Changelog


Here is the complete history of changes and updates (changelog). A summary of the latest features is also available.

Here is how to update Olvid.

iPhone iPad


A version history of Olvid for iOS is also published on App Store and on Github.

2.5 - 2024-06-07

  • Resolved an intermittent issue with profile transfers from other devices.
  • Enhanced the cryptographic library.
  • Various minor improvements and bug fixes.

2.4 - 2024-06-03

  • Introducing group types! Creating and managing an Olvid group is now easier than ever.
  • It is no longer possible to moderate received messages unless in an advanced group configured with the appropriate permissions.
  • Two options are now available when deleting a message or discussion: delete from the local device or from all devices you own.
  • Fixed an issue where users occasionally had to force quit the app after it had been idle for a period.
  • Reacting to a message can now be done by performing a long-press on the message. Double-tap reaction option is still available.
  • Fixed a bug where carriage returns in received messages were not always properly displayed.
  • The list of available message or discussion deletion options now properly adapts to the context.
  • It is now always possible to react to a message, even in a read-only group discussion.
  • Removed the reply-to menu entry that was shown on messages in read-only discussions.
  • Enhanced user experience by refining the display of backup-related tips.
  • Improved the process of deleting messages in a group with no other members.
  • Fixed a potential crash that could occur when the app is running in the background.
  • Improved the efficiency of certain network calls by batching several calls into one.
  • Improved the preview displayed for URLs pointing to a video.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused certain contacts to be relegated to the list of secondary (other) contacts.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally prevented the proper deletion of a profile.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented proper highlighting during a search within a discussion.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused received messages to be truncated.
  • Fixed a bug that impacted user notifications by removing carriage returns from the notification body.
  • Fixed a minor bug during the onboarding process.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

2.3 - 2024-04-25

  • Added an option to hide system messages displayed in a group discussion when the group members change.
  • For enterprise users, leaving the company directory now clears the position and company fields.
  • Sent receipts and read receipts have been made significantly more dependable.
  • When deleting a message everywhere, your other devices now simply delete the message.
  • Deleting a profile is now done from the screen showing the details about the profile.
  • Resolved an iPad display bug that occurred when minimizing the app.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the proper display of a QR code.
  • Improved support for numbered lists in Markdown within messages.

2.2 - 2024-04-01

  • Olvid’s messages now support Markdown formatting!
  • Enhanced attachment design, especially focusing on PDF attachments within the discussion view.
  • Added the ability to copy a URL when tapped within a discussion.
  • Implemented a user notification when another participant begins streaming their video during a call that has been put in the background.
  • Adressed minor issues with the video call functionality.
  • Implemented various minor bug fixes and improvements.

2.1 - 2024-03-13

  • Behold, adventurers of the digital realm! We present to you a long-awaited treasure: Secure video calls now grace the lands of iOS and iPadOS!
  • Our call view has undergone a dramatic makeover to accommodate these splendid video calls. Prepare to be dazzled!
  • Seeking wisdom within the scrolls of conversation? Fear not! You can now wield the power of search across all messages in a discussion.
  • Behold the mighty keyboard shortcuts, wielder of efficiency! With the almighty Cmd+F, you can summon the search within discussions, while Cmd+G guides you to the next hidden gem.
  • The legendary Cmd+Home now serves as the vanquisher of stacked discussions. Press it, and watch them scatter like leaves in the wind!
  • Time marches on, but fear not, weary travelers! Under each message, you shall find not only the date but also the day of the week (if it be older than a day). Let not the sands of time obscure your path!
  • Update your journey and bask in the glory of these newfound features! Adventure awaits!
  • We also fixed a few bugs ;-)

1.6 (744) - 2024-02-21

  • Addresses issues affecting specific users.
  • Implements minor interface enhancements.

1.5 (742) - 2024-02-15

  • Addresses an issue affecting specific users on iOS 15 that was introduced in the previous version.
  • Includes other minor bug fixes.

1.4 (738) - 2024-02-06

  • Introducing new, secure, and visually appealing URL previews within discussions!
  • The application now boasts significantly faster startup times, particularly on devices with extensive contact lists, groups, and discussions.
  • Sharing to Olvid on macOS is now possible.
  • Enhanced user experience in the event of a profile transfer failure.
  • Improved user experience for first-time users.
  • Smoother user experience when a search yields no results.
  • Resolved re-authentication issues for Keycloak users.
  • Addressed a bug that previously hindered the display of user notifications when receiving messages in large groups.
  • Rectified a bug that occurred during calls when microphone access was not granted.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally impeded the full restoration of backups.
  • Resolved an issue related to sharing URLs as text.
  • Locked discussions are no longer suggested when sharing or forwarding a message.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements to user experience.

1.3.1 (719) - 2023-12-12

  • Bug fixes.

1.3 (716) - 2023-12-11

  • Secure calls are now available on macOS!
  • The secure calls feature has a fresh new aesthetic, designed to enhance visual appeal across all devices and orientations.
  • Introducing a revamped interface for editing the nickname and custom photo of contacts or groups.
  • Enjoy the convenience of inviting all group members simultaneously with the new “Invite All” option.
  • Resolves an issue on macOS related to file imports using AirDrop.
  • Addresses various bugs concerning keycloak-managed users when the keycloak server is inaccessible.
  • Resolves a crash that occurred on certain iPhones when rotating the screen during an active discussion.
  • Fixes a bug that hindered secure calls from functioning when the device’s local time was incorrect.
  • Various other minor bug fixes.

1.2 (709) - 2023-10-26

  • It is now possible to subscribe to the multi-device while adding a new device.
  • Fixes localization issues.
  • Fixes a bug sometimes provoking a crash in the background.
  • Fixes a few issues concerning groups (including enterprise managed groups).
  • Several fixes improving the multi-device experience.

1.1 (705) - 2023-10-16

  • Fully redesigned invitation tab!
  • Improves the onboarding process.
  • Fixes the authorization screen request access to the microphone.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing to receive a code during an invitation process.

1.0 (703) - 2023-10-10

  • This is a major update! Welcome to Olvid v1.0 ;-)
  • You can now use the same profile on multiple devices simultaneously!
  • Start a conversation on your iPhone, continue it on your Mac, finish it on your iPad.
  • All your contacts, groups, and settings stay synchronized across all your devices.
  • Add a new contact on the go thanks to your iPhone, discuss with them from any device.
  • All your conversations stay end-to-end secured (end-to-end encrypted and end-to-end authenticated) across all your devices and those of your contacts.
  • Adding a new device to your list of devices is done in seconds thanks to a new, completely redesigned, secure, onboarding process!
  • Changing phone is now also done in seconds if you still have your old device at hand.

0.12.12 (694) - 2023-09-18

  • Ready for iOS 17!
  • You can drag and drop files from (and to) the discussion screen under iPadOS.
  • Fixes various typos in French.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing a backup made on an Android device to be restored on an iOS device.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing the finalization of the download of certain attachments.
  • Fixes a bug preventing copy/paste of text in the compose view.
  • Fixes an issue preventing a profile from taking advantage of another profile’s permission to emit secure calls.
  • The list of trust origins is now displayed on a separate screen.
  • Adds an advanced setting allowing you to download missing profile pictures for contacts, groups, and personal profiles.

0.12.11 (669) - 2023-07-20

  • Fixes a bug preventing certain copy/paste in the composition field.
  • Updates the UI of the contact sheet.

0.12.10 (666) - 2023-07-12

  • Fixes a bug preventing the download of attachments under iOS 17 beta 3.
  • Other minor bugfixes.

0.12.9 (661) - 2023-05-22

  • Improves the new group protocol to prevent situations were group pending members would never become full members. Basically, Olvid works even better than before.
  • Hotfix.

0.12.8 (659) - 2023-05-10

  • Long awaited feature! You can now explicitly mention a contact in a discussion. Tap the ’@’ symbol in the composition field, choose who you want to mention, and you are good to go.
  • This feature changes the notification behavior for a “muted” discussion: if you receive a message that mentions you, or one that replies to a message that mentions you, or one that replies to one of your messages, you will always be notified.
  • This new notification behavior can be modified for all discussions at once, or for one discussion in particular.
  • In the list of recent discussions, you will see an ‘@’ symbol on all discussions that have a new message that mentions you.
  • It is now possible to drop an attachment directly in a discussion. Super handy in multitasking mode for our iPad users !
  • After scrolling up in a discussion, it is now easy to go right back down..
  • The different badges displaying counters are now always consistent.
  • Locked discussions would not appear in search results. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a bug related to saving and restoring retention settings.
  • Receipt of an edited message no longer generates a new notification. The previous notification is updated silently.
  • Switches the order of the “delete” and “archive” buttons for a discussion.
  • Minor design fixes.
  • Fixes a bug that caused a double notification for a single message.
  • Small modification of the date format in the list of recent discussions.
  • When sharing, the “Ok” button displayed on the discussion selection screen has been renamed “Cancel” to clarify its purpose.

