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Recent Changes and Ongoing Updates
by The Stylist on January 29, 2023 - 11:47 AM
The Stylist
Total posts: 62
Location: Netherlands

We are pleased to announce the recent changes, new features, and bug fixes that have been implemented on our platform.

Some of the updates include:


Mar 25, 2023 - v1.38.0

a. We've just added a new feature that allows the event creator to see who each swap has been assigned to as soon as the event is live.

Standard Swap Event (one on one swaps)

Random Swap Event (mixed up for extra fun)

b. We've added a new feature to our system that automatically sends an e-mail reminder to the swap creator/sender if their outgoing swap will be registered as received but has yet to be marked as shipped. We understand that sometimes it's easy to forget to click the 'Mark as shipped' button, so this feature is designed to remind you to do so as soon as possible. The receiver can not register your swap as 'received' if the status is not 'shipped' yet.

Rest assured that this process is still the same, and marking your swap as shipped is still required for the receiver to complete the registration process and rate your swap. However, if you forget, our system will automatically send you an e-mail reminder to help ensure a smooth swapping experience for all parties involved. As soon as you change the status to shipped, an e-mail notification will be sent back to the receiver so they know they can rate your swap.

Mar 19, 2023 - v1.37.0

This a quick update to let you know we've updated our rating system for swaps. From now on, we're using a 2-decimal rating scale, which means you'll get a more precise average rating for your overall swapping activity. This change will make things fairer for everyone and give you a better idea of how well you're doing in the swapping community. We're excited to offer this improved rating system and hope it enhances your swapping experience.

Mar 18, 2023 - v1.36.0

We just released a new feature that will enhance your experience and give you more control over unwanted private messages. The feature to report and block members is now available, and we will closely monitor its effectiveness to ensure your safety and comfort while using our platform.

With this new feature, you can easily report a user and block them from sending you further messages. You can report a user by providing a reason for the report and then blocking them directly from their user profile or private message. If you report a user via private message, the conversation will also be deleted, making it inaccessible to both parties.

Mar 17, 2023 - v1.35.0

We are excited to introduce our new feature, Personal Rating, which allows you to rate how well a swap met your preferences and how much you enjoyed it. This feature will help your swap partner understand your preferences and improve their future swaps accordingly.

We encourage you to provide constructive and specific feedback, even if personalization isn't required. Remember, your heart ratings are only visible to your swap partner, so feel free to be honest and detailed.

We hope this new feature will foster a positive swapping community and make your swapping experiences even better. Don't forget to check the feedback you receive to improve your own swaps!

Mar 11, 2023 - v1.34.0

a. To ensure that everyone can participate in our standard swap events, we have implemented a new feature to prevent the automatic removal of the last signed-up member when the event closes with an odd number of participants.

The creator of a standard event (which requires an even number of participants) will receive an email notification one day before the closing date. If there are uneven numbers of participants at that time, those members will be asked to invite friends they think would enjoy participating in the event.

If you set the event to a regional area, you can only invite friends from that specific region. If you set the event to an international area, you can invite any friend who is not yet participating.

Furthermore, we have added an option to automatically close the event registration once the next member signs up. This helps prevent any participants from being removed due to an uneven number. With these new features, we aim to make our swap events more enjoyable for everyone.

This option is only available one day before the closing date, and when we notice that uneven members are joining at that time.

b. We have enhanced the private messaging system with new features, including the ability to use text formatting such as bold and italic, create lists, share images, and add clickable links.

Want to send a private message to other members? Click here!

Mar 08, 2023 - v1.33.0

We've just implemented a small change that allows you to check the list of members who have signed up for a specific event. So, if you're interested in seeing who else will be attending, simply head over to the event page to find out!

We've also included arrow keys for the member list when more than ten people are signed up for an event, making it super easy to navigate left and right without having to scroll through a long list. With a tap, you go to the next slide without the need to refresh the page.

Mar 03, 2023 - v1.32.0

We are happy to announce to our new game swap feature Tag, you're it! is LIVE!

Are you tired of sending the same old snail mail and want to connect with people worldwide? If so, the "Tag, you're it" game on Snail Mail Friends might just be what you need! This exciting and creative activity is a fun twist on the classic game of tag. It allows you to exchange unique and personalized snail mail with people from around the globe.

Read our guide here and view all current games by checking out this link.

Feb 29, 2023 - v1.31.0

To improve user communication, we've added a new feature on the profile page that enables private messaging and we've made it easier for you to access your swap request by including a direct link to it in the confirmation email.

Feb 17, 2023 - v1.30.2

a. Resolved an issue: The acceptance of a new personal swap was halted due to an error that occurs when the description includes a single quote, causing the script to stop at that point and the user to receive an error message. As a result, the new swap could not be saved in the database.

b. To improve readability while composing a new private message, you can now resize the textarea box. As a result, the member image will move to the top, creating a wider textarea box.

