A long-awaited feature for large companies is added – the LDAP integration. This allows to apply the security policy of the company not only via the built-in VIPole administrator extension, but also using the LDAP synchronization, such as Active Directory and OpenLDAP.
A new sign up option is added for new users. Now you can create a VIPole account not only by email, but also by SMS. Our primary focus in the 1.7 update was on fixing bugs for stable application running on iOS 10.
VIPole interface has been significantly changed in this update: we have optimized the main menu for handier navigation, added avatar generating for users without profile pictures, and changed the way of displaying the list of group chat participants. Not only the interface of VIPole has changed, but the functionality as well: individual security settings for group chats are added that allow chat creators and moderators to regulate invitation of new participants and their access to chat history.
The file sharing option is added to VIPole chats – now you can share files as well as images. Send files from VIPole chats and the file manager to a colleagues e-mail, to other messengers, or export them to cloud services. In addition to advanced file management, the 1.5 update includes voice messaging, making this feature available in all VIPole versions. Push notifications are another important feature in the update, they will keep you informed about new messages in VIPole chats even when the application is in sleep mode.
The new VIPole for Android version offers an additional sign up method, and now you can confirm account creation not just by email, but also by SMS. If you choose this option, you need to provide your mobile phone number during sign up.
In the new VIPole desktop version, users can manage the encryption keys and view the key change history. In addition, message threads in chats can now be copied, forwarded or deleted.
The new version of the application includes general bug fixes and the program core is updated, therefore VIPole on Android works faster and more stable. In addition, a number of changes touched the interface: the notifications for new messages in chat rooms that are displayed in the contact list now show the number of unread messages.
We have started a testing program for early releases of VIPole Secure Messenger app for Android. If you opt in to become a beta tester, you can download and install new versions before the official release on Googly Play. VIPole team invites all Android users to take part in an open beta testing.
The new version of VIPole for Android application has enhanced functionality for cropping and resizing images, formatting text messages and notes, and also assigning moderators in chats along with managing chat members are now supported.
This update includes the modified chat interface: now messages are displayed in bubbles. The upcoming updates will comprise the background changing option. In addition, the iPad version of VIPole is available in the App Store starting today! The design is adapted for iPad, which makes navigation between the application tabs easy and efficiently uses the screen space.