_id/ack.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a blank message was displayed in threads if the leave/join messages were disabled.

  • Fixed an issue where threads would appear duplicated in the Threads view after leaving a channel.

  • Fixed an issue with email search when using a PostgreSQL database.

  • Fixed an issue where message drafts were not saved after pasting them into the post textbox.

  • Fixed an issue where the team name in the channel sidebar header wasn’t accessible.

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to open the user’s profile popover from the channel members list in the right panel.

  • Fixed an issue where the OAuth 2.0 deprecation notice was still displayed in the System Console.

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a reply post time stamp in the global threads inbox opened two right-hand side panels.

Known Issues

  • Boards linked to a channel you’re a member of don’t automatically appear on your sidebar unless you’re an explicit member of the board. As a workaround, you can access the board from the channel RHS, or by searching for the board via the board switcher (Ctrl/Cmd+K). Alternatively, you can ask the board admin to add you to the board as an explicit member. See the issue-focalboard-4179 for more details.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-11-24

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Changed Cloud defaults for MaxUsersPerTeam and MaxChannelsPerTeam to 10000.

  • Added a Monthly versus Annual pricing toggle to the pricing modal.

API Changes

  • Added a new API endpoint POST /api/v4/groups/:group_id:/restore.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where special characters weren’t allowed in group mention names.

  • Fixed an issue where screen readers didn’t read the Switch Channels modal header.

  • Fixed an issue in OAuth services where malformed redirect URLs were generated if the registered callback URLs already had static query parameters.

  • Fixed an issue where suggestion dividers were displayed as undefined.

Known Issues

  • Boards linked to a channel you’re a member of doesn’t automatically appear on your sidebar unless you’re an explicit member of the board. As a workaround, you can access the board from the channel RHS, or by searching for the board via the board switcher (Ctrl/Cmd+K). Alternatively, you can ask the board admin to add you to the board as an explicit member. See the issue-focalboard-4179 for more details.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-11-17

Highlights

Calls

  • Added new message threads with emoji reactions and at-mentions to Calls. After joining a call, expand the widget to the window mode and then select the comment button to access the real-time message thread in the right-hand sidebar.

Boards

  • Added additional standard board templates to help users kick-off their next projects.

  • Filters now support all text properties.

  • Added two new tiles for System Console Boards metrics under System Console > Site Statistics.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • The Mark as Unread option was added to the menu for channels in the left-hand side sidebar. Pressing Alt while selecting a channel on the left-hand side now also marks the last post in the channel as unread.

  • Channel members are now able to remove themselves from a channel via the right-hand side channel members list.

  • Downgraded Bulgarian, Persian, and Simplified Chinese language support to Alpha.

Administration

  • The System Console > File Sharing and Download setting is now unhidden and honored in Cloud.

  • Total Active Users was renamed to Total Activated Users in System Console > Reporting > Site Statistics.

  • Optimized ThreadStore.MarkAllAsUnreadByTeam.

  • SQL migrations for PostgreSQL will now filter by the current schema name when checking for information from the information_schema.columns view. This does not affect anything because usually there’s only one installation in a given database, but this gives flexibility to users to store multiple Mattermost instances under a single database.

API Changes

  • A new API method RegisterCollectionAndTopic(collectionType, topicType string) (error) was added to the Plugin API and the following hooks. This API method is in beta, subject to change, and not covered by our backwards compatibility guarantee.

    • UserHasPermissionToCollection(c *Context, userID, collectionType, collectionId string, permission *model.Permission) (bool, error)

    • GetAllCollectionIDsForUser(c *Context, userID, collectionType string) ([]string, error)

    • GetAllUserIdsForCollection(c *Context, collectionType, collectionID string) ([]string, error)

    • GetTopicRedirect(c *Context, topicType, topicID string) (string, error)

    • GetCollectionMetadataByIds(c *Context, collectionType string, collectionIds []string) (map[string]model.CollectionMetadata, error)

    • GetTopicMetadataByIds(c *Context, topicType string, topicIds []string) (map[string]*model.TopicMetadata, error)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where exports did not contain favorited Direct Message channels.

  • Fixed an issue where screen readers did not announce search results on the Invite members to channel modal.

  • Fixed an issue where screen readers did not announce the status of the user when hovering over the user status icon.

  • Fixed an issue where users with narrow screens could not see the Profile Settings section within the Settings modal.

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to access the Create an account option on narrow screens.

  • Fixed an issue where users on desktop were unable to grab the vertical scroll bar without accidently resizing the window.

Known Issues

  • Boards linked to a channel you’re a member of do not automatically appear on your sidebar unless you’re an explicit member of the board. As a workaround, you can access the board from the channel RHS or by searching for the board via the board switcher (Ctrl/Cmd+K). Alternatively, you can ask the board Admin to add you to the board as an explicit member. See the issue-focalboard-4179 for more details.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-11-10

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Implemented progressive image loading in the webapp.

  • Renamed “Starter” plan to “Free” plan in product.

  • Updated NPS plugin to version 1.3.0.

  • Removed the user interface for the legacy “Mattermost Cloud” plan (removal effective on November 1st).

  • When the “Custom Brand Text” is left blank with custom branding enabled, the default text is now hidden.

Administration

  • If an Admin encounters an invitation error “SMTP is not configured in System Console”, a link to the SMTP configuration within the System Console is now included in the error message.

  • Crashing jobs now sets the job status to “failed”.

  • Added the ability for Cloud customers to submit their feedback for wire transfers to buy a monthly subscription.

  • Added logic to package product version of Boards with production builds.

  • System Console settings that Cloud Admins cannot configure are now hidden.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where custom group actions were appearing in the user interface even when the user didn’t have the permissions for them.

  • Fixed issues with branding in email notifications.

  • Fixed an issue where text could be dragged and dropped into input-fields.

  • Fixed an issue where the profile popover failed to dismiss when selecting one of the options from the popover.

  • Fixed an issue where imports containing the team name with the wrong capitalization crashed the import job.

  • Fixed an issue where getPostSince didn’t properly return deleted posts when Collapsed Reply Threads was enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where the screen reader did not announce emojis from the autocomplete list.

  • Fixed an issue where the scroll position in a channel was not maintained when opening reply message permalinks.

  • Fixed an issue where OwnerId was not set for bots created via EnsureBotUser.

Known Issues

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-10-27

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added the ability to create a new channel along with a new board associated with the created channel.

  • Added the ability for end users to notify their Admins to reactivate a paid plan during the delinquency period by selecting “Notify admin to update billing”.

  • Added markdown formatting for hyperlinks when pasted into the text editor.

  • Email notifications from new messages now also support displaying Slack attachments from the channel post.

  • Updated prepackaged Boards version to v7.4.3.

Administration

  • Autocompletion results using Elasticsearch or Bleve will correctly show a user as a channel member in Direct Message and Group Message channels. To force this change to appear, a re-indexing will be necessary.

API Changes

  • Added new plugin endpoints to PermissionService interface.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with incorrect mention counts in unread channels.

  • Fixed an issue where the cursor displayed as a pointer instead of as an arrow in embedded Youtube preview images.

  • Fixed an issue where formatting was applied to selected spaces after a word.

  • Fixed an issue where an error with an option to refetch data was not displayed and instead a blank screen was shown when there was a failure fetching Cloud data.

  • Fixed an issue where screen readers did not announce that the channel interface language dropdown in Settings > Display > Language > Change is a dropdown.

  • Fixed a bug where role filters weren’t being applied for GetProfilesInChannel.

  • Fixed an issue where the guest onboarding checklist contained an “Invite team members” link as a tour point.

Known Issues

  • Users cannot be added to teams from the System Console MM-47667.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-10-20

Compatibility

  • Updated the minimum version of Chrome to v106+ and the minimum version of Edge to 95+.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • A confirmation modal is now displayed before a user marks all threads as read.

  • Added the ability to hide the “required” asterisk in the App Field.

  • Added a fading effect to the Apps Modal body while an Apps Modal is refreshing.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where “Multi-server licensing support (Self-hosted)” feature appeared in the Cloud pricing modal.

  • Fixed an issue where Enterprise features labeled as “Professional Feature” appeared in the System Console sidebar.

  • Fixed an issue where the transparency for PNG images in image previews and thumbnails was not preserved.

  • Fixed an issue where no success screen was displayed after upgrading to Cloud Professional.

  • Fixed an issue where screen readers failed to announce “No results found” in the Direct Message modal.

  • Fixed an issue where minipreview data was not generated nor stored for images imported from Slack.

  • Fixed the error message that appears on the Reset Password page when inputting a password with fewer than 5 characters.

  • Fixed an issue where Get categories with the “exclude” option did not return categories for deleted teams a user was no longer a member of.

Known Issues

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-10-13

Highlights

Boards

  • Added new board roles, Commenter and Viewer.

  • Added minimum default board roles to reduce permissioning ambiguity and to prevent security loopholes.

  • Added support for guest accounts.

  • Added the ability to add a team member to a board by selecting their name from an autocomplete list.

  • Added channel notifications for linked boards.

  • Added a new multi-person property to easily set multiple assignees or owners on a card.

Calls

  • Added new keyboard shortcuts for Calls.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Insights now filters out posts made by plugins and OAuth apps.

  • Added a “Last active” status to the profile popover and to the Direct Message channel header that indicates when a user was last online. This status only displays for users who are Away, Offline, or DND.

  • Added a shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + U to filter channels by unread.

  • The default number of Direct Message channels shown in the sidebar is now 40.

  • Updated the company name in the About Modal to use the company name of the cloud customer instead of the company name in the cloud license.

  • Downgraded Brazilian Portuguese and Romanian language support to Alpha.

  • Pre-packaged Playbooks v1.32.6.

Administration

  • After 90 days since the day of missing a payment, Admins will see a modal where they can choose between updating the billing status or staying on the Starter subscription.

  • A banner is now shown to legacy Enterprise Mattermost Cloud Admins informing them that they need to change their workspace soon.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a randomly generated default message-ID was not added for every outgoing email.

  • Fixed an issue where custom groups could be created with at-mention names that are reserved words (@channel, @here, @all).

  • Fixed an issue where 404 errors were shown when APIv4 had an incorrect content-type header.

  • Fixed an issue where messages from bots and webhooks could not be forwarded.

  • Fixed an issue where the Integrations limit warning modal stated “You’re getting closer to the 5 enabled integrations limit” even when 5 plugins were already enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where inline images did not appear in the channel header.

  • Fixed an issue with the emoji skin tone selector animation.

  • Fixed an issue where attempting to access a post from the channel Files view caused a crash if the Cloud account had reached the message limit.

  • Fixed an issue where the screen reader did not announce a successful login when logging in.

  • Fixed a few broken links at System Console > User Management > Permission Schemes.

  • Fixed an issue where users were able to forward messages to users who are deactivated.

  • Fixed an issue where “Threads” were not shown in the unread filter view even if there weren’t unread threads.

  • Fixed an issue where the user’s full name was not shown when adding people to a channel via the Add people modal.

  • Reverted the new search of names in PostgreSQL using full text search introduced in v7.3.0 due to a performance regression.

Known Issues

  • “More” menu for Pinned posts on the right-hand side is cut-off MM-46987.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

Release 2022-10-06

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added Insights to the channel switcher.

  • Added a button to easily copy the content of text or code files in file previews.

  • The team unread icon for muted channels is now hidden in the sidebar.

  • Updated the designs for the “payment failed” email notifications.

