What's new in Zoho Connect

2020

Oct

ConnectNew

Save posts to your Read Later list

Save posts, forum discussions, Articles, and Town Hall questions to your Read Later list. Set a reminder and get notified to read posts from your saved list.

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Sep

ConnectNew

Replacing Guests with External Users

External Users is an upgraded version of Guests in internal networks. External Users can access Files, Custom Apps, and Surveys, in addition to the other features the Guests had access to.

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ConnectEnhancement

Attach folders from WorkDrive

Add multiple files in one go by attaching your WorkDrive folders to your posts, tasks, and articles.

Aug

ConnectEnhancement

Scheduling Email Digest Notifications

With the new schedule option for your email digest notifications, you can now select when you would like to receive the mail digest.

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ConnectNew

Add hashtags to your Articles

Hashtags can now be added to the Articles to categorize and group articles from different manuals, and also, to help you search for related articles.

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ConnectEnhancement

RSVP to Events from your inbox

Respond to event invites from your network, directly from the notification email in your inbox.

Jul

ConnectEnhancement

Sort posts in My Feed, Network Wall, and Groups


Select how posts are displayed in your My Feed, Network Wall, and Group Wall. You can either keep the default listing or sort them based on recent activity.

 

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ConnectEnhancement

Turn off email notifications for the Network

Admins can now turn off email notifications for the entire network, preventing any member to receive emails regarding activities within the Zoho Connect network.

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ConnectNew

Display Name Preferences

Admins can now control how a person's name can be displayed within Zoho Connect. They can choose between displaying a person's first name or last name at the beginning.

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ConnectNew

Checklists done right

Get an overall view of all the checklist items assigned to you by accessing the My Checklists page.

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Enhancement

Manual Activity


The Manual activity section has been given a facelift to give you a consolidated view of all the activities within a Manual—that includes members added, articles published, comments added to articles, and more.
 

Jun

ConnectEnhancement

Recover deleted items

The Trash in Zoho Connect collects your deleted Groups, Manuals, Town Halls, and Tasks. If you ever delete them by accident or would like to restore them to their former place, contact the admin to restore Groups, Manuals, Town Halls, and Tasks that were removed. Items in the Trash will be permanently deleted after 90 days.

ConnectEnhancement

Date format

Admins can decide if they would like to display the day of the week, along with their preferred date format.

May

ConnectImprovement

Check-in and Check-out using Zoho Connect

Using the Zoho People integration, check-in to your work remotely and check-out, without leaving Zoho Connect. The option is found in the menu that appears once you click the profile picture in the top-right part of your Connect screen.

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Apr

ConnectIntegrations

Integrating Zoho People and Connect

The Zoho People integration helps keep the users in People and Connect in sync. Configure dynamic group membership based on departments and designations in People, apply for leave, and access the organization chart without leaving Zoho Connect.

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Mar

Public Manuals

Share Manuals with anyone outside of your network by using a public URL. You can also password-protect your Manual for secure access.

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ConnectIntegrations

Microsoft Outlook Calendar

Keep the events in your Microsoft Outlook and Zoho Connect in sync by using the Microsoft plugin.

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Connect

Duplicate Board Sections

If you think a Section is relevant to other Boards in your Network, you can simply duplicate the Section instead of recreating it from scratch.

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Enhancement

Unpublish Manuals and Articles

Be it restructuring your Manual, or making major changes to your Articles, make them temporarily unavailable by unpublishing the Manual or specific Articles.

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ConnectEnhancement

Code Editor for Manuals and Forums

Share code snippets in a more readable manner using the built-in code editors in Manuals and Forums.

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ConnectEnhancement

Follow Tasks

Know what's happening within your Board by following tasks that are not created by or assigned to you.

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ConnectEnhancement

Mark Notifications as read/unread

Keep a better track of notifications in your network by marking specific ones as read or unread and deleting the least important ones.

ConnectEnhancement

Mention a Board

@mention the Board name to get its members' attention in any task comment within the specific Board. This, however, will not be applicable to tasks within a Private Section.

ConnectEnhancement

Add a due date to checklist items

Break down work items and track their progress better by adding a due date to each of the Checklist items in a Task.

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Feb

ConnectEnhancement

Customizing the task complete permission.

Control who among your Board members can mark Tasks as complete.

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ConnectNew

Gantt view for Tasks

Keeping track of your team’s progress is easier than ever. Switch to Gantt View to get a visual timeline of Tasks within a Board.

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ConnectNew

My Schedule

The My Schedule gives you a consolidated view of Tasks to be completed, Events, and Town Halls for the day. You also have the option to receive alerts regarding your schedule by email or as push notifications.

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Jan

New

Customizing the options in task status and priority

Add more options to the task status and priority, and customize the names of existing options to suit your team's work.

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New

Create and customize event types

Whether it is a regular team meeting or your annual conference, create event categories based on your organization's needs. Members will be allowed to create events based on the types.

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2019

Dec

Integrations

Integrating Notebook and Zoho Connect

Take notes on posts, forums, manuals, tasks, events, and town hall questions, and automatically sync them with your Notebook account using this integration.

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Enhancement

Sorting tasks within a board

Order the tasks in your board by status, priority or due date to get a better picture of your work plan.

Nov

Features

Attach files in style

The File Picker in Zoho Connect has been given a facelift. Attach files from your desktop, Zoho WorkDrive as well as the Files module within Zoho Connect. You can continue to attach files from other cloud services you use. Besides this, you can also get a preview of PDF files and documents attached.
 

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New

Bring context to the picture

Easily provide more context or information to your image attachments by using our in-built image annotator. 

New

Welcome to the whiteboard

The whiteboard lets you create visual representations of information such as a basic flow diagram, from scratch.

