Release Notes

Chmeetings 2021.16 – June 23, 2021

New

Ability to add an image and a description to recurring event occurrences

You can now add an image and a description at the occurrence level, for recurring events. This allows you to have a general image and description for the entire event, but also edit them for specific occurrences where you may need them to be more targeted.

 

Event registration form

When people register for ticketed events, you can now ask them to fill out a form before completing their registration. This can be achieved by creating a form from the Forms module, then selecting it when creating the event. Every time when an Owner, Admin or Group Leader wants to register a member; or a member wants to register themselves for an event, they will be required to fill out the form you have selected.

In addition, you can see the form that everyone submitted, by going to the People list corresponding to your event. From the options button next to each registered person, you can access View Submissions, which takes you to their form submission area. From here, you can have access to the usual form options, such as updating the person’s profile, or unlinking them from the form. Read more about working with form submissions.

 

Smart follow up

When you call someone from the mobile app, then come back again to our app after ending the call, you will see a pop-up asking if you want to log a follow up for this member. The app will automatically set the member, follow up type, date/time and will let you add notes or click Save

 

Add family members to follow ups

You now have the option to include family members when creating follow ups. Simply select a person when creating the follow up, and you will see the option to include their family members. The feature is available when creating a follow up from within a profile in the People section. It is not yet available from within the Follow Ups module. 

 

Forms Submission Advanced Search

When viewing the submissions corresponding to a specific form, you can now run an advanced search to filter by specific answers to the questions included within your form. 

 

Improvements

We have made improvements to the Russian and Chinese translations.

 

Fixed

  • We have fixed a performance issue occurring when saving a family with a couple of members, in accounts with many custom profile fields. 
  • We have also fixed a bug related to exporting people as mobile contacts on iOS.

 

Chmeetings 2021.15 – June 8, 2021

New

First day of the week

You can now choose whether your week starts with Sunday or Monday. The feature is available by going to Settings >
Account Settings > Format Settings. This will reflect in the calendar and across all date selection fields. The default
is Monday.

Check-In forms

It is now possible to select a mandatory form to fill out when checking people in for an event. The form can be created
as usual, via the Forms module, and can be selected when editing the event you’d like to apply it to.

Enable/Disable the Gender profile field

You now have the ability to either enable or disable the Gender field from Settings > Profile Fields.

New language: Chinese (Beta)

ChMeetings now comes in Chinese, as well. This language is currently in a Beta version, and we welcome your feedback.
You can set it as the default church account language, from under Settings > Account Settings. Users and Members can
switch to Chinese from Settings > Change Language.

Improvements

Adding family members got better

When they first log into their account, new members now see a message that provides information on how to add family
members.

Check In list exports now contain groups

Exported spreadsheets now contain the Groups field when exporting lists of attendees or absentees from within the event
check in page.

Fixed

  • iOS: the Family area did not render correctly within the My Profile screen.
  • Android 7 and earlier: a white screen was being displayed within the Mobile App. Please reinstall the app to
    receive the fix.
  • The shareable Online Giving link was incorrect on the Mobile App.
  • Incorrect order of people when searching within the People module.

Chmeetings 2021.14 – May 20, 2021

New

  • Contributions: Added an option to filter by specific people criteria, including people without an email.
  • Contributions: Added the ability to print mail labels.
  • Text Editor: Added the ability to resize images.

Chmeetings 2021.13 – May 11, 2021

New

  • Events: Add an option to filter by the calendar on the events
    page.
  • Forms: Add the address field to the list of profile fields.
  • Forms: Add the file field to upload attachments (This is only
    available to paid accounts).
  • Reports: Add a new access log report (This is only available to
    paid accounts).

Fixed

  • Fix an issue printing the calendar.

Chmeetings 2021.12 – May 5, 2021

New

  • Events: Revamp the events management page to make it easier.
  • People – Profile Details: Add a new section to display the sent
    text messages.
  • People – Bulk Actions: Increase the size of email attachments to
    20 MB.
  • Users & Roles – Users: Add Last access time.
  • Users & Roles – Roles: Add role type when adding new role.
  • Add German Language (Beta).