Administration

  • A batchSize option has been added to the mattermost export CLI command to limit the number of items exported. By default, if it is not included, it exports all posts.

  • Added a credit card update modal that communicates arrears for Admins.

API Changes

  • Updated the Files search and GET APIs to filter out files beyond the Cloud plan’s configured limit.

  • Added a new response-header First-Inaccessible-File-Time to the APIs fetching single file info.

  • Added a new query parameter to include deleted posts as long as it’s requested by a System Admin in /api/v4/channels/{channel_id}/posts.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the badge count on the mobile app when a channel/thread was viewed.

  • Fixed an issue where typing @ in the right-hand side rendered a cut-off user suggestion list.

  • Fixed an issue where an error screen was briefly flashed when the first Admin signed up into a new server.

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to add Japanese comments correctly in the message Forward modal.

  • Fixed an issue where unsaved edits to a post were lost when switching channels or threads.

  • Fixed an issue on larger screen sizes where the Insights widgets were pushed to the side when the right-hand side was open.

  • Fixed an issue where the ability to forward messages from public channels wasn’t possible when messaging someone directly for the first time.

  • Fixed an issue where custom emojis were sometimes not visible in Insights > Top Reactions.

  • Fixed an issue where channels with no posts within a particular timeframe didn’t show in Insights > Least Active Channel.

  • Fixed an issue where the Channel Info right-hand side shortcut was not disabled in the Insights view.

  • Fixed an issue where formatting keyboard shortcuts were conflicting with existing shortcuts.

  • Fixed an issue where the markdown style for horizontal rules was too thick.

  • Fixed an issue where the emoji reaction overlay blocked part of the message it belonged to in compact view.

  • Fixed an issue where an in-product link was missing from Integrations > Bot Accounts > Add Bot Account.

Known Issues

  • Clicking “Back to team” link from the System Console causes a white screen if the righ-hand side was open MM-47226.

  • “More” menu for Pinned posts on the right-hand side is cut-off MM-46987.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

  • On the new Boards RHS from the channel Apps Bar, channel members who are not board Admins are incorrectly able to see the Unlink board button. However, selecting the button doesn’t actually unlink the board unless the user is a board Admin issue-focalboard-3600.

Release 2022-09-15

Highlights

Notify Admin v2

  • Added more context to the “Notify admin” feature to help Admins, such as who asked to upgrade, why they requested the upgrade, and how many people requested it.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added a new Top Playbooks Insights widget.

  • Added Calls keyboard shortcuts to the Keyboard shortcuts help modal.

  • Pre-packaged Playbooks v1.32.3.

  • Pre-packaged Calls v0.8.1.

  • Downgraded Bulgarian language support to Beta.

Administration

  • If EnableConfirmNotificationsToChannel is disabled, channel member counts by group API are no longer called.

  • Added OmitConnection to the websocket broadcast parameters.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with a nil point exception error during imports.

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to download a Support Packet using the Desktop App.

  • Fixed an issue with the Message forward modal where the auto-complete in the comment box moved with the text cursor.

  • Fixed typos in some translations strings that caused some in-product links to be broken.

Known Issues

  • On larger screens, the Insights widgets are pushed to the side when the right-hand side is open MM-46886.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

  • On the new Boards RHS from the channel Apps Bar, channel members who are not board admins are incorrectly able to see the Unlink board button. However, selecting the button doesn’t actually unlink the board unless the user is a board admin issue-focalboard-3600.

Release 2022-09-08

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added a red destructive action color to the Leave Channel button in the channel header.

  • The “limits reached” modal is now shown to Admins who are doing a fresh login on Cloud instances that hit the message history limit.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where muted channels with an at-mention were displayed under the Unreads section of the channel switcher.

  • Fixed an issue where the Collapsed Reply Threads setting was displayed in the System Console > Experimental Features section.

Known Issues

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

  • The runs and playbooks in the Playbooks left-hand sidebar don’t have dot-menus that allow interaction with each item MM-44752.

  • On the new Boards RHS from the channel Apps Bar, channel members who are not board admins are incorrectly able to see the Unlink board button. However, selecting the button doesn’t actually unlink the board unless the user is a board admin issue-focalboard-3600.

Release 2022-09-01

Improvements

Boards

  • Added indexes to improve performance.

  • Fixed a bug where the New button in Kanban columns didn’t always work issue-focalboard-3600.

  • Fixed issues with ‘single-user’ mode.

User Interface (UI)

  • Added new Insights widgets: Most Active Direct Messages, Least Active Channels, and New Team Members.

  • Introduced a new /marketplace command that brings up the marketplace modal for the Admin, and changed the /help command so that it now keeps the user internal to Mattermost.

  • Team unreads are now calculated based on the channel membership and threads only. Team membership is no longer taken into account.

  • For introducing Boards and Playbooks to new users, an “explore other tools in platform” item was added to the end user onboarding checklist.

API Changes

  • Added new API endpoints:

    • GET /api/v4/users/me/top/dms

    • GET /api/v4/users/me/top/threads

    • GET /api/v4/teams/:team_id/top/team_members

    • GET /api/v4/teams/:team_id:/top/threads

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in System Console > Subscription where the completed Company Information screen read “Provide your company name and address”.

  • Fixed an issue where reading a thread on the mobile app caused a negative mention count to display on the web app.

  • Fixed an issue where the user profile image persisted after user account deletion.

Known Issues

  • Known issues related to the new Insights widgets, such as that pagination displays for 10 items or less MM-46595.

  • /marketplace slash command opens the Marketplace with an error displayed MM-46663.

  • Alt+click does not mark a root post as unread on global threads inbox MM-46683.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

  • The runs and playbooks in the Playbooks left-hand sidebar don’t have dot-menus that allow interaction with each item MM-44752.

  • On the new Boards RHS from the channel Apps Bar, channel members who are not board admins are incorrectly able to see the Unlink board button. However, selecting the button doesn’t actually unlink the board unless the user is a board admin issue-focalboard-3600.

Release 2022-08-25

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added the Save option to the post menu.

  • Added a banner to communicate delinquency to Cloud Customers.

  • Cloud instances with a file limit (Starter and Professional subscriptions) now display icons notifying that the limit has been hit and that archived files are unavailable until upgrade.

Administration

  • Started tracking the join time of team members and added a new API endpoint to retrieve information about team members who have joined during a given time.

  • Introduced an optional shouldRender function parameter to registerchannelHeaderMenuAction plugin function. This allows menu items to conditionally render depending on the current state prior to rendering.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where exports generated via mmctl without attachments still included the file properties in the post, so they couldn’t be imported.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when unread posts were fetched.

Known Issues

  • Mentions incorrectly show users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

  • The runs and playbooks in the Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not have dot-menus that allow interaction with each item MM-44752.

  • On the new Boards RHS from the channel Apps Bar, channel members who are not board admins are incorrectly able to see the Unlink board button. However, selecting the button doesn’t actually unlink the board unless the user is a board admin issue-focalboard-3600.

  • On Boards, selecting the + New button below a column on the Kanban view doesn’t always create a new card. As a workaround, set a new default card template by going to the dropdown menu from the blue New button on the header of the board, opening the Options menu on any card template, and selecting Set as default issue-focalboard-3676.

Release 2022-08-18

Highlights

Playbooks

  • Navigate between teams in Playbooks with the new team switcher.

  • Manage playbooks and runs in the new left-hand sidebar.

  • View the runs you’re participating in or following in the Runs sidebar category, and view the playbooks you’re a member of in the Playbooks sidebar category.

  • Favorite runs or playbooks to prioritize them in the Favorites category.

  • Participants now have access to every run feature on the new run details page.

  • In Cloud Professional and Enterprise plans, stakeholders can request status updates from runs.

Boards

  • All the boards you’re currently a member of from your current team will appear on the sidebar without needing to switch workspaces.

  • Organize boards on the sidebar with custom categories.

  • Press CTRL+K/CMD+K to find additional boards.

  • Navigate between teams in Boards with the new team switcher.

  • Set board and template permissions in the new Share setting.

  • Link boards to channels to automatically grant board permissions to channel members.

  • See the documentation for more details.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Only the most recent message is now marked as unread when marking a thread as unread from the Threads list.

  • Insights filters now persist instead of being reset to default when switching to channels and returning back to the Insights view.

  • Code blocks now have better support for language filetype extensions and are a smaller bundle size.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where updating a profile image and creating new emojis used multipart uploads when using S3 storage.

  • Fixed an issue where the input legend on the custom group modal was cut off in Chrome.

  • Fixed an issue where the Disable post formatting setting was hidden when the advanced text editor was enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where we didn’t fall back to the user’s default picture if a profile picture failed to load.

  • Fixed an issue where disabling a WebApp plugin from its configuration page resulted in the radio button reverting to true.

Known Issues

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

  • The Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not update when a user is added to a run or playbook without a refresh.

  • The runs and playbooks in the Playbooks left-hand sidebar does not have dot-menus that allow interaction with each item MM-44752.

  • On the new Boards RHS from the channel Apps Bar, channel members who are not admins of the board are incorrectly able to see the “unlink” board button. However, clicking on the button will not actually unlink the board unless the user is a board admin issue-focalboard-3600.

  • On Boards, clicking on + New button below a column on the Kanban view does not always create a new card. As a workaround, set a new default card template by going to the dropdown menu from the blue New button on the header of the board, then open the Options Menu on any card template and select “Set as default” issue-focalboard-3676.

Release 2022-08-10

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • A Desktop App prompt is now always shown on first visit to a Mattermost server from an email notification.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the cursor sometimes jumped to the center channel textbox when the right-hand side was open.

  • Fixed an issue where closing the right-hand side also closed the edited post in the center channel.

  • Fixed an issue where clicking “Try free now” opened the top 3 enterprise features instead of the “Your trial has started” modal.

  • Fixed an issue where the Threads view displayed as unread even if there were no unread threads.

Known Issues

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-08-03

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Search dropdown options now allow focusing with tab.

Administration

  • Plugins can now hide plugin settings based on the server’s hosting environment.

  • For Cloud instances, when messages limit is reached, a notification is shown in a channel if the limit is being hit in that channel.

  • Customers who are on a 30-day free trial are now notified 3 days before the trial ends.

API Changes

  • Added first_inaccessible_post_time to post API responses.

  • Updated permissions of the api/v4/posts/{post_id:[A-Za-z0-9]+}/thread endpoint. If compliance is enabled, a user can on longer view threads in a public channel they are not a member of.

  • Adds query parameter ‘include_deleted’ to endpoint: {{http://your-mattermost-url.com/api/v4/posts/{post_id}/files/info}}.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where configuration changes could not be saved in the System Console in some cases.

  • Custom Brand Text is now centered and the Site Description configuration now doesn’t show a placeholder.

  • Removed a bug where the group permissions had an extra level of nesting in the UI. The permissions checkboxes were also split out into their individual custom group permissions for a greater granularity of control.

Known Issues

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-07-28

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added the ability to quickly and easily forward posts as permalinks with their respective permalink previews.

  • Added a red destructive action color to Archive Channel and Leave Channel menu actions.

  • Plugin activation errors now show in the plugin management page and marketplace.

  • Added accessibility to the emoji picker skin tone selector and reversed the order of the skin tone selections in the emoji selector.

Administration

  • A new schema and API for audit logs was defined. Contrary to the previous audit log implementation, all audit log records now have the same schema.

