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March 15, 2023 - 4.5.0

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ Added Welsh language - shwmae ๐Ÿ‘‹
๐Ÿ”Ž Automated scanning of file uploads for malicious content 
โšก๏ธInterview load speed optimisations

๐Ÿ’ต Caching updates to improve UX following updates 

February 28, 2023 - 4.4.0

๐Ÿ’ป Users can now change tab during recording

๐Ÿชช Digital Identity Check improvements - improved accuracy on decision and result

๐ŸŽจ Questions page UX enhancements

February 15, 2023 - 4.3.0

๐ŸŽจ Redesigned interview questions setup - question and answer settings are now all available in one place
๐Ÿชช Digital Identity Check activation - you can now activate these checks on your account while setting up an interview
๐Ÿ’พ Download media - only available when all media is converted
โœ‰๏ธ Added email & SMS to the activity feed for each candidate - delivery & open status now available

February 2, 2023 - 4.2.0 

๐Ÿ”’ Extensive security improvements
๐Ÿ”‘ Ability to add token authentication to Webhooks
๐Ÿ”„ New 'processing' state for videos
โ„น 'What is a Share Code' support for candidates completing a UK Right to Work check
โญ๏ธ Added ability to define if 'Skip Share Code' should be available to candidates
๐ŸŽฌ Ignore empty spaces on youtube links
โ„น๏ธ Improve user feedback for interviews with responses
๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ป User Management enhancement - show all users by default
๐Ÿ”‘ Upgraded Password Policy
โ†•๏ธ Allow use of arrow keys to navigate dropdowns
โ›”๏ธ 'Closed' interviews display as 'closed' on interview page

December 15, 2022 - 4.1.0

๐Ÿ”„ Improved caching - ensures users always benefit from the latest updates as soon as they are released
๐Ÿ’ฌ Text answers - new text editor introduces more formatting options and wider browser compatibility
๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ป Code answers - with the new text editor comes the ability to add code answers in a number of different programming languages
โœ‰๏ธ IDV Email confirmations - emails will be triggered to account owners when new identity check bundles are purchased
๐Ÿ”” Interview notification adjustments - Email notifications will only be triggered when an interview is fully processed and ready to review. Interview owners can also now disable email notifications.
โŽ 'Reply to' destination of candidate confirmation emails has been updated from Willo Support and replaced with the interview owner
๐Ÿ”— API V2 Updates - Introduction of new methods for 'Departments' endpoint and addition of 'Overview link' to 'POST Invite Participant' response
โšก๏ธPerformance improvements - we have refactored a number of areas to improve performance and load speed 

โœ‚๏ธ Removed "-" from 'copy share code' action

November 25, 2022 - Version 4.0.0

๐Ÿ”— API V2 - read the documentation here

โœ… Interview complete page - updated to improve sign-posting for candidates revisiting their interview

๐Ÿ‘ท Interview structure & routing optimisations for candidates moving 

October 18, 2022 - Version 3.18.0

Watch our release video here! ๐ŸŽฌ  

๐Ÿ“ Digital Right to work & Identity Checks -  receive a certified report that the candidate is who they claim to be

September 14, 2022 - Version 3.17.0

๐Ÿ“ Interview Drafts - save your progress at each stage 
โœ‰๏ธ Email Languages - default email body content & static content previews
๐Ÿง‘ People Page - Status updates
๐Ÿ’พ Additional media storage regions available
๐Ÿ”— API now allows up to 20 questions
๐Ÿ“ผ Videos added to Login page

August 17, 2022 - Version 3.16.0

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Interview default language - choose which language your candidate will be invited in, and the language the interview will load up in. 

๐ŸŽจ Interview page redesign - improved styling and layout of the interview page to improve usability
๐Ÿงฐ Interview setup enhancements - improved interaction design and the ability to duplicate questions
๐Ÿ“ƒ Long question hover overlay - improved visibility of long questions during review
๐ŸŽฌ Specific Hints & Tips video for each language - over the coming week, we will be adding new hints & tips videos for every supported language
๐ŸŽฅ Auto-play enhancements - the ability to cancel auto-play during response review & restart videos with fewer clicks
๐ŸŽจ Footer contrast for custom branding to improve legibility of links with all branding colours
โฌ‡๏ธ People Page enhancements - Updated default sort order to place 'blank' candidates at the bottom
โ†”๏ธ Response video scaling - improved scaling to avoid blank space in the video player
๐Ÿ“ฆ Updated all of our packages

August 3, 2022 - Version 3.15.0

๐Ÿ” People Page - browse all interview participants from one place

๐Ÿ“ƒ Text Answers - assess literacy skills with text answers
โณ Thinking Time - set and review the time permitted to complete a question
โœ… Improved CSV validation - clearer file upload errors and ability to remove failed records
๐Ÿง‘ User Management - easily manage who can access an interview without the need to edit your interview
๐ŸŽจ Review Page redesign - the final step of a candidate's interview is now much cleaner & simpler
โญ๏ธ Next answer - no need to cycle through every answer manually, they now auto play one after another
โฌ‡๏ธ Download all - you can now download all answers from a candidate's interview at once
โœ๏ธ Edit active interviews - you can now update settings such as number of retakes and answer length even after your interview has received responses
๐Ÿค Refer a friend - we now have a refer a friend program available in the footer - check it out!

