Butter updates

Fresh features, fixes & improvements straight from the oven
New
Product update
February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Butter GPT - Facilitation for All 🧠

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Product update

Meet "Facilitation for All" – your go-to custom GPT! Your personal πŸ€– assistant to help you master the art of facilitation and bringing your sessions to new heights πŸš€

Here are some things you can use it for:

πŸ”₯ Get expert advice and strategies on how to design and host your virtual trainings and workshops effectively, ensuring high engagement and saving lots of time while at it!

🎁 Access a variety of tried-and-tested activities and exercises designed to meet the specific objectives of your sessions. Whether you're aiming to bring your team closer, spark some creativity, or navigate through any challenges, we've got the tailored advice you need.

🎈 Explore an extensive collection of facilitation resources, including templates, guides, and articles. These are designed to help you plan and run your online sessions smoothly, saving you time and making everyone's experience a bit more awesome.

Intrigued?

Jump right in and transform your virtual meetings and workshops with Facilitation for All custom GPT!

Try it out here: Facilitation for All GPT

New
Product update
January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

New grid view in session and other goodies πŸ†™

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Product update

Last week we launched the new session layout and boy did this update hit home! Really appreciate all of the positive feedback πŸ’›

As promised, we had some more stuff coming, which I am happy to announce has now been released!

Top-to-bottom view:Β See participants eye-to-eye πŸ”₯

Many of you have requested this so we're very happy to launch the new "top-to-bottom" view in Butter! Use this whenever a tool is open to keep your participants at eye level!

Oh, and we've also optimised the new layout for all of you who are working larger screens 😎

Other updates

  • Waiting rooms:Β we've moved things around a bit, to make it easier and clearer for people joining
  • Video player supports links from Wistia and Streamable.
  • Participant list in session shows mic status and easily mute people directly by clicking the icon!
  • Button to copy the full summary in your recaps with one click
  • Disable 'Motion and animations' in your personal preferences will stop GIFs from playing on your dashboard
  • Improved flows for adding templates and llibrary items
  • Loads of mobile app improvements and bugs fixed

In the works

🚨 Big launch of the new breakout improvements

🧩 Massive updates to the Butter breakouts

πŸ“Š Complete refresh of Butter polls

🎨 Refresh of the Butter whiteboards

πŸ–₯️ Revamp of screen sharing

See you soon!

New
Product update
January 18, 2024
January 18, 2024

Brand new session layouts πŸ”₯ (releasing Monday, Jan 22nd)

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Product update

New year, new Butter?! You bet πŸ™Œ

On Monday, January 22nd, we'll be rolling out a new session layout to Butter (aka Project Snug Butter). It's a big update and a massive improvement, so we wanted to give you a chance to familiarize yourself with it already now.
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Why the new layout?

β€πŸ˜± So much more space: "Wait, is my screen bigger or has Butter gotten tighter?"

The new version of Butter is the most expansive yet, and has been designed to maximise space for collaboration.

We've cut down on 'dead space' and fine-tuned the design, giving you 15% more space to get creative. Enjoy tools like Miro, MURAL, screen shares, and more in an edge-to-edge format, offering your participants a truly immersive experience.
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✨ All of the controls in one place‍

The days of looking left and right to find stuff you need are over. True story!

The updated layout brings a fully-stocked sidebar and beautiful new top bar, containing everything you need. Yup, this means that your toolbox and templates are no longer floating around on their own, but have joined the company on the left! This both gives you more space, and makes it much easier to find exactly what you need.
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The most important changes

Chris explains the most important changes in the new layout

The overall experience is close to what you're used to, and it should be very easy to roll right into it. There are however, a few noticeable changes, that we want to make sure you're aware of!

πŸ“Ή Recording button: The recording button has been moved to the top right. We've given it some nice color so that it is easy to find πŸ₯°

πŸ› οΈ Toolbox: Your toolbox has been moved to the left sidebar and opens from the left. Full height of the screen!

πŸ’¬ Chat and Notes: Chat and Notes now open from the left, instead of from the right side of the screen.

βš™οΈ Settings in session: The Settings menu has also moved to the left sidebar. You'll find it at the bottom.

Chris also put a little walkthrough of these changes together here!
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All the... small things

In case you're curious, and don't want to go exploring on your own (you should, you reaaally should), here are the most noticeable things that have also been updated:

πŸ“‹ Agenda: The agenda and agenda dropdown have been tweaked. Snug is the word and buttons have moved a bit to make it more intuitive. Paused agendas now also look dashing!

πŸŽ₯ Updated video menu: You can now enable and disable your background effects directly from the video menu. Neat!