  • Added a new static system-level role called Custom Group Manager. This role has permissions to create, edit, and delete custom user groups via User Groups in the Products menu. It can be used to assign individual users this ability when Custom Groups permissions are removed for All Members via the System Console (System Console > Permissions > Edit Scheme > Custom Groups).

  • Export file names now contain the ID of the job they were generated by.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a users were unable to remove themselves from a custom role.

  • Fixed an issue where some images in link previews overflowed.

  • Fixed an issue where accessing the System Console and then exiting changed the user’s status to “Offline”.

  • Fixed an issue where the New Messages line sometimes appeared when viewing a channel that was previously read.

  • Fixed an issue with incorrectly formatted text in the System Console.

Known Issues

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-07-20

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added Save and Cancel buttons for post inline editing.

  • Enterprise trial details are now displayed for end users in the product switcher menu.

  • Updated the Edit Header modal text description to be applicable to channels, direct messages, and group messages.

Administration

  • Admins are now able to search for channel IDs via System Console > User Management > Channels page.

  • In the System Console left-hand side, paid features icons are now displayed on the menu entries to indicate enterprise features.

  • Cloud usage rounding for posts and messages is now precise enough to know when a limit has been reached or exceeded.

  • Added webSocketClient to Pluggable and PostWillRenderEmbed plugin registered components.

Performance

  • Removed getLastPostPerChannel selector for improved performance in channel sorting.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where users were able to attempt to edit the channel header of an archived channel on the right-hand side.

  • Decreased flakiness of requesting a Cloud trial.

  • Fixed an issue where the “Your Trial Ended” banner hid the product switcher menu.

  • Fixed an issue where the custom status date format was not set to yyyy-MM-dd.

Known Issues

  • Custom status does not appear until refresh MM-45334.

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-07-13

Highlights

Insights (Beta) (Enterprise and Professional subscriptions)

  • Added workplace insights consisting of usage and behavior data, which helps Enterprises further increase productivity of their employees through Mattermost functionality.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added the option to colorize usernames in compact display mode when Account Settings > Display > Message Display > Compact is selected.

  • Added a setting to always land users at the newest messages in a channel via Account settings > Advanced > Scroll position when viewing an unread channel.

  • Added email headers to notification emails so they can be threaded by email clients.

Administration

  • Added the ability to start a trial from the Invite People modal.

  • Added the ability for end users to notify Admins to upgrade their workspace.

  • Updated the Posts search and get APIs to filter out posts beyond the Cloud plan’s limit.

  • The claim of 10 GB storage per user is no longer shown for grandfathered Cloud plan.

API Changes

  • Added a new response-header Has-Inaccessible-Posts for getPost and getPostByIDs APIs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with pasting a GitHub code snippet in the message box when text is selected.

  • Fixed an issue where fully typed emojis that contained a capital letter were not correctly displayed.

  • Fixed an issue where the archived icon did not display correctly in dark themes.

  • Fixed an issue where password requirements were not enforced when Development Mode was enabled.

Known Issues

  • The Top Boards widget in Insights is slow to load.

  • Custom status does not appear until refresh MM-45334.

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-06-29

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added support for syntax highlighting for 1C:Enterprise (BSL) language.

Administration

  • The System Console now also searches and returns channels based on the channel ID. A new parameter IncludeSearchById was added to the channel search endpoint, allowing requests to include searches that match IDs in response.

  • Admins now have the ability to downgrade from Professional to Starter subscription via System Console > Subscription.

  • The setting ServiceSettings.EnableInsecureOutgoingConnections is now applicable to S3 clients as well. If this setting is set, S3 clients will skip the TLS verification.

  • Changed the “Enable Authentication Transfer” to be configurable in Cloud by the System Admin.

  • Search results in PostgreSQL will now respect the default_text_search_config value instead of being hardcoded to English. System Admins are requested to check this value in case of any discrepancies with what is expected.

API Changes

  • Added new API endpoints GET /api/v4/teams/:team_id/top/threads and GET /api/v4/users/me/top/threads to get top threads for a team and user.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where duplicated emojis sometimes displayed as recently used emojis.

  • Fixed an issue where autocomplete “@” search for names did not normalize UTF-8 characters.

  • Fixed an issue where Group Messages with long display names didn’t have a tooltip in the left-hand sidebar.

  • Fixed an issue where the file icon was sometimes unresponsive.

Known Issues

  • Custom status does not appear until refresh MM-45334.

  • Images in OpenGraph previews appear broken MM-45164.

  • Channels sometimes don’t get marked as read MM-44900.

  • After server upgrade, usage limit warning may stay in the Main Menu until page refresh MM-45056.

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-06-22

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Recent emojis are now sorted based on the number of times an emoji has been used.

  • Improved the link preview user interface.

  • Added new search shortcuts to the Keyboard Shortcuts modal.

    • CMD+F (macOS) and CTRL+F (Windows) for Desktop App

    • CMD+SHIFT+F (macOS) and CTRL+SHIFT+F (Windows) for webapp

  • Added a Trial info panel and end date in the Trial section in System Console > Subscriptions page.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where links to internal help pages did not always open in a new browser tab.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Channel Members right-hand side search input to not search all the members of a channel.

  • Fixed an issue where the feature discovery page still displayed a Start Trial button after a trial was completed.

  • Fixed an issue where channel recency sorting was not consistent between mobile and webapp.

Known Issues

  • Images in OpenGraph previews appear broken MM-45164.

  • Channels sometimes don’t get marked as read MM-44900.

  • After server upgrade, usage limit warning may stay in the Main Menu until page refresh MM-45056.

  • Post list doesn’t always scroll down to show new messages MM-44131.

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-06-15

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where multiple backend errors displayed when file storage usage got fetched if no files had been uploaded.

Release 2022-06-14

Highlights

Free Forever Mattermost Cloud Plan

  • Mattermost Cloud now supports a free forever plan, Cloud Starter, for unlimited users for unlimited time.

  • Access unlimited channels, playbooks, and boards across the Mattermost platform, with unlimited voice calls and screen sharing in Direct Messages.

  • The free plan includes a few workspace limits. Upgrade to Professional for unlimited access:

    • Ability to start a free 30-day Enterprise trial, with access to all features during the trial period.

    • Maximum 1 team. Additional teams can be created during a trial or on a paid plan, which are archived if downgraded back to Starter. History will be preserved, though that archived history can only be accessed if a free user upgrades to a paid subscription plan.

    • 10GB file storage across the platform, with 100MB upload limit. History will be preserved.

    • Unlimited installed apps or plugins, with maximum of 5 enabled at one time. History will be preserved.

    • Access to 10,000 most recent messages. History will be preserved.

    • Access to 500 most recently updated cards.

    • Maximum 5 saved views per board.

Calls (Beta)

  • Native voice calling and screen sharing is now available. This is a Channels-specific integration.

Collapsed Reply Threads (General Availability)

  • Collapsed Reply Threads is now generally available and enabled by default for all Cloud users. Administrators may disable it in System Console > Posts.

Apps Bar (Beta)

  • The channel header is now decluttered to make it more obvious how to access Calls, Playbooks, and Boards when viewing a channel. All channel header icons registered by plugins are moved to the new Apps Bar, while Calls remains in the channel header.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Applied new designs for the Login screen.

  • Changed some tooltips to appear when focused instead of just on hover.

  • The legacy Settings > Advanced Settings > Enable Post Formatting and Settings > Advanced Settings > Preview Pre-release Features settings are now deprecated in favor of the the new formatting toolbar.

  • Romanian language support was downgraded to Beta.

Administration

  • For all Cloud Workspaces, the default value for Collapsed Reply Threads in System Console > Posts is now set to Always On. You may choose a different configuration as desired.

  • Mattermost Cloud Professional plan now includes a 250GB file storage limit.

  • Default password requirements have been loosened to eight characters and no numeric, casing, or special characters required by default. These requirements can be configured by the System Admin as needed via System Console > Password.

  • The Collapsed Reply Threads configuration option was moved in the System Console from Experimental to Site Configuration > Posts.

API Changes

  • To allow Admins to retrieve contents of posts whether they are deleted or not, include_deleted query parameter was introduced to GetPost endpoint.

Performance

  • Reduced the number of calls made to viewChannel API during regular usage.

  • Added pagination to the getPostThread API calls.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with uploading SVG files.

  • Fixed an issue where thread posts were not left-aligned in compact message display mode.

  • Fixed an error about a missing column for the Shared Channels experimental feature.

  • Fixed an issue where the channel menu drop-down option “Move to…” was skipped when pressing the TAB keyboard key.

  • Fixed an issue where the bulk import failed due to reply CreateAt being greater than that of the parent post.

  • Fixed an undefined error when leaving a channel with the Unreads filter enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a quick emoji reaction opened the right-hand pane.

  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard focus did not go back to the post textbox after hitting CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+P twice.

  • Fixed an issue where the upload files button was positioned incorrectly.

Known Issues

  • Channels sometimes don’t get marked as read MM-44900.

  • After server upgrade, usage limit warning may stay in the Main Menu until page refresh MM-45056.

  • Back bar is showing over the channel header in the Desktop App MM-44644.

  • Post list doesn’t always scroll down to show new messages MM-44131.

  • Mentions incorrectly shows users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • Channel switcher does not show cross team unreads on refresh MM-44073.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-05-26

Highlights

Advanced Text Editor

  • To make markdown features more accessible, an Advanced Text editor was added with new shortcuts to preview, open the emoji picker, strike out text, add headings, format numbered steps, add bullets, and hide the formatting options.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • To keep users in Mattermost when opening documentation links from the System Console > Plugin settings page, all the links now open in another tab.

  • Users are no longer hidden from search results in the “Add members” modal, even if they are already members of the channel.

  • Applied new designs for the Login screen:

    • Default login

    • OAuth options

    • Custom branding

    • MFA token

  • Changed Actions post menu hover text to Message Actions.

  • Enabled the new onboarding task list for end users.

  • Added pre-packaged Calls v0.5.3.

Administration

  • Added always-on and default-on settings to System Console > Experimental Features for Collapsed Reply Threads. When enabled (default-on), users see Collapsed Reply Threads by default and have the option to disable it in Settings. When always on, users are required to use Collapsed Reply Threads and can’t disable it. The default state is still default-off.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the shortcut modal for channel info showed ALT instead of SHIFT for Mac.

  • Fixed an issue where the Help > Report a Problem link was not hidden when a URL was not set for System Console > Customization > Report a Problem.

Known Issues

  • Known issues related to the Advanced Text editor, including text overlapping the preview button when formatting is collapsed MM-44457.

  • Mentions incorrectly show users as not in a channel MM-44157.

  • Channel switcher does not show cross team unreads on refresh MM-44073.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-05-12

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • For toggling the channel information in the right-hand pane, a shortcut CTRL/CMD+ALT+I was added.

  • Added an “Unread Channels” section to the channel switcher and included “Threads” in the results.

  • Added pre-packaged Calls v0.5.1.

Administration

  • An email is now sent to Cloud Admins after upgrading their workspace.

API Changes

  • Added new API endpoints GET /api/v4/teams/:team_id/top/channels and GET /api/v4/users/me/top/channels.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with ADA Accessibility where screen readers did not TAB to or read “This channel has guests” in the channel header bar.

  • Fixed an issue where the at-mention autosuggest of users was no longer grouped by channel membership status.

  • Fixed an issue where the New Messages toast was not fully tappable in the mobile web view.

Known Issues

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-04-28

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added the channel members list to the right-hand side Channel Info modal.

  • Added the ability to invite new users to a team from the Add to channel modal.

