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March 2021 Release Highlights

Ringcentral app
  • RingCentral Desktop and Web App, Version 21.1.35 (Release: 29/03/2021)
  • Scheduled Meetings in Video Tab in RingCentral Meetings
    • You can now view all your scheduled RingCentral Meetings at a glance in the video tab.
  • Video page improved design
    • Clean and welcoming video page, to let users easily take action.
  • Personal Contacts (Glip Pro/Pro+ only)
    • You can now connect your personal contacts to the RingCentral app.
  • Invite personal contacts to RingCentral (Glip Pro/Pro+ only)
    • Easily invite personal contacts to join RingCentral and they’ll get access to video and messaging for free.
  • Improvements and bug fixes
RingCentral Desktop and Web App, Version 21.1.30 (Release: 17/03/2021)
  • Nomadic 911 (only available for US RC App desktop upon request)
    • A user's most current location will be made available to the Public Safety Answering Point based on their endpoints’ interaction with network infrastructure elements.
  • Set emergency response location (US)
    • Select predefined emergency addresses provided by your company admin
  • Virtual video background (RingCentral Video)
    • Replace your background with our default beach video or a custom video of your choice.
  • Active speaker highlight (RingCentral Video) 
    • Active speakers' video tiles will now be highlighted in blue and slightly bigger.
  • Chat box improvements (RingCentral Video) 
    • Your RingCentral Video chat box will expand, making room for your longer messages.
  • Post-meeting feedback (RingCentral Video) 
    • Opt into having our Support Team reach out to you for feedback on your video meeting experience.
  • Echo warning (RingCentral Video) 
    • You will receive an echo warning when your mic and speaker devices are different.
  • Meeting name in screen header (RingCentral Video) 
    • Show meeting name instead of meeting ID in the screen header.
  • Additional region dial-in numbers (RingCentral Video) 
    • As a host, your meeting invite will now include more dial-in numbers for your country's region.
  • Meeting info icon (RingCentral Video) 
    • View your meeting details by clicking on the info icon at the bottom left-hand corner of your meeting window.
  • Improved network error message (RingCentral Video) 
    • A new connection banner will appear when you are having network connectivity issues.
  • Citrix VDI Integration and Optimization (GA) (Only available for desktop)
    • Integration of the phone in RingCentral app to support voice optimization via the Citrix-SDK. By establishing a direct channel between the client and the RingCentral Service, phone quality is optimized.
  • Schedule meeting time and date (RingCentral Video)
    • You can now schedule the time and date of your meeting directly within the app.
  • RingCentral Desktop and Web App, Version 21.1.25 (Release: 03/03/2021)
  • Improvements and bug fixes
  • RingCentral Mobile App, Version 21.1.35 (Release: 31/03/2021)
  • Google sign up
    • You can now easily sign up for RingCentral using your Google account.
  • Contacts invite enhancement
    • You can now invite your friends to join RingCentral during your onboarding process. 
  • Meeting invite improvement (RingCentral Video)
    • Now there's a more straightforward way to invite your contacts to a meeting or send an invite link. 
  • Improvements and bug fixes
  • RingCentral Mobile App, Version 21.1.30 (Release: 22/03/2021)
  • Resource center
    • Discover new features and helpful articles conveniently in one place.
  • Nomadic 911 (only available for US RC App desktop upon request)
    • A user's most current location will be made available to the Public Safety Answering Point based on their endpoints’ interaction with network infrastructure elements.
  • Set emergency response location (US)
    • Select predefined emergency addresses provided by your company admin
  • Waiting Room settings (RingCentral Video)
    • Admin settings for waiting rooms are respected in the schedule screen.
  • Call quality feedback
    • Help RingCentral improve call quality with a feedback pop-up.
  • Dark theme in RingCentral Meetings
    • App now supports dark theme which uses a darker color palette for all screens, views, menus, and controls.
  • Participant emoji reactions (RingCentral Meetings)
    • React with an emoji during a meeting, and it will stay pinned for 10 secs.
  • Share device audio in RingCentral Meetings (Android only)
    • You have the option to share your device audio while sharing your screen.
  • Password display in meeting card (RingCentral Meetings)
    • View your meeting password in your meeting card when joining an ad-hoc video call.