0.12.7 (652) - 2023-04-19

  • It is now possible to search for a discussion, right from the list of recent discussions.
  • During the search, archived discussions are also shown, making it possible to easily unarchive a discussion.
  • Searching is done against the discussions title and the name, position, and company of the participants.
  • For enterprise users, we added support for keycloak managed groups.
  • New emojis!
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent the establishment of an incoming call.
  • The tab bar badge counting the number of new messages was taking muted discussions into account. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a bug that could crash the app.
  • Muted discussions would not always appear as such in the list of recent discussions. This is fixed.

0.12.6 (645) - 2023-03-30

  • Introducing pinned discussions! You can now decide which discussions should always appear at the top of the list of recent discussions.
  • Pinned discussions can be reordered as you like.
  • Removes the selector allowing to switch between recent discussions, one-to-one discussions, and group discussions. Now, the latest discussions screen shows the latest discussions and the pinned discussions ;-)
  • Discussions can now be archived.
  • Archiving a discussion does not delete it, it only removes it from the list of recent discussions.
  • If a message is received (or sent) in an archived discussion, it is automatically unarchived.
  • Typing a draft in an archived discussion also unarchives it automatically.
  • To access an archived one-to-one discussion, navigate to the corresponding contact screen and tap the “Chat” button.
  • To access an archived group discussion, navigate to the corresponding group screen and tap the “Chat” button.
  • Following the possibility to archive a discussion, the cell showing a recent discussion can now be swiped both to the left and to the right so that all possible options are easily accessible.
  • Improved navigation on iPad.
  • Improved flow when introducing a contact to another.
  • Fixes a crash when displaying an animated gif on iOS 16.4.
  • Fixes a potential crash on iOS13 and iOS14.
  • Images previews are back.
  • User notifications could show for hidden profiles. Similarly, the app badge could count unread messages for a hidden profile. This is fixed.
  • Fixes occasional issues with the expiration of ephemeral messages sent.
  • Fixes occasional issues on iPad occurring when changing profile.
  • Fixes a minor issue with the audio player.

0.12.5 (639) - 2023-03-09

  • It is now possible to send a message in a group with no other member. Handy to write messages to yourself ;-)
  • When more than one profile is available, the share extension shows by default the last (not hidden) one used within the App.
  • Uncompleted outgoing secure calls did not appear in any discussion. This is fixed.
  • The old discussions list style is no longer available on iOS 16.
  • Fixes a bug related to the refresh of the list of recent discussions when using the old style under iOS 16, when switching profile.
  • The badge indicating the number of new messages on the tab bar is now always correct.
  • Fixes a visual bug occurring when a discussion is remotely deleted while the user is in the discussion.
  • Fixes an issue causing group (v2) profile pictures to disappear after 3 months.
  • Fixes an issue preventing certain expired messages to be deleted at the appropriate time.
  • Fixes a crash sometimes occurring at launch time.
  • Improves the app responsiveness after a cold boot.
  • Stability improvements.
  • Reduces the startup time for Keycloak users.
  • Fixes a bug preventing the list of recent discussions to be properly updated when switching profile.
  • Improves the animation when dismissing a discussion (iOS only).
  • Tapping a “Send message” Olvid action would not work (e.g. with the Shortcuts App). This is fixed.
  • When sharing, Olvid was not properly notifying Siri that we were sending a message. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a few typos in French.
  • The composition view could end up being larger than the text it contains. This is fixed.

0.12.4 (621) - 2023-01-19

  • You can now change profile by swiping down the profile picture on the top left.
  • Improves the reliability of the startup procedure after installing a new Olvid version.
  • Fixes a bug where sharing with Olvid could fail from certain Apple’s app (such as Music or the Developer app).
  • Fixes a bug that could sometimes prevent the profile edition.
  • Fixes a crash under iOS 15.7.x

0.12.3 (611) - 2023-01-17

  • Introducing a long awaited feature! You can now create as many (independent) profiles as you want! For example, you can create one for family and friends and another for work.
  • A profile can be “hidden”: showing it back requires a specific password. For an extra layer of privacy!
  • If a profile is allowed to make secure outgoing calls, all other profiles are as well.
  • Certain notifications were received twice, this is fixed.
  • iPad users with a physical keyboard can send messages by simply tapping Command + Return.
  • You can now clone any group, even if you are not administrator of the group.
  • Improved experience when sharing with Olvid: a list of all selected discussions now appears on top of the available discussions.
  • When forwarding a previously sent message, the forwarded message does not show the “forward” sign anymore.
  • Improves the virtual keyboard dismissal under iOS 15.5+.
  • It was not possible to have a white space when specifying a first name or a last name. This is fixed.
  • Certain link previews could “spin” forever. This is fixed.
  • Many minor bugfixes for iOS 13 and iPadOS.
  • Fixes animation issues of the composition view.
  • Other minor bugfixes.

0.12.2 (602) - 2022-12-06

  • New redesigned (and more efficient!) list of recent discussions under iOS 16!
  • To switch back to the old style, go to All Settings > Interface.
  • Fixes a bug that would prevent certain files to be properly deleted.
  • Fixes an issue where tapping a notification or sharing using Siri would not always choose the appropriate discussion.
  • Fixes a crash sometimes occuring when tapping the discussion button of a contact detailed view.
  • Other minor improvements.

0.12.1 (584) - 2022-10-31

  • The discussions you use the most within Olvid will now be suggested when sharing.
  • Fixes a bug at the engine level resulting in a frequent crash of the app.
  • Fixes a systematic crash occurring when dismissing the discussion screen by swiping while the keyboard is active.
  • Updates WebRTC to version 5249.

0.12.0 (580) - 2022-10-22

  • Say hello to new discussion groups! They can now be configured with as many administrators as you want.
  • Backup are now faster and even more reliable.
  • The name of a contact who deletes a message for all participants in the discussion is now indicated right within the discussion.
  • csv files can now be shared with Olvid using AirDrop. Yepee!
  • Typing a new message now automatically puts the discussion on top of the list of recent discussions.
  • You are now notified when a contact takes a screenshot of sensitive messages (either read-once or with a limited visibility).
  • Download and upload progresses can now be accessed from the information panel of the associated message.
  • Opening a discussion on iPad would not always scroll to the latest message. This is fixed.
  • User notifications now show a small preview of the attachment when possible.
  • You are notified if a message fails to be sent after retrying for a long period of time.
  • A new option allows to automatically download all attachments regardless of their size.
  • Keycloak revocations now work even when push notifications are deactivated.
  • Fixes a visual bug occurring when sending an audio message under iOS 16.
  • Fixes a potential crash occurring under iOS 16 when performing a Keycloak search.
  • Fixes an issue occurring under iOS 16 where the copy/paste would systematically request the user’s permission.
  • Fixes an issue preventing the display of certain “missed call” notifications.
  • Olvid starts even faster than before.
  • In order to never miss a secure call, you can now grant access to the microphone during the onboarding procedure.

0.11.1 (564) - 2022-09-22

  • It is now possible to define a personalized passcode (either PIN or password) to unlock Olvid!
  • Complete redesign of the screen listing all your groups.
  • When forwarding a message to exactly one discussion, this discussion is displayed.
  • Fixes a few graphical issues occurring under iOS 16.
  • Updates WebRTC to version 5195.
  • Adds an (advanced) panel allowing to evaluate the disk storage of Olvid.
  • Fixes a bug preventing to launch the share extension under iOS 13 and 14.
  • Fixes a potential crash of the app.
  • Other bug fixes.
  • Fixes a few localization issues in French.

0.11.0 (542) - 2022-07-20

  • Starting Olvid is way faster than before!
  • The information screen about a sent message now shows information about the reception of its attachments and, if the recipient allows it, information about whether the attachment was seen or not.
  • Return receipts on messages and attachments are sent (and thus received) much faster than before.
  • A red badge allows to distinguish between audio messages you already listened to from those you did not.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing messages to be marked as “not new” when entering a discussion.
  • Fixes a potential crash occurring when deleting a message while the corresponding discussion is displayed on screen.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing the UI to update itself at the end of the download of an attachment.

