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!
We have a
bonusrelease for you this week that includes
so manyamazing updates. We launched
temporary capacity increases, capacity overage support, auto-resizing video and audio tiles when a drawer is open,and more. No, this isn't a trick! 🎩 Go to a Topia world and see them for yourselves!
⏱ Temporary Capacity Increases
Planning an event where you're expecting an extra 100 guests? No problem! We've built an entire new system where World Owners can purchase and schedule capacity increases when they're expecting a short-term spike in total guests in their world. Capacity increases will be billed per user capacity per day.
📈 Capacity Overage Support
There's a powerful new toggle titled "Allow Capacity Overages" in your Billing settings, World Owners. When on, your world’s capacity will automatically scale beyond the maximum when exceeded. Overages will be billed per user capacity per day.
Auto-Resizing Video and Audio Tiles
Yes, we’ve done it! Video and audio tiles now automatically resize and move when you’ve opened a drawer so that you never miss out any social action.
Ah, the tooltip. One of the great wonders of the internet. We’ve replaced our confirmation modals in all drawers and pages with confirmation tooltips when using a delete button. This change will ensure that you (yes, you) will be able to confirm deletion without a pesky modal taking over your screen.
Hello, fellow inhabitants of the Topia universe!👽 We are releasing a very important
update to pricing(read the full update here), which includes new plans, new prices, an annual subscription discount for new subscriptions, and more.
🏷 2022 Pricing Update
Topia's new pricing encompasses multiple important changes to world plans and billing (read the full update here). The updates include 2 new world plans,
Performance.In addition, we're saying farewell to our Community plan (though if you already have a Community world, your world, by default will remain at that subscription level). We added a 10% annual discount for any new subscriptions, and a couple of changes to the Free plan.
🥸 Available World Indicator
Going shopping for a new world? Well, we've got just the update! If a World URL is available, the world entry screen will now display multiple indicators that the URL is available to claim. You'll also have the option of initiating the world creation process (and claiming the URL) directly from the world entry screen. Worlds you own will also have an indicator that you own it!
Enter and Exit World Animation
Prepare to be "wowed" the next time you enter a world or see a friend exit a world! Your Topi is finally revealing their preferred method of travel.
"🎤 It's gonna be May!" Indeed, on the eve of May, we updated the
'Volume' fieldin asset Media settings
to be a slider. Also, guests with Display Names longer than 20 characters will see that their
full Display Name shows in a tool tipwhen hovering over their video or audio feed's Display Name.
Improved 'Volume' field control
World Builders, we updated the 'Volume' field in asset Media settings to be adjustable using a slider! This will allow for more granular control of the audio experience in your worlds.
View Full Display Name Tool Tip
If you have a long Display Name, fear not! When other guests hover over your video or audio feed's Display Name, a tooltip showing your full Display Name will now appear.