Now that Winter's here in the Northern Hemisphere,  it's time for us to give you a quick recap of all the new features and improvements released over the past few weeks.

➡️ Just in, case you missed it, here is our Fall update… 🍂

➡️ We also released new UI settings, allowing you to customize your user interface. You can read more about these new settings here…

Let's now talk about our Winter update…

New Integration

Integrately

Platformly now integrates with Integrately,  a service that allows you to connect the apps for which there is no native integration.

With this new integration, you can connect Platformly to 200+ apps in just a few clicks. You will find Integrately under the “Connectors” tab here:

Integrately Integration

Integrately even has an automation store for Platformly which has over 2,000 ready-to-use automations.

You can read more on our Integrately integration here…

Email Editor

Undo/Redo Function

We added an Undo/Redo function, so you can easily undo and redo changes you made to your copy.

For example, if you erased everything by mistake, you can easily get everything back by clicking the undo button.

Undo/Redo

Search Function for Tracking Links

We also added a search function to the Tracking Links modal window in our email editor. This is very useful if you track a lot of links like us 😉

Search Function for Tracking Links

Custom Fields in Link Personalization

Your Custom Fields are now displayed in the drop-down menu in the “Link Personalization” section.

Link Personalization
This means you can now easily add shortcodes when adding links to your email copies.

New Emojis

We added new popular emojis to our editors and builders.

Here are a few examples:

New Emojis
Remember you can now use emojis in your email subject, as well as your email body.

If there is an emoji you like that's not available in our editor or builder, don't hesitate to let us know and we'll add it to the list.

Email Builder

We made several improvements to our email builder.

Breadcrumbs

First of all, we added breadcrumbs, for easier navigation.

Breadcrumbs

Shortcuts

We also added shortcuts, so you can quickly perform actions and be more productive.

Shortcuts

Export Option

Finally, we added an export option, so you can easily export your email code (HTML). You can copy it by clicking the “Copy To Clipboard” button located at the bottom of the modal window.

Export Option

Email & SMS Broadcasts

Broadcasts Restricted to Segments & Tags in Selected Project

When sending a broadcast, you can now only select segments and tags that are associated with the project you selected at the top left.

We put this restriction in place for various reasons:

  • To ensure that the right sending profile and mailer is used for your broadcasts, so the email is sent from an email address associated with the project in question and not an unrelated email address, and;
  • To send the email to the people who opted into that specific segment, which is important for GDPR compliance. For example, some of your contacts might have agreed to receive billing related emails, but not marketing emails.

This also helps to avoid unsubscription issues and get accurate personal statistics.

Segments & Tags

However, you can exclude recipients that are in segments or have tags of other projects.

That way, you can exclude segments or tags that you have already sent the email to.

This is also useful to avoid promoting a product to people who already own this product. For example, if you sell a software product, you could exclude the “Active Members” segments.

Video coming soon…

Import Contacts

Choose Update Behavior

We greatly improved the interface and speed of the Import Contacts module.

You can also choose an update behavior when importing contacts. You have 3 choices, as shown below:

Choose Update Behavior

User Interface

Tab Customization

You can now re-order tabs, as well as change the icon of each tab, as shown in the short demo video below:

 

Other UI Improvements

We also made several UI improvements. For example, you can now view the full version of a URL when you hover over it, in the form of a tooltip, as shown below. You also have the option to copy and open it.

Full Version of URL in Tooltip

We also applied a color code to activities in the activity feed of your contacts, to help you easily identify each type of activity.

Color Code in Activity Feed

You can now add a logo to each project, when creating or editing a project.

Project Logo
To edit an existing project, click on your profile picture at the top right of the members area and select “Setup”. You will then be directed to the “Projects” tab. Click on the 3 dots at the far right of the project in question and on “Edit”.

Reports

New Filter Modal

We also applied the new filter modal design to the Reports section, in an effort to unify designs, so it's easier for you to get familiar with our filtering system.

New Filter Modal

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Stay tuned! More coming soon 😉

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the entire Platformly team! 🎄✨

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