0.10.3 (533) - 2022-06-29

  • It is now possible to customize the alert sound for message notifications. You should definitively try our very exclusive, never heard before, unprecedented polyphonic sounds :-)
  • You can now easily forward any message to one or more discussions!
  • Improves the reliability of the progress bars when sending and receiving attachments.
  • Improves the responsiveness of the download and pause buttons on received attachments.
  • While listening to a voice message, you can now switch between the internal or the external speaker.
  • In addition to the media gallery, you can now browse through all the documents of a discussion!
  • When leaving a group and joining it again later on, the “old” discussion is reactivated (instead of creating a new one), allowing to continue the discussion where you left it.
  • The former is also true for a one-to-one discussion with a contact that you remove from your contacts and add back later.
  • When sharing a screenshot using Olvid, the discussion screen would not always show a big preview of the image. This is fixed.
  • The file previewer would sometimes allow sharing of ephemeral attachments. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a few bugs where contact images would not always show properly.
  • Fixes occasional rotation issues when setting a profile picture.
  • Fixes an issue potentially preventing messages to be sent.
  • Fixes multiple issues with the “delete for all” functionality.
  • Fixes a bug where tapping an attachment in a discussion could show another attachment of the message.
  • Improves the efficiency of messages downloads.
  • The mute switch of the call screen is now clearer.

0.10.2 (519) - 2022-05-01

  • Want to see a nice view of all the photos and videos received in a discussion? Try the new gallery, available via the top right button of any discussion screen.
  • When replying from a notification to the last received message, the response does not appear as a “reply” anymore.
  • Fixes a bug preventing the detection of URLs, phone numbers, etc. within messages.
  • Fixes a bug preventing badge to be properly updated when marking a message as read from a notification.
  • Fixes a bug preventing read receipts to be sent when marking a message as read from a notification.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing read messages to be marked as “read”.
  • Fixes a bug where sharing an image as a file would not result in a nice preview in the discussion screen.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

0.10.1 (501) - 2022-03-24

  • It is now possible to reply to a message or to mark it as read right from the notification!
  • If you like a particular reaction made by another user, you can now easily add it to the list of your preferred reactions.
  • Fixes a bug preventing a received message from being edited by the sender.
  • Fixes an issue preventing the minimum supported and recommended Olvid version would not be properly updated.
  • Background tasks are more reliable.

0.10.0 (495) - 2022-03-21

  • New behavior of your address book! Now, an Olvid user becomes a contact only if you explicitly agree. You are now in full control of your address book!
  • A new list of “other” Olvid users is now accessible from the “Contacts” tab. Typically, these users are part of the same discussion groups as you. Inviting these users to be a contact of yours can be done in one tap!
  • A group invite from a contact is now automatically accepted.
  • You still need to explicitly accept group invites from Olvid users who are not part of your contacts.
  • Sharing with Olvid is now easier and you can now share content into multiple discussions at once!
  • Support for new emojis.
  • The reactions are larger and easier to tap.
  • Bugfix: The reactions were not properly refreshed (it required manual scrolling to actually see an update). This is fixed.
  • Bugfix: Fixes an issue with user notifications that wouldn’t show after an upgrade (until the first restart of the app)
  • Bugfix: a double tap on an image would sometimes show a large version of the image instead of of the panel of reactions. This is fixed.
  • Many important improvements made to calls, especially for group calls.
  • The receipt indicator of sent messages is more reliable.
  • If the app version is outdated, an alert recommends an upgrade.
  • Upgrade of a third-party library.

0.9.18 (490) - 2022-01-28

  • Great improvements made to secure calls ! Including better quality in poor network conditions and reduced connecting time. Please note that your contact must also use the latest version of Olvid.
  • A user notification is shown when a contact reacts to one of your messages.
  • Adds supports for HEIC photos.
  • The onboarding is now compatible with all majors MDM vendors.
  • Updating the design of the group creation screens.
  • Fixes issues concerning reactions and ephemeral messages.
  • It is now easier to remove a reaction to a message.
  • While recording a voice message, receiving a call cancels the recording and immediately attach it to the discussion draft.

0.9.17 (484) - 2022-01-10

  • Fixes a potential timing attack on the implementation of scalar multiplication on EC (many thanks to Ryad Benadjila for pointing it out to us!)
  • It is possible to customize the quick emoji button of the new composition view, both globally and for each discussion.
  • The fluidity of the new discussion screen is improved.
  • Since Olvid will soon drop support for iOS 11 and 12, a new alert recommends users using an old iOS version to upgrade to the latest one.

0.9.16 (479) - 2022-01-04

  • Fix an important issue for our iOS12 users, preventing Olvid to launch.
  • Should fix an issue sometimes preventing some messages to be marked as read.

0.9.15 (477) - 2021-12-27

  • It is possible to add a reaction to a message. Double tap a message to try this feature.
  • The order of the buttons of the new composition view can be customized.
  • Backups now include data concerning the app (contact nicknames, discussion and global settings).
  • Improves the integration of the Bitmoji keyboard.
  • Improves the settings screen concerning backups.
  • When recording a long audio message, the screen does not dim anymore.
  • For our pro users, introducing keycloak revocation, a new view showing the technical details about a contact, and better keycloak search.
  • Simplified onboarding process.
  • Improvements concerning secure calls when one of the interlocutor did not allow access to the microphone.
  • Improvements made to backups, making it possible to list all iCloud backups, and to delete all (but the latest) backups.
  • Fixes an issue with ephemeral messages and other bugfixes.

0.9.14 (468) - 2021-12-06

  • Fixes an issue preventing the auto-read setting to work with messages with limited existence.
  • Fixes an issue with wiped messages where the list of discussion could still show information concerning the wiped message.
  • Fixes an issue with the ephemerality indicator in the new discussion screen.
  • Remotely wiped messages show with the appropriate sentence in the new discussion screen.

0.9.13 (462) - 2021-12-02

  • In the new discussion screen (available on iOS 15), a pencil now clearly indicates whether a message was edited.
  • Improved user experience when trying to subscribe to secure calls when the payment is not authorized by the App Store.
  • Better design of the screen allowing to add a contact for our pro users.
  • Fixes an issue preventing the contact detail screen to show a large preview of the contact picture.
  • Fixes an issue where the initial shown in the circle next to a contact name would not take the nickname into account.
  • Fixes an issue related to ephemeral messages, where the “wiped message” would not always be deleted.
  • Fixes an issue related to ephemeral messages, where the auto-read setting would also be applied to messages with a more restrictive ephemeral settings than that of the discussion.
  • The app-level setting for deciding whether to auto-read or not was not taken into account. This is fixed.
  • Read receipt were not always sent when auto-read was activated. This is fixed.
  • When attaching a picture to a draft, it was possible to send the draft with a thumb up by pressing quickly on the send button. This is fixed.
  • Fixes an issue with the “number of unread messages” system message within the new discussion screen.
  • May fix a rare crash occurring in the background.
  • Fixes performance issues when displaying a message with many (say, more than 60) images.
  • May fix a potential crash when returning from a keycloak authentication (or when navigating to a deeplink right after returning to the app).
  • Fixes a minor issue with calls.

0.9.12 (457) - 2021-11-19

  • Multicall is now available! Call a contact and add any other contact to the call at any time. Or call an entire group at once!
  • In addition to the nickname, it is not possible to specify a custom picture for a contact.
  • When receiving an incoming call, Olvid now check whether the user granted access to the microphone. If this is not the case, the calls fails and the user is notified.
  • It is now possible to list and clean all iCloud backups, right from the backup settings.
  • It is possible to make a manual backup to iCloud even if automatic backups are not enabled.
  • The new discussion screen is now available under iPadOS 15.
  • The new composition view (available on iOS 15) has evolved! It now adapts to all screen sizes and font sizes.
  • It is now possible to introduce a contact to other contacts, right from the new discussion screen (when using iOS 15).
  • The Olvid settings can be accessed from all tabs of Olvid.
  • New snackbars should help all users to properly backup Olvid.
  • A missing message indicator makes it clear when a message is about to arrive.
  • It is now possible to call back a contact right from the call notification.
  • Tap-to-read messages are easier to tap ;-)
  • Fixes issues with ephemeral messages requiring user interaction and with the auto-read setting.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing iOS 13 and 14 users to receive incoming calls.

0.9.11 (445) - 2021-10-13

  • This new version is packed with new features!
  • New mutual scan procedure for adding contacts ! It now takes less than 5 seconds to add a family member, a friend or a colleague to your contacts. Please make sure that your future contact upgraded to the latest version of Olvid ;-)
  • New, fully redesigned, discussion screen for iOS15 users.
  • At last, animated gifs are, well, animated right within the new discussion screen. Sending a gif is simple: just copy one anywhere and paste one in the composition bar.
  • New voice message feature within the new discussion screen. Yes. At last!
  • New slide-to-reply feature within the new discussion screen.
  • It is now possible to select an ephemeral policy (like self-destructing messages) at the message level, right within the new discussion screen.
  • New message notifications have a fresh new look.
  • When downloading a message containing photos, a low resolution thumbnail of the photo is immediately available until the full resolution is downloaded. Note that your contact must have the latest Olvid version for this feature to work.
  • It is now possible to mute user notifications for a specific discussion. For one hour, 8 hours, 7 days, or forever.
  • Improved experience of the group creation process.
  • Searching your contacts now accounts for nicknames.
  • Improved reliability of the edition of sent messages.
  • Improved reliability of enterprise features.
  • Many improvements regarding stability.
  • Other minor bugfixes.