  • Hide Meeting ID (RingCentral Meetings)
    • You are now able to hide your meeting ID from your toolbar for enhanced security.
  • Save meeting annotations in RingCentral Meetings (iOS only)
    • You can save your annotated content to your photo library.
  • Mic controls (RingCentral Meetings)
    • As a host, you can give participants the option to mute/unmute themselves.
  • Video controls (RingCentral Meetings)
    • As a host, you can give participants the option to turn on/off their video.
  • Control participant activity (RingCentral Meetings)
    • As a host, you can control all participant activities, including turning of`f video, audio, and screen sharing capabilities.
  • Control viewing profile pictures (RingCentral Meetings)
    • As a host, you can choose to hide or show meeting participants' profile pictures.
  • Host security settings (RingCentral Meetings)
    • All host security settings controls are now grouped under a new subsection.
  • Increased tiles in gallery view for iPad (RingCentral Meetings)
    • You can now view up to 16 participant video tiles in landscape mode and 18 video tiles in portrait mode on your iPad.
  • Virtual background in RingCentral Meetings (Android only)
    • To improve your work-from-home experience, Virtual Background can replace your background with a preset or custom image.
  • RingCentral Singapore
    • RingCentral now has Singapore branding.
  • iOS 11 support withdrawal
    • RingCentral will no longer be supporting iOS 11.
Archive
RINGCENTRAL VIDEO
RingCentral Video, Version 21.1.20 (Release: 05/03/2021)
  • Presenter overlay mode (Open beta)
    • Superimpose your video over screen sharing for a more interactive presentation .
  • Active speaker highlight
    • Active speakers' video tiles will now be highlighted in blue and are slightly bigger.
  • Virtual video background
    • You can replace your background with our default beach video or a custom video of your choice.
  • Echo warning
    • We've made it easier to select mic/speaker combinations to avoid echo.
  • Chat box improvements
    • Your RingCentral Video chat box will expand, making room for your longer messages.
  • Meeting info icon
    • View your meeting details by clicking on the info icon at the bottom left-hand corner of your meeting window.
  • Additional region dial-in numbers
    • As a host, your meeting invite will now include more dial-in numbers for your country's region.
  • Post-meeting feedback
    • Opt into having our Support Team reach out to you for feedback on your video meeting experience.
RingCentral Rooms - Android Rooms on Poly, Version 21.1.30 (Release: 30/03/2021)
  • Version compatibility mapping & support 
    • Rooms now support backward and forward compatibility of controller app with Rooms host app.
  • Cross platform support
    • Extend current Rooms solution to cross-platforms (Android tablet controller + Mac Rooms Host app, iPad controller + Android Rooms Host app)
RingCentral Rooms - Rooms on Mac, Version 21.1.30 (Release: 31/03/2021)
  • Ability to control Mac Rooms using an Android controller
    • Rooms users can now use an Android controller to control a Mac Room.
  • Backward feature compatibility 
    • Rooms now support backward and forward compatibility of controller app with Rooms host app. 
OFFICE
Office Core, Version 21.1.2 (Release: Early March to mid-April)
Global
  • Hot Desking for Global Office with Limited Extension Devices
Office Core, Version 21.1.3 (Release: Mid-March to end of April)
Admin Portal
  • Device availability management 
OFFICE ANALYTICS
Analytics, Version 21.1.30 (Release: Mid-March)
  • RingCentral Rooms Alerts (Phase 2)
RINGCENTRAL MEETINGS
RingCentral Meetings Desktop and Mobile, Version 21.1 (Release: Late March)
  • In-meeting security options
  • AES 256-bit GCM Encryption standard
  • Allow participants to rename themselves
  • Hide meeting ID from in meeting title bar
  • Emoji reactions for participants
  • Available filters; color grading, foreground, frame, participant's face.
  • Virtual background enhancements; account admin uploads, admin can lock down, green screen not required, upload before joining meetings (desktop only)
ENGAGE
Engage Digital, Version 21.1.5 (Release date: Early March)
Engage Digital, Version 21.1.6 (Release date: Late March)
Engage Voice, Version 21.1.3 (Release date: Mid March)
  • New Track Number Calls by Day Report
  • Engineering Improvements: The 21.1.3 Release includes various improvements, including bug fixes and performance of Engage Voice software. 
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