  • To be able to download images and copy public links for images quicker, a copy URL and download buttons were added to image thumbnails.

  • Added the ability to have one-character long channel names.

API Changes for Custom Integrations

  • Added a new API endpoint POST /api/v4/users/{user_id}/teams/{team_id}/threads/{thread_id}/set_unread/{post_id} to set a thread as unread by post id.

  • Added new API endpoints GET /api/v4/teams/:team_id/top/reactions and GET /api/v4/users/me/top/reactions to get top reactions for a team and user.

  • Fixed an issue where the UpdateUser API endpoint required a create_at field.

Performance

  • Improved the performance of GetTeamsUnreadForUser when Collapsed Reply Threads is enabled.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where permalinks to direct and group message posts did not show a preview.

  • Fixed an issue when Collapsed Reply Threads are enabled where marking a root post with a mention as unread displayed both a mention badge and the thread item being bolded.

  • Fixed an issue where the public link to generate the API was getting called even if public links were disabled.

  • Fixed an issue with onboarding page view events.

  • Fixed an issue where the custom emoji Next button was out of view when a banner was present.

  • Fixed an issue where it would appear that a user had a negative number of unread threads.

  • Fixed an issue where marking the last post in a thread as unread didn’t mark the thread as unread.

Known Issues

  • The Cloud login screen is not centered MM-43719.

  • Shortcut keys for Add Reaction and Save are missing in mobile web view MM-42715.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-04-13

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added Files and Pinned Messages to the right-hand side Channel Info.

  • Improved the New Channel modal user interface.

Administration

  • To add the ability to toggle sending inactivity email notification to Admins, a configuration setting EmailSettings.EnableInactivityEmail was added.

  • To filter out inactive users in the System Console, an Active filter was added for users and Admins in System Console > User Management > Users.

Performance

  • Added an index to the UserGroups DisplayName for improved autosuggest query performance.

  • Improved the performance of permission selectors.

Bug Fixes

  • Restored the rendering of main menu items from plugins in non-mobile view.

  • Fixed the overflow of text in Manage Channel Members modal title.

  • Fixed an issue where pagination was broken in System Console > Groups.

  • Fixed an issue where thread updates did not show correctly after the computer woke up.

  • Fixed an issue where a negative unread count sometimes appeared with Collapsed Reply Threads enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where the modal to create a Custom Group got closed when pressing ENTER.

Known Issues

  • Shortcut keys for Add Reaction and Save are missing in mobile web view MM-42715.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-03-30

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • The More Actions menu was restructured to reduce the clutter from Plugins and Apps.

  • Made it easier to copy code blocks by adding a copy button on hover.

  • Added a right-hand side panel to see and interact with channel information.

  • Changed the Mattermost indigo theme to match the dark theme in code blocks.

  • Updated in-product links from legacy domain about.mattermost.com to mattermost.com.

  • Made it easier to copy a message via a new Copy Text post menu item.

  • The default for ThreadAutoFollow has been changed to true with performance improvements to prepare for the enabling of Collapsed Reply Threads by default in a later release. This does not affect existing configurations where this value is already set to false.

Performance

  • Improved performance when clearing notifications with Collapsed Reply Threads enabled.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where ThreadStore.GetThreadsForUser did not count correctly when no team ID was specified.

  • Fixed an issue where zip file creation failed when adding attachments.

  • Fixed an issue where emoji short codes written in Markdown were not added to recently used emojis.

  • Fixed the positioning of SVGs in admin onboarding when the screen doesn’t have a previous button.

  • Fixed an issue with the displayed channel name in the channel tutorial tip.

  • Fixed an issue with the clickable area for emojis in the emoji picker to match the interface.

  • Fixed an issue where usernames with periods in the channel switcher input showed Group Messages over matching Direct Messages.

  • Fixed an issue on Collapsed Reply Threads compact message view where clicking on the thread footer avatar did not open the profile modal.

Known Issues

  • The archived channels search doesn’t work as expected MM-42889.

  • Actions menu has inconsistent shading on hover on dark theme MM-42869.

  • Actions menu: “x” and the link inside the tooltip don’t work MM-42769.

  • Shortcut keys for Add Reaction and Save are missing in mobile web view MM-42715.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-03-16

Compatibility

  • Updated Safari recommended minimum version to v14.1+.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • The support email field has moved from Customization to Notifications in the System Console. Also, a support email is now required when configuring email notifications.

  • The ping endpoint can now receive a device ID, which will report whether the device is able to receive push notifications.

  • Added a loading indicator to the Threads global list each time more posts are fetched on infinite scroll.

  • Added search guidance to the Threads global list when no more posts can be loaded. This is only shown if you’ve scrolled to load older posts and reach the end of the list.

  • Added support for inline editing of posts.

  • Added accessibility support for custom statuses.

  • Feature flags are now automatically refreshed when the server undergoes a restart.

  • Added nested previews for permalinks.

  • Added a sort order to the category API, and included category data in the websocket category update event.

  • Updated the plugin registry’s registerCallButtonAction method to allow for displaying custom calls buttons in the channel header.

  • Added a debugging setting to turn off client-side plugins for the current user.

  • Tooltip is now only displayed when text is too long in the announcement banner.

  • When restricting direct messages to users on the same team, bots are now excluded from that restriction.

Performance

  • Improved performance of Collapsed Reply Threads when backend is enabled but frontend is disabled.

  • Fixed a potential memory leak in the sidebar when using accessibility hotkeys.

  • Virtualized the emoji picker and added other performance improvements to the emoji picker.

  • Improved the performance of storing users in webapp.

  • Fixed a small memory leak in the System Console.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a scan error on column name “LastRootPostAt”: converting NULL to int64.

  • Fixed an issue where selecting a custom status from Recent statuses used the original expiration time.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a gap to appear on the left-hand side in products using the team sidebar.

  • Fixed an issue where moving up or down in the channel switcher didn’t work as expected when Global Threads was in the background.

  • Fixed an issue where pressing ENTER opened the onboarding tutorial tip.

  • Fixed an issue where some permission checkboxes had been moved to different categories in the System Console.

  • Fixed an issue where a blank screen occurred upon leaving a currently open unread channel with the channel unread grouping enabled.

  • Fixed an issue related to disabling and re-enabling Custom Terms of Service.

  • Fixed an issue where channel links on hover overlapped the channels menus.

  • Fixed the positioning of the post menu in mobile web view.

  • Fixed an issue where closing the keyboard shortcut modal by “CTRL/CMD + /” didn’t work.

  • Fixed an issue where the channel keyboard navigation was broken in the Threads view.

Known Issues

  • In compact message view, the inline post edit help text and emoji picker are not aligned MM-42402.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-03-08

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where imports failed when the channel display name was empty.

Release 2022-03-02

Highlights

Custom User Groups

  • Added the APIs and app, store, and authorization methods to create and delete custom groups and to add and remove custom group members.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added a new onboarding experience for first System Admin user.

  • Added a dashboard that displays the health of the server.

  • Added new tutorial tours for Channels, Boards and Playbooks to help orient first time users.

  • Added a new plugin registry entry to append menu items to the user guide dropdown.

  • Removed extra telemetry events that were tracked during page loads.

  • Added a feature card slide for Playbooks.

  • Removed admin-advisor bot’s ability to notify admins about missing support email.

Performance

  • Improved perceived typing performance by moving heavy code around and effective memoization related to the textbox component.

  • Fixed a memory leak caused by the post textbox.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with clicking images in the message attachment.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Rudder to create their cookies on the top-level domain when Mattermost was installed on a subdomain.

  • Fixed an issue where Total Posts and Active Users With Posts graphs did not render in System Console > Team Statistics.

  • Fixed an issue where telemetry events attempted to get sent even when blocked by an ad blocker.

  • Fixed an issue where the channel switcher stopped showing search results when the first few characters were removed.

  • Fixed an issue where notification sounds didn’t trigger on the Desktop App for new accounts.

  • Fixed an issue where users got multiple sounds for a single notification on the Linux Desktop App.

  • Fixed an issue where posting frequent messages to followed threads caused jittery typing.

  • Fixed an issue where the Add to channel permission was available in private channels for non-admin users.

Known Issues

  • Pressing Enter opens the onboarding tutorial tip MM-42188.

  • Some Permission checkboxes have been moved to different categories in the System Console MM-42020.

  • Unread channels names and sidebar item render on top of channel options menu MM-41952.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-02-16

Compatibility

  • Updated the recommended minimum supported Firefox version to v91+.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Users are now able to use the channel switcher to search channels across teams if the users are part of more than one team.

  • Clarified in-product error string “Oops!” as “Unable to continue” for both translators and target audiences in cases where a user doesn’t have sufficient permissions to add users or guests.

  • Removed incorrect in-product string text from the Send full message contents email notification option description displayed via System Console > Site Configuration > Notifications.

  • Added the ability to send an unsanitized user to the source user on user_updated event.

  • In the compact view, the sender’s username is now always shown on posts.

  • Added a Create board button to the Channel intro header.

  • The post menu is now only rendered on the root post on hover over.

  • Updated a library used for storing drafts and other data in browser storage.

  • Updated Playbooks version to 1.24.1.

  • Update Boards version to 0.14.0.

  • Enabled performance telemetry tracking for production deployments not running in developer mode. This telemetry tracking is disabled when telemetry is toggled off.

Performance

  • Reduced the number of menu components listening for keyboard and mouse events.

  • Re-rendering of CustomStatusEmoji component is now avoided on post hovering.

  • Removed the collapsed sidebar menu from the DOM on sidebar collapse and expand.

  • Re-rendering of TextBox links component below the post box while typing is now avoided.

Plugins

  • Added an OnInstall() plugin hook.

  • Added an OnSendDailyTelemetry() plugin hook.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the reply notification setting was still in effect even when Collapsed Reply Threads was enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where running mmctl config migrate reset the configuration settings to defaults if the settings were already in the database.

  • Fixed an issue where the custom status menu option was missing the “x” to clear status.

  • Fixed an issue where the password reset link was valid for 1 hour instead of 24 hours.

  • Fixed an issue where the Mattermost import failed if an export contained a soft-deleted team.

  • Fixed an issue where search results in the right-hand side did not clear when changing screens from file results to any other.

Known Issues

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + A shortcut does not open Settings MM-38236.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-02-10

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where an emoji import failed when the emoji name conflicted with a system emoji.

Release 2022-02-03

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Updated prepackaged Boards version to 0.12.1.

  • Added Boards support for Global Retention Policy.

  • Added Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) tour functionality.

  • Added the current product name information to invoices.

  • Added support for metered billing invoices.

  • Added a keyboard shortcut to open and expand the right-hand pane.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the user menu header was visible when custom statuses were disabled.

  • Fixed an issue where the markdown Preview link was not hidden in read-only channels.

  • Fixed an issue where Cloud admins were unable to download an invoice via the Desktop App.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a gap to appear on the left-hand side in products using the team sidebar.

  • Fixed an issue with Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) where clearing a deleted root post left the right-hand side blank.

  • Fixed an issue where the Add channel member button text was cut off in Safari.

Known Issues

  • Announcement banner can cause the top team to be partially obstructed MM-40887.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • “New Replies” banner is displayed in the right-hand side for a thread that is entirely visible MM-40317.

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + A shortcut does not open Settings MM-38236.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-01-27

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where replying to posts, pinning posts, and editing posts did not work.

Release 2022-01-25

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Invite to team modal now auto-focuses its email search input.

  • Updated “Terms of Service” terminology to “Terms of Use” product-wide.