🎡 Music player: A more streamlined version of the music player. With all the great vibes you know and love, just in smarter packaging!

πŸŽ›οΈ Tool controls: All tool controls have been improved! You'll still find them in the top bar, just better looking.

πŸ“ Chat & notes: Both have been tweaked to fit seamlessly into the layout - and, as mentioned above, now open from the left, instead of the right! Jakob Nielsen would be proud πŸ₯²

🀩 Reactions and sounds: Refreshed reaction and sound effect menus! And a new reaction icon in the sidebar to go with the makeover!

😎 Video grid: A little less rounded corners - but only a little bit. Video tiles also sit a bit more snug!
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More coming?

Oh yes! We've still got a few more things in the works for you!

πŸ–₯️ New grid views: Soon you'll be able to have the video tiles above or below the main content shared!

πŸ“Š Massive refresh of Polls: One of our most loved tools is getting a true Cinderella treatment and will come out looking and working fresher than ever πŸ’«

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That's it for now!

New
November 23, 2023
November 23, 2023

Shared workspaces: Teamwork makes the dream work ✨

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One team, one workspace

Butter is built for collaboration in virtual sessions - but also very much outside the session! This is where the Butter shared workspaces really shines!

As they say, "Teamwork makes the dream work" πŸ’ͺ

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Why should you consider a shared workspace?

There are several reasons to getting your team members consolidated in one Butter workspace.

Here are 5 big upsides:

  • 🀝 Zero friction collaboration: With your team in one workspace you can add collaborators to any room and session with a few clicks, build and prepare your sessions together!
  • πŸ“ Shared library of resources: Agendas, flashcards, presentations, videos and any other resource can be easily shared in the workspace library.
  • πŸ’š Easy sharing of recaps: Recaps are gold - and so much easier to share when you're in one workspace!
  • ✨ Workspace personalisation: A shared Name and URL to represent your company, company logo, virtual backgrounds and so much more!
  • πŸŽ›οΈ Central management (admin and billing): Manage workspace members and roles, centralise billing, organise resources in your shared library and much more.

In short, everything is a breeze πŸ’

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How to consolidate your workspace?

It's easy enough to get your team moved to one workspace! Follow these steps:

  1. Decide which workspace you want to use as your team workspace
  2. Invite the people from your team to the workspace via Workspace settings > Members > Invite team member

If a team member has already started using Butter in their own workspace, all of their recaps will still be available in the new workspace - as long as they join the workspace with the same email.

Additionally, if they've set up / saved items to their library, these can also be shared easily with the new workspace. Simply grab the share link and add to the new workspace!

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Need help?

Do you or your team need help getting your workspace set up? We're more than happy to assist.

Reach out and let us help you here:Β friends@butter.us

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Have an excellent day!

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New
Product update
November 8, 2023
November 8, 2023

New: Responsive recaps, default recap sharing settings and a new Presenter mode ✨

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November is chugging along and so are we! Excited to share some new awesome updates that have just been shipped to Butter today πŸ™Œ

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Responsive Recaps

Butter recaps are now fully responsive which means you can now access them from any mobile or tablet! Why is this important? Let's everyone access recaps shared with them, from anywhere βœ…

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Default recap sharing settings

You can now set the default sharing settings for your recaps in your room! Simply navigate to your room setup and change the recap access permissions! No more need to change sharing settings after every session πŸ™Œ

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Presenter mode for Virtual cams

We recently reverted back from our 4:3 format to the standard 16:9 format to better accommodate everyone using virtual cameras to enhance their virtual experiences. Now, we're excited to introduce another big improvement for you - The Presenter mode for virtual cameras!
Enable the new presenter mode, select your input source and you will now be blown up in HD to easily leverage all of the amazing effects and tricks that you've built up!

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That's it for now - we'll be back with more updates and improvements before you know it πŸ‘‹

- Team Butter πŸ’›

New
November 1, 2023
November 1, 2023

November news: Better background blur, awesome recap updates and a new Troubleshooting tool ⚑️

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Hey there, November Butterflies! πŸ‚πŸ§ˆ New month, new upgrades, and oh boy, do we have some treats for you! πŸŽ‰

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Smoother Background blur

Big news! We've overhauled the background blur (and virtual backgrounds) from scratch. Better cropping and much more performant effects. Now, your backdrop will be as flawless as you are! 🀩

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Revamped Recaps: Trimming & Enhanced Timeline

Two more reasons to love recaps:

βœ‚οΈ Trim Your Recordings: Edit out the fluff and share only the good stuff.

πŸ’› Smart Timeline: Search, filter, and follow along in your transcript like never before!

