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June 27, 2024

June update

This month, we shipped an update to help you filter archived contacts, gave you more flexibility with Salesforce objects, and added a new SMS integration. All this is in addition to the major capture and NPS improvements we announced earlier in June. 

Check it out below, and visit our changelog for a complete list of updates, improvements, and bug fixes. 

  • CDP — you can now filter the archived contacts list against field data. This means you can search archived contacts by tag, date archived, and more, then perform bulk operations like ‘restore all’ or ‘delete all.' 

  • Salesforce — we’ve given you more flexibility with Salesforce objects, allowing you to associate objects via parent objects and link to organizations. 

  • Data sources — you can now upload a CSV with only org fields and no contact fields for updating only the organizations in your account.

  • SMS – connect with your Burst SMS account to send SMS messages to your subscribers in journeys and campaigns, and report on results. 

  • Capture — prioritize your widgets in settings and add attribution tracking. Plus, new NPS templates are available in all accounts. 

  • Journeys — new ‘widget’ shape allows you to add capture widgets to a journey. 

  • Reports — report on NPS results using the new aggregate option, 'trend score,' to track trends over time.

Knowledge base articles and updates: 

  • File manager this new article explains how to use the file manager and details file or image size limits. 

  • Home suggestions — learn about the home suggestions feature and getting started checklist. 

  • SMS numbers — this article has been updated with information about using a third-party account across multiple Ortto accounts, and how to use the new Burst SMS integration. 

  • Email suppression list — we’ve updated this article to explain when contacts do or do not count towards your contact limit.

June 12, 2024

Capture and NPS updates

Big news! We’ve just released updates and improvements, including highly-requested features like a widget shape in journeys, widget prioritization, and new NPS widgets and reports.

See the full list of new releases below. 

  • Widget shape in journey builder — a new ‘Widget’ shape to the journey builder, allowing you to add existing or new widgets to journeys. 

  • Widget prioritization — you can now choose to show only one widget to a customer at a time, and control which widget that is. Widgets in journeys will always be prioritized above your always-on capture widgets. For more information, visit our knowledge base.

  • Attribution tracking on widgets — attribution tracking is now available on all capture widgets. Head to your attribution settings to choose whether shown or engaged (e.g. button clicks, video views, or form submissions) count as a 'touch' in your attribution model. This will show as ‘Converted’ in your widget report summary. 

  • New NPS widget templates — three new NPS popup templates are now available to all customers. Choose between a pop-up, notification, banner and the existing survey template.

  • ‘Submitted NPS’ activity this new activity type includes information on the widget name, channel, response, and result, making it easier for you to track the NPS responses from your customers. 

  • NPS reports — we have added new reporting options specifically for NPS activities to help you track results over time. 

Related knowledge base updates: 

May 29, 2024

May update

This month, we added office hours to Talk to help you set customer expectations and give your team a break when they need it. We’ve also introduced features and updates to streamline work, like a shape counter in journeys, a logs tab on tracked form widgets, and the ability to duplicate audiences

Check out the list below for more highlights, and visit our changelog for a complete list of updates, improvements, and bug fixes. 

  • Talk — Define office hours for your teams in Talk to easily control online status and better manage customer expectations. Plus, agents will now be alerted when an email to a customer bounces. 

  • Audiences — You can now duplicate an audience, making it easy to recreate audiences that are slightly different from one another. 

  • Journeys — A new shape counter in the journey builder helps you identify when you are approaching the 100-shapes limit. 

  • Tracked forms — A logs tab has been added to tracked form capture widgets to help you track failed submissions. 

  • CDP — We now show an alert on a contact’s profile if their email is on your email suppression list. 

  • Dynamic content — We’ve added an option allowing you to edit an existing dynamic condition row filter directly in the modal builder. 

  • Salesforce — You can now add a merge tag to select which campaign to use in the 'Campaign member status' condition shape and the 'Change campaign status' action shape. 

  • Email — We’ve added two new custom tags that you can add to the end of URLs in your email content: #orttonochange to prevent UTM parameters and a hashed email address being appended to a URL, and #orttonotrack to prevent tracking and appending parameters, and a hashed email address to a specific URL.

Latest knowledge base updates:

April 24, 2024

April update

This month, we made email campaigns easier than ever with several key updates; an easy-to-use dynamic content modal, the enablement of editable HTML in the asset manager, a sunset policy settings page, and the option to create a suppression list

There’s plenty more to explore — including updates to SMS sender IDs and multi-currency fields. Check out the list below, and head over to our roadmap to see what’s on the horizon.

  • Condition builder for email — our new dynamic content builder allows you to build dynamic row conditions in a simple form, rather than writing liquid language. You can also save these dynamic rows for future use, making email personalization easier than ever. 

  • HTML emails — we’ve expanded on our January update around editing HTML to include emails in your asset manager. This means you can build an HTML email in the asset manager and specify editable tags to streamline simple edits. 