  • Updated Account Settings terminology to Settings.

  • Added Accept-Language header to generate link previews in the default Server language.

  • The Invite Members button is now hidden when the Direct Message category is collapsed.

Administration

  • Improved plugins performance by re-initializing only upon plugin configuration changes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the user avatar wasn’t removed from the participants list after the user’s only post in a thread was deleted.

  • Fixed an issue with the exit animation on the invitation modal.

  • Fixed an issue where the file preview modal info bar showed the channel id instead of the channel name for Direct Messages.

  • Fixed an issue with post hover menu overlap.

  • Changed Client4 to properly set Content-Type as application/json on API calls.

  • Fixed an issue to add a loader when fetching data from the backend in the channel switcher if there are no results matching local data.

  • Fixed an issue where the Get a Public Link button in the file preview modal was hidden if the image was an external link.

  • Fixed an issue where the click effect on Copy invite link button was incorrect.

  • Reinstalling a previously-enabled plugin now correctly reports enabled status as false.

  • Fixed an issue where the Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A hotkey to open Settings didn’t work in desktop view.

  • Fixed an issue where the “Leave Channel” button didn’t work from the channel sidebar 3-dot menu when clicking on it a second time.

Known Issues

  • Announcement banner can cause the top team to be partially obstructed MM-40887.

  • Some plugin full screen modals are broken MM-40625.

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • “New Replies” banner is displayed in the right-hand side for a thread that is entirely visible MM-40317.

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + A shortcut does not open Settings MM-38236.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2022-01-11

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the license expired announcement banner was unexpectedly displaying for Cloud workspaces.

Release 2021-12-08

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added thread replies to search results when Collapsed Reply Threads is enabled.

  • Updated “Terms of Service” terminology to “Terms of Use” product-wide.

Performance

  • Added a general performance fix for loading the web application and typing.

  • Improved performance while typing by moving some autocomplete layout calculations.

  • Improved performance by reducing DOM usage during render.

  • Removed real-time updates of a couple of features to prevent overloading servers on user updates. The “This channel has guests” indicator and the number of timezones displayed when notifying members of a group will only be updated on channel change now.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed slow channel loading for instances with website link previews enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where the webapp crashed sometimes when selecting an image file from “Recent files”.

  • Fixed an issue where the status menu unexpectedly closed when selecting the “Disable Notifications Until” header.

Known Issues

  • Image link previews may show a blank space MM-40448.

  • Spacing of from: autocomplete items are off MM-40447.

  • “New Replies” banner is displayed in the right-hand side for a thread that is entirely visible MM-40317.

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + A shortcut does not open Settings MM-38236.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-12-01

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Clarified Latex Rendering config setting descriptions and fixed a broken product documentation link.

  • Updated the “One-click reactions on messages” user setting to “Quick reactions on messages”.

  • Added tab focus support to the global header and user avatars.

  • Added a new Replies banner to the right-hand side Thread viewer.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Mattermost Cloud installations were panicing after the November 23, 2021 release.

  • Fixed an issue where the default log rotation file size was mistakenly set to 10GB, and is now reverted back to 100MB.

  • Fixed an issue where OpenID redirects didn’t work when hosting Mattermost on a subdirectory.

  • Fixed an issue where using CMD/CTRL + SHIFT + F in global threads did not add a search term automatically.

  • Fixed the alignment of the “X” button in the “message deleted” System message.

  • Fixed an issue where the long post “Show More/Less” background was broken in the Thread viewer.

Known Issues

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + A shortcut does not open Settings MM-38236.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-11-23

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Updated Account Settings terminology to Profile.

  • Updated instances of switch to navigate.

  • Updated in-product text terminology to shift from comments to conversations and replies.

  • Do Not Disturb option for Tomorrow now displays the expiry time.

  • Recent emojis now get updated based on the default selected skin tone.

  • Updated SingleImageView to hide the image name for attached images until the image is collapsed.

  • Moved the expand arrow to the left of image name.

  • The image expansion icon now appears on image hover.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where emoji reaction buttons on posts did not respect user permissions.

  • Fixed an issue where unchecking the automatic timezone changed the timezone in the selector.

  • Fixed an issue where emoji names were being truncated too soon in the emoji picker.

  • Fixed an issue where the thread footer did not allow the user to follow a Thread.

  • Fixed an issue where the app crashed when switching to Threads view after leaving a channel.

  • Fixed an issue where push notifications did not clear from the lock screen or the notification center with Collapsed Reply Threads enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where Direct Message notifications were missing the sender name with Collapsed Reply Threads enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where keyboard shortcuts were not working with Global Threads.

Known Issues

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A shortcut does not open Account Settings MM-38236.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-11-11

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with panics in a patchChannel function MM-40014.

Release 2021-11-10

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added online status to profile images on user autocomplete.

  • App Commands now have an option to open them as modals.

  • Added support for navigating through Collapsed Reply Threads via arrow keys.

  • Added support for focusing the input box in Collapsed Reply Threads while typing.

  • Added support for blurring the input box in Collapsed Reply Threads on pressing Escape.

  • Adjusted the channel override desktop notification preference for Threads.

  • Added a Click to open thread setting for all users.

  • User interface is now improved when no text is set for a custom status.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where API allowed changing the name of the Town Square channel.

  • Fixed an issue where errors were logged if a user disabled notifications.

  • Fixed an issue where a channel was not immediately removed from the sidebar when the current user was removed from it.

Known Issues

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A shortcut does not open Account Settings MM-38236.

  • Close button on the Invite People page is incorrectly themed MM-37852.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-10-27

Highlights

Timed Do Not Disturb

  • Added the ability to disable all notifications for a specified period of time to avoid distractions, without losing important messages when you’re back.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Recent mentions and saved posts now show across all teams.

  • Added @here mention to the EnableConfirmNotificationsToChannel config setting to show a warning modal when over 5 members might be alerted with @here.

  • Added one-click reactions for posts. Also, the three most recently used emojis will display when the mouse is hovered on a post.

  • Added support for selecting names and aliases in the emoji picker.

  • The updated “Tips & Next Steps” screen is now shown to all System Admins.

  • Updated in-product text for the invitation modal for clarity.

  • Updated the file attachment limits and sizes within in-product help documentation.

Performance

  • Reduced storage-related slow-downs on page load.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a broken link to the Custom Emoji page on servers with a subpath configured.

  • Fixed an issue where a “No results found” error string was displayed in the Direct Messages modal.

  • Fixed an issue where the caret was placed in the middle of the emojis when picking two emojis from the emoji picker.

  • Fixed an issue where System Console > Channels > Channel Management displayed an option to toggle group management in Team Edition, Starter, and Professional.

  • Fixed an issue where the channel switcher was missing the “(You)” indicator on the user’s own Direct Message channel.

  • Fixed an issue where the clock format set by the user was not respected on the edit indicator popover.

  • Replaced Metropolis font files with a new set to correct a kerning issue.

  • Fixed an issue where deep links opened on mobile displayed an incorrect text directing users to open the Desktop app.

  • Addressed various user interface style bugs from the Oct 13 release.

  • Fixed emails templates for clients that do not support the <style> tag.

  • Fixed an issue where the scrollbar was hardly visible with Denim & Sapphire Themes.

  • Fixed various bugs for the Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) feature, including:

    • Fixed an issue where the recent sidebar sorting option didn’t only consider parent posts.

    • Fixed an issue where a badge was displayed on a thread list when the thread was started by another user in a Direct Message.

    • Fixed an issue where the user avatar was displayed in the participants list after their post was deleted and if they had no other posts in the thread.

    • Fixed an issue where the ephemeral message was not displyaed as the centre post.

    • Fixed an issue with dragging and dropping files on a thread while on a Threads panel.

    • Fixed an issue where permalinks were not highlighting a post on a thread that was already open on the right-hand side.

    • Fixed an issue with missing threads in the Thread list.

Known Issues

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close the shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • Deep link opened on mobile shows incorrect text directing the user to open the Desktop app MM-38913.

  • LDAP Sync job inserting invalid NULL unicode character into job’s Data column MM-38711.

  • Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A shortcut does not open Account Settings MM-38236.

  • Close button on the Invite People page is incorrectly themed MM-37852.

  • Indigo theme glitch may occur when returning from Playbooks MM-38910.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-10-13

Highlights

Multi-Product Platform

  • Mattermost now ships as one platform with three products - Channels, Playbooks, and Boards.

Global Product Launcher

  • Added a global header for product navigation for Channels, Playbooks, and Boards. This is disabled on the mobile web view and mobile apps.

Packaging Changes

  • Introducing updated packaging with new Starter, Professional and Enterprise plans to better serve our customers.

  • Existing paying Cloud Professional customers will automatically be upgraded to Cloud Enterprise with no change to pricing or feature set for the next 12 months. More information will be shared to the workspace owner’s email address shortly after the release.

  • Existing free Cloud customers will be asked to enter their credit card by January 15th, 2022 to continue using Mattermost Cloud. More information will be shared to the workspace owner’s email address shortly after the release.

Beta features Promoted to General Availability

  • Archived channels

  • Compliance exports

  • Custom terms of service

  • Guest accounts

  • System roles

  • Plugins

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added a query param to translate in-product help pages when opened from the Desktop App.

  • Added rendering for posts containing markdown in email notifications.

  • Added support for inline Latex rendering.

  • Added the Move to… option menu item to the channel header dropdown.

  • Added keyboard shortcuts to tooltips. Use shortcut key component for displaying keys.

  • Changed the user interface of the edit-indicator of posts and moved it inline.

  • Added support for Global threads infinite scroll.

Integrations

  • Added support for multi-select on Apps slash commands.

  • App commands now make a distinction between the central channel and the right-hand side channel.

  • App bindings now recognize the post menu options for each channel they live in.

  • Added new registerMessageWillBeUpdatedHook(newPost, oldPost) client-side plugin hook to intercept edited messages.

Performance

  • Added performance improvements for draft storage with multiple tabs open.

  • Improved performance of draft loading.

  • Slightly improved performance around rendering of system messages.

Administration

  • Bulk imports with attached files now log and continue when a file fails to upload instead of halting.

  • get flagged posts endpoint will now return only flagged posts for channels the user is member of.

  • Minimum supported browser versions changes:

    • Chrome updated from 61+ to 89+.

    • Firefox updated from 60+ to 78+.

    • MacOS updated from 10.9+ to 10.14+.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where creating a bot with an invalid username returned an “invalid email” error.

  • Fixed an issue where using /code did not render initial whitespace characters.

  • Fixed an issue where Try Enterprise for Free option was missing spacing in mobile webview.

Known Issues

  • Clicking on “…” post menu on a System message crashes the webapp MM-39116.

  • Desktop notifications don’t work intermittently MM-39052.

  • Member type is missing from autocomplete MM-38989.

  • File upload might fail for SVG files MM-38982.

  • CMD+/ does not close shortcuts modal MM-38971.

  • Deep link opened on mobile shows incorrect text directing the opening to the Desktop app MM-38913.

  • Channel switcher is missing “(You)” indicator on your own Direct Message channel MM-38798.

  • LDAP Sync job inserting invalid NULL unicode character into job’s Data column MM-38711.

  • Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A shortcut does not open Account Settings MM-38236.

  • Close button on invite people page is incorrectly themed MM-37852.

  • Indigo theme glitch may occur when returning from Playbooks MM-38910.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-09-29

Highlights

Tutorial Updates

  • Added a tip to the Getting Started page for downloading Desktop Apps.