0.9.10 (424) - 2021-09-21

  • Bugfix release

0.9.9 (385) - 2021-07-24

  • When Olvid is up and running, messages arrive even faster than before.
  • The download of attachments is much more efficient and reliable, especially when there is a large number of simultaneous downloads.
  • The secure channel creation is more reliable and now works even if the participants don’t launch Olvid during the process.
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent the proper reception of remote notifications for new messages.
  • Improved call experience. In particular, secure calls should not fail anymore when connectivity is poor or when changing network.
  • New design of the call view.
  • Less latency during secure calls.
  • Fixes a reconnect issue for secure calls.
  • Fixes a bug related to one-to-one discussion titles.
  • Other bugfixes and improvements.

0.9.8 (370) - 2021-06-04

  • In some circumstances, Incoming secure call could not be received. This is fixed.
  • Improved reliability when downloading many attachments in parallel.

0.9.7 (368) - 2021-05-20

  • Bugfixes

0.9.6 (366) - 2021-05-18

  • It is now possible to change the sort order of the contacts.
  • Tapping on a contact profile picture displays a large version of the picture.
  • Introducing the compatibility with enterprise identity providers.
  • Remote delete and edit are even more reliable.
  • Improved deletion of temporary directories on disk.
  • Improvements were made to the new initialization procedure, allowing more reliable Olvid updates. A progress bar is shown at startup if a long task is required during an update.
  • Replying to a message containing only attachments now displays an appropriate message above the draft.
  • System messages for groups now display a date.
  • New system messages for call allow to track which call were made, answered, etc.
  • Replying to a read once message that is not already read is no longer possible.
  • Fixes a bug preventing some messages to be marked as not new.
  • Fixes a bug where drafts attachments where not immediately deleted from disk when sending or deleting a draft.
  • Fixes a bug related to the setting granting some time before the next Face ID/Touch ID login.
  • Other minor improvements.

0.9.5 (356) - 2021-04-26

  • Two new, long-awaited features! It is now possible to edit a message sent, and to perform a global deletion of a message and/or a discussion.
  • New global settings available for ephemeral messages aficionados! It is now possible to set default values for the “Auto read” and for the “Retain wiped ephemeral outbound messages” settings.
  • New setting making it possible to allow custom keyboards.
  • When biometrics is available but not used by the user on her iPhone/iPad, we make it clear that it is the passcode that will used to protect Olvid.
  • Better look and feel of ephemeral messages.
  • Full redesign of the contact identity view under iOS13+.
  • Immediate and consistent cleaning of attachments on disk when deleting a message or an entire discussion.
  • Reception/read receipts are more reliable.
  • The onboarding procedure allows to specify a specific message distribution server and an API key.
  • Fixes a bug preventing return receipt to be deleted although they should be. In rare circumstances, this could freeze Olvid during the startup process.
  • Fixes an issue preventing the proper display of the configuration menu under iPad.
  • Fixes a bug causing the automatic opening of an ephemeral message received in a discussion left open while leaving Olvid (when auto-read was true).
  • Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

0.9.4 (348) - 2021-03-15

  • This update brings profile and group pictures to iOS!
  • New, redesigned contact and group views under iOS 13+.
  • New system message allowing to be notified of missed calls.
  • Improved onboarding.
  • Fixes a bug the could prevent unread messages to be marked as read.
  • Choosing a reply-to message used to clear the composition view. This is fixed.
  • Other minor improvements

0.9.3 (340) - 2021-01-13

  • New, long-awaited feature! Self destructing messages are here! You can mix and match 3 flavors:
  • Flavor 1 -> Read once: Messages and attachments are displayed only once, and deleted when exiting the discussion.
  • Flavor 2 -> Visibility duration: Messages and attachments are visible for a limited period of time after they have been read.
  • Flavor 3 -> Existence duration: Messages and attachments are automatically deleted after a limited period of time. They are then deleted from all devices.
  • Please have a look at https://olvid.io/faq/ to learn more.
  • Sending a message is even faster than before ;-)
  • Much less « Olvid requires your attention » notifications!
  • The user notifications are more reliable.
  • Better information screens for sent and received messages.

0.9.2 (336) - 2021-01-01

  • The system message indicating new messages is re-displayed each time the discussion appears on screen. This allows to properly see new messages even if Olvid was dismissed while it was showing a discussion.
  • Fixes a bug related to the count based retention policy. It should now work as expected.

0.9.1 (334) - 2020-12-30

  • New, long-awaited feature! Expiration settings are now available! You can mix and match two message retention policies: count based and time based.
  • A count base policy indicates that you want Olvid to delete old messages when their number exceed the number you specify.
  • The time based policy indicates that messages older than the time interval you specify should be deleted.
  • And of course, you can choose default policies, that apply to all discussions, and override these policies on a per discussion basis.
  • When entering a discussion, the scrolling to the first new message should work perfectly now.
  • Redesign of the information displayed for sent messages.
  • The indicator of the number of new messages now updates itself when deleting one of the new messages.
  • System messages (such as those displayed in case of a missed call) can now be deleted, just as any received/sent message.
  • The discussion excerpt shown within each cell of the discussion list is much more informative now.
  • The previous update introduced a bug preventing the display of all information concerning sent messages within groups. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a bug introduced by the previous update preventing the proper display of certain sent messages. No more empy cells ;-)
  • Less “Olvid requires your attention” notifications ;-)
  • Fixes a bug sometimes preventing the ring sound for an outgoing call.
  • Fixes a dialog requesting the user to tap on an orange button that does not exist anymore.
  • Fixes a bug that would prevent new messages to be marked as new when putting in the background while being in a discussion.

0.9.0 (328) - 2020-12-16

  • Preparing for a huge Christmas release ;-)
  • Minor updates to the secure calls feature.
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

0.8.13 (324) - 2020-12-01

  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

0.8.12 (322) - 2020-11-15

  • The backup restore procedure and the backup key verification are much more reliable.
  • Fixes a bug causing a wrong renaming of a one-to-one discussions with a contact having a nickname.
  • Fixes an issue related to the phone ring sound. It can be heard now ;-)
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a premature hangup of secure calls.
  • After switching from a Bluetooth headset to the internal speaker during a secure call, it wasn’t possible to switch back to the headset. This is fixed.
  • A tap on an invite or on a configuration link no longer opens Safari but navigates directly to the appropriate screen within Olvid.

0.8.11 (312) - 2020-11-06

  • The secure call establishment procedure is more robust.
  • Introducing in-app purchases for premium features.
  • It is now possible to request a free trial of premium features of Olvid.
  • The invitation workflows displays appropriately on iPhone SE (2016).
  • Fixes the My Id (and other) screens layout when switching to landscape.
  • Many visual improvements, including a new color palette and improved layouts on smaller screens.

0.8.10 (298) - 2020-10-26

  • The “My Id” page has been redesigned completely! Not only it looks much better, but it displays more information.
  • The “My Id” edition screens has been redesigned completely!
  • It is now possible to share Wallet items with Olvid.
  • The initial secure channel creation process is much more reliable now.
  • Various small bugfixes of the new invitation screens. In particular, iOS 13 users should no longer experience any issue.
  • The previous release introduced a bug preventing certain iOS 13 users to send videos. This is fixed.
  • The previous release introduced a bug preventing the share of VCF cards. This is fixed.
  • Fixes issues encountered with the new Photo picker under iOS 14.

0.8.9 (296) - 2020-10-21

  • It is now possible to share any type of file. Any kind. Any size.
  • Fixes issues encountered with the new Photo picker under iOS 14.

0.8.8 (292) - 2020-10-16

  • It is now possible to present a contact to many contacts at once!
  • Tapping the QR code enlarges the code.
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent the export of a manual backup.

0.8.7 (290) - 2020-10-10

  • Introducing a brand new navigation and invitation flow! Inviting a new contact is much more intuitive now. Just tap the central “+” button and let us guide you!
  • Fixes a bug where the user notification activation switch would not show in the app settings.

0.8.6 (283) - 2020-10-05

  • New photo/video picker under iOS 14. It is now possible to choose multiple photos/videos at once!
  • When making an outgoing call, a ringing sound is played as soon as the callee’s phone rings.
  • New design for the call view! The experience is much better that before on iOS 14.
  • Improved handling of the “do not disturb” mode.
  • It is now possible to receive a call while another call is in progress: one can either reject the call or hangup the current call and pick up the new one.
  • The new call view shows whether the contact is muted or not during a call.
  • If automatic backups are enabled, changing the backup key automatically triggers a new backup.
  • From now on, database entries are securely deleted.
  • Deleting a contact now appropriately prevents any previous tentative to send her messages. This means that if a group message had this contact among its recipients, then deleting this contact remove her from the list of recipients (potentially marking the message as “sent”).
  • Improved banner when navigating the app during a call.
  • A quick action allowing to launch the QR code scanner is now available right from the App icon.
  • Missed incoming calls are now displayed within the appropriate discussion.
  • Fixes a bug making posting a message into a group much more reliable.
  • Fixes a bug that would prevent the proper display of the contact list when introducing a contact to another.
  • The “sent” indicator of a message within a discussion changed! A message is now marked as “sent” only when the message and all its attachments have been uploaded to the server, for all recipients (one for one to one discussions, potentially many for group discussions). In other words, once the “sent” status is shown, one can shutdown the iPhone, knowing that the message and its attachments will eventually be delivered.
  • Deleting a discussion and all its messages is now performed very efficiently.
  • Attachments are now properly cleaned at each launch.
  • Deleting a message while one of its attachments is still uploading behaves appropriately on the recipient’s device.