Go to your recaps to check it out!

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Introducing: New Troubleshooting tool πŸ› οΈ

We want your Butter experience to be a dream. So we've whipped up a new troubleshooting tool for you and your participants! The Troubleshooting is available directly from the Butter waiting room or your Butter dashboard πŸ› οΈ

Give it whirl here: Butter Troubleshooting

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Other tech goodies πŸ€–

Desktop app: Speed improvements for launching the app much quicker. Window sizes will now be remembered from last time you opened the app or after you end a screenshare!

Web app:Β We've melted down the bundle size by 60%, speeding up your load times. πŸ•’

Engagement stats: All participants joining your sessions on mobile are now included in the engagement stats!

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On the horizon πŸŒ…

We're whipping up even more performance updates, so stay tuned for what's churning next!

Your input is our secret sauce, so don't hold back on sharing your thoughts. After all, we're in this to Butter each other up! πŸ™ŒπŸ§ˆ

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New
Events
October 18, 2023
October 18, 2023

Live event: Introducing the new Engagement Analytics πŸ“Š 🀩

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Events

Join us tomorrow for a walkthrough of the new Session Engagement Analytics with our Product team!

Register for the event:Β https://lu.ma/engagement-analytics-and-more

​With this new feature, you can get a data-driven and measurable view of what works (and what doesn't) in your sessions. Ultimately, we hope that this will give you the right signals to improve how you deliver your sessions - and become an even better facilitator. πŸš€

​See these in action:

  • β€‹πŸ“ˆ Access Engagement Analytics LIVE during your session and in your post-session recaps
  • β€‹πŸ‘€ Includes both Session Analytics and Individual Participant Metrics
  • β€‹πŸ“Š Multiple visuals, such as talk-time distribution and activity charts, offer you a full scope of your session's engagement
  • β€‹πŸ•’ The Drop Zone graph shows you exactly when participants join and leave
  • β€‹πŸ“Ή In-depth video statistics and session feedback ratings
  • β€‹πŸŒ Connection quality and device tracking
  • β€‹πŸ”Š Reaction and Soundboard activity charts
  • β€‹πŸ’¬ Queue and Chat message counters

​...and more!

​You'll also get a chance to ask about anything Butter-related in a live Q&A with our Product team! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

​It's happening on October 19th (Thursday) at 5:00-5:45 pm GMT+2.

Event registration: https://lu.ma/engagement-analytics-and-more

New
Product update
October 4, 2023
October 4, 2023

Introducing: Engagement analytics! Measure engagement in your sessions πŸ“Š 🀩

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Product update

Embracing continuous learning and feedback is your golden ticket to mastering the art of facilitation. 🎫 It’s the butter to your bread, turning good facilitators, trainers and managers into great ones!

With Butter's new Engagement Analytics, you can easily measure activity and engagement in your sessions, adapt, and ultimately elevate your facilitation skills.

The Engagement stats are both available live in session as well as in your session recap πŸ“Š

Check the video above for a quick introduction to this new powerful feature!

Have a beautiful day ✨

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New
Product update
September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023

Welcoming back the 16:9 video format & lots of other improvements

New
Product update

πŸ–₯️ The 16:9 video format is back

We know many of you have invested in creating professional and unique experiences using OBS, Ecamm or similar, and this shift is designed to honor that creativity and effort. While we have a soft spot for the 4:3 format, embracing 16:9 is our way of ensuring everyone feels at home at Butter.

Looking forward to seeing some new magic tricks in Butter!

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πŸ“£ New Product announcement feature

Let's pause for a buttery introduction to our fabulous new product announcement feature! It's now a breeze for us to sprinkle updates your way, seamlessly integrated into Butter.

We’ve also given a fresh churn to our public changelog! Glide on over and have a peek at the latest smooth moves Butter is making: https://updates.butter.us 🧈✨

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▢️ 'How-to-Butter' video library

ICYMI:Β There's a fresh video library brimming with How-To videos, designed to gracefully whisk you from a Butter beginner to a Pro Butter maestro! πŸ₯‡

Access the library straight from your dashboard or from our website: https://butter.us/how-to-butter

More videos coming soon! Let us know if you have any requests πŸ™


πŸ“± Mobile updates & fixes

  • Recording indicators now show for all mobile participants
  • Fixed issues with audio not coming through for some clients
  • Fixed SpotlightΒ &Β Panel mode not showing in breakouts
  • Fixed video not syncing when changing the people on Spotlight or Panel.
  • Fixed music player not showing in breakouts
  • Participants arriving late can now join an ongoing breakout session
  • Updated presentation tool to get rid syncing issues for participants

