This new release includes message threads in calls, new Board templates, Board filtering by text properties, Board metrics, Channel user last activity, a new Desktop release and mobile ESR.
Mattermost v7.5 is generally available today. The following new features are included (see changelog for more details):
- Calls: Message thread
- Boards: Additional standard board templates, filter by text properties, System Console Boards metrics
- Channels: User last activity
- Platform: Desktop 5.2, Mobile v1.55.1 ESR
All the messaging features that you already know and love such as emoji reactions and @mentions are now available as part of calls!
After joining a call, expand the widget to the window mode and then click the comment button to access the real-time message thread in the right-hand sidebar. This message thread can also be found in the channel where the call started for reference later.
Additional standard board templates
We’ve added six additional standard board templates to help you kick off your next project with the click of your mouse.
All our standard templates will save you time from starting a board from scratch and come pre-built with relevant properties and the option to customize them to your needs. Our newest templates cover the following use cases:
- Company goals & OKRs: Share your company goals, objectives, and key results more transparently.
- Competitive analysis: Track and stay ahead of the competition.
- Sprint planner: Plan your sprints and releases more efficiently.
- Team retrospective: Identify what worked well and what can be improved for the future.
- User research sessions: Manage and keep track of all your user research sessions.
Learn more about board templates.
Filter by text properties
Filters now support all text properties! You’re no longer limited to only using filters with the Select property type. You can filter your board more granularly to see the cards most relevant to you. Boards now also supports filtering by the following property types:
System Console Boards metrics
Get more visibility into Boards usage across your server with two new tiles under System Console > Site Statistics. Now in addition to the existing metrics, system admins can also see the total number of boards and cards created across the server.
Learn more about site statistics.
User last activity
Understanding your team’s availability is critical to effective asynchronous communication. Users will now see a “Last Active” time for teammates who are currently Away, Offline, or in Do Not Disturb.
In addition to many bug fixes and small improvements, Mattermost Desktop v5.2 delivers a unified location for all your downloaded files. A new download popover has been added showing downloaded items in various states (e.g., downloading, complete, and canceled).
The downloads popover can be opened through the View > Downloads menu item.
Learn more about changes in the v5.2 Desktop release.
Mobile App v1.55.1 extended support release (ESR)
The newest version of the mobile app released in September (v1.55.1) will be our first mobile extended support release. We are very excited about the upcoming general availability of the v2.0 mobile app in December!
We recognize that some customers may have a custom build of Mattermost mobile and need more time to test or implement their custom changes on mobile v2.0. The mobile ESR will be supported until July 2023.
The mobile v1.55.1 (ESR) will be smoke tested monthly with every new server release until the mobile ESR reaches end-of-life (July 2023). The ESR version will receive critical security fixes only and be released as needed via unsigned builds to our mobile GitHub repository.
Thank you to our contributors
Thanks for all community contributions this month and, in particular, our v7.5 Most Valued Professional (MVP), Ayroti Dey Sarkar with multiple recent contributions to improve our documentation. Thank you for your continued contributions, Ayroti!
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Upgrade to Mattermost Release 7.5
To upgrade your existing server to the new release, go here. Review the Important Upgrade Notes to make sure you are aware of any actions you need to take before or after upgrading from your particular version.