0.8.5 (276) - 2020-09-07

  • Breaking news! You can now make secure, end-to-end encrypted voice calls. Welcome to the most secure voice calls in the world!
  • Note that voice calls are only possible with users using the latest Olvid version.
  • Note also that this feature is still under active development and is available as a beta. If you encounter any bug, please give us some feedback at feedback@olvid.io.
  • During this beta, the feature will remain free for all Olvid users. Once the beta is over, placing calls will require a paid subscription, but all Olvid users will still be able to receive calls from users with a subscription.
  • Adds a Help/FAQ button within the settings.
  • Fixes a bug where a selected contact (e.g. when creating a group) would look as being deselected after a scroll.
  • Fixes a rare bug that would require users to restart a channel establishment.
  • Fixes a bug that would prevent to share content with the share extension when Face ID or Touch ID was activated
  • Fixes a crash under iOS 13.x (for x smaller than 4) occurring when decrypting an attachment.

0.8.4 (255) - 2020-05-26

  • This new version includes huge improvements related to uploading and downloading photos, videos and files!
  • Sharing using Olvid is now much more reliable, even when sharing large videos! Sharing is no longer restricted to small 70MB files. You can now share huge files with Olvid. Yes, uploading files larger than 500MB is not an issue ;-)
  • Upload/Download progress bars are more reliable. And they also look better!
  • The secure channel creation process is now much more reliable.
  • Olvid used to not properly delete certain (encrypted) temporary files that could end up filling too much disk space. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a bug preventing to restore a backup from a file that was stored on Google Drive (or similar).
  • Fixes the animation that could, on some occasions, prevent a backup restore.
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent Olvid from launching fast enough, and thus leading to occasional crashes at launch.
  • Deleting a message now appropriately remove its content from all cells that were a reply to this message.
  • And many other minor bug fixes and improvements.
  • Caution: this version includes a complete refactor of the network stack. Please report any bug to feedback@olvid.io. Thank you for your support!

0.8.3 (232) - 2020-05-17

  • Fixes a bug that could crash the app when performing a manual backup on the iPad Pro.
  • Fixes a bug that could crash the app when trying to regenerate a backup key on the iPad Pro.

0.8.2 (228) - 2020-04-20

  • Full ratchet updates are now regularly performed on the secure channels.
  • Fixes a bug preventing the activation/deactivation of Face ID or Touch ID.
  • Fixes a bug preventing to globally choose whether to send read receipts.
  • Fixes a bug that could lead to a crash when re-opening Olvid right after sharing.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.8.1 (223) - 2020-04-08

  • Improvements were made to the text field allowing to enter a backup key.
  • A confirmation is bow asked before regenerating a backup key.
  • Fixes a bug preventing to actually see the backup key in dark mode.
  • Fixes an occasional bug occurring when choosing an iCloud backup to restore.

0.8.0 (220) - 2020-04-06

  • Introducing encrypted backups of your address book!
  • Take a look at the settings tab, then tap on Backup. Generate your secret backup key, write it down and store it somewhere safe, activate automatic backups, and you are good to go. If you prefer, you can also manually export the encrypted backup.

0.7.23 (213) - 2020-03-26

  • Olvid is ready for iOS 13.4 !
  • All the procedures relating to group management have been made more robust.
  • Better internal management of attachments.
  • Fixes a few occasional bugs.

0.7.22 (197) - 2020-03-04

  • Olvid now forces the exchange of the digits in both directions before entering any of the contacts within the address book.
  • A group administrator could not remove a member from a group with whom she had no secure channel. This is fixed.
  • Fixes a bug that lead to occasional crashes when deleting a contact.
  • Fixes a bug related to image previews of files. This also fixes a bug preventing the opening of certain files.

0.7.21 (195) - 2020-02-26

  • New privacy setting allowing to choose between three levels of privacy for user notifications content.
  • Updated splash screen that looks great both in light and dark mode.
  • Better filtering of user notifications while using Olvid.
  • Fixes a bug preventing sharing on iOS 12 when Touch ID is activated.
  • Fixes a bug that could lead to a crash at launch.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.20 (186) - 2020-02-05

  • Adds a preliminary version of the “Drop” feature on iPad. It is now possible to drag-and-drop files, photos, etc. from another app directly into a discussion by dropping the attachments onto the text zone allowing to type a message.
  • Adds a search functionality when introducing a contact to another contact.
  • Fixes a bug that would launch Olvid when tapping on a .docx file in the Files App.
  • Minor graphical improvements.

0.7.19 (182) - 2020-01-27

  • New App Icon!
  • New App Splash screen!
  • Minor graphical improvements when adding/removing group members.
  • Introducing two contacts to one another could, in rare situations, crash the app. This is fixed.
  • Improvements were made to the upload/download strategy when network conditions are bad.

0.7.18 (178) - 2020-01-20

  • Olvid is now available under iPad 😎. This is huge!
  • Discussions now display rich link previews! A global setting allows to choose whether this option should be activated for all discussions or not. This option can be found within the app settings, under “Discussions”, then “Rich link preview”. This global setting can then be overridden within each discussion.
  • Olvid now supports iPhone rotation. Very handy for previewing photos and videos.
  • The identity QR code scanner is now faster.
  • Minor change: Within a group discussion, the keyboard is not shown until there is someone to write to.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.17 (155) - 2019-11-26

  • Full AirDrop support! Olvid is now a valid target when sending files from your Mac. If a discussion is already opened within Olvid, AirDrop’ed files will be attached to the current draft. If no discussion is opened, you will get the chance to choose one.
  • Improves the reliability of the delivery and read receipts.
  • Fixes a bug that could lead to a systematic crash at launch.

0.7.16 (150) - 2019-11-19

  • You asked for it, here it is! New setting allowing to lock Olvid using Face ID and/or Touch ID and/or passcode, depending on what’s available on your device.
  • You asked for this one too: your Olvid screen does not show anymore when switching from one app to another.
  • It is now possible to share all the photos received within a message, at once.
  • A few UI/UX improvements.

0.7.15 (144) - 2019-11-10

  • Better layouts, especially on smaller screens.
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent receipts from being sent properly.
  • Fixes an animation bug that occurs in iOS 13.2 when showing the info menu on a message sent.
  • Fixes a bug that would freeze Olvid when transferring an attachment from one discussion to another.

0.7.14 (140) - 2019-10-28

  • Introducing delivery confirmations on iOS 13! This feature makes it possible to know whether a message sent was successfully delivered to the recipient’s device. Note that these receipts do not imply that your recipient has read the message. Also note that these receipts only work if your recipient has updated to (at least) this version of Olvid.
  • Introducing read confirmations on iOS 13! This feature allows to know whether your recipient has read your message. Unlike delivery receipts, read confirmations are opt-in and turned off by default. This setting can be changed within the “Settings” tab. This choice can then be overridden on a per discussion basis.
  • Within a discussion, tapping the title navigates to the details of the contact or of the group. A new indicators allows to configure the discussion. This is the place to go for changing the “read receipt” setting for that particular discussion.
  • Olvid uploads files even faster, and in a more reliable way.
  • Introducing WebSockets on iOS 13: Olvid is now much faster when in the foreground!
  • Fixes a bug where progression bars (well, circles) would not show on attachments.
  • Fixes the colors of the screens of the onboarding procedure in dark mode under iOS 13.
  • Fixes a bug related to colors of the onboarding under iOS 12.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.12 (132) - 2019-10-03

  • Fixes a bug where no confirmation was required to open a link in Safari.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.11 (128) - 2019-09-25

  • New beautiful thumbnails for your attachments, especially under iOS 13.
  • No more ugly animation when entering a discussion. Nice and clean.
  • As before, tapping a message notification brings you right into the discussion. But now, the message displays immediately. No more waiting!
  • Searching within contacts is now diacritic-agnostic.
  • When inviting another user by mail, the subject field is now populated.
  • Appropriate handling of Memojis
  • Under iOS 13, it is now possible to scan a document right from within a discussion.
  • A few iOS 13 related bugs were fixed.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.9 (118) - 2019-09-13

  • Full iOS 13 Compatibility
  • The color palette has changed. Olvid is ready for dark mode in iOS 13!
  • There is a new file viewer within Olvid ! Pictures, movies and pdf display much better than before. We also added support for many other formats, including iWork documents, Microsoft Office documents (Office ‘97 and newer), Rich Text Format (RTF) documents, Comma-separated value (csv) files, and more.
  • The new viewer allows to flick through all the attachments of a particular message.
  • The Discussions tab now shows a segmented control allowing to filter/sort the discussions in 3 different ways: latest discussions, one2one discussions with contacts (sorted alphabetically), and group discussions (sorted alphabetically).
  • Under iOS 13, the discussion screen can be dismissed by pulling down the window. This technique can be used in many other places.
  • A contact can now be deleted from the her contact sheet, even if this sheet was accessed directly from a discussion. This is also fixed for groups.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.8 (108) - 2019-07-26

  • Attachments downloads and uploads are much faster now! They can safely be canceled (in upload and in download) or paused (in download).
  • Compatibility with the new web invitations links.
  • Within the compose view, deleting an attachments can now be done by tapping. A small red cross shown on each file should make this clear.
  • It is now possible to choose Olvid as a share method from the iOS “Contacts” application.
  • Videos can now be shared directly from the internal video viewer.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Several UI/UX improvements.