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⚑️Other improvements

  • Beautiful new sidebar:Β Your Butter dashboard has leveled up with a fresh update to the sidebar!
  • Getting Started menu: In the top right you now have a drawer full of tips and helpful resources.
  • Recap Timeline improved: We have updated the layout of the Timeline to make it easier to navigate.
  • Summary quality: We've tweaked the engine a bit and have seen an increase in the quality of the summaries. More to come!
  • Summary ratings: Rate the summary, share your thoughts and help us make them better!
  • Troubleshooting guides:Β Troubleshooting help and guides have been implemented throughout the product to prevent issues with permissions, connection, etc.
  • Updated onboarding flows: New people joining Butter will experience a new flow, better adapted to get them buttered up!

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Keep your eyes peeled: we'll be back, very soon, with some very powerful updates πŸ‘€

New
Product update
September 4, 2023
September 4, 2023

Transcribe your session in 25 languages!

New
Product update

In the early days of summer, we launched a huge update to the Butter recaps, introducing transcripts, summaries and much more. This was a huge leap forward in making it super easy to both recap and share everything from your sessions. As long as you were speaking English…

Today is the day this changes! From today, you can transcribe and summarize your sessions in 25 languages!

You can set your default language on your account and change it in your sessions if needed. Easy!

New
Product update
September 1, 2023
September 1, 2023

Brand new waiting room 🀩

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Product update

We've revamped one of the most beloved features: The waiting room! It's your session's first impression, setting the mood and showcasing the quality of the upcoming session. Here's what's new:

πŸ’› Sleek new design

▢️ Enhanced music player controls

⚠️ Improved troubleshooting and permission detection

🎀 Streamlined device selection

🀫 Activate noise cancellation

πŸ’¬ Initiate closed captions

Coming soon:

🎨 Custom color picker for backgrounds

πŸͺ© Revamped effects menu: upload photos, choose avatars, and set virtual backgrounds

🎢 Add any playlist from the Butter library to the waiting room!

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New
Product update
June 28, 2023
June 28, 2023

All-new Recaps: Your sessions wrapped, instantly πŸ”₯

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Product update

The new recaps make it simpler, slicker, and speedier to remember, find, and share all the juicy bits from your workshops, trainings, and meetings.It's your sessions wrapped, INSTANTLY! πŸ”₯

Here's what's new:
πŸ”Ž Find what you need in a snap with the Recap overview
⚑️ Get up to speed in seconds with AI-generated summaries
πŸ“ Have an interactive session playback with the Timeline
πŸ’¬ See your Participant stats, Resources, Feedback, and more
πŸ”— Share full recaps and control access with one link

So strap in, enjoy, and share away - we're about to take things to the next level! πŸš€

New
Product update
June 26, 2023
June 26, 2023

Butter for Slack: Start, access and join sessions ⚑️

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Product update

Butter is now whipped right into your favorite collaboration tool.

With Butter for Slack, you can:
πŸš€ Launch sessions instantly: Use/Butter startto launch sessions in a flash
🀝 Join sessions with a click: Join any session started from Slack with a click!
🏠 Access all your rooms: Use/Butter roomsto quickly access room setup or launch sessions from any room
πŸ“… See today's upcoming sessions: Use/Butter calto see upcoming sessions including event names, times, and room links.

Here's how to get started:

New
Product update
June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Tons of app improvements ✨

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Product update

A quick update on some of the many improvements we've shipped recently!
⚑️ New integrations page: See all available integrations right here in Butter.See it here.
πŸ’¬ Talk time and connection: Directly available in session!
πŸ“Ί Screensharing: No more empty black tile (finally) and the person screensharing now shows first in the grid and not on top of the shared screen.
⏺️ Recording improvements: Significant improvements to recordings reliability and processing!
βš™οΈ In-session settings: Updated and simplified with a new Preferences tab.
πŸ’Š New app window control bar: More space to see and interact with your content. See it next time you open Miro, Mural, Google Docs or share a presentation!
πŸ”₯ Room card menus: Set default room, add to projects, schedule, duplicate, favorite, archive and delete - nice!
πŸƒFlashcards: Increased character limits and use linebreaks to format your cards!

New
Product update
May 29, 2023
May 29, 2023

Capture participants’ feedback easily πŸ“£

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Product update

Getting feedback is incredibly important for understanding what you did well and where you can do better. But setting up surveys on other tools and making sure participants answer them can be a bit of a headache. 😬

With the new built-in participant feedback, this is as easy as flipping a switch (literally).