Lever integration enhancements - improvements to ensure that the integration connection does not expire after 30 days inactivity

July 5, 2022 - Version 3.14.0

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ We now transact in Indian Rupees

๐ŸŽฌ Showcase & Group Showcase redesign

June 28, 2022 - Version 3.13.0

๐Ÿ’ณ Enhanced pricing options with unlimited usage

โšก API Enhancements to improve platform speed
โœจ Response page UX enhancements for page loading & advanced options
๐Ÿ“น New Practice question - How are you today?
๐ŸŽจ Redesigned questions page to improve UX and add space for upcoming features
๐Ÿง‘ Improved candidate form validation
๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Improved onboarding process - we gather organisation size to find the best product fit
๐Ÿ”— New Agency invite link for bulk invites

โœ‰๏ธ Improved formatting for Custom Emails on outlook

June 15, 2022 - Version 3.12.0

Watch our release video here! ๐ŸŽฌ  

๐ŸŽจ Response page redesign - we have vastly improved the user experience while reviewing interview responses

๐ŸŒฑ Offshoot video processing improvements - now you can review videos which were recorded on other devices

โšก Speed optimisations for most frequently used pages

๐Ÿ“ฆ We updated lots of packages!

โœจ Added feature for default companies within organisations

๐Ÿ”’ Improved security & 2FA for our admin portal

May 25, 2022 - Version 3.11.0

๐Ÿ”‰ Audio Answers - offer candidates the flexibility to record audio answers and take your candidate experience to the next level

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Traditional Chinese - we now support Traditional Chinese in addition to Simplified Chinese

May 18, 2022 - Version 3.10.0

๐Ÿ”Œ  We now integrate with Lever! Learn more here or get started with our integration guide

May 4, 2022 - Version 3.9.0

Watch our release video here ๐ŸŽฌ  

๐ŸŒฑ Offshoot - easily transfer device during an interview!   

๐Ÿ’พ  'Save & Continue' cuts out an unnecessary step from the interview process 
๐Ÿ‘ป  Express yourself - we now support Emojis! 
๐Ÿ”— Added the ability to include Hyperlinks on questions 
โฌ‡๏ธ  Updated Kanban Ordering - now recently updated candidates appear at the top 
๐ŸŽฌ  We renamed 'Showcase' to Share - it's just clearer!
๐Ÿ“‹  We now automatically copy invite link to clipboard when you create or edit a job 
๐Ÿ” Added validation to Reset Password page 

April 11, 2022 - Version 3.8.0

โœ‰๏ธ  Emails & SMS templates - create your own custom templates for interview invites, reminders & success notifications. Watch video overview

โœจ  API Update: Custom Redirects - We have added the ability to define a Custom Redirect URL via API when creating an interview 

โœจ  API Update: Availability Calendar - we have added the ability to enable/disable the Availability Calendar via the API when creating an interview

โœจ  API Update: Hints & Tips - we have added the ability to enable/disable Hints & Tips via the API when creating an interview

March 28, 2022 - Version 3.7.0

Watch our release video here ๐ŸŽฌ 

๐Ÿ’ฐ New Currencies - We have now introduced the ability to transact using GBP, EUR & AUD as well as USD

๐ŸŽฌ  Showcase improvements - we have updated the information presented when you share a showcase link 
โœจ  Preview GIF enhancements - we have enhanced the GIF generation to ensure that these show on more messaging platforms 
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ   New Setup Process enhancements - we have made further improvements to the new organisation setup process

March 15, 2022 - Version 3.6.0

Watch our release video here โฏ๏ธ

โคด๏ธ  Custom Redirects - Send candidates to a URL of your choice once they have successfully completed an interview

๐ŸŒ  Arabic language - we can speak Arabic!

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ  New setup process - when you create a new company, we guide you through everything needed to set it up!

