Changelog

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September 7, 2021

New this week

  • Slack onboarding: All aboard. Onboarding your team to Matter just got a lot whole easier. After connecting to Slack, everyone in your team can start giving feedback and Kudos right away. No sign up needed!
  • Feedback inside Slack: Now, your team can give and view feedback all inside Slack. Give it a spin by using the quick command: /matter give feedback
  • Up your feedback game: Check out these must-reads to help your team leverage constructive feedback and level up performance.

New must-reads

A Comprehensive Guide to Constructive Feedback [2021]

The Ultimate Guide to Constructive Criticism in the Workplace [2021]

Step-By-Step Constructive Criticism Examples for Performance Reviews

August 16, 2021

New this Week

  • New Home For Feedback: Find all your constructive feedback notes and Kudos all in one place with the new Feedback tab.
  • Filter Your Feedback: One of our most requested features is here. Now, you can look up and filter feedback based on kudos, sender(s), and skill(s).
  • Matter Pro: Workspaces with a Matter Pro plan will have immediate to access our new Filter feature. Want to give Matter Pro a spin? Drop us a note at hello(at)matterapp.com

August 6, 2021

New this Week

  • Recurring Feedback 2.0: We’re upping your feedback game with a new streamlined giver's flow to help you gather more and better continuous feedback. 
  • Know How You’re Doing: A new rater gives your Advisor an opportunity to provide a holistic view of how you’ve been doing throughout the week, month, or quarter.
  • More constructive notes: Written feedback has been tidied up and moved to the end of the giver's flow.This gives your Advisor the time and space to share more constructive written feedback!

July 30, 2021

New this Week

  • Welcoming Tour: We're making it easier for your team to get onboarded with a new product tour. We think they’ll fit right in.
  • All Aboard: Getting the entire team to join your workspace just got a whole lot easier. Now, you can send multiple team invites at the same time.
  • Onboard All In Slack: Now, your team can accept workspace invitations directly inside Slack. Do everything you love and build happier culture all inside Slack!

July 23, 2021

New this Week

  • Activity, activity: Now, all free workspaces will always display the latest 30 Kudos, new activities like new teammates joining, and so much more. Feedback is truly a gift!
  • Unlimited Personal Feedback: Regardless of your workspace’s plan, you’ll always have access to feedback and Kudos given to you under your “My Stuff” Home.
  • Thank YOU: We asked and you showed up! Thank you for making Matter for Teams the Product of the Day on @ProductHunt. We couldn't have done it with you!

Bug and fixes

  • Custom Skills: Creating a custom skill with the same name as an existing skill was causing an error
  • Slack Integration: Workspace admin (creator) did not receive a notification Slack that the integration was successful
  • Rituals: Feedback and Kudos were not properly counted if they were given immediately after the week's Ritual has ended

July 9, 2021

New this Week

  • Profile Photos: Say hello to manual upload! Now, you can upload a profile photo without connecting your social account. Go ahead, show us that bright smile!
  • #1 Guide to Employee Engagement: Check out our comprehensive guide for ideas, tools, and research to build employee engagement remotely.
  • July 13 Can’t Come Soon Enough: We’re not just talking about feedback. Rather, something bigger and better! Stayed tuned for our BIG reveal next Tuesday!

June 18, 2021

Features

  • Profile Photos: Say cheese! No more cropping needed! Your profile photo will automatically be optimized in both landscape or portrait view.
  • Expanded View: Feedback with longer written notes can now be expanded without opening a new tab. Never miss a beat again while viewing your feedback.
  • Endorsements: We've retired our endorsement icons to make room for a cleaner way to view and showcase your qualities.

June 4, 2021

Features

  • New Navigation: A new look accompanied by a fresh coat of paint. Get quick access to your skills, request status, preferences and... that's not all. Something amazing is coming soon!
  • Feedback Deletion: Whether it's test or unwanted feedback, you can now tidy up your feeds and Skills tab by deleting unwanted feedback.

Other updates and fixes

  • People Leader Reads: Check out the latest tips and advice to build happier teams as an amazing people manager.

May 19, 2021

Features

  • Shareable Links: Matter continues to deliver amazing feedback. Since the launch of shareable links, we've seen 2X more amazing feedback delivered!

Other updates and fixes

  • Kudos Hotfix: A bug on Monday made Slack users unable to send Kudos. This has been fixed and we apologize for the outage!
  • Growth-mindset Reads: Consider checking out some of May's top reads, from handling conflicts at work to the pro's and con's of asynchronous communication.

February 3, 2021

Features

  • Shareable URLs 2.0: Now, your peers can start a feedback request without having to enter a phone number. Expect more feedback completion, aka more ways to grow!

Other updates and fixes

  • Newsletter Alert: We kicked off a new content series with Matter's very own CEO and founder, Brett Hellman! His advice for founders? Stop talking and just do it, be in the presence of greatness, and bake in time to 🤔.

