Release Notes - April 27, 2023


Amin Portal - New authoring interface

  • Brand new authoring interface in the Admin Portal with a focus on the content. Title, summary, and body text take center stage with all other post details, options, and hero banners available in a collapsable drawer on the right side of the screen. This major authoring update also comes with many anticipated enhancements:

    • Inline images now have 10px of padding by default. The padding can also be changed in the new Enhanced Image Editor.
      • Adjust vertical and horizontal space
      • Add borders to your images

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      • Flip, rotate, crop, and adjust colors and brightness of your images right in the editor. 

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    • View the content editor in fullscreen mode.
    • Quick formatting toolbar follows you as you create content to add styles without having to use the top formatting menu.
    • Editing the source code of posts just a whole lot easier with the Advanced Code Editor. HTML tags, inline styles, and content text are all color coded for ease of use.
    • You can access a preview of what your post will look like without having to hit the publish button.
  • As part of this release, we have expanded our Content Analysis tools to better support your content creation needs. We've simplified the readability labels for a more intuitive experience, and added new data to help you craft high-quality content. This includes highlighting complex sentences, complex words, and various text density stats. With these tools at your disposal, you can create content that engages your audience and meets your objectives with ease.

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  • We're also extending our Active Directory sync to not only include extended and custom attributes, but you will be able to use these attributes to create Smart Audiences. For more information, reach out to

  • In addition, we're making some changes to keep your user list less cluttered and more up to date. Moving forward any users that are deleted from Active Directory will now be removed from Sparrow. When users are soft deleted, the account will be disabled in Sparrow and if/once a user is permanently deleted in AD, they will be permanently removed.

  • Default sorting for documents in the Company Portal is now alphabetical

MS Teams

  • Added inline image padding with a default of 10px as well as added the Enhanced Image Editor
  • Made the "Home" tab the default one that opens when the MS Teams app is opened. This will require a new installation of the Teams app. Please reach out to if you're interested in the new update.


  • Added inline image padding with a default of 10px as well as added the Enhanced Image Editor

Bug fixes:

All Platforms

  • Posts and events could not be edited if they contained images with missing meta data like file name, file url, file extension etc.
  • Spellcheck would default to last language selected when editing a post instead of the language that is first loaded.

Admin Portal

  • First & last name on Sparrow accounts could be left blank and saved. We added validation to prevent this moving forward.
  • Adding header and footer banners to a Newsletter theme were not saving. Now the header and footer banners saved on a theme will load by default when the theme is used again.
  • "Go to manage events" link was broken if there were more than 10 events listed in the Platform Analytics screen.
  • On management screens, selecting to show more rows would not update the button text or the pagination counts