  • Updated tutorial icons and changed text content in tutorial tips.

Branding Changes

  • Added a new default brand theme named “Denim”.

  • The existing theme names and colors, including “Mattermost”, “Organization”, “Mattermost Dark”, and “Windows Dark” have been updated to the new “Denim”, “Sapphire”, “Indigo”, & “Onyx” theme names and colours, respectively. Anyone using the existing themes will see slightly modified theme colors after their server or workspace is upgraded. The theme variables for the existing “Mattermost”, “Organization”, “Mattermost Dark”, and “Windows Dark” themes will still be accessible in our documentation, so a custom theme can be created with these theme variables if desired. Custom themes are unaffected by this change.

  • Added a new light theme named “Quartz” to the default available list of themes.

  • Updated email templates to the new branding.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added “Invite People” to the main “+” button below the hamburger menu.

  • The whole category bounds are now highlighted while holding a channel above a category name on the left-hand side.

  • Updated Account Settings > Display > Timezone to be more user friendly.

  • New theme agnostic file preview modal takes up the full screen. The file preview now has information about the user, channel, and the file, and moves away from text-based buttons to icon-based buttons.

  • Increased the limit of uploaded file attachments per post from 5 to 10.

  • Added desktop notifications for followed Threads.

  • Hungarian and English-Australian are now official languages.

  • Added a query param to translate in-product help pages when opened from the Desktop App.

  • Added rendering for posts containing markdown in email notifications.

Performance

  • Improved typing performance when the emoji autocomplete is open.

Integrations

  • Dropped support for left-hand side-specific bot icons.

  • Added a “rest field” to the App command parser.

  • Added support for multiselect on Apps slash commands.

  • App commands now make a distinction between the central channel and the right-hand side channel.

  • Removed a deprecated “Backend” field from the plugin manifest.

  • Converted the “Executables” field in the plugin manifest to a map.

  • Added support for React components in channel header tooltips registered by plugins.

Administration

  • Upgraded Go to v1.16.7.

  • Removed the Slack importer from the user interface.

  • Migrated the extraction command to mmctl.

  • Dropped support for Elasticsearch versions earlier than v7.

  • Removed the convert channel endpoint to use /channels/{channel_id}/privacy instead.

  • Removed deprecated Posts.ParentId in favor of the semantically equivalent Posts.RootId. Also removed CommandWebhook.ParentId and CompliancePost.ParentId for the same reason.

  • Bulk imports with attached files now log and continue when a file fails to upload instead of halting.

  • Updated Bleve to v2 to use the scorch index type.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where floating timestamps appeared incorrectly on the right-hand side with Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where pinned and saved posts were no longer highlighted.

  • Disabled admin support email status check job on server startup.

  • Fixed an issue on joining a missing channel as a System Admin.

  • Fixed an issue where creating a bot with invalid username returned an “invalid email” error.

  • Fixed an error with app locations and binding filtering.

  • Fixed an issue where /code was not rendering initial whitespace characters.

  • Fixed import process for imports with attachments.

Known Issues

  • To exit Playbooks, uers can press the Back button or use a keyboard shortcut to go back.

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-08-12

Highlights

Beta features promoted from Beta to General Availability

  • Archived channels

  • Compliance exports

  • Custom terms of service

  • Guest Accounts

  • System Roles

  • Plugins

Focalboard

  • Added support for Focalboard for Mattermost Cloud.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Changed H1-H3 heading font from Open Sans to Metropolis.

Administration

  • Added playbooks and boards to restricted team URLs list.

  • Mattermost is now built with Go v1.16.6.

  • Added the ability for Team Edition to edit role permissions.

  • Removed hard-coded override of TeamSettings.MaxNotificationsPerChannel on unlicensed servers (e.g. Team Edition).

  • Exported ChannelInviteModal and ChannelMembersModal components for plugins.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where GitLab ButtonText and ButtonColor settings were not reflected on the login screen.

  • Fixed an issue where Mattermost panicked on docx files uploaded with .doc extension.

  • Prevented users from having the unreads filter enabled when the button to toggle it is not shown.

  • Fixed an issue where the timestamp on deleted messages was not correctly positioned.

  • Fixed an issue where a space was missing between sentences in the banner to refresh app.

  • Fixed an issue where Mattermost’s shortcut key CTRL+SHIFT+A to open Account Settings clashed with Chrome’s CTRL+SHIFT+A that opens a “Search Tabs” pop-up.

  • Fixed an issue with Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) where replying to a thread caused users to re-follow the previously unfollowed thread.

Known Issues

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-07-29

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Improved typing performance in affected environments by reducing the frequency in which drafts are saved.

  • Improved user and channel selector for app commands.

  • Enabled the Set Status button if the custom status hasn’t changed from currently set status.

  • Added plugin API methods for user access tokens and OAuth apps.

  • Improved default rendering of images inserted via the GIF picker.

  • Small text changes were added to Direct and Group Message menus: ‘Mute channel’ and ‘Edit Channel Header’ now reads ‘Mute Conversation’ and ‘Edit Conversation Header’.

  • Added support for react-intl and <Timestamp/> usage in plugins.

Administration

  • The “config watcher” (the mechanism that automatically reloads the config.json file) has been deprecated in favor of an mmctl command that will need to be run to apply configuration changes after they are made. This change improves configuration performance and robustness.

  • Fixed some of the incorrect mention counts and unreads around threads and channels since the introduction of Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta). This fix is done through a SQL migration, and it may take several minutes to complete for large databases.

  • Upgraded the builder image to use Go v1.16.

  • Added a new feature to archive and unarchive teams through System Console > Teams.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the “Find channel” channel switcher text overflowed beyond the button for some languages.

  • Fixed an issue where inter-plugin requests without a body didn’t work.

  • Fixed an issue with opening a dialog from an interactive message when returning an empty response.

  • Fixed an issue where the Add Members modal was incorrectly themed on the Mattermost Dark theme.

  • Fixed a panic in the getPrevTrialLicense API request when loading the System Console on Team Edition.

  • Fixed various bugs for the Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) feature, including:

    • Fixed an issue where an error occurred while following a thread with no replies.

    • Fixed an issue where reply_count of 0 was always returned for GET single Post on /posts/<postid> API.

    • Fixed an issue where following a single message returned a status 500.

    • Fixed an issue where when replying in a thread after unfollowing it, the thread was not auto-followed again.

    • Fixed an issue where when enabling Collapsed Reply Threads, channels that had no new activity were showing as unread.

    • Fixed an issue with thread unreads when the feature was enabled by a user.

    • Fixed an issue where self replies were marking threads as unread.

    • Unread threads are now correctly displayed on app load for teams in the sidebar when Collapsed Reply Threads feature is enabled.

    • Fixed an issue where “Thread” in the thread viewer was displayed vertically in some languages.

    • Fixed an issue where opening global threads containing a root post markdown image crashed the app.

    • Fixed an issue where the app crashed when switching to the Threads view after leaving a channel.

Known Issues

  • Known issues related to the new Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-07-15

Highlights

Granular Data Retention Policies

  • A data_retention type job can now be run even if the global policy is disabled. The granular (i.e. team and channel-specific) policies will be executed when the data retention job is run. Please note there is a known issue where deleted posts get displayed in channels without new activity after the retention job is run. This issue is tracked with this ticket.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Markdown formatting is now stripped from push notifications.

  • Improved performance of components that show reactions on posts.

  • Improved performance of certain components when viewing non-Direct Message channels.

  • Added minor improvements to performance of messages posted in the right-hand side.

  • Added icons to apps in the Marketplace.

  • Apps can now add arbitrary markdown in between fields on forms.

  • Added support for markdown in apps forms, interactive dialogs field descriptions, errors, and slash commands.

Known Issues

  • Known issues related to the new collapsed reply threads (Beta) are listed here.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-07-01

Highlights

Collapsed Reply Threads (Early Beta Access)

  • We’re excited to give you early access to Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta). It can be enabled in the System Console > Experimental > Collapsed Reply Threads (Beta). Learn more about the features and known issues in our documentation.

Emoji Enhancements with Skin Tone Selection

  • Added support for emoji standard v13.0. Users now have the ability to choose various skin tones using the Mattermost emoji picker. Mobile support is planned for v1.45 Mobile App release (July 16th), so some emojis selected on desktop won’t be visible on mobile apps.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added English-Australian language variation.

  • Added the ability to upload .jpeg files on Linux. Uploading .jpg files was already supported.

  • Before anything is typed, a list of channels you are a member of is now shown and sorted by recency in the channel switcher. The number of channels shown in the channel switcher in the default state are capped to maximum of 20. If there is no recent channel activity (in the case of new users), an alphabetical list of channels is shown displaying My Channels first and other Public Channels next, capped at a maximum of 20 by default.

  • Polish, German, and Italian languages were downgraded to beta as they are no longer actively maintained.

  • Added the ability in the custom status tooltips, status dropdown and profile popover to select an expiry time for custom statuses. Also added new components ExpiryMenu and DateTimeInput to the custom status modal.

Administration

  • Optimized the bulk import process by no longer requiring the server to write the incoming archive to the filesystem when unzipping it.

  • Added channel restore and channel privacy change endpoints to the local mode using the System bot.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where sidebar icons were not aligned with the navigator area icons.

  • Fixed an issue where using CTRL+F in a Direct Message channel added the user ID rather than the user’s name into the search field.

  • Fixed an issue where user icons were displayed at full opacity in muted channels.

  • Fixed an issue where a redundant user_update websocket event was generated for bot users.

Known Issues

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-06-16

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • In the at-mention autocomplete, the user’s nickname is no longer shown when (you) is present.

  • Updated the help text on the Add Users channel modal.

Administration

  • The platform binary file has been removed from the distribution files. It should be replaced by the Mattermost binary file if it’s being used in scripts.

  • Improved memory performance for large image uploads, particularly PNGs with transparency.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to set a custom status emoji via slash command by adding the logic for detecting unicode emoji and setting it as custom status emoji via slash commands.

  • Fixed an issue where messages with fallback text were repeated.

  • Fixed an issue where a persistent unread badge showed on the Main Menu when Enable Marketplace or Enable Plugins was disabled.

Known Issues

  • Pinned posts are no longer highlighted.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-06-02

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Removed status icon from the profile image in the center channel and the right-hand side view.

  • Added a performance improvement to the emoji picker overlay to improve typing performance.

  • Added performance improvements when receiving new posts.

Administration

  • Team-restricted direct channel creation is now also applied to the backend. Previously, this was restricted to the frontend.

  • Refactored the config storing logic to improve its robustness and performance.

  • Added a visual grouping of related settings under AD/LDAP in the System Console.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the job scheduler server could miss a “changed leader” cluster event.

  • Fixed an issue where using Ctrl+Cmd+F on the MacOS Desktop App opened the search instead of full-screened the app.

  • Fixed an issue where the message input box was shadowed when uploading a file in the center channel.

  • Fixed an error caused by a post created with a non-string attachment field.

  • Fixed the opacity of the read state in the channel sidebar, as well as enhanced the opacity of the channel icon when the channel was unread.

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to log in with O365 authentication when the AuthData was formatted differently between Office365 OAuth and Office 365 OpenID.

Known Issues

  • Pinned posts are no longer highlighted.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-05-21

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added Hungarian (Beta) language.

  • A search tip is now shown when scrolling back in a channel.

  • Improved the error text in the Edit Channel Header modal.

  • Added the ability to clear a custom status when only an emoji and no text is set.