Oct

New

Introducing web tabs for your network

Bring all the websites and web applications you use inside your Zoho Connect network through web tabs. It's a simple way to centralize, save time, and boost productivity. You can create as many web tabs as you want within your network.

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New

Create surveys within your network

Getting feedback from your employees is easier than ever. Powered by Zoho Survey, you can now build your own survey within your network, collect and view responses from members, and generate reports based on them. You also have a wide range of templates to choose from.

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Enhancement

Private sections within your board

For tasks that are confidential or relevant only to specific board members, simply mark a section as private in a few easy steps. Once private, only members added to the section can add, view, and assign tasks in them.

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Sep

Integrations

View Zoho Mail tasks within Zoho Connect

Through the Zoho Mail tasks integration, view all the tasks in your Zoho Mail as a board in Zoho Connect. Tasks from your mail groups will be listed as separate boards.

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Enhancement

Assign members to a checklist item

Easily assign the items on your checklist to other members. You can add any number of assignees to your checklist items.

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Enhancement

Moderation in Town Hall

Manage your town hall sessions better by enabling moderation. Once enabled, all questions/answers/comments posted in the session will appear after it gets approved by the organizer.

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Enhancement

Notification preferences for activities in the network

Network admins can now set the notification preference, both email and push notifications for activities in the network. This will be applied to all members of the network.

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New

Section Actions - Move task to another board

Section actions help you automate recurring steps for the tasks within your board. You can now configure a section action that automatically moves tasks added to a specific section to another board.

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Aug

New

Add custom fields to the tasks in your board

Enhance the tasks in your boards by adding additional fields. Based on what's required for your project, you can add the following fields: Text, Number, Dropdown, Multi-select dropdown, Date & Time, Date, and File

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Enhancement

Add tags as a section action in your board

Automatically add relevant tags to the tasks in your section by configuring this as a section action.

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Enhancement

Mark alerts as read/unread

Keep better track of notifications in your network by marking specific ones as read or unread.

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New

Add a checklist as a section action

Do you have the same list of items to be completed for your tasks? You can now easily track them by configuring a section action to automatically add a checklist to the tasks in the section.

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Jul

New

Set the start day of the calendar in Zoho Connect

Admins can now modify the start day of the week in Zoho Connect's calendar to suit their organization.

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Jun

Integrations

Zoho Meeting integration

With the Zoho Meeting integration, users can now conduct screen-sharing sessions and make audio/video calls to other team members.

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New

Move section across boards

You can easily move your sections from one board to another.

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New

Connect Portal app for Guest users

With the exclusive Connect Portal app, guest users in Zoho Connect can access their network on mobile by downloading the app for their iOS and Android devices.

May

Integrations

Zoho Sprints Integration

Zoho Sprints is an online tool to help you plan and track your agile projects. With this integration, you can now view all your work items from Zoho Sprints as a board in Zoho Connect.

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New

Town Hall

Town Hall in Zoho Connect is an easy, yet, effective way to conduct a Q&A or an AMA (Ask me anything) session, or an all-hands meeting within your network. Using town halls, you can provide a platform that allows members to get their questions directly answered by the topic experts, and also, build an archive of sessions that can be used later as reference.

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New

Board Activity

Get a consolidated view of all the activities within a board—that includes task created, task completed, comments added to tasks, tasks assigned and moved, and more.

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Apr

New

Section URL

You can easily refer to each section in your board through a unique URL.

Section URL
New

View tasks across boards

Get the list of tasks across all boards that you are a member of by going to the All Tasks tab. You can also filter them based on specific boards, assignees, task status and priority. 

Viewing all tasks in Zoho Connect

Mar

New

Duplicate Manuals

If you think a manual is relevant to other groups or any of your other Zoho Connect networks, you can simply duplicate the manual instead of recreating it from scratch. 

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New

Copy/paste multiple tasks

Create multiple tasks or checklist items simply by copy-pasting text. Each line in your text can be created as a separate task or checklist item.

 

Enhancement

New Event

Define your event audience clearly by using our invite options: everyone in the network, a specific group, a set of groups and people, and personal appointments.

Enhancement

RSVP for company events

Get members to RSVP for network-level events, so you can plan them better.

Enhancement

Export poll results

Get the results of your poll as a .csv file, and use the data in other places like generating charts and tables in a spreadsheet.

New

Document Preview

Posts that have a Zoho Docs link will now have a rich preview card with the title and thumbnail.

New

Product Tour

Our new product tour gives you a brief overview of the different modules in your network and their benefits.

Feb

New

Sharing task and board templates

Admins can now share the task and board templates they create with other network members. 

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New

Follow Boards

Members can follow boards they are part of to get email notifications and push notifications every time a new task is added, and when existing tasks are completed or reopened.

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New

Task Templates

Tasks that are similar in nature need not be created from scratch every time. You could simply save any of your existing tasks as a template and reuse whenever needed.

 

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New

Share Articles

You can now share specific articles with network members who do not have access to your manual. Members you share the article with can either be given read-only permission, or you can allow them to edit the article. 

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Jan

New

Manual Export

Export your Manual as a .zip file, containing PDF copies of all the articles in them.

Enhancement

People Directory

The people directory has a new look and can be accessed easily from the menu in the right. Admins can multi-select users and add them to groups or boards in one go. Admins can also export the list of people based on certain filters as a .csv file.

2018

Dec

New

Reorder Apps

Place the apps in the left pane in an order that suits your convenience. You can also change the order of the modules in your mobile app, right from the web version. 

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New

Event Assistant

Event assistants are members who do not directly participate in an event but are assigned to observe and report about the event. You can now add members in your network as assistants. An event can have any number of assistants.

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