๐ŸŽฌ  Video processing updates - we improved our video conversion process to make things even smoother

๐Ÿ›’  Checkout improvements - we made some subtle improvements to make the checkout process even better than before

๐Ÿœ  Squashed a few bugs

February 7, 2022 - Version 3.5.0

Watch our release video here โฏ๏ธ

๐Ÿ”Ž  Filter interviews by owner to find them more easily

โœจ  Toggle Hints & Tips - you can now select whether you would like the hints & tips page to show for each interview

โœจ  Updated profile page - you can now monitor your SMS usage against your quota from your profile page

January 21, 2022 - Version 3.4.2

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ  ไฝ ๅฅฝ, we added Chinese (simplified)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ  เคจเคฎเคธเฅเคคเฅ‡, we added Hindi

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ  ะŸั€ะธะฒะตั‚, we added Russian

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ  Halo, we added Indonesian

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ  Hallo, we added Dutch 

January 12, 2022 - Version 3.4.1

Watch our release video here โฏ๏ธ

โœจ Try it out for free - unlimited access 15 day trial for all new subscribers

๐Ÿ’ณ New self-service checkout - select the plan that's right for you and get going in no time!

๐Ÿงญ Updated navigation - extra helpful for our mobile users

December 15, 2021 - Version 3.3.3

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Buenos dรญas! Willo is now available in Spanish!

๐Ÿ’ฌ New SMS invites & reminders

๐Ÿœ Squashed a few bugs

December 8, 2021 - Version 3.3.2

โšกPerformance improvements

๐Ÿœ A couple of small bug fixes

November 25, 2021 - Version 3.3.1 

Watch our release video ๐Ÿฟ

๐Ÿ“… Availability calendar enhancement - users can now click and drag to select multiple slots

๐Ÿค๐Ÿฟ Schedule meeting - Interviewers can schedule a meeting with a respondent

๐Ÿ“ Added ability for interviewers to change the file which has been uploaded by a respondent

๐Ÿ”— Improved styling for shared links on messaging platforms

๐Ÿช Updated webhook permissions to allow Administrators to receive callbacks

โœจ 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

๐Ÿ“น  Video preview - users can now preview their camera before recording an interview

๐Ÿ“Š  Automated VAT for UK subscriptions 

๐Ÿ’ป  Added support for Linux Operating Systems, Chromebook devices & Safari desktop (Versions 14.1 onwards)

๐Ÿ“…  Availability calendar improvements

October 20, 2021 - Version 3.1

๐Ÿ’พ  Users can now save their progress on an interview for a later date (up to 180 days to be exact)

โฐ  Timezone support means you can now translate availability to your user's timezones

 โฏ๏ธ  Playback enhancements help to majorly improve user experience

โšก API enhancements to make page loads lightning fast

โ„น๏ธ  More helpful hints & tips to keep everyone right

October 6, 2021

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Guten Tag! We now support German

๐Ÿ”Œ Native integration with Teamtailor - we're now an official video interviewing partner. Read more here

โœจ Bulk actions for multiple interviews like group showcase, updating status' & exporting interviews to CSV

โœ‰๏ธ Automated email & SMS reminder for people who have not completed their interview after 48h

๐Ÿ“ฑ Improved mobile experience for Android users

โœจ Increased prominence of the submit button on our review page

๐Ÿงญ Navigate easily between responses with next/previous buttons, plus left & right arrow keyboard shortcuts

โญ Candidate ratings now show the total number of reviewers

๐Ÿœ Squashed a few bugs!

August 31, 2021

โœจ Introduced variable bit rate video streaming for all users videos

โœจ Increased the quality of the downloadable MP4 video files

โœจ New video player with playback speed toggle between 0.5x and 2x

โš™๏ธ Editable answers for certain users - please shoot us a support request if you'd like to enable this feature

โš™๏ธ Variable storage duration - users can now request that we store videos for more than 6 months

๐Ÿœ We polished some UI handles and tweaked some devops knockers

August 17, 2021

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท  Oh lร  lร ! We now support French.

July 29, 2021

โš™๏ธ  Major upgrade and change to the interview process for Chrome V92+ Browser compatibility. 

June 10, 2021

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

โš™๏ธ  Ability to disable all Willo email and SMS communication with the Interviewee

๐Ÿœ  Various bug fixes and optimisation

May 20, 2021

โœจ  New 1-page interview builder

โš™๏ธ  Optimisation of the interview
โš™๏ธ  Small changes to the user interface to make certain things look nicer

April 22, 2021

โœจ  File Uploads

โœจ  Advanced sharing (Showcase)
โš™๏ธ  New Linkedin and Google SSO buttons
โš™๏ธ  Hover tooltip text on user account types

March 15, 2021

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

February 22, 2021

โœจ  Workable integration

โœจ  3-second countdown 

๐Ÿœ  Squashed a few bugs

February 5, 2021

โœจ  Camera switcher - choose which camera to record with before each question is answered.

โš™๏ธ  Enhanced upload speeds - 5x faster for certain users. Woooosh!

January 4, 2021

โœจ  Rebranding of the whole platform.