  • SMS sender IDs — you can now choose which sender ID or phone number an SMS is sent with at the campaign or journey shape level. This gives you full control over the ‘from’ address for individual SMS messages. 

  • Multi-currency supported in reporting you can now report on multi-currency fields in the base currency you’ve identified in general settings. 

  • Sunset policy settings — a new sunset policy settings page allows you to create filter rules to automatically unsubscribe, resubscribe, or archive contacts. This will help keep your list clean to improve email deliverability.

  • Email suppression list — you can now create a suppression list of email addresses. This means that even if you try to send an email to this address, it will not send, regardless of the status of any contacts with that email. This enables you to keep track of emails to not contact, without impacting your contact limit.

  • Capture widgets — we now include browser and device information on all capture widget-related activities.

  • Stripe integration — customers using Stripe can now use the ‘Charge’ and ‘Invoice’ activities as conversion activities for more accurate attribution reporting. 

Latest knowledge base updates:

  • Create, use, and delete saved rows learn how to use saved rows in any campaign type to reduce the time spent creating email content. 

  • Custom domain troubleshooting — we’ve added a section to our custom domains page for troubleshooting. This includes guidance on how to resolve some of the more common roadblocks our customers face. 

  • How to adjust settings for templates how to update template settings including header menus, social icons, email reactions, and email compliance postal address.

  • Sunset policythis page explains our new sunset policy settings in detail to help you better manage your list.

March 28, 2024

March update

This month we added a new journey setting, made improvements to talk, changed the way duplicate records are previewed, and more. We've also enhanced this monthly product update! Each month, we'll spotlight new or improved content from our knowledge base to help you better navigate our docs and get more out of Ortto. 

Check out the rest in the list below, and don’t forget to bookmark our Changelog to see all the updates as they happen.

  • Journeys — We’ve added a setting to allow you to stop contacts from entering a journey after a certain time without turning the journey off. 

  • Talk To increase brand trust and deliverability, all outgoing emails for Talk will collect replies at the same email address. Plus, you can now choose whether Talk conversation summaries are included in email notifications. 

  • Customer data — You can now control how primary records are selected on the duplicate records page to improve control when you are bulk merging records. Plus, when mapping phone number fields from a CSV or tracked forms, you can now choose whether or not the country code is automatically generated. 

  • Chargebee — Transaction activities now support multi-currency transactions and convert back to the account’s default currency for easy reporting. 

  • Pipedrive — We’ve added two new actions — add a lead and update organization field — to help you better manage your customer data. 

  • Facebook — You can now add multiple Facebook advertising accounts within a single Facebook data source. 

Latest knowledge base updates:

February 29, 2024

February update

We shipped several major and highly-requested updates this month, including the ability to use a custom domain for link tracking in SMS to improve deliverability and customer trust. Plus, we’ve updated attribution settings to allow you to choose whether you track campaign attribution against sends, opens, or clicks and have given you greater control over the timing of A/B tests. 

Check out the rest in the list below, and don’t forget to bookmark our Changelog to see all the updates as they happen. 

  • SMSwe’ve enabled custom domains for link tracking with SMS to improve deliverability and increase brand trust. 

  • Attribution — you can now control whether you want to track campaign attribution against sends, opens, or clicks for a better match of which campaigns contributed to the conversion. 

  • Talkthe chat window now shows all recent conversations, instead of just opened conversations, and you can control whether customers replying to an old conversation will re-open that conversation or start a new one. 

  • Salesforce integrationyou can now select multiple statuses to match against in the Salesforce campaign member condition shape. This means you can check if a user has one of multiple matching statuses for a given campaign they are a member of. 

  • A/B testing — we’ve added additional timing controls to A/B tests, including what happens while deciding the winner of a Journey A/B test and how long after meeting the Journey volume limit we decide on a winner.

  • Multi-path conditionsyou can now duplicate or rename a path in a multi-path condition shape for easier editing and maintenance. Plus, multi-path condition filters can now be linked to the journey entry activity or you can specify that the activity must have happened since the contact entered the journey. 

  • Folders — we now support three levels instead of two for folders across the application.

  • Knowledge base — you can now choose whether article feedback creates a new conversation or not, and host files directly in your articles. Plus, we’ve added a new ‘move to category’ button on article index and individual article pages to help streamline organization.

  • Capture - we now allow you to tag all users who submit the capture widget for easier grouping and reporting.

January 25, 2024

January update

In the spirit of the new year, we spent January focusing on shipping updates that will help with organization and efficiency. We have added the ability to organize your audiences into folders and allowed for greater customization on your preference center content, style, and translations. If you’re using Salesforce as a data source, you now have more granular control over which data to sync, and we’ve made some processing improvements behind the scenes, helping to speed up the sync connection. 