0.7.7 (103) - 2019-07-18

  • Tapping on the “Click here” link on an Olvid invitation web page works as expected.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Several UI/UX improvements

0.7.6 (102) - 2019-07-14

  • The first on-boarding screen is now clear about the fact that we do not have access to the identification data (first name, name, etc.) entered by our users.
  • It is now possible to delete a contact!
  • It is now possible to send/receive any type of attachment. Word, Zip, RTF, you name it.
  • The user experience for sharing attachments and text received within Olvid has been completely refactored and is much more consistent across the whole app.
  • A new “Advanced” allows to copy/paste ones identity. This menu can be accessed from the “Contacts” and the “Invitations” tabs, by tapping on the “Add” button in the bottom right corner.
  • A tap on a reply scrolls directly to the original message (with a cool effect).
  • A message informing the user that all discussions within Olvid are end-to-end encrypted now always appear in empty (new) discussions.

  • The message cells have been refactored. Big previews for pictures, and more descriptive cells for attachments.
  • When entering a discussion, an automatic scroll to the first unread message is performed.
  • When introducing a contact to another, a confirmation dialog is displayed.
  • It is now possible to reply to a message composed of pictures only.
  • Bugfix: The badges now display the correct number of unread messages and are updated appropriately.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Several UI/UX improvements
Android


A version history of Olvid for Android is also published on  Github and onGoogle Play.

Build 242 (2.2.1) - 2024-06-10

  • Fix a multi-profile issue with bookmarked messages.

Build 238 (2.2) - 2024-06-03

  • Allow to bookmark messages.
  • Adjust group types and change default group permissions.
  • Improved outbound message status icons.
  • Allow to reorder pinned discussions.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • UI/UX improvements.

Build 237 (2.1.2) - 2024-05-06

  • Hotfix: recreates indexes that may have been dropped during the SQLCipher migration.

Build 236 (2.1.1) - 2024-05-01

  • Hotfix: when sqlcipher migration fails, continue using the old un-encrypted database.
  • Fix some edge case where one-to-one contact status could be lost when using multiple devices.

Build 235 (2.1) - 2024-04-25

  • Global full text search across all discussions.
  • Encrypt databases with SQLCipher.
  • Updated voice message recording UI.
  • Allow to choose alternate app icons.
  • Fix various minor issues with video calls.
  • Allow using only the first name when mentioning someone (press backspace after inserting the mention).
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • UI/UX improvements.

Build 234 (2.0.1) - 2024-03-20

  • Several improvements to the video call user interface.
  • Minor improvements to OpenStreetMaps integration.
  • Redesign of the message upload coordinator for improved performances when sending many messages.
  • Fix a API key registration bug on first Keycloak binding.

Build 233 (2.0) - 2024-03-13

  • Introducing video-calls (up to 3 participants)!
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • UI/UX improvements.

Build 230 (1.5) - 2024-03-04

Build 227 (1.4) - 2024-01-30

  • Added a discussion gallery for all media and links.
  • Added playback speed selection for audio playback (up to 2x).

Build 225 (1.3.1) - 2023-12-07

Build 219 (1.2) - 2023-11-02

  • New troubleshooting activity.
  • Improved group cloning: it now preserves group admins.

Build 217 (1.1) - 2023-10-24

  • Fixes for various multi-device corner cases.
  • Added a new troubleshooting screen.

Build 216 (1.0) - 2023-10-10

  • Support for multi-device, with an easy way to copy a profile to a new device.
  • Android 14 compatibility.

Build 209 (0.15.0.2) - 2023-08-11

  • Hotfix for a bug introduced in build 207.

Build 208 (0.15.0.1) - 2023-08-03

  • Preliminary support for multi-device (still experimental).
  • Introduction of group “types” allowing, for example, to create read-only discussions.

Build 207 (0.15.0) - 2023-07-31

  • Minor fixes for group types.
  • Introduction of group “types” allowing, for example, the creation of read-only discussions.
  • Preliminary support for multi-device (device re-synchronization not fully implemented yet).

Build 205 (0.14.2) - 2023-07-13

  • Link previews support no longer in beta.
  • Fix an issue with contact display name format and sorting.
  • Changed the order of images in the gallery.
  • Last few fixes for markdown formatting.
  • [beta] Improved location integration selection.
  • Update WebRTC.
  • Some markdown fixes.
  • Fix discussion background image rotation issue.
  • Markdown support in order to format messages.

Build 202 (0.14.1) - 2023-05-15

  • Bug fixes.

Build 201 (0.14.0) - 2023-04-19

  • Support for emoji 15.
  • Update SQLite-JDBC and WebRTC to latest stable versions.
  • Support for Keycloak groups.
  • Invitations in discussions.
  • Fixes and improvements for user mentions.
  • Integration of ML Kit for QR code scanning.
  • [beta] Added precision circle on contact live-shared position.
  • Support for user mentions in messages
  • [beta] integration with Google Maps and OpenStreetMap when sharing/receiving location.

Build 195 (0.13.3) - 2023-02-06

  • Fix bug with group v2 custom photos being deleted in periodic cleanup task.
  • [beta] Improved preview link detection/validation.
  • Add missing ping to WebSocket.
  • [beta] rich link preview, sent as attachment.
  • Upgrade WebRTC to 5481.

Build 191 (0.13.2) - 2023-01-14

  • Enable call initiation from another profile as long as one profile has a license.
  • Swipe your profile picture to switch profile.
  • Create a “no google” flavor of the app.
  • Improve the profile deletion with contact notification protocol.

Build 189 (0.13.1) - 2022-11-18

  • Support for HTTP proxy inside WebRTC.
  • Fixes for webclient with okHttp.
  • Replace the Java-WebSocket library by okHttp to allow HTTP proxy on WebSocket.

Build 184 (0.13.0) - 2022-10-24

  • Fix a crash.
  • Make group v2 the default for new groups.
  • Update to WebRTC 5304.
  • Sort discussions by pinned first when appropriate (share, forward, etc.)

Build 182 (0.12.6) - 2022-09-22

  • Fix for one time ephemeral and Gif keyboard.
  • Possibility to block connection with untrusted certificate.
  • Added an ETA estimator for attachment upload/downloads.
  • Fix message sending from widget.
  • Initial support for upcoming “multi-admin” groups (v2).
  • Possibility to pin a discussion.
  • Implement anti-bruteforce for PIN and an “emergency PIN” to wipe sensitive data.
  • Support for new Android 13 features (per app language, notification permission).
  • Fix for buggy UUID.toString() implementations (good job Motorola!).

Build 178 (0.12.5.1) - 2022-07-28

  • Fix a bug with shared ephemeral settings not working in groups.
  • Small fixes.
  • Better way to import settings from a configuration link.

Build 176 (0.12.5) - 2022-07-10

  • [beta] fix a bug with location message containing an attachment.
  • Possibility to configure most settings from a configuration.olvid.io link.
  • Bug fix.
  • [beta] possibility to share a location within Olvid.
  • added a setting to disable automatic reply suggestions and actions.
  • added call duration in discussion messages.

Build 170 (0.12.4) - 2022-05-24

  • Backward compatiblity for Android API <26.
  • Added the possibility to use custom notifications for incoming messages/calls for each discussion.
  • Added a setting to scale the overall Olvid UI (independently of the existing font scaling).

Build 168 (0.12.3.1) - 2022-05-19

  • Hotfix.

Build 167 (0.12.3) - 2022-05-06

Build 163 (0.12.2) - 2022-04-18

  • Bugfix.
  • Unified message long press menu.