Feb 15, 2023 - v1.30.1

a. Going forward, the system has been updated to prevent the 'Write address label' step from being initiated until the recipient's address has been revealed by a random swap which should help ensure a smoother and more efficient user experience.

b. Resolved an issue: Fixed a bug where only one notification was being displayed, even though multiple notifications were available.

c. Members who are permitted to write guest blog posts on our platform now have a designated icon on their user profile page.

d. I have added two additional fields to the event creation page, allowing users to input the name of the credits for the images they use and a link to their social media or website. Both fields are optional and will be displayed on the event page itself as a clickable link.

Feb 15, 2023 - v1.30.0

Stay in the loop with the latest new events on Snail Mail Friends by enabling email and/or browser notifications for new event announcements. This feature is enabled by default, but if you prefer not to receive these notifications, you can easily disable them in your Notification Settings.

Feb 13, 2023 - v1.29.0

We are happy to announce to our new feature Unity Hubs is LIVE! 

Snail Mail Friends is a community where you can connect with others who share your interests and passions. If you're looking to bring together a group of people who share similar interests, creating a Unity Hub is a fun and easy way to do so.

More information can be found here.

Feb 11, 2023 - v1.28.0

We've made a small improvement to our platform! You can now find a feedback button on every page (bottom left), making it easy to share your thoughts and suggestions and report any bugs you may encounter.

If you're logged in, the system will automatically recognize you, so you can quickly type in your feedback and press send. Your feedback is valuable to us, and this new feature makes it simple for you to connect with us.

Feb 09, 2023 - v1.27.0

Made some improvements to our "Latest Posts" page on our forum.

We realized that the previous version of the page wasn't providing the best possible overview of the latest posts. Now, the page is much more organized and provides a clearer view of the latest posts in each specific topic.

You'll notice that the posts are listed in a more intuitive and user-friendly way, making it easier to keep track of the latest discussions

Feb 29, 2023 - v1.26.1

Resolved an issue: A problem was encountered when attempting to load additional comments on a user story. Upon pressing the "Load more comments" link, new comments were not appearing as expected.

We want your activation experience to be smooth and hassle-free, so we've introduced a new resend option in our registration process. If you haven't received your activation email, use this feature to send it again. 

We understand that emails can sometimes go missing or end up in your spam folder, but with the resend option, you can quickly resolve the issue and activate your account without delay.

Feb 06, 2023 - v1.25.0

We are happy to announce that due to popular demand, we are now offering two free swap credits to all BASIC plan members to test Snail Mail Friends before upgrading to a paid membership plan.

Explore our services through personal or random swaps. Start sending here!

Jan 29, 2023 - v1.24.0

Introduced a new page "Send a Swap" where all the swap modes are listed like: Request a personal swap, Request a personal postcard, Request a random swap, Request a random postcard, Send a One-Way-Postcard.


Additionally, we have added a new feature to the Personal Swap and Personal Postcard mode, the Randomizer button. This button will randomize the dropdown menu of your friend list so that the computer can select a friend for you. This way, you can still have a personalized exchange but with an added element of surprise. This feature is perfect for those who want to add a bit of fun and excitement to their exchange experience but still want to swap with their friends.

The page can be found here:

Jan 21, 2023 - v1.23.0

Cents per day added to our pricing. Daily cost now more clearly displayed in our pricing information.

Jan 20, 2023 - v1.22.1

Resolved an issue: Access to the swap information was restricted for an angel.

Jan 17, 2023 - v1.22.0

Introducing a new feature: One-Way postcard sending!

This feature is ideal for those who want to send postcards to people they don't know or a friend. This feature allows you to send a postcard to a random person without requiring approval. The recipient is not required to send a postcard back to you, making it a one-way postcard-sending experience. This feature is excellent for sending postcards to people you might not know and getting a smile on their faces.

Jan 15, 2023 - v1.21.0

Implemented a logout feature in the menu with a dedicated button.

Jan 14, 2023 - v1.20.0

We have implemented a feature allowing the poll owner to view the participants who have cast their votes.

Jan 13, 2023 - v1.19.1

We resolved an issue with external links causing excessive loading of code due to the pop-up being triggered for all links, including internal ones.

Jan 13, 2023 - v1.19.0

Changed the size of our emoticons, they look much better now.

Jan 08, 2023 - v1.18.0

The option to purchase gift vouchers has been added to our platform.

The Digital Snail Mail Friends gift voucher is ideal for treating yourself, your family, or your friends. The gift voucher is valid for all our plans and does not expire. You can add a personal message and choose a delivery date for the voucher, so it's possible to buy it in advance and get it delivered on the selected date. Never miss a birthday anymore 😉.

Jan 03, 2023 - v1.17.1

Resolved an issue: Corrected an issue preventing year 2023 from being selected in the calendar.


Please note that this post will be updated regularly as new changes and updates are made to the platform. We welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.

Thank you for your continued support.

Webmaster Digital Content and Websitebuilder of Snail Mail Friends

Last edited by The Stylist on 2023-03-25 14:02, edited 37 times in total.