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with adding new people on some small screens.
  • Fix an issue with displaying the member photo in the letter
    export
  • Fix an issue with calculating the attended/absent people in
    groups events.
  • Fix an issue with exporting people to mobile contacts.

Chmeetings 2021.11 – April 21, 2021

New

  • Contributions: Add new export options (Group by person and group
    by family).

Chmeetings 2021.11 – April 14, 2021

New

  • Events: Add a self-check-in option to the events with
    registration enabled.
  • People – Text People: Add an option to receive a notification on
    the mobile app when someone replies to the message.
  • Add an option to get the link QR code from Events, forms,
    calendar, and custom registration page.
  • Forms: Add an option to duplicate a field.
  • Add Spanish Language (Beta).
  • Add Russian Language (Beta).

Chmeetings 2021.10 – April 7, 2021

New

  • Member Access: Add an option to enable registrations using
    profile fields as a registration form. This is only available to paid accounts.
  • Forms: Add an option to update profile fields from the form
    submission.
  • Follow up: Add created on, created by, last modified on, and
    last modified by to the follow-up details.
  • Reports – Recurring Event Report: Add Age distribution chart.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with ordering the users doesn’t consider the
    account name format settings.

Chmeetings 2021.9 – March 31, 2021

New

  • Forms: Add an option to insert links and photos to the
    description field.
  • Events: Add an option to enable/disable registration
    restrictions on specific days.
  • Events: Add end date and time option to be able to create a
    multi-day event.
  • People – Person Details: Add an option to rotate the profile
    photo after uploading it.
  • Settings – Account Settings: Add an option to enable/disable
    display your church on the Find my church page.
  • Tools: General improvements to import giving.

Chmeetings 2021.8 – March 25, 2021

New

  • Forms: Add more settings like only members can fill it, limit
    total submissions per member and restrict form only to members with specific criteria.
  • Events Send an email to members when the member or admin cancels
    his event registration.
  • People: Add an option to export people to mobile contacts
    (Available in the Mobile App).

Fixed

  • Fix an issue in exporting groups to an excel file that does
    not include leaders.
  • Fix an issue with the mailing label that doesn’t fit
    properly on Avery 8860 30 labels per page.

Chmeetings 2021.7 – March 18, 2021

New

  • Forms: Add member profile fields to the form fields to create
    different custom registration forms.
  • Settings – Account Settings: Add force strong passwords option
    on to just use strong passwords when members register or updating their passwords.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with opening text replies in the diocese
    account.

Chmeetings 2021.6 – March 10, 2021

New

  • Contributions: Improve the design and usability of add
    contribution page.
  • Forms: Include the form title and banner when sharing it on any
    social app.
  • Events: Add event/occurrences share link to the public events.
  • Follow up: Display the person photo and support some bulk
    actions like text people, email people, send notifications and delete follow ups.
  • Tools – Merge People: Add matching filter (Name, Email and
    Mobile).
  • Settings – Integrations: Add support to Twilio Alhpanumeric
    sender id.

Fixed

  • Fix some UI issues on the mobile and tablet screens.

Chmeetings 2021.5 – March 3, 2021

New

  • Dashboard: Add manage widgets feature to easy add/remove widgets
    from your dashboard.
  • People – Advanced Search: Add an option to find people who don’t
    have profile photo from the missing data section.
  • Roles – Member Role: Add an option to set the mandatory for main
    profile fields like Photo, email, phone number and address.
  • Forms: Add form status filter.
  • Settings – Churches: Add a new way to manage the diocese
    churches and locations (Only available in the Diocese Account).
  • Calendar – Share: Add new option to share all calendars together
    to Google calendar or any other ical compatible calendars.
  • Contributions: Add quick add person option when adding a new
    contributor not exist in the account.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with self check in.
  • Fix a performance issue with accounts with a large number of
    events.

