We have a gigantic release for you this week, Topians! There are
new pricing plans, an
updated confirmation experience for teleports and portals, and a
world setting to turn on 'Email Capture'. Turning on this setting will allow users to share their email addresses with the world owner during the enter world experience.
moved Billing to Dashboardto create a more centralized experience for managing multiple worlds. Also, there's a
new create world experiencethat can be triggered from either in world or from Dashboard.
🏷 New pricing plans
We're evolving our plans to be more user-focused, making the differences between each plan clearer, and simplifying the default plan capacity math.
Standard and Performance plans will be replaced by 2 new plans, Plus and Pro. Also, the features included in the Demo plan have been limited and now include 10 capacity.
Any world owners who have subscribed to a Standard, Performance, or Community plan previously will stay on the same plan with the same pricing. Also, moving forward, world owners who keep their Standard plan will receive all Plus features, and world owners who keep their Performance plan will receive all Pro features.
The full update is available to read here.
🌍 Create worlds from Dashboard
Create a world from
anypage in your Account Dashboard using the "Create World" button in the top-right corner. Say hello to quicker world creation, since you no longer have to enter a world to create one.
Manage billing from Dashboard
Billing management now happens in 1 place for all of your worlds: The "Billing" tab in your Account Dashboard. Take advantage of the breadcrumb dropdown to quickly switch between all of your worlds when using the new tab.
- Note:Billing is no longer managed from inside of a world.
📮 Capture emails during world entry
Turning on 'Capture Email' from the Authentication page in your World Settings adds a new email field and consent checkbox to the enter world landing page. There are 3 options: Sharing required, sharing optional, and off.
Choosing 'Sharing required' will require guests to fill out the email field and consent to sharing their email address with the owner of the world in order to enter the world. Choosing 'Sharing optional' will give guests the option to share their email address, but it won't be required to enter the world.
Responses will display in the 'Email' column on the associated world's Guests page in Account Dashboard.
Note:This feature is available for worlds on a Pro plan only.
🏃♀️ New confirmation experience for portals and teleports
Clicking a portal or teleport displays an on-canvas tooltip confirmation instead of a full-screen takeover. This update will better preserve guests sense of in-world immersion. when portaling and teleporting.
suchan amazing for release for you this week. Behold,
a simplified enter world experience on both desktop and mobile. You'll find less steps, fields, and clicks to enter a world, and a dancing Topi while the world is loading. Also, check out a historical list of guests who entered your world on the
new "Guests" analytics page in Account Dashboard. If you happen to go to a page that doesn't exist, our
refreshed "this page does not exist" contentwill help you get back to your Dashboard with ease.
🚪Simplified enter world experience
returning users, there's now a
single screen to review video and audio preferences, Sign In, and enter personal information prior to entering the world.
First-time userswill have the same entry experience, except
granting video and audio permissions happens after the world is entered. A tooltip displays next to the self video feed, which teaches new users know how to turn on video and audio for the first time.
simplified the mobile enter world experienceto
reduce the amount of scrolling.
Lastly, there's a
new world loading screenwith a larger world image and a dancing Topi. What's not to love?
👋 Guests page in Dashboard
Yes, a historical list of guests that entered your world is no longer lost to the sands of time⏳. Find it now on the new "Guests" page in your world's analytics. Once there, you'll see the display name of each guest that entered and how many times they visited during the date range you specify.
🤗 Refreshed "this page does not exist" content
If you get lost on Topia's site, don't worry. You're not alone (
enter: image of Topi on an island with a volleyball-like companion), and there's now a button to get you straight back to your Dashboard.
Hello, Topians! We're planning multiple releases this week. First up:
Redesigned world analytics. Say goodbye to switching to the old analytics system (Hub), and hello to filtering the current analytics by date range.
Redesigned world analytics
Analytics have moved to your new Account Dashboard: topia.io/t/dashboard/analytics, but with some new bells and whistles. For starters, you'll no longer have to go to Hub to view analytics. Secondly, you can filter by date range to see analytics
morethan 30 days in the past and across any date range you specify (first week of last month, 2 months ago, etc.). Lastly, you can quick-switch between different worlds' analytics by using the breadcrumb dropdown.