Here's how it works:
βœ… Enable Session feedback in your room setup
πŸ”₯ When the session ends, your participants will be prompted to give you feedback
πŸ“¬ All feedback will be automatically added to the recap from the session so everything's conveniently organized

No extra tools or platforms necessary. πŸ’ͺ

See it in action in the video, and try it out for your next session!

New
Product update
May 23, 2023
May 23, 2023

AI-powered agendas: Create full agenda outlines in seconds ⚑️

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Product update

Struggling to prepare an agenda for your next project kickoff, workshop or meeting? πŸ˜… We got you covered!

You can structure your agendas in much less time with our new AI agenda generator! πŸ”₯

Just describe what type of session you need, then add in a time estimate β€” and our AI agenda planner comes through with a full outline of activities and agenda blocks tailored to fit your needs.We've even added example prompts that you can steal! Stay tuned for even more AI magic on Butter ✨

New
Product update
May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023

Set up multiple agendas in one room 🧈

New
Product update

Ever dreamed of adding multiple agendas to your rooms? Now you can 😊

Set up as many reusable agendas you need in any room, then easily select the one you need in the session β€” still with the same Butter link for all the different sessions!

This makes running multi-day trainings, workshops and cohort courses easier than ever!

Pro-tip: You can even add specific agendas to planned sessions when scheduling sessions from Butter 🧠

Have a great Friday πŸ’›

New
Product update
May 17, 2023
May 17, 2023

Agenda planner makeover & new agenda outline: Plan more effortlessly and get a better overview ⏱️

New
Product update

As you might have already seen, our agenda planner has had a complete makeover, making it much easier to use. 🀩You can still timebox it, add all your tools and facilitator notes β€” and now, you cancolorcode sections, set grid layouts, and drag-and-drop the blockstoo!With our new agenda outline, you cankeep track of your activity scheduleand adjust it as needed. Color-coded sections help you get a better overview of how you'll be spending your time. ⏲️Learn more about how to set it uphereβ€” and let us know what you think.Have a lovely week, errbody! 🧈

New
Product update
April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023

Agenda planner 2.0 has landed πŸŽ‰

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Product update

The new Agenda planner 2.0 truly is a Daft Punk masterpiece, doing everything harder, better, faster & stronger!

Here is a quick overview of the updates:
πŸ’ Complete redesign of block setup. Much better and cleaner overview
🫧 Fresh clean design of the agenda overview
⚑️ Super lightweight and fast setup
πŸ“ Facilitator notes right where you need them
πŸ™ˆ Show or hide active agenda from participants as needed

Coming soon
🎹 Keyboard shortcuts for lightning fast planning.
🧈 Multi agendas. Set up multiple agendas in rooms.
πŸ“† Attach agendas to sessions.πŸ•‘ Agenda outline. Quick overview of your session.
πŸͺ„ Magic agenda. Generate an agenda outline in seconds using AI.

Our Design Lead Kasper Andersen also put together a nice in-depth video with a great overview of all the new things πŸ™Œ

New
Product update
April 14, 2023
April 14, 2023

Smart chat suggestions: Launch tools straight from shared links πŸ’¬

New
Product update

Lessen the hassle of window-juggling with our new smart chat suggestion feature - it recommends the best Butter tools to use for links shared in chat πŸ’‘

New
Product update
April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023

New in recaps: Resources & Links πŸ—‚οΈ

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Product update

No more need to hunt through endless chat messages or folders for important resources that you covered in your Butter sessions!

Resources & links helps you:
πŸ—‚οΈ Consolidate all your session’s documents and tools in one place, making it easy for you to open them directly from your dashboard or copy the link
πŸ”— Easily capture all the links shared in chat
πŸ‘€ See whether they are accessible for collaborators or all participants

Just head to your Recaps to check it out - and let us know how we can make it more valuable for you!

New
Product update
March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023

Projects: Stay organized and collaborate effectively πŸ“

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Product update

Projects are a way to organize your rooms and easily collaborate with other members in your workspace.You can for example use the Projects to collect all rooms related to a client you're working with, a course you facilitate or to collect all of your team rooms in one place.Adding members as collaborators to Projects will automatically add them as collaborators in all rooms in that project as well. Easy-peasy!

New
Product update
March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023

Referral program: Share Butter to your friends and get rewarded πŸ’°

New
Product update

Got a friend, client or colleague who might find Butter just as useful for workshops, trainings or meetings?

Give 30% off your friends' first 3 months on a Butter subscription - and get up to $500 for each successful referral πŸ”₯

Just pop into your Butter dashboard, click on the Referral Program, and start sharing your personal link. πŸ”—

Check out how it works here- and go ahead and share some Butter with your work buddies, neighbors, or even that long-lost pen pal!