Chmeetings 2021.4 – February 16, 2021

New

  • Contributions: Add an option to customize the end of the year
    statement.
  • People: Search by name, email and mobile in the church people to
    add them to ministry
  • Profile Details: Add an option to quickly email people from
    profile details.
  • Main Menu: Add the logged-in person name to quickly access his
    profile.
  • Settings – Account Settings: Add an option to set the default
    language in your account.
  • Reports – Family Report: Add an option to add follow-up,
    archive, and delete the whole family.
  • Reports – Notification History Report: Show the notification
    details along with the attachments.
  • Enforce password change after the first login using the
    generated password.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue that lead to duplicate event occurrences in the
    same day after updating the available seats.
  • Fix an issue with user last access not updated properly in
    some cases.
  • Fix some issues with embedding the calendar in the church
    website.
  • Fix an issue that prevent admin from deleting copied roles.

Chmeetings 2021.3 – February 4, 2021

New

  • Dashboard: Add households widget.
  • Users & Roles: Add an option to create multiple group leader
    role by copying the default one.
  • Contributions: Add the contributions overview, methods, and
    funds to the exported excel sheet.
  • Forms: Add a quick option to export submissions from the forms
    page directly.
  • Tools – Import People: Display the number of families before
    importing them.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with displaying some links in the member
    access.
  • Fix an issue with removing a member with access from a
    ministry.

Chmeetings 2021.2 – January 27, 2021

New

  • Users & Roles: Add new permission to control the visibility
    of people reports, advanced search, and event reports.
  • Add Romanian Language. Many thanks to Chise Bogdan for his
    contribution to the Romanian Translation
    .

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with archived people not counted in the
    attendance reports.
  • Fix an issue with the family name not displayed correctly in
    the Giving tab of the personal details page.
  • Fix an issue with Mailchimp sync not working properly in
    some cases.

Chmeetings 2021.1 – January 20, 2021

New

  • Contributions – All Contributions: Add the Contributions Summary
    (Overview, Methods & Funds).
  • People – Profile Details: Add “Do Not Text” option to let
    Admin/Member choose to not receive text messages from the church.
  • Follow Up: Receive push notification on the app when having
    pending follow ups today.
  • Member Access: Members can unsubscribe from the emails easily.
  • Diocese Management: Many improvements to the churches admin
    under the diocese account.
  • Add Danish Language. Many thanks to Pastor Svend Ryborg for
    his contribution to the Danish Translation
    .

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with Sync calendar to Google calendar with iCal.
  • Fix an issue with updating a form submission.
  • Fix an hour delay in the scheduled text messages.
  • Fix an issue with opening push notifications details in some
    special case.

Chmeetings 2020.61 – December 30, 2020

New

  • General performance and design improvements

Fixed

  • General bug fixes.

Chmeetings 2020.60 – December 23, 2020

New

  • People – Send Notifications: Add an option to attach images and
    files to the notification. This is only available to paid accounts.
  • People – Email People: Save the email subject with the template.
  • Member Access – Pending People: Add an option to send push
    notifications to pending people.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with editing an event from the dashboard will
    lead to losing its name.
  • Fix an issue with import contacts from the mobile app that
    doesn’t display in some cases.

Chmeetings 2020.59 – December 16, 2020

New

  • Users & Roles – Users: Add a new role “Group Leader” to let
    some users only access a specific group of people
  • Reports: Display the recipients of email, text, and push
    notifications in the mobile app.
  • Reports: Add a new option to search by name, mobile, and email
    in the recipients of email, text, and push notifications.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with editing event occurrence that leads to
    duplicate the event on Safari.
  • Fix an issue with the last access date on the user’s page.
  • Fix a display issue of the people’s advanced search on the
    mobile.

Chmeetings 2020.58 – December 3, 2020

New

  • Events – Registration: Add an option to disable the event
    cancellation before the event starts with a specific number of hours.
  • Member Access – My Registrations: Show the date and hour of the
    event.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with the paging in the text, email, and push
    notifications history report.