Build 161 (0.12.1) - 2022-03-28

  • Various bug fix.
  • Fix automatic backups requesting to sign in on simple network error.
  • Fix many small things in engine fetch and send coordinators to avoid “lost” messages in inbox or outbox.
  • Added “rejected” status to phone calls.

Build 159 (0.12.0) - 2022-03-24

  • Improved search in contacts tab: now also searches in other users and in identity provider (for managed profiles).
  • Bugfix for “zealous lint”.
  • 2-level address book: distinguish between contacts (with a private discussion) and users you encountered (typically, in a group).
  • Forward one or several messages in one or several discussions at a time.
  • Message search inside a discussion.
  • Added a cloud backup manager.
  • Added a foreground service when sending a message to avoid unwanted interruption.
  • Possibility to set custom mute time/date for discussion or profile
  • Improvements to how group calls work.
  • Bugfix for widget and possibility to confirm message upload with a vibration.
  • Connectivity indicator no longer in beta.
  • Fix font scaling bugs.
  • Update to libWebRTC 4844.
  • Update to Emoji 14.0.

Build 156 (0.11.1) - 2022-01-27

  • Bugfix for continuous ICE gathering.
  • Bugfix for storage management.
  • Added a storage management activity to see all attachments.
  • Added an internal emoji keyboard.
  • Receive notifications for reactions to your own messages.
  • Possiblity to use custom reactions.
  • Olvid devices can now negociate “capabilities” with one another.
  • Implemented continuous gathering in WebRTC to improve connection time: will be used with capable devices.

Build 152 (0.11.0) - 2022-01-14

  • [Security] fix a potential timing attack on the implementation of scalar multiplication on EC (many thanks to Ryad Benadjila for pointing it out to us!)
  • Use emoji2 to support modern emojis on older Android.
  • You can now create predefined messages to send in one click.
  • Workaround for the presence of multiple Olvid tasks in recent tasks.
  • copy message can now copy complete message with attachments.
  • Update to libWebRTC 4664.
  • Update to AppAuth 0.11.1.

Build 151 (0.10.1.2) - 2021-12-27

  • Hotfix for attaching file with instant screen lock.

Build 150 (0.10.1.1) - 2021-12-24

  • Hotfix for locked discussion scroll and message single tap.

Build 149 (0.10.1) - 2021-12-23

  • [beta] Network connectivity indicator.
  • Fix font scaling.
  • Reactions no longer in beta.
  • Missed message indicator no longer in beta.
  • New message composition area.
  • New setting to change font scale.
  • Option to send messages with Enter key.

Build 147 (0.10.0) - 2021-12-13

Build 144 (0.9.15.2) - 2021-11-29

  • Hotfix for a backup key systematically cannot be read from engine.

Build 143 (0.9.15.1) - 2021-11-27

Build 142 (0.9.15) - 2021-11-20

  • Allow rotating profile picture during selection.
  • Revocation seems functional.
  • Block and unblock revoked contacts.
  • Contact introduction always asks for user confirmation.
  • Check that the keycloak signature key is the same for added contacts/for the green shield.
  • Do not insert a “discussion deleted” message for remote deletion of an empty discussion.
  • Backup reminder snackbar.
  • Multicalls no longer in beta.
  • Possible to “Save all” attachments in message.
  • First implementation of keycloak revocation.
  • Warning dialog when opening with external app.

Build 140 (0.9.14.2) - 2021-10-28

  • Hotfix for startup dialogs threads.

Build 139 (0.9.14.1) - 2021-10-21

  • Hotfix for android 6 (bug in splashscreen library).

Build 138 (0.9.14) - 2021-10-18

  • [beta] Indicator of missing messages in discussions.
  • attachment popup menu now properly opens in external viewer when needed.
  • empty gallery message.
  • better handling of when audio permission are requested.
  • [tech] preparation for keycloak push topics.
  • improve voice message quality.
  • Compatibility with Android 12 (many changes under the hood).
  • New splash screen.
  • Backups include keycloak stuff.
  • Backups include app stuff (nicknames, settings, etc.).
  • Personal notes for contacts and groups.
  • Warning when Olvid version is outdated.
  • Better audio permission denied handling in calls and voice messages.

Build 136 (0.9.13) - 2021-09-21

  • [beta] Possible to choose which regional TURN server to use.
  • It is now possible to choose which browser to use for keyclaok authentication.
  • You can choose if audio messages are played on the loudspeaker or on the earpiece.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in build 134 when attaching a file of unknown size (gif from keyboard).

Build 134 (0.9.12) - 2021-09-15

  • Fyle sha256 are now nullable –> better draft attachment experience for large files.
  • Loading spinner for discussion activity.
  • Better shortcut icon with profile picture.
  • Focus message composition zone when entering discussion.
  • Fix m4a mime type for iOS compatibility.
  • New icons for some file types.

Build 133 (0.9.11) - 2021-07-31

  • Fix for build 131 contacts cache bugs.
  • Better mutual scan screen design.
  • Click on shared discussion settings update message to go to settings.
  • Implemented mutual scan trust establishment.
  • Contact pictures in group discussions.
  • Marker for unplayed audio attachment.
  • Inertia on fling in image viewer.
  • Added attachment miniatures in messages.

Build 130 (0.9.10.1) - 2021-07-19

  • Hotfix for bugs in build 128.
  • Refreshed download icon and download/upload progress meter.
  • Added timer for expiring messages in gallery.

Build 128 (0.9.10) - 2021-07-15

  • Added a gallery for viewing multiple images.
  • Improved message swipe in discussion.
  • Better preview of animated gifs, with the correct aspect ratio.
  • [tech] refactored the way previews are computed (PreviewUtils).
  • [tech] added image resolution to db, with background worker to compute them.
  • [tech] call credentials cached for 12h.
  • [tech] implement dialog to re-sign in with Google Drive when needed.

Build 126 (0.9.9.3) - 2021-07-05

  • Bugfix for replayed activity intent.
  • Bugfix for WebSocket reconnection.
  • No more preview of unsupported image types.
  • Refactor of the image thumbnail computation and cache mecanism.
  • Dialog to warn when low on available device space.

Build 125 (0.9.9.2) - 2021-06-28

  • Option to be notified of server certificate changes.
  • Options to disable Google push notifications and use a permanent WebSocket connection instead.
  • Require to unlock the app before connecting to the web client (can be disabled in settings).
  • Better resilience to connexion loss of WebRTC calls.
  • Fix lock screen biometric prompt showing over phone lock screen.
  • [tech] implemented a unified foreground service.
  • [tech] update the way build and versions are sent to the server.
  • [tech] implemented message delivery through WebSocket.
  • [tech] update lib SQLite-JDBC.
  • Added color temperature and saturation correction to profile picture selection.
  • Assign custom colors to your contacts to better distinguish them in group chats.
  • [beta] Support for multi call.
  • [tech] update to libWebRTC 4472.

Build 122 (0.9.9.1) - 2021-05-12

  • Confirmation dialog when choosing a retention policy that would delete messages
  • [beta] File explorer for internal Olvid storage.
  • Bugfix for when retention policy would fail to delete too many messages.
  • New options to customize how your contact names are displayed
  • Reorganization of the settings.
  • You can set a custom profile picture for your contacts.

Build 119 (0.9.9) - 2021-04-23

  • New features! You can now:
  • Edit your messages after they are sent.
  • “Delete everywhere” any message.
  • Send a single ephemeral messages.
  • [beta] Export your app databases for personnal forensics.

Build 118 (0.9.4) - 2021-02-13

  • Support for keycloak onboarding and binding/unbinding.

Build 117 (0.9.3) - 2021-01-28

  • New Feature: beta test our Web Client by visiting https://web.olvid.io.
  • Basic support for animated GIFs in discussions, from Android 9 (Pie) and up.
  • You can now send ephemeral messages (see https://olvid.io/faq/ for more details).

Build 113 (0.9.2) - 2021-01-13

Build 111 (0.9.1) - 2021-01-03

  • Mute “noisy” discussions directly from the notification.

Build 110 (0.9.0) - 2020-12-13

  • You can now record and send voice messages.
  • Preparation for the upcoming ephemeral messages.

Build 108 (0.8.7) - 2020-11-19

  • [WARNING] Existing direct shortcuts to discussions may no longer. work and will need to be recreated.
  • Drafts now appear in discussion list.

Build 107 (0.8.6) - 2020-11-16

  • In-app subscription and free trial enabled.

Build 101 (0.8.5) - 2020-10-13

  • Main screen layout refresh.
  • Swipe messages to reply/delete them.
  • Rework of the scan/invite process.
  • Settings to resize pictures and remove sensitive EXIF data.

Build 100 (0.8.5) - 2020-10-12

Build 99 (0.8.4) - 2020-09-04

  • First beta version of secure voice calls.
  • You can now pick a profile picture (for you, and for groups you create).
  • Dark mode support.
  • Complete rework of settings.
  • Compatibility with Android 11.
Mac


A version history of Olvid for macOS is also published on App Store and on  Github.

