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January 21, 2022 - Version 3.5.1
🇨🇳 - 你好, we added Chinese (simplified)
🇮🇳 - नमस्ते, we added Hindi
🇷🇺 - Привет, we added Russian
🇮🇩 - Halo, we added Indonesian
🇳🇱 - Hallo, we added Dutch
January 12, 2022 - Version 3.4.1
✨ Try it out for free - unlimited access 15 day trial for all new subscribers
💳 New self-service checkout - select the plan that's right for you and get going in no time!
🧭 Updated navigation - extra helpful for our mobile users
December 15, 2021 - Version 3.3.3
🇪🇸 Buenos días! Willo is now available in Spanish!
💬 New SMS invites & reminders
🐜 Squashed a few bugs
December 8, 2021 - Version 3.3.2
🐜 A couple of small bug fixes
November 25, 2021 - Version 3.3.1
📅 Availability calendar enhancement - users can now click and drag to select multiple slots
🤝🏿 Schedule meeting - Interviewers can schedule a meeting with a respondent
📁 Added ability for interviewers to change the file which has been uploaded by a respondent
🔗 Improved styling for shared links on messaging platforms
🪝 Updated webhook permissions to allow Administrators to receive callbacks
✨ Addition of a Custom ID field to invite API endpoint & webhooks for external IDs to be passed to Willo
November 8, 2021 - Version 3.2
📹 Video preview - users can now preview their camera before recording an interview
📊 Automated VAT for UK subscriptions
💻 Added support for Linux Operating Systems, Chromebook devices & Safari desktop (Versions 14.1 onwards)
📅 Availability calendar improvements
October 20, 2021 - Version 3.1
💾 Users can now save their progress on an interview for a later date (up to 180 days to be exact)
⏰ Timezone support means you can now translate availability to your user's timezones
⏯️ Playback enhancements help to majorly improve user experience
⚡ API enhancements to make page loads lightning fast
ℹ️ More helpful hints & tips to keep everyone right
October 6, 2021
🇩🇪 Guten Tag! We now support German
🔌 Native integration with Teamtailor - we're now an official video interviewing partner. Read more here
✨ Bulk actions for multiple interviews like group showcase, updating status' & exporting interviews to CSV
✉️ Automated email & SMS reminder for people who have not completed their interview after 48h
📱 Improved mobile experience for Android users
✨ Increased prominence of the submit button on our review page
🧭 Navigate easily between responses with next/previous buttons, plus left & right arrow keyboard shortcuts
⭐ Candidate ratings now show the total number of reviewers
🐜 Squashed a few bugs!
August 31, 2021
✨ Increased the quality of the downloadable MP4 video files
✨ New video player with playback speed toggle between 0.5x and 2x
⚙️ Editable answers for certain users - please shoot us a support request if you'd like to enable this feature
⚙️ Variable storage duration - users can now request that we store videos for more than 6 months
🐜 We polished some UI handles and tweaked some devops knockers
August 17, 2021
July 29, 2021
June 10, 2021
✨ Added invite URLs to the API so you can invite people to your interview using your own methods
🐜 Various bug fixes and optimisation
May 20, 2021
✨ New 1-page interview builder
April 22, 2021
✨ File Uploads
March 15, 2021
✨ Two-Factor Authentication with time-based one-time password
February 22, 2021
✨ 3-second countdown
🐜 Squashed a few bugs
February 5, 2021
✨ Camera switcher - choose which camera to record with before each question is answered.
⚙️ Enhanced upload speeds - 5x faster for certain users. Woooosh!
January 4, 2021
✨ Rebranding of the whole platform.
December 29, 2020
🎄 This release was mostly fuelled by mince pies and leftover turkey.
✨ Video Intro - you can now record your own interview introduction video, or upload one from your computer. Don't worry, you can still embed YouTube videos if that's your thing.
✨ Zapier 2.0 has been released to the wild with some new endpoints, and changes to existing ones. Zapier users can now pipe individual video file URLs to other applications (they used to be comma-separated). Accept / Reject stage changes are also triggers.
✨ Helpscout is now our live chat and knowledge base provider - we can provide support and knowledge articles directly to users within the Willo interface.
✨ We introduced a loading spinner so you'll never need to wonder if something is happening
⚙️ Optimisation to loading of the interviews table - if you are not seeing the speed improvements please clear your cache.
⚙️ Question suggestion engine - we will now suggest questions to you, and will also intelligently suggest questions you've asked before.
December 7, 2020
✨ New responses are counted and marked as un-opened. If you are sharing an interview the first person to open the response will cause it to be marked as opened.
✨ Search all your interviews by name or company, useful if you have lots of interviews.
✨ Quickly click-to-copy an invite link on the interviews table.
✨ Complete an interview and enjoy a 3-second celebration (see for yourself).
✨ 15 other small UI enhancements to make life a little happier.