Chmeetings 2020.57 – November 25, 2020

New

  • Settings – Account Settings: Add an option to set the sender
    name and reply to email. This is only available to paid accounts.
  • Events: Add a new option to enable event registration for
    specific groups.
  • Events – Sessions: Add an option to enter a speaker name that is
    not one of the members.
  • Contributions: Add an option to enter the check number and
    display it in the giving statement.
  • Contributions – Online Giving: Add an option to ask donors to
    cover the processing fee.
  • People: Allow to select people from multiple searches to do any
    bulk operation easily.
  • People: Add an option to create login account for new members
    directly from the person details page. This is available beside the Edit button.
  • Reports: General improvements in the recurring event report.

Chmeetings 2020.56 – November 19, 2020

New

  • Forms – Settings: Add an option to make the form visible for
    member access users in the menu.
  • Forms – Submissions: Add an export option to create a letter
    template for the submitters and use the form fields and profile fields.
  • General performance improvements.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with the public calendar that prevents it from
    displaying well.
  • Fix an issue with loading the profile photos in the
    generated QR Cards.

Chmeetings 2020.55 – November 11, 2020

New

  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to control the
    option of add/remove from the ministry.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add a new option to set the mandatory
    fields and which fields can display in the custom registration form.
  • Forms: Add Forms optional expiry date.

Chmeetings 2020.54 – November 4, 2020

New

  • Settings – Account Settings: Add an option to change the time
    format from 12 hours to 24 hours.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to control the
    birthdate (view/edit) in the profile details.
  • Reports – Birthdays Report: Order people by the day of birth,
    display the age and add age filter.
  • General performance improvements.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue that prevent creating a form from the mobile
    app.
  • Fix events display order in the member access home page.

Chmeetings 2020.53 – October 29, 2020

New

  • Users: Add an option to invite members to become users.
  • People: Add an option to enable/disable sending emails to some
    people.
  • People: Improve the performance of exporting people in case of
    thousands of records.

Chmeetings 2020.52 – October 20, 2020

New

  • Language: Add French Language.
  • Events – Attendance: Add a new option to enter the count of
    visitors/guests.

Chmeetings 2020.51 – October 16, 2020

New

  • Contributions: Add PayPal to the payment providers in online
    giving along with Stripe.
  • Reports: Add a new report “Deleted People Report” that will
    display all deleted people in the last 30 days with an option to restore. This is only available to paid
    accounts.
  • Event – Sessions: Display the event sessions in the event
    details page.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with the event participants order doesn’t
    consider the selected name format in the account settings.
  • Fix an issue with form submission not working in a very
    special case.
  • Fix a UI issue with the calendar color picker.

Chmeetings 2020.50 – October 7, 2020

New

  • Contributions: Print/Email Giving statement for individuals and
    families.
  • Reports: Add a new report “Households Report” that will display
    all households and the address details.
  • Member Access: Add an option to receive registrations
    notifications as a push notification on the mobile.
  • Calendar: Add an option to print the calendar.
  • Calendar: Update the Agenda view to display the events in 30
    days instead of 7 days.
  • People – Profile Details: Show the mobile phone of the parents
    in the family list to quickly call them.
  • Settings – Account Settings: Add an option to customize the app
    color. This is only available to paid accounts.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with displaying the correct name format and
    searching by the name fields in the event participants.

Chmeetings 2020.49 – October 1, 2020

New

  • Forms: Auto link the people if they are exactly matched in the
    name and email/mobile.
  • Forms: Add an option to send Text, Email, or push notifications
    to the linked people.
  • Forms: Add an option to customize the form color.
  • People: Add an option to Edit account info, edit roles, and
    delete the account directly from the person details page. This is available beside the Edit button.
  • Reports: Add a new report “People Log Report” that will display
    a log for all updates done on the people. This is only available to paid accounts.
  • Text Provider: Now you can purchase text packages and send text
    messages in South Africa.

Fixed

  • Fix Mailchimp integration issue when removing the
    integration and adding it again.

