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As the new year fast approaches, we want to equip you with a few new features to make online church engagement even smoother than before. Now you can quickly move your attendees from room to room, and upload your pre-event slides with ease!
As the new year fast approaches, we want to equip you with a few new features to make online church engagement even easier! Not only can you now create announcements and poll drafts, but you can schedule them to send automatically during your event - freeing you up to personally engage with your digital community even further.
Welcome to Altar Live's public roadmap! You can find a summary of the capabilities we plan to introduce here.
We're so glad to get to share with you all the bugs we've fixed and updates we've made. Hopefully, you're as excited as we are that the Android app has been updated. We're grateful for both your patience and the perseverance of our development team while working through these persistent issues.
We've added two new features - templates and favicons! Tired of typing the same announcements every week? Want to ask your audience members to fill out a poll every session, but don't want to constantly copy and paste? Try out our new announcement and poll template creation feature! Plus, make your community your own with favicons.
We have released a long-awaited feature: the Analytics Dashboard! You can now keep track of who is attending your online events and meetings and monitor overall engagement. After all, if you can’t measure it, how do you know the impact?
We dropped LOTS of new features this week - hop into Altar Live to see them all for yourself! This week we released a new chat feature for your hospitality team, blurry backgrounds in Meetings, and squished several pesky bugs. Here’s what’s new:
Celebrate, because new features are officially here! This week released a new exciting feature that will take your Altar Live experience to the next level. Here’s what’s new:
Hooray for new improvements! This week we took the time to improve the chat feature in Personal Meeting Rooms, Polls, and Announcements. Here's what's new: Clear chat for Personal Meeting Rooms Duplicate Polls & Announcements
This week we spent some time fine-tuning and improving features to make your Altar experience smoother than ever.
This week we spent time squishing some small bugs and ironing out some RTMP issues. Here’s what’s new and improved:
Get your bug fixes here! This week, we spent more time fine-tuning and bug-fixing to resolve issues and improve your online experience.
Can you believe it’s already 2022? As we enter a new year, discover the most game changing features and updates that were brought to Altar Live in 2021. See what’s new and get excited for what’s to come!
You asked, we delivered: Host Notes! This week we’ve been hard at work getting this helpful Host feature out the door and continuing to squash chat related bugs.
New year, new features, fixes, and improvements! Here’s what’s new:
As 2021 comes to close. We’re bringing you new improvements and features to celebrate and take your church community to the next level in 2022
Pre-Event slides are better than ever. This week brings new features and fixes like new Host options, Vimeo API integration, and more! See what’s new!
Meetings just got a whole lot cooler! New features for attendees and privileges for Hosts and here to make your Meetings fun, interactive, and efficient. You can now raise your hand, send emojis, create rooms, and more. See what’s new
Who’s there? New host features, a knock feature for all Meetings, screen improvements, and bug fixes galore! See what’s new.
New features are here to increase engagement, effectiveness, and efficiency! Tired of creating a new Event every week? You can now duplicate Events for all your weekly gatherings. Need more space in a Room? You can now edit an already published Personal Meeting Rooms
We’re bringing you TWO product updates in a week because we’re bursting at the seams with new features and improvements. Not sure if you want to be on camera when you take a seat with others? You can now join Events and Meetings knowing you’re in control. camera and microphone preferences before joining.
New improvements and features are here to make your experience so much better. Now, you can export member lists and if you’re joining a Meeting or Event, we released camera and microphone permissions tailored to your browser.
Online engagement is about making people feel known and a part of the community. The month of October brought a bunch of new features that encourage engagement and connection, while also turning on more video conference features. Stay tuned for more delightful releases!
Have no fear, the Android bugs have been squished, squashed, kersplat! Improvements were added to the Events and creation flow to create a seamless Altar Live Event experience.
Hurrah! This week brings many new features, improvements, and bug squishes. More improvements have come to smaller screens, hosts and admins have more special privileges, unneeded communities can be deleted, and so much more!
This week was full of improvements and bug-squishing! Altar Live screen content on smaller laptops, iPad and tablet screens are now scaled to size to ensure a smooth Altar Live android experience.
Raise your flyswatters, it was a successful week of bug-squishing! Now you don’t worry about getting kicked out of the Altar Android app when joining meetings, disappearing chats, or announcement confusion. We patched some critical bugs on Community Landing pages and Meetings.
Pricing Pages are live, onboarding has improved, and more Android bugs were squashed! When choosing an Altar Live plan, you will now be able to choose the number of monthly active user seats that will best suit your community.
This week brought some bug squishing, improvements to Android and a new streaming option! As you plan your next Altar Live event, you can now use StreamingChurch.tv as a livestream platform.