  • Redesigned message notification emails.

Administration

  • The default value of the Support Email (previously _feedback@mattermost.com_) has been removed. Admin Advisor will now prompt System Admins about missing configuration for the Support Email. This value is required, and it ensures Mattermost account requests are sent to the correct team for resolution.

  • The Marketplace button in the Main Menu is now displayed if the user has the sysconsole_write_plugins permission.

  • Added new feature discoveries in the System Console, including Data Retention Policy and OpenID Connect.

  • Added basic intra-cluster communication support for plugins.

  • Improved error messages for /header and /purpose commands.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a race condition where enabling plugins would result in spurious errors in the logs.

  • Fixed a bug where team member permissions were not updated after associating a team with a permission scheme.

  • Fixed the responses of the role by ID and all roles of API endpoints when the role was associated to channel schemes.

  • Removed sticky sidebar headings in favor of fixing nesting errors.

  • Fixed an issue where the Close button in the Create New Category modal was only visible on mouse hover.

  • Fixed a bug where session expiration was extended with activity regardless of what the config setting ServiceSettings.ExtendSessionLengthWithActivity was set to.

  • Fixed an issue where the idmigrate command did not update values if they were not already present as LDAP attributes in the config.json.

Known Issues

  • Pinned posts are no longer highlighted.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-05-05

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • If message autoresponder is set, only one message is now sent to a given user irrespective of how many Direct Message messages the user receives.

  • Added status icons on Add members to channel and Add members to team lists.

  • Added a keyboard shortcut to focus on the Search bar and search in the current channel.

Administration

  • Gossip clustering mode is now in General Availability and is no longer available as an option. All cluster traffic will always use the gossip protocol. The config setting UseExperimentalGossip has no effect and has only been kept for compatibility purposes. The setting to use gossip has been removed from the System Console. Note: For High Availability upgrades, all nodes in the cluster must use a single protocol. If an existing system is not currently using gossip, one node in a cluster can’t be upgraded while other nodes in the cluster use an older version. Customers must either use gossip for their High Availability upgrade, or customers must shut down all nodes, perform the upgrade, and then bring all nodes back up.

  • TCP_NO_DELAY is disabled for Websocket connections to allow for higher throughput.

  • Compliance Monitoring CSV files are no longer limited to 30,000 rows.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where bulk export generated invalid Direct Message channels between deactivated users.

  • Fixed an issue where the custom status cleared slash commands on mobile.

  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect error message when trying to change handle via API to another one that already existed.

  • Fixed an issue where LDAP Group Sync didn’t work when using SAML (ADFS) for authentication and AD/LDAP Group Sync unless EnableSyncWithLdapIncludeAuth was set to true, which caused the AuthData to be stored in AD/LDAP format.

  • Fixed an issue where a user with ‘No Access’ permission could still access Groups, Channels and Teams configuration pages through a URL.

  • Fixed an issue where Remove from channel and Remove Team Member menu items were visible in a group-synced channel or team.

  • Fixed various bugs related to hardcoded theme colours.

  • Fixed UI issues related to hardcoded variables and misalignment of the channel header with the Has guests text.

  • Fixed an issue with SAML Sign-on where System Admins were unable to modify Service Provider Login URL unless VerifySignature was enabled.

Known Issues

  • Pinned posts are no longer highlighted.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-04-22

Highlights

Apps Framework (Developer Preview)

  • The Mattermost Apps Framework introduces a new way to integrate with external tools to allow developers to create interactive Apps in Mattermost using any development language they’re comfortable with. These Apps work seamlessly across mobile and desktop clients. This is a developer preview that is not yet intended for production instances of Mattermost. The Apps Framework will be available for self-managed customers in Mattermost v5.35 once the Apps Framework Plugin is loaded on an instance. Until then, developers can use the cloud branch to get a local test environment running. The launch for the Developer Preview of the Apps Framework is scheduled for April 29th, 2021. Learn more: https://developers.mattermost.com/integrate/apps/.

Granular Access to System Console Pages

  • Migrated the following System Console sections to their respective sub-section permissions: Experimental, About, Reporting, Environment, Site Configuration, Authentication, Integrations, and Compliance.

Shared Channels (Experimental)

  • Experimental support was added for sharing channels between Mattermost clusters. This feature is disabled by default.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added support to collapse in-line images over 100px in height.

  • Implemented maximum length validation on the status modal for custom statuses.

  • Synchronized collapsed channel sidebar categories on the server.

  • Empty state is no longer off-centered in the Channel Switcher.

  • Ephemeral message created from call response markdown field is now posted by bot.

  • Added improvements and fixes for the custom status feature. For example, fixed an issue where recently selected statuses were missing from the Set a Status confirmation screen, and updated the Mobile Push Notifications text in Account Settings to refer to user availability instead of online status.

  • Moved the user status in the channel switcher to overlap with user avatars, and added URL ‘Slug’ information to channel names in the channel switcher.

Administration

  • Paused admin advisor notifications from triggering.

  • Added a command line document extraction command that allows indexing documents by content.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed link previews on a number of websites, including Reddit.

  • Fixed an issue where SAML assigned Mattermost UserID as username if the value was invalid and did not log this.

  • Fixed an issue where hover effects for category sorting and Direct Messages category limit submenus were too dark on a dark theme.

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to drag the vertical scroll bar on a PDF preview.

  • Fixed an issue with animations on long posts when highlighted as a permalink.

  • Fixed an issue where the user’s nickname was not shown on channel switch.

  • Fixed an issue where deactivated users were not marked as “Deactivated” in the channel switcher.

  • Fixed an issue where queries executed during the upgrade process would preemptively time out on the application side.

Known Issues

  • Pinned posts are no longer highlighted.

  • Posts in the thread disappear when deleting a post from a permalink view.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-04-07

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added a string field to configuration for restricted domains with the key RestrictLinkPreviews and added a UI field for restricted domains under System Console > Site Configuration > Posts. Also expanded the logic that determines whether a post has a preview or not.

  • Added an unread badge to the Main Menu icon and the Plugin Marketplace menu that displays until a System Admin visits the Plugin Marketplace for the first time.

  • Removed Beta tags from Swedish and Bulgarian languages.

  • Added profile pictures to the Direct Messages channel list.

  • Added channel icons for email notifications as part of email notification redesigns.

  • Direct Messages More… modal is now sorted by recent conversations when the modal is opened.

  • Removed legacy Open-Sans fonts and upgraded Open-Sans to v18.

Administration

  • Removed the utility function model.GeneratePassword() for security reasons. An improved version is now being used internally to generate passwords for bulk-imported users.

  • Only the System Admin is allowed to have the ability to assign system roles.

  • Two new gauge metrics were added: mattermost_db_replica_lag_abs and mattermost_db_replica_lag_time, both containing a label of “node”, signifying which database host is the metric from.

    • These metrics signify the replica lag in absolute terms and in the time dimension capturing the whole picture of replica lag. To use these metrics, a separate config section ReplicaLagSettings was added under SqlSettings. This is an array of maps which contain three keys: DataSource, QueryAbsoluteLag, and QueryTimeLag. Each map entry is for a single replica instance. DataSource contains the database credentials to connect to the replica instance. QueryAbsoluteLag is a plain SQL query that must return a single row of which the first column must be the node value of the Prometheus metric, and the second column must be the value of the lag. QueryTimeLag is the same as above, but used to measure the time lag.

    • As an example, for AWS Aurora instances, the QueryAbsoluteLag can be: select server_id highest_lsn_rcvd-durable_lsn as bindiff from aurora_global_db_instance_status() where server_id=<> and QueryTimeLag can be: select server_id, visibility_lag_in_msec aurora_global_db_instance_status() where server_id=<>. For MySQL Group Replication, the absolute lag can be measured from the number of pending transactions in the applier queue: select member_id, count_transactions_remote_in_applier_queue FROM performance_schema.replication_group_member_stats where member_id=<>. Overall, what query to choose is left to the administrator, and depending on the database and need, an appropriate query can be chosen.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to deactivate MFA for their accounts even if MFA was disabled on the server.

  • Fixed an issue where user settings on API could be set if LDAP Sync was on. For LDAP and SAML users, the following fields cannot be changed via the API if the corresponding LDAP/SAML attributes have been set: first name, last name, position, nickname, email, profile picture. For OAUTH users (i.e., Gitlab, Google, Office365 and OpenID), the following fields cannot be changed via the API: first name, last name. All users who authenticate via a method other than email cannot change their username via the API.

  • Fixed a possible panic on post creation when the collapsed threads feature was enabled.

  • Fixed a database deadlock that could happen if a sidebar category was updated and deleted at the same time.

  • Fixed an issue where the sidebar Text Hover BG Theme color didn’t work on the left-hand side.

  • Fixed an issue where the Team Admin’s current role was presented inconsistently in the different areas of the System Console.

  • Fixed an issue where the Show more background color on long posts was broken for permalinks.

Known Issues

  • Channel Members popover menu items have extra spacing.

  • Deactivated users are not marked as “Deactivated” in the channel switcher.

  • User nickname is not shown on channel switch.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-03-24

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added support for automatic right-to-left (RTL) detection in browsers.

  • Updated the font size for the Add People channel modal.

  • Online status is now shown in the channel switcher.

  • Improved the design and layout of email notifications for password resets, member invites, member welcome, and verifications.

Administration

  • Added mmctl commands to create, list, download, and delete export files.

  • Profiling the Mattermost server with pprof is now available for Team Edition.

  • Added attributes to split.io feature flags.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs related to replication lag for Enterprise Edition instances configured to use read replicas.

  • Fixed an issue where Compliance Report field headers were not correctly aligned.

  • Fixed an issue where the /join command was case-sensitive.

  • Fixed an issue where one-character sidebar category names were not displayed.

  • Fixed an issue with a theme discrepancy on close buttons on some modals in the System Console (when using a custom team theme).

  • Fixed an issue where long text input in the right-hand pane was jumpy when selected.

  • Fixed an issue where the Zoom level persisted across multi-attachment PDF previews.

Known Issues

  • Deactivated users are not marked as “Deactivated” in the channel switcher.

  • User nickname is not shown on channel switch.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-03-12

Highlights

Custom Statuses

  • Custom Statuses allow users to add a descriptive status message and emoji that’s visible to everyone. Users now gain the flexibility to express their current status in any way they prefer. Mobile support is coming in a future release.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • System Admins are now prompted when joining a private channel via a permalink.

  • Added support for adding in-product notices for external dependency deprecation details.

  • Improved the timezone selector component.

  • Introduced a new theme variable for the team sidebar.

Administration

  • Added schema migrations phase 0 (Teams, TeamMembers).

  • Removed any references to SqlLite3 from the code.

  • Bleve updates are now logged in the config only when there is an actual change in the BleveSettings instead of on every config update.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed unsafe access of properties of the plugin environment during ServePluginPublicRequest.

  • Fixed an issue where the Admin Console > Server Logs did not focus to the sidebar filter upon reload.

  • Fixed an issue where the Gif picker appeared empty instead of showing a “No results” modal when no results were displayed.

  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard accessibility controller was not allowed to resume left-hand side scroll after drag and drop.

  • Fixed an issue where markdown links rendered incorrectly.

  • Fixed an issue where the slack theme import failed due to changes in formatting of Slack export color schemes.

  • Fixed an issue where tooltips were missing for channels with a long name.

  • Fixed a race condition which would crash the app server due to improper handling of websocket closing.

