Rocket.Chat iOS 2.0 Released

Gabriel Engel
February 18, 2018
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Rocket.Chat is excited to announce our new release for iOS (2.0.0) with the following highlighted features:

  • Edit and delete messages
  • Autocomplete of emojis (including custom emojis)
  • Support of the following authentication methods: GitHub, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, CAS and SAML
  • Deeplink support
  • Color customization for app icons.

Contributor spotlight

Artur Rymarz and Luca Zimmerman are our featured contributors for this release.

Thank you for your great work on testing the app and creating pull requests.

Edit and delete a message

You can now press down on a message to edit it. Users will be able to edit their own messages or at least do so within a limited window, depending on server settings.

To delete a message, press down on it. This action will result in either permanent deletion or the message will be deleted but retained on the server. Deletion type is dependent on server settings.

Autocomplete of emojis

In your text field, type `:` and the first letters of the emoji you want, and the app will show you the related emojis as you type. All matching emojis are always shown, so that when users type `:ro` the `:rocket:` emoji will be shown and so will the `:broccoli` emoji.


Support all authentication methods

Following several requests from the community, you can now connect to Rocket.Chat using any of the authentication methods that are supported on the web, such as GitHub, Facebook, LinkedIn, CAS and SAML. Custom OAuth support has also been improved.

Deeplink support

The iOS app now supports deeplink integration with the ability to connect to a new server and open a chat directly from a link. Read more about this here.

Change the icon of the app

You can now choose a different color for the icon on your home screen. More colors will be added in future releases. If you have any suggestion of colors/styles, send us the artwork or open an issue in our GitHub repository.


Release contributors

This release was made possible thanks to the hard work of the following contributors:

Release changelog

For a full list of features added and bugs fixed, please see the full Rocket.Chat iOS 2.0.0 release changelog on GitHub.

Gabriel Engel is the CEO and co-founder of Rocket.Chat, the leading open source communications platform.
Gabriel Engel
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