See more in the list below, and don’t forget to bookmark our Changelog to see all the updates as they happen. 

  • Preference centerwe’ve added new fields allowing you to edit the copy on your preference center and related permission pages, and the option to add styling and translations. 

  • Audiences — you can now sort your audiences into folders. We’ve also improved the UX of the index page, allowing better control over which columns you view, their order, and the sorting of your audiences.

  • Tracked formsyour tracked forms submission activity report will now show ‘Submission URL’ so you can see where form completions are happening. Plus, we added a new option to capture Tracked form submissions on pages containing a specified URL snippet.

  • Salesforce integrationwe’ve added options allowing you to sync Ortto activities as activities or tasks in Salesforce. Plus, all Salesforce objects beside Contacts are now optional to sync. These two new options will limit how much data you need to sync, helping to make the integration faster. 

  • HTML emailsyou can now use a tag to identify elements of your HTML upload that should be editable. When you go to use your custom HTML upload, the tagged elements will appear as editable fields. Once you edit, you will see a revised preview of the email to check before you schedule send.  

  • Slack integration — You can now choose to send a Slack notification when Capture form submissions occur. This option will appear as a checkbox under the form fields when you create or edit a capture widget with a form.

December 28, 2023

December update

Our team spent the last month of 2023 powering through some of the most requested feature updates on our hitlist. We’ve added a brand new journey shape, added more context to talk conversations, and made a platform-wide update to folders to help you get organzied for the year ahead. There’s plenty more — check out the list below, and see all our updates in the Changelog

  • Journeys — A new journey shape, multi-path condition, has been added to allow you to create a condition shape with multiple exit paths. For example, if you are evaluating the ‘country’ field for a contact, you can have different paths for each country value. 

  • Another Journey update allows you to send email notifications to anyone from your authenticated domain, even if they do not have an Ortto user account.

  • Folders — Create subfolders to better organize campaign assets, reports, and capture widgets. 

  • Talk — Your customers can now view all their past conversations so they can look back and self-serve answers, helping you to reduce repeat questions. If a customer starts a talk conversation on a knowledge base article, your agent will now see the article title, a brief summary, and a link. 

  • Capture widgets — All capture widget submission activities will now include UTM parameters from the URL that was viewed, helping you to better understand where leads are coming from. Plus, you can now configure capture widget buttons to use mailto: links for sending emails. 

  • Tracking script — You can now whitelist domains that your tracking code will work on to prevent tracking from fraudulent websites. 

  • Email — A new set of attributes has been added to email campaign reports to show when someone subscribed to your list via a forwarded or ‘viewed online’ email. 

November 28, 2023

November update

This month, we’ve added new options for knowledge base data sources, giving you more flexibility when importing articles and categories. We’ve also made several customer-requested improvements including negative filtering on page URLs for capture widgets, the ability to import and use shortcodes for SMS, and more.

  • Knowledge base — There are now more ways for you to import and manage your knowledge base articles. Zendesk users can directly import articles and categories, all Intercom users can now import categories, and large Intercom accounts (10k+ companies) can import articles and categories. Plus, you can now export the HTML of your Knowledge Base articles directly via API. 

  • Talk — New search capability! Find customers in talk conversations by matching custom field filters. 

  • Capture widgets — We’ve added new ways to filter page URLs on capture widgets, including “does not contain” and “is not”. 

  • Email assets — Download the HTML of any email asset via the API. Plus, you can now use the raw liquid code or fallback data when previewing email assets before you send.

  • Reports — Graph-based reports can now directly map time/date fields using the value of that field.

  • SMS — Twilio and Tall Bob customers can now import and use their short code numbers.

October 26, 2023

October Update

This month, we’ve added two new options for pop-ups to make form completions faster for existing contacts. Plus, we made several key improvements to Talk including a new search feature, revamped user interface, and the ability to report on how many times a saved reply was used.

  • Capture widgets — Pre-fill information like a person’s name or email address from values in the URL parameters, or collect a person’s information while keeping the field hidden from them.  

  • Talk — Talk conversations now have a unique ID for easier filtering and we’ve added a shortcut for accessing talk actions and saved replies via the menu. Plus, you can now soft close tickets so customers aren’t notified when a ticket is closed, report on how many times a Talk saved reply was used, and filter talk conversations by rating. 

  • Salesforce integration — We’ve added a new Journey condition shape, ‘Campaign member status’. This allows you to change how you are communicating with someone or what fields you update based on their progress moving through a campaign.  Plus, you can now control if a person is updated or a new person is created when converting a lead to a contact. 

  • Email previews — You can now share a link to a preview of a draft campaign with an external user for approval.

  • CDP — To avoid duplications, you will now see a warning when attempting to manually add a contact with an email address that already exists in your contacts. 

  • Languages — Portuguese and Ukrainian translations are now supported in the preference center.

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