August brings many new features, fixes, and bug squashing! Since July we have worked to meet all your requests and bring features that will make your Altar Live experience efficient, effective, and effortless!
Community Dashboards are live! Our new dashboard style ensures organization and accessibility. Now, each Community Dashboard features personal meeting rooms, event creation portals, and areas to help you with your online engagement! 2 FEATURESCommunity Dashboard Personal Meeting Rooms
This week, events and meetings are even more seamless and efficient! We have implemented the “Play a Video” screen, fixed a bug, added an “Ongoing” label, and increased pre-recorded file size. Now your events and meetings will be better than ever.
Meetings have launched! Now you can forget zoom and use Altar Live meetings! Meetings function as most video-conference programs, but with even more features. You can easily host group meetings with up to 50 people attending. Meetings are great for small-groups, Bible studies, prayer meetings, staff meetings, and more!
Announcements are here! Polls are live! RTMP, and mutistreaming is ready to use! You can now send announcements, create polls, connect your RTMP credentials, and multistream through a provider of your choice!
July will be welcoming all kinds of new releases! Since June, we have been working on your requests. You will soon be able to see the many improvements we made to make your experience efficient and effective.
Community Landing Pages are out of beta with new improvements!! You can now customize your community landing page to fit your desired look by choosing the light or dark mode. We also improved the landing page proportions and added badges to featured events. You can also see updated events in real time.
Introducing the new Community Landing Pages! You can now connect Altar Live seamlessly to your website with a fully customizable event landing page. Use your own logo, color and even custom URL! Start beta testing today.
Chat just got a whole lot better! This week you will see chat notifications when someone sends a new message, the ability to turn off/on your chat notification settings, and more moderation tools for Hosts to manage the General Chat channel. Plus, so much more!
May is going to be a big month of releases! Since our exit from beta in April, we are excited to be focusing on some long-requested features. Here's what we're shipping this month...
This week is a big release! You can now upload pre-recorded videos directly to Altar Live. Once you upload a video file, the system will upload and then transcode the video to optimize your video for attendees on mobile devices and slow internet connections.
We believe in hospitality, which is why this week we've improved the automated greeter message flow so your online host team's message inbox is more streamlined. You'll also notice lots of small, but delightful improvements across the platform.
This week, we're also simplifying the new community creation process, an important step in making the creation of an online community easy and seamless.
This week we released even more updates to events on mobile browsers! Plus, we have some important updates to your event links.
Today, we’re making it possible to join events on mobile browsers, an important step in making Altar events easy and seamless to join
Today we’re releasing our biggest update since entering beta last December. We’re confident this update will make your experience of Altar Live delightful and marked by hospitable, virtual conversations.
After 5 months in beta, we're excited to share that Altar Live is now fully released. After months of hard work behind the scenes, we're thrilled to introduce you to our new design.
Spring is here and so are the long-awaited mobile apps! Online engagement should be delightful, that’s why we’ve designed frictionless and intuitive apps so your community can join your events on any device. Head to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store today to try them out for yourself.
This week we’re introducing a few big updates to our iOS and Android apps, which are currently in beta. (Want access? Send us a message and we'll send instructions.) We’re also making it easier to connect pre-recorded video to ensure synchronization.
With Altar Live, setting up and running events should be simple and straightforward, and editing should always be effortless. This week, we're introducing more improvements to recurring events, and much more!
Each week, we aim to make Altar more intuitive, more stable, and more delightful. With this week's update, we did a lot of work behind the scenes. On your end, you will see improvements!
It's finally here: recurring events and static URLs! If you want to use the same URL for a certain type of event (i.e. weekly Sunday service, morning Bible study, etc), you will want to create a recurring event series. Plus, we've also changed the links on events so they are shareable on Facebook. Keep reading for more long-awaited updates!
This was a big week for optimization across the Altar Live platform. We worked on reducing data consumption needs, server distribution, and client processing power. In everyday English, this means you will see more stability in both chat and video conferencing. Read on for more specifics on what we did to the backend!
Some weeks we don't have as many updates to share because we are busy working on our next big releases behind the scenes. While this is a lighter week of updates, we did make some improvements to the flow of events in Altar Live.
We are excited to announce that today we released some significant updates in Altar Live.
After months of hard work behind the scenes, we're thrilled to introduce you to our new design and new sign in flow.
You asked, and we heard you: deleting events is now available!
You now have a way to communicate to everyone on the event in one general chat channel.
Using an external camera or mic? No problemo - you can now easily change your audio and video input.
This week there’s even more to love about the lobby. Tables can now be named!
In our last update of 2020, we come bearing gifts!