This is the second of multiple Account Dasboard updates that we'll be releasing in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more analytics to be added.
We have a
bonusrelease this week! 🎉🎉🎉 Say hello to your new
webhooks system,where you can add both world and asset-triggered webhooks. Also, we made private zones easier to use for small groups. When private zone capacity is set to 10 or less, guests will connect with one another, regardless of their distance from one another.
Webhooks system refresh
You may not recognize the new webhooks system, but that's a good thing! Instead being limited to adding a maximum of 2 webhooks, you now have a table in World Settings where you can add an infinite number and an additional type: User Waitlisted. Also, if you open up the modify asset menu, you'll see that you can add asset-triggered webhooks from the 'Integrations' page, such as zone entered, media viewed, or link clicked!
Private Zone auto-connect
Remember that time you wanted to create a cozy, private zone with cushiony seats, but you had to place them super close together so that guests could simultaneously sit in them and connect via video? Problem solved. Now, when the private zone capacity is set to 10 or less, guests will connect with one another, regardless of distance from one another.
👉 Unique Name moved to the modify asset drawer
Also, we removed the 'Details' Modify Asset menu option and replaced it with the new 'Integrations' page.
A new sign in button appeared.~ Its name is "Sign in with LinkedIn," and it's here to help you sign in to Topia if you don't have a Gmail account, or want to use your personal Facebook or email to sign in to Topia. Also, we've got some beautiful new imagery on our messages in world this week.
Sign in with LinkedIn
Hello, professionals! 👋 Don't have a Gmail account, or want to use your personal email or Facebook to sign into Topia? We have you covered with our new Sign in with LinkedIn button, which you can use to enter any world.
New messaging imagery
Enjoy the masterful work of Topia's art team while waiting for your map to generate, entering a world with an available URL, or experiencing a pesky error (though please reach out to us if you're experiencing an error, because the Topis, while cute, can't help you).
💃! Sometimes an emoji captures it all. What does it mean? Well, the Topia team is
dancing, mentally and physically, because of this week's release.
Use the new "Sign In" button on the Topia websiteto
access your new and improvedAccount Dashboard! Also, make sure to layer text assets until your heart's content, because
text assets were added to our layering system.
🪧 Sign in from the Topia website
Psst, there's a new "Sign In" button in the top navigation bar of the Topia website. Why are we whispering? We don't know, but you should select it, sign in, and experience the glory of your new and improved Account Dashboard (see below)!
Your new Account Dashboard has arrived
Choose a world to visit from Your Worlds and Recently Visited Worlds, or portal to a friend that's already online and sharing their location. From here, you can also find the Help Center, create a world, and request a feature. You'll never experience the frustration of forgetting a World URL again! Just go to topia.io, sign in, and those URLs will all be tucked away safe and sound 🛏 in your Dashboard .
This Account Dashboard update is the first of multiple that we'll be releasing over the next month. Next up: enhanced analytics 📈 .
Text Asset Layering
Change your text assets to top or bottom layers, and layer them on top of other assets. The power is in your hands now that text assets have been added to our layering system! 🤲
The "Free" plan's name has change to "Demo"
As some people awaken in a zombie-like state 🧟♀️ from their July-4th-party-induced slumber, a new batch of features go live in Topia.
Choose a scene when creating your next worldand see it automatically applied when you enter that world for the first time. Also,
hover over anywhere text is shortened, and you'll
see the full version displayin a tooltip.
🌆 Choose scenes when creating worlds
Future and current world owners, the new world creation process just got more 💪 powerful. There's a new step that allows you to choose from a curated list of Topia scenes before entering your new world for the first time. The scene you select will be automatically applied to your new world upon entry. Scenes you'll be able to choose from include: office, museum, blank scenes, and many more.