Have an awesome week! ✨

New
Product update
February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023

Session wallpapers: Add more personality to your sessions ✨

New
Product update

Hope you're having a great start to the week! We're back with a little nifty update that we just shipped to Butter: Session Wallpapers!

With session wallpapers, you can add a background to set the right mood, showcase your personality or promote your brand!

Hope you enjoy this!

Share screenshots from your sessions - we'd love to see what you make of it πŸ™Œ

New
Product update
February 6, 2023
February 6, 2023

Updates! Template gallery, disable unmute, closed captions and session scheduling πŸ”₯

New
Product update

We're continuing the stream of updates shipped to Butter!

This time around we've got some great stuff for you:
πŸ–ΌοΈ New Template Gallery: A full update to the template gallery with lots of new templates!Check it out here!
πŸ”‡ Disable unmute: Remove the ability for participants to unmute themselves. Control it from the participant list!
πŸ’¬ Closed captions: Use closed captions in your sessions!
πŸ“† Improved scheduling: Schedule directly from Butter, add links to sessions! Coming soon: create recurring sessions and availability overview!

Have a fantastic day 😚

New
December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Schedule sessions directly on your Butter dashboard πŸ“…πŸ˜

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We’ve made it easier than ever to set up your Butter sessions on Google Calendar with our new scheduling feature. πŸ₯³

Just click on 'Connect calendar' on your dashboard to get started!

With it, you can:
πŸ’₯ Add Butter links to your upcoming sessions: Simply click 'Add Butter link' and select which room you want to add. πŸ”₯
πŸ†• Schedule new events directly from your Butter dashboard: Click on 'Plan Session,' select your room, invite participants, and fill in the details.

Watch Jakob’s video tour of this new update - and let us know what you think!

New
Product update
October 18, 2022
October 18, 2022

Flashcards: Flip and randomize πŸ”€ πŸ™Œ 🀩

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Product update

Flashcards are a great way to engage your participants and spark conversations.

And now we've made them even better:

πŸ”₯ Flip your flashcard: Ever wished that the flashcard had a backside? Now it does! Flip the card and add text on the back!

πŸ”€ Randomise your deck: Enable to have your deck shuffled when using it in your session!See the flashcards in use here!

New
Product update
October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

Big update to breakouts ➑️ πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ πŸ™Œ

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Product update

Ready, set, BREAK!

πŸ’… Updated setup flows: Better overview and streamlined design!
πŸ” Lock rooms:"Lock" your breakout rooms to keep participants in place.
⚑️ Observe mode:Improved visual cues and ability to disable observe mode!
βœ… Better task lists:Easier to see when tasks are added and improved the overview itself.

New
Product update
October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Shared notes ✍️ πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ πŸ”₯

New
Product update

Collaboration in Butter just got a huge level up with the new Shared Notes!

Shared notes let you:
🀝Collaborate: Take notes with everyone in session!
✍️Real-time: See what others are writing in real-time!
πŸ“Recaps: Access and edit the shared notes in your recaps!We are already loving this and look forward to hearing what you think!

New
Product update
September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Brand new polls πŸ“Š

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Polls in Butter just got a significant update!

⚑️Smooth new design: Everything has been tightened up and now fits beautifully with the rest of the platform!
πŸŽ†Use images and GIFs in polls: Add some flair to your polls by using images or GIFs!
πŸŒ₯Beautiful word clouds: Choose to see answers to your open-ended polls as word clouds!
πŸ‘€ WYSIWIG editor: See exactly what the poll will look like to your participants while setting it up.

Super handy.… together with a lot of other awesome improvements!

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September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022

Watch YouTube, Vimeo and mp4 together in Butter πŸ“Ί

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Using videos to make your sessions more dynamic is a great way to keep people engaged πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

We've now made it even easier to show the videos you want! With the new Video tool in the toolbox, you can show videos from YouTube and Vimeo or upload your own mp4 directly.Videos are of course still synced for everyone to follow along!We hope you have fun with it πŸŽ‰

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Improvement
August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

Big mobile app update πŸ“±

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We've rebuilt the mobile app to make it much more performant πŸ’ͺ

⚑️Performance improvements: Significant improvements to audio and video, better battery consumption, quicker and more snappy in general.
πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈVideo grid and settings: Updated the video grid and added 'Hide self-view', select avatars and change display name in-app as well!
πŸ“ŠPolls & Flashcards: Both are now available for all participants joining via the mobile app!

Be sure to update to the latest version of the app to get all the goodness!