December 3, 2020

Features

  • New look, same amazing content: Our Skills page got a makeover! View skill definitions at a glance and explore over 30 Guides with amazing content. Now, you can develop skills that matter the most to you.
  • Been there, done that: You made a test account to try Matter. Or... You accidentally made a second account while trying to log in. Either way, we made it possible for you to close extra accounts to keep your feedback where you want it.
  • Let's make a difference together: Feedback can often hold people back from reaching their fullest potential, especially historically underrepresented communities. Help us make a difference by sharing your demographic info, starting with your pronouns.

Other updates and fixes

  • Shareable Link: This pesky bug outdated your shareable feedback request link by hiding the latest skills you're working on. You reported it, we fixed it. Consider this bug s-q-u-a-s-h-e-d.
  • Newsletter Alert: This week we're talking about... Elon Musk, being resourceful, TikTok career advice, and Giving Tuesday!

November 23, 2020

Features

  • The simple life got even simpler: Earlier this month, we updated the Skills tab to make it easier to manage the skills you're working on. Now, you can also request feedback by skill and edit custom skills in one place. Give it a spin! Visit the "Skills" page then click on the overflow menu (•••).
  • The simple life saga continues: Yay! Your first feedback  is delivered! Now what? Take it to the next level by setting up recurring feedback with any of your Advisors.

Other updates and fixes

  • Say hello to Matter's Weekly: In case you missed it... We officially launched our newsletter for growth-minded professionals! Get fresh takes on all the stories, research, and tips you need to grow your professional skills every Tuesday morning. Psst, here's our first Matter's Weekly:

November 5, 2020

Features

  • The simple life: We've made it easier for you to view and track your feedback by bringing together the best parts of your Profile page and Skills tab. The new Skills tab now shows rating averages and feedback by skill. This makes adding, removing, and managing your skills... easy!
  • Feedback on autopilot: Set and forget with recurring feedback. Starting today, you can gather regular feedback by setting the frequency of how often you want to hear from an Advisor. Every relationship is different, so you can choose the cadence: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly!

Other updates and fixes

  • Tomayto, tomahto: Peers? Coworkers? Colleagues? We call em' Advisors. Whether they are a close peer or manager, you trust and respect their advice. You'll now see the usage of "Advisors" more prominently throughout our app

October 29, 2020

Features

  • Never lose feedback again: Multi-email support is here. Changing jobs? Transitioning to another client's project? Now, you can can add, remove, or update a new primary email on Matter. Starting today, you can carry all your feedback wherever you go.
  • We're growing: Say hello to Aishwarya, the latest addition to our growing engineering team. Why she joined Matter: "I’m really inspired by the way athletes get better with every game they play. They receive feedback almost instantly making them perform better. Matter does exactly just that."
  • Digging deeper: Looking to sharpen up your leadership skills during WFH? Check out our latest How-To's series. Packed with insights on your leadership must-know's and things you can try with your team immediately. All under three minutes. Take a peek:

May 26, 2020

Features

  • A digest worth checking out: Less "where's the feedback?!?!" moments and more growing! Starting today, we'll be rounding up of all your pending feedback requests through an actionable weekly email digest. Need to gently nudge someone? Now, you can directly follow up with your personal email!
  • Drilling down: In case you missed it, we introduced a new guide on Feedback and revamped our Growth Mindset guide last week. Now, you can drill down on best practices and concepts even further with supplementary how-to's, exercises, and deep dive's from our blog. Happy binging!

May 13, 2020

Features

  • W.T.F 2.0: Meet the new and improved "Where's the feedback?!?!" With last month's update, you were able to track the status of your requests. But, this time we're kicking it up a notch. Now, can you view your request message, skills selected, and more!
  • Guides: This is long overdue. Peek at our latest guide on Feedback. From the three types of feedback you'll need in your career to ways you can give better feedback, this guide walks you through whole shebang. We also took this time to revamp our Growth Mindset guide.

Bugs and fixes

  • Another miss on us, but it's an opportunity to learn. Our Analytical Thinking Skill Guide had been showing a different definition. We caught that mistake and nabbed it.

April 22, 2020

Hello World! I'm Changelog, nice to meet you! 🤖 Here's what's new:

Features

  • W.T.F: Where's the feedback?!?!? Curious about the status of that feedback request you sent a few days ago? Now you can find out on Matter with the new Feedback Request Status page.
  • Mini-Profile: We think this is the start of something big. Now you'll be able to see your favorite stats like a total number of feedbacks received, given and pending requests.
  • The easy button: Find people to ask for feedback using Slack, Google or Outlook: Because we could all use a little help these days... This new experience makes it even easier to find people to ask for feedback.

Bugs and fixes

  • Viewing your feedback and trying to leave a comment over 4 lines, but can't find the scrollbar? No longer, now everyone gets a scrollbar. Get chatty.
  • Our Responsiveness Skill Guide had missing headers for the last 2 months. We finally found out and fixed it. We'll do better.
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