December 29, 2020

๐ŸŽ„ This release was mostly fuelled by mince pies and leftover turkey.

โœจ 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.

โœจ 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. 

โœจ Helpscout is now our live chat and knowledge base provider -  we can provide support and knowledge articles directly to users within the Willo interface.

โœจ We introduced a loading spinner so you'll never need to wonder if something is happening

โš™๏ธ Optimisation to loading of the interviews table - if you are not seeing the speed improvements please clear your cache.

โš™๏ธ Question suggestion engine - we will now suggest questions to you, and will also intelligently suggest questions you've asked before.

December 7, 2020

โœจ 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. 

โœจ Search all your interviews by name or company, useful if you have lots of interviews.

โœจ Quickly click-to-copy an invite link on the interviews table.

โœจ Complete an interview and enjoy a 3-second celebration (see for yourself).

โœจ 15 other small UI enhancements to make life a little happier.

โœจ When you publish an interview you'll receive an email with an invite link.

โš™๏ธ 'Standard' users can now generate showcase links.

โš™๏ธ The interview table now loads much faster.

โš™๏ธ 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.

โš™๏ธ All emails now come from "Willo', instead of 'Notification', finally!

โš™๏ธ 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.

โš™๏ธ Showcase and invite links are now shorter, much shorter.

๐Ÿœ 56 bugs squashed and some optimisations to make interviewing even faster.

November 19, 2020

โœจ We added an answer upload progress bar and a % indicator so you know how long to wait. Because we're nice like that :)

๐Ÿœ If you click back or refresh during an interview this is less likely to cause any answers to be lost.

November 12, 2020

โœจ Connect page added for all users to enable easier integration with Zapier and Greenhouse.

โš™๏ธ Zapier integration 1.1 released - with improvements to the way phone numbers and unusual characters are handled.

โš™๏ธRemoval of question generator - we're working on a new and improved one (watch this space!)

November 3, 2020

โœจ 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

โœจ In-browser support for Android devices (beta)

โœจ Native Greenhouse integration

โš™๏ธ Enhanced greek translation. (Thanks, Sofia)

October 6, 2020

โœจ Delete a company brand profile - now users can delete a company brand profile and the interviews associated with it in 2 clicks.

โœจ Interview experience - the process of interviewing is now less recruitment focused and more generic. Useful if you are not using Willo for recruitment. 

โš™๏ธ Enhanced device support - we now support more Samsung and Android devices.

โš™๏ธ Camera and microphone access - Willo will continually check for camera and mic access and display helpful instructions if something isn't right.

๐Ÿœ Chrome video preview - before submitting a video response the preview player was not always working, it does now.

September 17, 2020

โœจ Delete responses - now users can delete video responses without Willo support. 

โœจ 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.

โš™๏ธ Enhanced phone numbers - we now automatically format all phone numbers with the correct country-code if available.

โš™๏ธ Tested and approved to work with iOS14 on Chrome and Safari browsers.

โš™๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿœ 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

โœจ Affiliate program - launched

โš™๏ธ Enhanced geolocation - Willo will optionally request a user's GPS location which greatly enhances the accuracy of the interview location data. 

August 21, 2020

โœจ New interview notifications - Your Willo teammates can now get an email notification when a new interview is received.

โœจ Zapier Integration - connect Willo with over 2,500 of your favourite apps including Google, Trello, Workable, Greenhouse, Slack, Zoho and many more.

โœจ Infinite scroll - when you have lots of interviews this will speed up the page load and overall experience.

July 31, 2020

โœจ 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.

โœจ 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.

โœจ New UI kit - buttons will now look nicer, and a few fonts have been changed for accessibility. 

June 30, 2020

โš™๏ธ 1-hour downtime for server maintenance and performance upgrade.

May 14, 2020

โœจ 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. 

โš™๏ธ Updated API documentation.

๐Ÿœ 27 bugs exterminated.

April 30, 2020

โš™๏ธ 1-hour downtime for server maintenance and performance upgrade.

April 23, 2020

โœจ  Send SMS invites to 150 countries - this feature is currently free for existing users. 

โš™๏ธ 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.

โš™๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿœ 46 bugs  exterminated.

April 22, 2020

โœจ 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

โœจ Showcase is now branded with your logo, header and footer colours.

โœจ New automated emails with less information so you only see the information you need.

๐Ÿœ 97 bugs squashed.

February 28, 2020

โœจ Quickly duplicate interviews, saving time and hassle.

โœจ Server speed upgrades to enhance the experience for all users.

โš™๏ธ The availability calendar is now optional.

โš™๏ธ Automatic deletion of video content which is older than 6 months.

February 4, 2020

โœจ Custom answer length, between 1 and 5 minutes.

January 1, 2020

๐Ÿš€ Production-ready version of Willo released into the wild.

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