Chmeetings 2020.48 – September 21, 2020

New

  • Forms: Add an option to receive submissions notifications as a
    push notification on the mobile.
  • Events: Add an option to edit the maximum tickets of a specific
    occurrence instead of the event.
  • Events – Check In: Add option to capture the attendance of a
    person who is not listed as a participant of an event.
  • Settings – Profile Fields: Add an option to add multiple
    sections.
  • Calendar: Increase the number of displayed events in a monthly
    calendar cell.
  • Dashboard: Improve the loading time of the dashboard especially
    when having many families.
  • Performance: General improvements on the application performance
    in initial loading, events, and some reports.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue in adding to groups in iPhone X.
  • Fix public calendar shared link not working in a very
    special case.

Chmeetings 2020.47 – September 10, 2020

New

  • Settings – Account Settings: Add Native name option to capture
    people’s names in their native language. It will be appended to their name wherever their name is displayed in
    the legal format or the chosen format.
  • Person Details – Events: Add an option to quickly register in an
    event for a member and/or his family from his events page in Person details.
  • Contributions: Add an option to add envelops and linking it with
    members to help in increasing confidentiality when adding the contributions.
  • Person Details – Giving: Show the total giving for the member
    and also his family.

Fixed

  • Fix a sorting issue in event instances.
  • Fix some UI issues with the actions menu on the iPhone.

Chmeetings 2020.46 – September 4, 2020

New

  • Events: Add self check-in option so members can check-in
    themselves.
  • Reports: Add people count report when using ministries feature.
  • People: Improve the user experience of adding existing people to
    groups or ministry.

Fixed

  • Fix a bug with scheduled emails when contains an attachment.
  • Fix name matching bug in form submissions.

Chmeetings 2020.45 – August 28, 2020

New

  • People: Change quick add family member to full add.
  • People – Advanced Search: Remember your last state of
    opened/closed search panel.
  • New Member Requests: Add an option to “Accept and add to
    ministry”.
  • Events: Add copy event feature.
  • Forms: Add limit responses option.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to control the
    online giving settings.
  • Follow up: Add an option to set up the follow-up time.
  • Notifications: Add an option to mark the notifications as
    read/unread and show unread notifications count on the menu.
  • Notifications: Add an option to remove notifications.

Chmeetings 2020.44 – August 24, 2020

New

  • People – Advanced Search: Add an option to search for missing
    values in additional profile fields.
  • Events – Registrations: Display the registered names in the
    registration confirmation email.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to control the
    online giving settings.
  • Follow up: Add an option to sort by date and by name.
  • Migrated to Microsoft Azure® Cloud platform for better security,
    performance, and reliability.

Chmeetings 2020.43 – August 13, 2020

New

  • Events: Add Every 2 Weeks option to the event repeat.
  • People – Advanced Search: Add a new filter to search by state.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to control the
    people export option.

Chmeetings 2020.42 – August 7, 2020

New

  • Person Details – Events: Click on the event registration icon
    will open the registration details.
  • People – Advanced Search: Add a new filter for Events to find
    people who registered or not registered in a specific duration.
  • Events: Add an option to Enable/Disable Registrations on a
    specific occurrence in a recurring event.
  • Contributions: Add payment methods to let you add, update, or
    delete payment methods.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with edit event may lead to change the selected
    calendar.
  • Fix an issue with calendar/Agenda view doesn’t show all
    events in the selected interval.

Chmeetings 2020.41 – July 30, 2020

New

  • People – Person Details: Update the Events tab to show the
    Registrations and Checked In events.
  • People: Add Sibling option to the family roles.
  • Events – Registrations: Add an option to cancel this ticket or
    all tickets in the registration.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to Cancel Event
    Registration.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with event details page not responding when
    having large description in iOS App.
  • Fix an issue with voice messages recorder on some browsers.
  • Fix a UI issue on displaying the person options menu on
    iPad.

Chmeetings 2020.40 – July 23, 2020

New

  • Ministries Management – Add an option to manage the welcome
    message and important links for each church under the diocese account.
  • Add a new option in the main menu to switch between the member
    and staff menu.

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with older notifications disappeared.
  • Fix an issue with saving account settings not applied
    immediately.
  • Fix an issue happens in certain cases when deleting an event
    will show a security exception message.