  • Fixed an issue where the PDF zoom failed to respond to zoom in/out/reset actions until the user scrolled.

  • Fixed an issue where in a reply thread with the right-hand side expanded, attachments in a post draft got hidden behind the center channel text box.

Known Issues

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-02-25

Highlights

Support Packet Generation

  • Allows a System Admin to download a support packet which provides helpful information to our internal support team.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Removed the 5-page limit on previewing PDFs.

  • Added “files” as a reserved team name.

  • Searching for a channel by URL now returns the channel.

  • Users are now provided with feedback when creating a custom category name that exceeds the character limit.

Administration

  • Added support for compressed export files with attachments.

  • Server crashes due to runtime panics are now captured as a log line.

  • Optimized Direct Message creation by fetching all users involved in a single database call.

  • During the user import process, a change in a user’s NotifyProps will not send an email notification. This is done to make it consistent with other parts of the import process where a change in user’s attributes would also not send any notifications.

  • Implemented a job to delete unused export files.

  • Improved the websocket implementation by using epoll to manually read from a websocket connection. As a result, the number of goroutines is expected to go down by half. This implementation is only available on Linux and FreeBSD-based distributions. If you are using NGINX as a proxy to Mattermost, please ensure to have proxy_http_version 1.1; in the block that handles the websocket path.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where demoting a user to a guest would not take effect in an environment with read replicas.

  • Fixed an issue where creation of a bot would fail due to replica lag.

  • Fixed an issue where mmctl channel move did not allow private channels to move.

  • Fixed an issue where markdown tables did not wrap correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the search bar styling on dark themes was incorrect on mobile web view.

  • Fixed an issue where the Main Menu on webapp appeared more left-aligned than previous releases.

  • Fixed an issue where sticky sidebar headings appeared under More Unreads.

  • Fixed an issue where the group channel icon was misaligned in the channel switcher.

  • Fixed an issue where line breaks were ignored when used with inline images.

  • Fixed a panic when the OAuth discovery endpoint would not return a Cache-Control header.

  • Fixed an issue where the Cloud onboarding flow referenced OAuth, not OpenID Connect.

Known Issues

  • PDF zoom fails to respond to zoom in/out/reset actions until the user scrolls.

  • In a reply thread with the right-hand side expanded, attachments in a post draft get hidden behind the center channel text box.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-02-10

Highlights

OpenID Connect (Cloud Professional & Enterprise)

  • OpenID Connect enables authentication to Mattermost using any OAuth 2.0 provider that adheres to the OpenID Connect specification. This feature will be available for Mobile Apps in an upcoming v1.40 release.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Improved the Add Members modal user interface.

  • Added formatting shortcut keys to the Shortcut modal.

  • Added localization to the date picker used when searching for posts around a given date.

  • The autocomplete popover is now positioned relative to the @, ~, or / trigger in the post draft.

Notifications

  • Posts from OAuth 2.0 bots no longer trigger mentions for the user.

Administration

  • Added an ImportDelete job to periodically delete unused import files after a configurable retention period has passed.

  • Introduced new mattermost_system_server_start_time and mattermost_jobs_active metrics for improved debugging with Grafana dashboards.

  • Deleting a reaction is now a soft delete in the Reactions table. A schema update is required and may take up to 15 seconds on first run with large data sets.

  • Changed default MaxFileSize from 50MB to 100MB.

  • Updated Go dependencies to their latest minor version.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where mmctl config set PluginSettings.EnableUploads did not change the configuration value.

  • The DownloadComplianceReport function in the Golang driver has been fixed to be able to download a full report as a zip archive.

  • Fixed Cache-Control headers to instruct that responses may only be cached on browsers.

  • Fixed a bug with in-product notices where a date constraint sometimes failed to match, and would lead to the notice not being fetched.

  • Fixed an issue where the channel switcher did not focus on the first list result after a backspace.

  • Fixed an issue where the in-product instructions to search for users under System Console > Reporting > Server Logs were outdated.

  • Fixed an issue where no error message was displayed when adding an LDAP Group Synchronized Team in System Console > User Management > Users.

Known Issues

  • The slash command autocomplete options cover the input box on some reply threads on the right-hand side.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role in System Console > User Management > Channels.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-01-26

Highlights

Channel Sidebar Improvements

  • New channel sidebar improvements include a configurable Unreads category as well as the ability to sort categories by recent activity or alphabetically in addition to manually.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added new languages, Bulgarian and Swedish.

  • Moved the header icons to the left of the header beside the channel description.

  • The Database search using PostgreSQL now supports searching for terms that contain underscores.

Plugins

  • Enabled experimental support for ARM64 plugins by allowing any matching GOOS-GOOARCH combination in the plugin manifest.

Administration

  • The UseExperimentalGossip field under ClusterSettings is now true by default. This means that new installations will use the Gossip protocol for cluster communication. There will be no changes to existing installations. The Gossip protocol is now considered to be in General Availability and is the recommended clustering mode.

  • AnalyticsPostCount now avoids unnecessary table scans during various background jobs.

  • Added a CollapsedThreads feature flag.

  • The Help text for the Rate Limiting setting was updated to explain the purpose of rate limiting.

  • Removed the word “experimental” from the Gossip setting in the System Console.

  • Deprecated the ExperimentalChannelSidebarOrganization setting and added a new EnableLegacySidebar setting. The new channel sidebar will be enabled system-wide by default.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Admin Filter option was not disabled in the AD/LDAP page for Admin roles with a sysconsole_write_authentication permission.

  • Fixed an issue where channels would sometimes be removed from custom categories when a user left a team.

  • Fixed an issue where the error text was missing when the team name was left blank on the Team Create page.

  • Fixed an issue where the System Manager was able to download the Compliance Export files.

  • Fixed an issue where themed button colours in interactive message attachments in Mattermost’s default dark theme were mismatched.

  • Fixed an issue where bold and italics shortcuts triggered with CTRL+B on Mac.

  • Fixed an issue where a “Your license does not support cloud requests” log error appeared on self-hosted servers.

Known Issues

  • Setting changes do not get saved on System Console > Site Configuration > Public Links.

  • Alignment of team icons are off on System Console > User Management >Teams Page.

  • Alignment of channel header text “This channel has guests” is off.

  • Sometimes an “Unable to get role” error appears when changing a channel member role on User Management > Channel.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions, but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2021-01-12

Highlights

  • Pre-packaged and pre-installed Mattermost Incident Management v1.2.0.

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Changed the number of file attachments allowed per post, from 5 to 10.

  • Added support to move multi-selected groups of channels to another category via the More options menu.

Administration

  • Updated the Go version to v1.15.5.

  • Added support for automatic installation and enablement of plugins using feature flags.

  • Added webhook create endpoints to local mode and the ability to create webhooks for other users.

  • Added a Mattermost CLI command to initialize the database.

  • Enabled ExperimentalDataPrefetch for all servers and removed the corresponding setting.

  • Added support for processing import files through the API.

  • Added support for protocol-relative URLs while using the Image Proxy.

  • Added shared channels and remote_cluster_service under a license check.

  • A Striped LRU cache is now used by default.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the permissions of a System Admin role got deleted when changing the access level to any permission.

  • Fixed an issue where editing a /me post behaved differently within the Mattermost Web App and the Mobile App.

  • Fixed an issue where the hover state on category headers did not span the whole width of the left-hand navigation.

  • Fixed an issue where plugins on the left-hand side of the System Console were sorted differently than the ones in the Plugin Management page.

  • Fixed an issue where 15-character team names were truncated when the experimental channel sidebar was enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where the sidebar menus weren’t styled correctly in mobile browser view.

  • Fixed an issue where jumping into an archive channel and clicking the link to jump to recent messages sent the user out of the archived channel.

  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip text for copying an incoming webhook URL was unclear.

Known Issues

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2020-12-18

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a performance issue related to typing lag.

  • Fixed an issue where YouTube previews did not display sometimes.

Release 2020-12-09

Improvements

User Interface (UI)

  • Added the ability to mute categories with the experimental sidebar feature.

  • Added support for multi-selection of channels when dragging and dropping between channels in the experimental sidebar feature.

  • Group messages are now returned in the channel switcher when only first names are typed.

  • Issuing /dnd consecutively no longer unexpectedly toggles the user status between “Do Not Disturb” and “Online” and will only set the user’s status to “Do Not Disturb”.

Administration

  • Added a new manage_remote_clusters permission.

  • Enabled goSAML2 library as the only supported SAML library.

Bug Fixes

  • Cleaned up the config store on server initialization errors.

  • Fixed an issue where permissions did not grant read and/or write access to the Global Relay configuration settings.

  • Fixed an issue where the site configuration ‘’Read only’’ permission did not make the “Notice” section as read-only for the System Manager.

  • Fixed an issue where importing Client4 in a node server caused an exception due to rudder modules.

  • Fixed an issue where LDAP ‘’FirstLoginSync’’ didn’t close the LDAP session.

Known Issues

  • System Managers do not have access to the Billing section and see a blank screen.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions but they are always hidden in Cloud.

Release 2020-12-03

Bug Fixes

  • Disabled the xmlsec1-based SAML library in favor of the re-enabled and improved SAML library.

Release 2020-11-24

Highlights

Modify new Admin roles permissions in the System Console (Beta)

  • Added a user interface for the existing new system roles functionality including new permissions to read and write system roles.

Pre-package and enable incident management v1.1.1

Improvements

User Interface

  • @-autocomplete results are now prioritized based on recency and thread activity.

  • File attachments below the size of 10 (KB, MB, GB, TB, etc.) now allow showing fractions.

  • The formatting of the channel header change message was improved.

  • Team invite workflow now shows BOT tags when the search returns Bot users.

  • Added the ability to zoom in and out of PDF files.

  • Added support for 16x16 base64 encoded mini images to use with progressive rendering.

Notifications

  • Channel-wide mentions are now automatically disabled when a user mutes a channel.

Integrations

  • Updated icon_emoji field in incoming webhooks to allow emojis to be specified with surrounding colons.

  • Dynamic auto-completion is now supported for built-in slash commands.

  • Added plugin hooks for ReationHasBeenAdded and ReactionHasBeenRemoved.

Administration

  • Added the ability to load a set of custom configuration defaults from a MM_CUSTOM_DEFAULTS_PATH environment variable.

  • Added AWS metering service support.

  • Added the ability to retrieve compliance files from the System Console.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with broken link previews for Twitter links.

  • Fixed an issue where editing a post did not submit with CMD+ENTER.

  • Fixed an issue where users were able to create or edit slash commands to contain more than two slashes in the URL.

  • Fixed an issue where resized emojis were being overwritten with original data.

  • Fixed an issue where the sidebar category “More” menu was not shown when hovering over a long category name.

  • Fixed an issue where a received direct message did not show up on the sidebar if the direct message channel was newly created.

  • Fixed an issue where a search using from: failed to auto-load more results on the right-hand side when Elasticsearch was enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where an s3 file backend TestFileConnection failed due to permissions if S3PathPrefix was in use.

  • Fixed an issue where an id was missing for a Tooltip in PostInfo.

API Changes

  • Added new local API endpoints for getting, updating, and deleting incoming and outgoing webhooks.

  • Added new API endpoints to work with experimental collapsed threads.

Known Issues

  • System Managers do not have access to the Billing section and see a blank screen.

  • Cloud > “Tips & Next Steps” should not show an “Explore channels” section for guest users.

  • System Roles shows License and Environment as possible permissions but they are always hidden in Cloud.