✨ When you publish an interview you'll receive an email with an invite link.
⚙️ 'Standard' users can now generate showcase links.
⚙️ The interview table now loads much faster.
⚙️ When an interview expires "Live Until" status will change to OFF, but your interview will still be accessible and can be switched back ON with the slider at any time.
⚙️ All emails now come from "Willo', instead of 'Notification', finally!
⚙️ Invited is now called Started - everyone who actually starts to answer question 1 of your interview is counted. This is a change from before and should make it clearer what your completion rate is based on.
⚙️ Showcase and invite links are now shorter, much shorter.
🐜 56 bugs squashed and some optimisations to make interviewing even faster.
November 19, 2020
✨ We added an answer upload progress bar and a % indicator so you know how long to wait. Because we're nice like that :)
🐜 If you click back or refresh during an interview this is less likely to cause any answers to be lost.
November 12, 2020
✨ Connect page added for all users to enable easier integration with Zapier and Greenhouse.
⚙️ Zapier integration 1.1 released - with improvements to the way phone numbers and unusual characters are handled.
⚙️Removal of question generator - we're working on a new and improved one (watch this space!)
November 3, 2020
✨ Major update to our billing and payment plan upgrades. You can now view your usage of the platform and download invoices from the profile page. Lots of less exciting but important stuff behind the scenes too...
October 27, 2020
✨ In-browser support for Android devices (beta)
✨ Native Greenhouse integration
⚙️ Enhanced greek translation. (Thanks, Sofia)
October 6, 2020
✨ Delete a company brand profile - now users can delete a company brand profile and the interviews associated with it in 2 clicks.
✨ Interview experience - the process of interviewing is now less recruitment focused and more generic. Useful if you are not using Willo for recruitment.
⚙️ Enhanced device support - we now support more Samsung and Android devices.
⚙️ Camera and microphone access - Willo will continually check for camera and mic access and display helpful instructions if something isn't right.
🐜 Chrome video preview - before submitting a video response the preview player was not always working, it does now.
September 17, 2020
✨ Delete responses - now users can delete video responses without Willo support.
✨ Set the maximum number of retakes, per question - a hot request. Each question can have a limit placed on the maximum number of retakes that a user can make.
⚙️ Enhanced phone numbers - we now automatically format all phone numbers with the correct country-code if available.
⚙️ Tested and approved to work with iOS14 on Chrome and Safari browsers.
🐜 Mobile device playback - a few changes to improve the playback of video content on Samsung and iOS devices. It's now much faster.
September 11, 2020
✨ Affiliate program - launched
⚙️ Enhanced geolocation - Willo will optionally request a user's GPS location which greatly enhances the accuracy of the interview location data.
August 21, 2020
✨ New interview notifications - Your Willo teammates can now get an email notification when a new interview is received.
✨ Zapier Integration - connect Willo with over 2,500 of your favourite apps including Google, Trello, Workable, Greenhouse, Slack, Zoho and many more.
✨ Infinite scroll - when you have lots of interviews this will speed up the page load and overall experience.
July 31, 2020
✨ Global server deployment - we now have servers in 84 cities across 42 countries to bring you super-fast video playback and uploads wherever you and your users are.
✨ We now speak Greek - try it by switching between languages in the footer of any page. Willo will remember your language preference and automatically switch to your browser settings.
✨ New UI kit - buttons will now look nicer, and a few fonts have been changed for accessibility.
June 30, 2020
⚙️ 1-hour downtime for server maintenance and performance upgrade.
May 14, 2020
✨ An email notification will now go out when an interview is complete - this is being rolled out for all users and gives reassurance that the interview has been successfully completed.
⚙️ Updated API documentation.
🐜 27 bugs exterminated.
April 30, 2020
⚙️ 1-hour downtime for server maintenance and performance upgrade.
April 23, 2020
✨ Send SMS invites to 150 countries - this feature is currently free for existing users.
⚙️ Record answers up to 5 minutes in duration - Users on our paid plans can now ask candidates for answers of either 4 or 5 minutes in length.
⚙️ No more reading questions in advance - users must answer each question in the order that you set them and cannot skip ahead. After extensive testing, we decided this was a better experience for everyone.
🐜 46 bugs exterminated.
April 22, 2020
✨ Refer a friend program launched - for every friend you invite to Willo who successfully signs up, we will give you a free month.
March 26, 2020
✨ Showcase is now branded with your logo, header and footer colours.
✨ New automated emails with less information so you only see the information you need.
🐜 97 bugs squashed.
February 28, 2020
✨ Quickly duplicate interviews, saving time and hassle.
✨ Server speed upgrades to enhance the experience for all users.
⚙️ The availability calendar is now optional.
⚙️ Automatic deletion of video content which is older than 6 months.
February 4, 2020
✨ Custom answer length, between 1 and 5 minutes.
January 1, 2020
🚀 Production-ready version of Willo released into the wild.