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July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Team accounts: bring your entire team to Butter ⚑️πŸ”₯πŸ™Œ

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You can now bring your entire team into the same workspace!

Here are the most important things to know about Butter workspaces:
⚑️ Shared team library
πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ Workspace roles and settings
🎧 Updated room setup with audio collaboration
🚦 Room-level roles
πŸ’³ Central billing & team management…and a host of other things!

We've updated theButter Handbook with all of the details! We also put together this walkthrough of the new team accounts!

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June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Resizable app window and Focus mode!

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Two improvements that makes working in Butter even smoother!

⚑️ Resize the app window: You can now resize most apps within Butter.Want to see more of the app? No problem! Want to see more participants? Done! Simply drag the handle to adjust the size to your preference.

🧠 Focus mode: It can work wonders to remove distractions. Enter Focus mode!

When Focus mode is activated, everything other than you, your participants, and your tool will be hidden. No reaction buttons, no agenda. Just the work to be done.

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June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Introducing: Annotations πŸ– ✨

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Annotations have finally made it to Butter! You can now draw on your screen while screensharing or presenting a PDF.

Here's some stuff to know about annotations:
✏️Magic erase: The annotations work like a pointer that disappears after five seconds after you stop drawing.
🀝Choose who can annotate: Only facilitators can annotate by default, but you can toggle on access for everybody to draw together!
🎨Choose your style: Change the stroke thickness and color to your liking.A highly requested feature that we hope you'll love!

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June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Big update to screensharing ⚑️

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Screensharing has been completely rebuilt from the ground up.

It's much smoother and makes it easier to:
✨Move the dock: The screensharing dock is now moveable, so it'll never block your content.
😍See more faces: Resize the video gallery to see up to 20 people at a time while you screenshare.
🍾Pop out the agenda: See and control the full agenda from its own window while you're screensharing. You can pop out the Chat and Notes too!

This smooth new experience is only available on desktop,so download Butter for Desktop if you haven't yet.

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May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Introducing: Butter Template Gallery πŸ€©πŸ’›

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This is big! Huge actually!

Our community of expert facilitators have cooked up workshop agendas, icebreakers, flashcard decks, pump-up music playlists, brainstorming activities, and tons more.

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April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Your Butter Personal Library is here πŸ”₯

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Ever wanted to reuse an agenda or a tool in another room? Now you can 🀩

The new Butter library lets you:
πŸ’ŽSaveyour favorite tools, blocks, and agendas and access them whenever and wherever you need them.
⚑️Importyour items lightning fast when setting up a new room or directly in your sessions!
πŸ’›Shareyour items with everyone! So if you've built the ultimate Design Sprint agenda or created the best icebreaker flashcard deck? Share it!

Let Jakob take you on a short tour through some of the new stuff here:

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April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

Butter mobile app is out πŸ“±

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Butter is now available on mobile πŸ”₯

With the new Butter app you can join all Butter sessions directly on your phone. All you need to do is download the app. Still no registration required to join!

Read more about the Butter app here

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March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022

New tool: Flashcards 😍⚑️

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Flashcards are a new way to engage your participants, run icebreakers, spark conversations and build stronger connections in Butter!

Flashcards are super customizable so that you can get really creative with them.

Read more about Flashcards and how to set them up here

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February 21, 2022
February 21, 2022

MURAL x Butter integration is here πŸ˜πŸ™Œβš‘οΈ

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We’re super happy (and very proud) to announce that you can now access and collaborate in MURAL directly on Butter! We’ve been looking forward to this - and we know you MURAL fans have been too. 😊

All you need to do is connect your MURAL account to Butter to launch it.

Learn how to do it here

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January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022

Butter Session Planner is here 😱 πŸ”₯ πŸŽ‰

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This is arguably one of our biggest improvements ever and we're excited to share it with you!Let Jakob take you through some of the updates here:

The release of the Session Planner includes:
⚑️Extreme agenda powerup: Plan and run your entire session!
πŸ› New and improved toolbox: All of the Butter tools you love in one place!
πŸ’…Completely redesigned Room setup: Decluttered, simple and intuitive layout with everything you need!
πŸ’Updated layout in-session: Beautifully simplified with room for the new agenda and toolbox!

Read more here

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January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022

Speeding up! Big performance improvements ⚑️

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One of our new years resolutions is to take Butter performance to a new level and today we shipped the first update!

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December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

Butter Music Player and mp3 uploads 🎡

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This is one of those releases that we've been seriously excited about shipping!

With the Butter Music Player you can play music from both Youtube and Soundcloud! Simply paste in the link and you're good to go!

