Release Notes

by Oct 25, 2021New Features

Release Notes for 1.1.768

25 October, 2021

New Features
  • We have made some updates to the Zoom conference integration allowing users a better experience when using integrated video from the board. Unnecessary buttons have been removed so that the video link is less cluttered and speakers are less distracted as the speaker view no longer appears in a separate window.

Release Notes for 1.1.759

30 September, 2021

New Features
  • Users may reference an attendee on the board by using the @ feature in comments, actions and learnings. Entering ‘@’ followed by the first letter of a name into the text box will present a list of attendees for selection. All attendees invited to the board may be referenced regardless of their online status.
  • Comments added during the discussion can be ‘liked’ by attendees. Each comment now has a clickable heart and the number of likes will be displayed within the comment box and will be captured on the session summary.
Bug fixes
  • The subdomain prefix “www.” is now automatically added to the Lean Coffee Table URL. This has solved the issue of errors during sign in with Microsoft, Slack and Google.

    Release Notes for 1.1.743

    12th February, 2021

    New Features
    • Session summaries can now accommodate languages with characters other than the English Roman alphabet. LCT boards using Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Georgian and Armenian alphabets will now render correctly in the summary.
    Bug fixes
    • The email sent inviting an attendee to a board has been optimised for scenarios where images are blocked in the message.
    • Hyperlinks pasted into topics or comments will display as plain text and not in HTML and the ampersand will render correctly in the Session summary
    • A fix has been implemented to allow facilitators to switch between guest access and a closed access board. 

    Release Notes for 1.1.739

    3rd February, 2021

    New Features
    • When a meeting is ended, facilitators now have the option to create a follow-on meeting which includes the attendees and topics transferred from the completed meeting. All topics or just the undiscussed topics can be transferred to the new board and the previous board is archived for reference. For full details, please refer to
    Bug fixes
    • Zoom links which include a password now work seamlessly with the integrated Zoom conferencing functionality. There is now no need to edit your conference link to remove the password.

    Release Notes for 1.1.730

    14th October, 2020

    Bug fixes
    • Dark mode is now fixed and may be toggled on/off as desired.
    • Code has been amended to prevent stray HTML showing in the Session summary and exported Actions/Learnings.

    Release Notes for 1.1.719

    16th September, 2020

    New Features
    • We have improved the merge topic functionality. Now facilitators can unmerge topic cards or add additional topic cards to an already merged card. Votes from the child cards will be grouped into the merged parent but will remain with the child if unmerged.
    • Links added within the comment field are now parsed and will open in a new tab.
    Bug Fixes
    • Guest will not see the ‘how to’ welcome tour each time they visit a board. It will be shown once and if it is watched or dismissed, will not be shown on subsequent visits.

    Release Notes for 1.1.715

    8th September, 2020

    New Features
    • Topic card votes may now be hidden from all participants to prevent undue influence during the voting phase. The Facilitator can toggle show or hide votes in the Facilitator controls.
    • Facilitators are now warned that switching off ‘Show Topic Author’ is intended to allow participants to vote and discuss topics without being influenced by the identity of the topic author. The feature is not for anonymity – Topic authors will be shown in the session summary.

    Release Notes for 1.1.704

    25th June, 2020

    New Features
    • Topic card comments can now be edited and deleted from within the Discussing column
    • Dark Mode is available for everyone now. It can be accessed from the left menu
    • Dedicated menus to improve the experience for Guests
    • End Meeting button is now always visible to the Facilitator once the meeting has started
    • Link to our Security Policy PDF has been added to the footer
    Bug Fixes
    • SVG assets were not always displaying on Chrome – fixed
    • Adding comments to topics on mobile had stopped working – fixed
    • IntroJS guide has been disabled for mobile
    • Scrollbars were appearing on Firefox when Dark Mode was active – these have been removed

    Release Notes for 1.1.693

    16th June, 2020

    Bug Fixes
    • Removed notification that appeared when trying to edit someone else’s topic card. This has been replaced with clearly defined editable and non-editable fields.
    • End Meeting button Lean Coffee meetings had stopped working
    • Additional text from Add Topic button removed
    • Topic cards going underneath columns when dragged form the Discussed column
    • Additional spacing removed from mobile layouts
    • Topic card author name re-alignment
    • Logo position fixed for iPad

    Release Notes for 1.1.688

    16th June, 2020

    New Features
    • ZOOM performance has been improved with an API update
    • Comments are now visible in the Discussed and To Discuss columns
    • End Meeting button relocated to the top of the Discussed column for better visibility
    • You can now discuss topics for longer with additional time lengths available to select from
    • IntroJS style guides for Lean Coffee meetings, have been added for Facilitators and Attendees
    • The invite attendees popup has been made easier to use
    Bug Fixes
    • Dark Mode colour updates
    • Reduced topic card vertical heights
    • The IntroJS onscreen help guide has had text updates and has also been restyled
    • Facilitators are unable to scroll the control panel on Firefox
    • The radio buttons on the Lean Coffee meeting summary popup had stopped working

    Release Notes for 1.1.668

    9th June, 2020

    New Features
    • Dark Mode option is now available
    Bug Fixes
    • Topic author names have been made darker
    • Vote button not appearing for some people in a particular set of circumstances

    Release Notes for 1.1.665

    8th June, 2020

    New Features
    • Lean Coffee Meeting Summary PDFs now display content clearer
    • IntroJS style guides for Lean Coffee meetings is available for some Users in Beta
    Bug Fixes
    • SignalR occasionally dropping connection for some users
    • Vote button not appearing for some people in a particular set of circumstances
    We still have a long backlog of requested features and ideas to improve Lean Coffee, which we will deliver in the coming weeks. Please contact us with any feedback.