2.5 - 2024-06-07

  • Resolved an intermittent issue with profile transfers from other devices.
  • Enhanced the cryptographic library.
  • Various minor improvements and bug fixes.

2.4 - 2024-06-03

  • Introducing group types! Creating and managing an Olvid group is now easier than ever.
  • It is no longer possible to moderate received messages unless in an advanced group configured with the appropriate permissions.
  • Two options are now available when deleting a message or discussion: delete from the local device or from all devices you own.
  • Fixed an issue where users occasionally had to force quit the app after it had been idle for a period.
  • Reacting to a message can now be done by performing a long-press on the message. Double-tap reaction option is still available.
  • Fixed a bug where carriage returns in received messages were not always properly displayed.
  • The list of available message or discussion deletion options now properly adapts to the context.
  • It is now always possible to react to a message, even in a read-only group discussion.
  • Removed the reply-to menu entry that was shown on messages in read-only discussions.
  • Enhanced user experience by refining the display of backup-related tips.
  • Improved the process of deleting messages in a group with no other members.
  • Fixed a potential crash that could occur when the app is running in the background.
  • Improved the efficiency of certain network calls by batching several calls into one.
  • Improved the preview displayed for URLs pointing to a video.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused certain contacts to be relegated to the list of secondary (other) contacts.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally prevented the proper deletion of a profile.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented proper highlighting during a search within a discussion.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused received messages to be truncated.
  • Fixed a bug that impacted user notifications by removing carriage returns from the notification body.
  • Fixed a minor bug during the onboarding process.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

2.3 - 2024-04-25

  • Added a new feature that allows users to send a message by pressing the Enter key on macOS, which can be configured in the settings to use Cmd+Enter instead.
  • Added an option to hide system messages displayed in a group discussion when the group members change.
  • For enterprise users, leaving the company directory now clears the position and company fields.
  • Sent receipts and read receipts have been made significantly more dependable.
  • When deleting a message everywhere, your other devices now simply delete the message.
  • Deleting a profile is now done from the screen showing the details about the profile.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the proper display of a QR code.
  • Improved support for numbered lists in Markdown within messages.

2.2 - 2024-04-01

  • Olvid’s messages now support Markdown formatting!
  • Enhanced attachment design, especially focusing on PDF attachments within the discussion view.
  • Added a button to manually fetch new messages.
  • Added the ability to copy a URL when tapped within a discussion.
  • Adressed minor issues with the video call functionality.
  • Implemented various minor bug fixes and improvements.

2.1 - 2024-03-13

  • Behold, adventurers of the digital realm! We present to you a long-awaited treasure: Secure video calls now grace the lands of macOS!
  • Our call view has undergone a dramatic makeover to accommodate these splendid video calls. Prepare to be dazzled!
  • Seeking wisdom within the scrolls of conversation? Fear not! You can now wield the power of search across all messages in a discussion.
  • Behold the mighty keyboard shortcuts, wielder of efficiency! With the almighty Cmd+F, you can summon the search within discussions, while Cmd+G guides you to the next hidden gem.
  • The legendary Cmd+Home now serves as the vanquisher of stacked discussions. Press it, and watch them scatter like leaves in the wind!
  • Time marches on, but fear not, weary travelers! Under each message, you shall find not only the date but also the day of the week (if it be older than a day). Let not the sands of time obscure your path!
  • Update your journey and bask in the glory of these newfound features! Adventure awaits!
  • We also fixed a few bugs ;-)

1.6 (744) - 2024-02-21

  • Addresses issues affecting specific users.
  • Implements minor interface enhancements.

1.5 (742) - 2024-02-15

  • Enhances the app’s responsiveness post-launch.
  • Includes other minor bug fixes.

1.4 (738) - 2024-02-06

  • Introducing new, secure, and visually appealing URL previews within discussions!
  • The application now boasts significantly faster startup times, particularly on devices with extensive contact lists, groups, and discussions.
  • Sharing to Olvid on macOS is now possible.
  • Enhanced user experience in the event of a profile transfer failure.
  • Improved user experience for first-time users.
  • Smoother user experience when a search yields no results.
  • Resolved re-authentication issues for Keycloak users.
  • Addressed a bug that previously hindered the display of user notifications when receiving messages in large groups.
  • Rectified a bug that occurred during calls when microphone access was not granted.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally impeded the full restoration of backups.
  • Resolved an issue related to sharing URLs as text.
  • Locked discussions are no longer suggested when sharing or forwarding a message.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements to user experience.

1.3.1 (719) - 2023-12-12

  • Bugfix release.

1.3 (716) - 2023-12-11

  • Secure calls are now available on macOS!
  • The secure calls feature has a fresh new aesthetic, designed to enhance visual appeal across all devices and orientations.
  • Introducing a revamped interface for editing the nickname and custom photo of contacts or groups.
  • Enjoy the convenience of inviting all group members simultaneously with the new “Invite All” option.
  • Resolves an issue on macOS related to file imports using AirDrop.
  • Addresses various bugs concerning keycloak-managed users when the keycloak server is inaccessible.
  • Resolves a crash that occurred on certain iPhones when rotating the screen during an active discussion.
  • Fixes a bug that hindered secure calls from functioning when the device’s local time was incorrect.
  • Various other minor bug fixes.

1.2 (709) - 2023-10-26

  • It is now possible to subscribe to the multi-device while adding a new device.
  • Fixes localization issues.
  • Fixes a bug sometimes provoking a crash in the background.
  • Fixes a few issues concerning groups (including enterprise managed groups).
  • Several fixes improving the multi-device experience.

1.1 (705) - 2023-10-19

  • Fully redesigned invitation tab!
  • Improves the onboarding process.
  • Fixes the authorization screen request access to the microphone.
  • Fixes an issue sometimes preventing to receive a code during an invitation process.

1.0 (703) - 2023-10-17

  • This is a major update! Welcome to Olvid v1.0 ;-)
  • You can now use the same profile on multiple devices simultaneously!
  • Start a conversation on your iPhone, continue it on your Mac, finish it on your iPad.
  • All your contacts, groups, and settings stay synchronized across all your devices.
  • Add a new contact on the go thanks to your iPhone, discuss with them from any device.
  • All your conversations stay end-to-end secured (end-to-end encrypted and end-to-end authenticated) across all your devices and those of your contacts.
  • Adding a new device to your list of devices is done in seconds thanks to a new, completely redesigned, secure, onboarding process!
  • Changing phone is now also done in seconds if you still have your old device at hand.
Windows / Linux

1.6.2 - 2024-05-17

  • Fix an issue when sending a message before a link preview has finished loading.

1.6.1 - 2024-05-14

  • Hotfix for limited visibility messages not opening correctly.

1.6.0 - 2024-05-13

  • Features:
    • Users can now send link previews.
    • Windows only: Olvid can be started automatically at user login.
    • Pasting an image in the message composition area adds it as attachment.
    • Remember where the last attachments was saved.
    • Emoji 15.1 support.
  • Various bug fixes and UI improvements in the discussion view.

1.5.2 - 2024-04-24

  • Corrected freezing of the interface when displaying text with an emoji followed by a clickable link in message bubbles.
  • Highlighting of the selected discussion.
  • Added an easier way to edit very long messages after they have been sent.

1.5.1 - 2024-03-19

  • Features:
    • Search within a discussion.
    • Mark all messages in a discussion as read (click or context menu).
  • Fixes / Improvements:
    • More precise messages in the event of errors during the Transfer protocol.
    • Better notification management to avoid (as far as possible) notifying messages already read on mobile.
    • Correction of inconsistent display in discussion list cells when deleting the last message.
    • Fixed bug where text in a message bubble overflows when the window is set to a small width.

1.5.0 - 2024-03-04

  • First Linux release!
  • Implement message forward.
  • Allow to directly open an attachment from Olvid.
  • Fix some issues with initial window size.
  • Windows only - When Olvid is running in the background (no open window), launching Olvid or left-clicking the tray icon will put the application in foreground.

1.4.2 - 2024-02-15

  • Optimized database performance.
  • Various small bugs fixed.

1.4.1 - 2024-01-15

  • Refresh button added to discussion tab header.
  • Package lightened. (Removal of 512px emojis).
  • Reduced viewer memory footprint.
  • Better handling of accents in searches.
  • Removal of Directory tab in group creation.
  • Various minor bugs fixed.

1.4.0 - 2023-12-15

  • Added Notification Center.
  • Auto detect new version of the application.

1.3.0 - 2023-11-27

  • First English-language translation.

1.2.0 - 2023-11-10

1.1.0 - 2023-10-27

1.0.0 - 2023-10-10

  • First Windows version.
  • Multidevice: Implement ID transfert protocol.