💬 Tooltips for shortened text
Anywhere there's shortened text in world, you'll now see a tooltip on hover of the shortened text. This tooltip contains the
fullversion of the shortened text. Any beautifully crafted soliloquies can now be read in their most complete, glorious form.
🚪 "Enter as Guest" button text updated to "Enter World"
The "Enter as Guest" button text on the enter world screen has been updated to "Enter World." The button will still function the same. If authentication isn't required, a guest will be able to enter the world without signing in by clicking the "Enter World" button (assuming they've entered a Display Name).
Summer has begun in the northern hemisphere, and Topia has released another batch of 🔥 features!
Change the Aspect Ratio, Width, and Height of the 'Video Player (Clean)' asset, check out the
refreshed color palette and typographyin all worlds, and
start using the Current Guests page from Social Hub!
📐Video Player (Clean) Scaling
World Builders, there are 3 new fields in modify asset town when editing the 'Video Player (Clean)' asset: Aspect Ratio, Width, and Height! Selecting either '16:9' or '4:3' as an aspect ratio will preserve that aspect ratio when editing width or height. Selecting 'Custom' as an aspect ratio will allow you to customize your width and height freely, regardless of aspect ratio!
🎨 Color & Typography Glow Up!
You may have noticed a fresh coat of (digital) paint and a new set of fonts in your world(s)! We refreshed both the color palette and typography across all worlds to better communicate our new branding and improve accessibility.
➡️ 'Current Guests' moved to Social Hub!
We found that users were frequently searching for this feature in Social Hub. So, we gave the 'Current Guests' page (previously found in 'This World') a new home in Social Hub!
As Spring comes to an end, the weather heats up... and so do the updates from Topia's design and engineering teams! 🔥🔥🔥 We've
increased both the Topi walking and biking speeds(the biking speed is now x2 as fast as walking). Also, we
ability to send a friend request using an email addressand
2 spawn radius fields(1 for portals and 1 for the worlds' spawn points)! Lastly (and certainly not least-ly), we are now compressing all images that are uploaded to Topia in an effort to create a smooth system performance in all worlds! Woohoo!
🏃♀️💨 Increased Topi Speed
Oh, yes we did. Your Topi now moves more quickly when walking
orbiking. Who needs cars, planes, and trains? Traverse entire worlds with
easeusing your Topi's newfound need for walking and biking speed.
👋 Send A Friend Request By Email
There's a new Social Hub page in town, and it wants to be your friend! Also, it wants you to use it to send friend requests to friends using an email address. If the email address you sent the friend request doesn't have a Topia account, they'll receive an email with an invite to sign up, create a username and accept the friend request.
⭕️ Customizable Spawn Radius
World Builders, there are 2 new fields in town: 'Spawn Radius' and ‘Portal Spawn Radius!’ Use them to control how far apart guests spawn at your spawn point (X and Y coordinates) when they portal into your world or enter normally. ‘Spawn Radius’ can be found on the Layout & Location page in your World Settings, and ‘Portal Spawn Radius’ can be found on the Links page when modifying an asset’s portal.
All images uploaded to Topia will now be automatically compressed to a smaller file size! This will ensure that you, World Builders, are able to upload and use large images when building and system performance in your world continues to run smoothly. The maximum image upload size is 50 MB. Please reach out us in the #help-and-support if you have questions or need additional information!
Hello, fellow Topians! 📣 This week, there are 2 new updates to our Layers page, including a new field called 'Display Layer' that allows you to switch a single layer asset to a top or bottom layer! Also, we started on a series of optimizations that we're making to video and audio feeds, including removing the video or audio feed blink when transitioning to screenshare.
Change ‘Display Layer’ For Single Layer Assets
World Builders, remember that time you uploaded a single layer asset as a top layer, but later decided it would be better as a bottom layer? Well, now there’s a field to painlessly make that change: Display Layer! When modifying a single layer asset, you’ll see this new field on the Layers page.
Preview Images for Multi-Layer Assets
Top layer and bottom layer preview images are now visible on the Layers page when editing a multi-layer asset!