Rocket.Chat Mobile App 4.11 will be launched next week with many exciting new features, improvements, bug fixes, and user experience development efforts. Here is an overview of what you can expect 🙂

Rocket.Chat Mobile App 4.11

  • Release Date: October 5, 2020

Compatibility

  • iOS 11+
  • Android 5+
  • Rocket.Chat server 0.70.0+

Highlights

E2E Encryption

  • You can now create encrypted private groups and direct messages. You may also change existing private groups or DMs to encrypted. This is how an encrypted room looks like:
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encrypted message

And this is the step-by -step process to create your own encrypted room: 

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Encrypt User Credentials and Preferences

All credentials and preferences are encrypted on your device

Show Server History

After logging out, the user can choose a history of recent servers/usernames from a list with recent servers. This is useful when the login expiration policy is set and users are frequently logged out.
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New

  • New Toggle analytics events
  • Show server history
  • Logout from other logged in locations
  • Add to F-Droid
  • User notification preferences

Improvements

  • Add “Allow Save Media to Gallery” setting
  • Show errors on server enter
  • Disable HTTP for production on Android
  • Show “Chats in Progress” group
  • Verify Enterprise status on Omnichannel
  • Move directory to the header

Bug Fixes

  • Remove assets from share extension on iOS
  • Read receipt crashing in some cases
  • Local database searches using non-Latin characters
  • Logout from custom OAuth when using password
  • Apply theme on Directory description
  • Verify useRealName setting on files screen
  • Wrong date and time is shown in the file section
  • Logout from custom OAuth
  • REST for method calls not raising errors
  • Fix broken StatusView on tablet

Chore

  • Change database location to Experimental Apps
  • Simplify i18n files
  • Update run-ios and run-android scripts
  • Use Rocket.Chat JS SDK’s official repo
  • App Group path as an iOS constant
  • Remove Google Services files from the repository

i18n

  • Update fr.js
  • Add missing Italian strings
  • Improve Chinese translation
  • Improve Simplified Chinese
  • Add Traditional Chinese

Sneak Peek: What To Expect Next?

New Threads: We’ve successfully redesigned Rocket. Chat’s threads on the web client and we’re going to implement the same into the mobile client on our next release, 4.12.0 😉

Not using Rocket.Chat app yet? Download it today!

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