Chmeetings 2020.39 – July 13, 2020

New

  • Dashboard – Add the Family count widget to the ministries
    dashboard.
  • Calendar – Share: Add a new option to get public upcoming events
    link and share it anywhere.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add new permission to Accept, Reject,
    and Link member access requests.
  • Member Access – Requests: Add an option to bulk email/text
    people.
  • Add support to download attachments from the mobile app.
  • Tools – Improve the performance of import/update people from
    excel.
  • General performance enhancements.

Fixed

  • Copy form doesn’t copy the banner.
  • Can’t unarchive person.
  • Remove person from ministry and this person have a user
    account.

Chmeetings 2020.38 – July 3, 2020

New

  • Member Access – Add a filter option to search inside the family
    members.
  • Member Access – Change upcoming events to 30 days instead of 7
    days.
  • Event Registration – Send email to members when the admin
    registers them manually.

Fixed

  • Users page not working properly when having more than 5K
    users.
  • People Advanced Search – Opening saved search will open all
    search sections.
  • Invite members by Text not working when using Twilio
    Integration.

Chmeetings 2020.37 – June 25, 2020

New

  • Event Registration: Add an option to limit the seats by members
    or by families.
  • Member Access – Custom User/Member Invitation Email & Text
    (Available for some accounts).
  • Member Access – Requests: Add flag option to mark some requests.
  • Member Access – Requests: Add an option to search by email and
    mobile along with the name.

Fixed

  • Minor UI issues in the web app.

Chmeetings 2020.36 – June 22, 2020

New

  • Add a preview option to the attached files (type image) in the
    person details page.
  • Member Access – Requests: Add export to excel option.
  • Member Access – Requests: Add sorting to the displayed columns.
  • Member Access – Requests: Show the time along with the date in
    the request date column.
  • Member Access – Requests: Add an option to (Accept & Reject
    member) in the person details page.
  • Roles & Permissions: Add a new permission “Member Access
    (New Member Requests)” to allow some people to access this page along with Admin & Owner roles.

Chmeetings 2020.35 – June 17, 2020

New

  • Custom member & family registration form (Available for some
    accounts).
  • People Advanced Search – Users & Roles: Add an option to
    find people by invitation status (All, Invited, Pending, Invitation Failed, Logged In) and an option to reinvite
    again.
  • Logged-In members can see Church name instead of Diocese name in
    the Diocese accounts.
  • Settings: Add an additional name format (Last Name, First Name
    Middle name).

Fixed

  • Fix an issue with merge two people inside the same family.
  • The owner-user can’t change his username.
  • Layout direction in attendance page.

Chmeetings 2020.34 – June 15, 2020

New

  • Event Registration public release.

Fixed

  • Households report not working in specific cases.
  • Minor UI issues in the mobile app.

Chmeetings 2020.33 – June 11, 2020

New

  • Settings: Add Name Format settings to support different formats
    (Last Name, First Name) & (First Name Last Name)
  • Member Access: Allow pending approval members to add their
    families and admin can review, accept, or reject the families.
  • Member Access: Add an option to allow automatic approval to all
    accounts
  • Event Registration: Send Confirmation Email.
  • Show message after member registration to check spam/junk emails
    in case he didn’t get an email.

Chmeetings 2020.32 – June 9, 2020

Fixed

  • Filter by name in the family report stop working.
  • People Advanced Search: People not in groups filter did not
    return data if they are in a group in a different ministry.
  • Opening links from different domains doesn’t open inside the
    mobile app.
  • Import contact in iPhone swap the mobile and phone in a very
    specific case.
  • Event Registration UI issues.

Chmeetings 2020.31 – June 4, 2020

Fixed

  • Disable the invite by Text option if the user doesn’t have
    permissions on People.

Chmeetings 2020.30 – June 2, 2020

New

  • Event Registration (Available for some accounts).
  • Member Access: Add Legal Agreement link.

Fixed

  • Filter by name in the family report stop working.

Note: Some features are not available in all accounts as they need some improvements and fine-tuning before
becoming available for all accounts.