Oh and you can of course make playlists with all of your favourite music 😎

The music goodness doesn't stop there! We've now made it possible for you to upload mp3s to your waiting rooms and timers!

Time to make your waiting rooms and timers uniquely yours ✨

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December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021

New Butter Google Workspace app πŸ“…

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Scheduling your Butter sessions just got A LOT easier!

We're super excited to announce that we've released a Google Workspace app for Butter! Install the app and you will be able to easily select Butter (and your Butter room) directly when scheduling your session in Google Calendar ✨

Get the Butter Google Workspace app

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December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Virtual backgrounds and other updates!

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We're super happy to let you know that virtual backgrounds are now also available in the desktop app!

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December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Introducing: Butter Referral System πŸ€‘

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We're super excited to announce the Butter Referral System!

"Butter referrals?! What does that mean?"

That means that you can now earn free credits for Butter by sharing your personal referral link with friends, family, colleagues, basically anyone you think could benefit from using Butter!

Pssst… There are no limits to how many credits you can earn!

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November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

Next level screensharing!

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"Hold on, let me just share my screen"

We've completely updated the screensharing experience. Screensharing now works as an overlay that gives you access to all of the most important Butter features while sharing your screen! No more jumping back and forth!

This means that you can now:
These updates are only available in the Butter desktop app. Be sure to download it here

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November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

New Butter Breakouts are here 🀩

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Today is a huge day here at Butter as we are releasing our new and improved Breakouts πŸŽ‰

Let Thomas take you through all the new stuff:
Updates include:πŸ›  Assign tools (e.g. Miro boards or Google Docs) to breakouts and they will open automatically
βœ… Add tasks for breakout groups to complete during the session
βœ‹ Allow participants to easily request help when they need it during sessions
πŸ’› Observe how work is progressing in the groups without entering (all participants in the group will be able to see when observed!)
😱 Edit breakout settings while the session is running
πŸ”€ Reshuffle participant while a session is runningπŸ“’ Easily broadcast messages to all groups or chat to individual rooms
πŸ‘€ A much better overview of the session for facilitators
✨ Updated design to match the new Butter UITry everything out now or dive into the details here:https://help.butter.us/breakouts

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October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

Butter gets a crisp new look ✨

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For the past couple of months we've been working on a fresh new design for Butter and are excited to start rolling it out 🀩

To begin with, we've updated most of the in-app experience as well as our waiting rooms!Some of the things you'll see:… and a lot of other really nice little details!We really love it and hope you will too πŸ’›

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October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Some great new improvements!

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We have a couple of new features that we know you'll love!

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October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Launching Premium Butter!

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We're launching our premium plans today!

πŸŽ‰We’re so excited about what the future holds for Butter - from growing our team with more talented people to developing Butter even further so that it becomes the best workshop tool there is.

πŸ’«We will always have a free version of Butter available for anyone to use, but some of our features will only be available in our premium plans in order to help us along our journey. πŸš€

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September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Butter virtual backgrounds are here!

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Ahoy Butter mateys!

We hope you've gotten a great start to the week πŸ€— We're off to a flying start and are here to bring you the latest and greatest from the land of Butter.

We're super happy to be introducing virtual backgrounds to Butter!

Find your new favourite background in the Settings / Background menu the next time you are in a session 😎

Apart from the backgrounds we've implemented a couple of quality of life features to make Butter feel just a little more smooth.

Additionally we've squashed a whole swath of bugs that had made it's way into the platform. They are no more (🦟 = πŸͺ¦).Have a terrific day - we'll be back soon πŸ‘‹

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August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Better performance, new timers and much more ✨

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What's cooking good looking? We've pushed a lot of updates out on Butter today!

⚑️ Performance updatesWe've pushed out new video grid layouts! The new layouts have a significant impact on performance (and network usage) and should make for a lot more smoother sessions! The new layouts use a locked aspect ratio to better utilise the capture from traditional webcams without needing to crop anything away.

⏱ Redesigned timersThe Butter Timers have been updated! Changes include: completely new design, ability to minimise timer, colour customisation, add minutes while timers are running as well as adjusting volume locally.

Finally, you can now decide whether you want to have the "I'm done" indicator there or not. Schmooooth!

πŸ›  Smaller changesThat's all for now!

Remember to get up, take a walk/do some stretches and drink lots of water!

New
Fix
August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Fixed: Chrome 92 bug

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The recent update to Chrome 92 caused a number of bugs in Butter. Most critical you may have witnessed that the videos would black out during your sessions.This was a bit of hairy one that Google decided to throw at us, however, we're happy to announce that we've finally fixed it πŸ™ŒHave a great day!