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August 31, 2021

✨ Introduced variable bit rate video streaming for all users videos

✨ 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 for all videos - 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

🇫🇷  Oh là là! We now support French.

July 29, 2021

⚙️  Major upgrade and change to the interview process for Chrome V92+ Browser compatibility. 

June 10, 2021

✨  Added invite URLs to the API so you can invite people to your interview using your own methods

⚙️  Ability to disable all Willo email and SMS communication with the Interviewee

🐜  Various bug fixes and optimisation


May 20, 2021

✨  New 1-page interview builder

⚙️  Optimisation of the interview
⚙️  Small changes to the user interface to make certain things look nicer

April 22, 2021

✨  File Uploads

✨  Advanced sharing (Showcase)
⚙️  New Linkedin and Google SSO buttons
⚙️  Hover tooltip text on user account types

March 15, 2021

✨  Two-Factor Authentication with time-based one-time password


February 22, 2021

✨  Workable integration

✨  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 auto-suggest - 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" the 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)

⚙️ 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.

⚙️ Browser support - we now make it even easier to ensure users have the latest version of supported browsers. Each supported browser is now linked in a support pop-up.

🐜 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 users 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 favorite apps including Google, Trello, Workable, Greenhouse, Slack, Zoho and many more.

✨ Infinate 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.

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