Release Notes for Synology Chat

Synology Chat is a web-based application that allows you to create a safe and secure place where conversations can be held in real-time. Collaborate from anywhere using your mobile devices, whether you are at home or out of the office. Receive push notifications whenever there’s a new incoming message or mention, ensuring you never miss important updates.

Version: 2.8.0-537


Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

What's New

  1. Supports browsing in Dark Mode.

Fixed Issues

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.7.1-507


Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a connection error when connecting to Chat Server via QuickConnect.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.7.0-499


Compatibility and Installation

  1. This version is only available on Android 8.0 and above versions.

What's New

  1. Supports recording, sending, and playing back voice messages.
  2. Supports dynamically adjusting the size of text according to system settings.
  3. Supports pre-loading messages when users receive push notifications to expedite the process of opening channels. The option can be modified in app settings.
  4. Supports turning conversations/channels into floating chat bubbles to allow the use of Synology Chat while on other apps. (Available on Android 11 and above versions)
  5. Supports the modification of all messages or only messages sent within the last 24 hours, or disallow modifications altogether, depending on the rule set in Synology Chat Admin Console. (Available with Synology Chat Server 2.3.0 and above versions)
  6. Supports direct in-app update when a new version is available in Google Play Store.
  7. Enhanced the connection process over QuickConnect to strengthen security.
  8. Supports TLS 1.3 in accordance with the modern compatibility of DSM 7.0.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where rotating the screen while uploading images might cause repeated uploads of the same images.
  2. Fixed an issue where links with the character "*" could not be correctly parsed as links.
  3. Fixed an issue where bookmarked images in encrypted channels could not be downloaded properly.

Version: 2.6.1-389


Important Note

  1. This version is only available for Tencent, Huawei, and Xiaomi platforms.

What's New

  1. Enhanced the stability of push notifications.

Version: 2.6.0-384


What's New

  1. Supports notification badges or dots on Android 8.0 and above.
  2. Supports replying and muting messages from notifications.
  3. Enhanced the security of connections.
  4. Supports uploading photos by chronological order.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where image previews might not be changed when sharing photos with the same file name.
  2. Enhanced the stability of push notifications.
  3. Fixed the issue where setting poll closing time might fail.

Version: 2.5.2-346


Compatibility and Installation

  1. This is the last version that supports Synology Chat Server versions 1.1 (2017-06-22) or older. As of the next release, mobile clients will only support Synology Chat Server 2.0 (2017-12-14) and later versions.

What's New

  1. Added option to disable Firebase Analytics.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where certain Android devices might not be able to receive push notifications.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.5.1-333

  1. Fixed an issue where a message thread might appear as unread even after being checked.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.5.0-331

  1. Optimized the display of unread threads to make them easier to find
  2. Supports highlighting channels and threads that have failed to send messages
  3. Supports prioritizing channels with mentions to the top of the unread section
  4. Enhanced the stability of push notification service
  5. System messages will no longer be displayed as unread messages to reduce distraction
  6. Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.4.1-275

  1. Supports Google FCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) to ensure the availability of push notification services
  2. Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.4.0-269

  1. Supports the use of slash commands to initiate video conferences from third-party applications including, Jitsi, and JumpChat
  2. Supports tapping on phone numbers in messages to initiate calls
  3. Added a new @mentions button on the tool bar
  4. Fixed an issue where reconnecting via QuickConnect might fail when the network is switched from Wi-Fi to 4G LTE
  5. Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.3.0-225

  1. Updated Synology's terms and conditions for EU data privacy compliance
  2. Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.2.0-220


New features

  • Supports viewing users who react to the messages

  • Supports viewing users who create hashtags

  • Supports accessing conversations with disabled users

  • Supports mentioned usernames in highlighted style in message bar

  • Supports brand new long-press menu to enhance usability

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where profile photo of webhook might not display properly

  • Fixed an issue where uploading multiple photos to threaded messages might not be able to complete

  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.1.0-199

  1. Supports collapsing and expanding channels and conversation lists.
  2. Enhanced the security of login information.
  3. Supports sending GIF messages via Gboard.

The following feature requires Chat 2.0.0 Official:

  1. Supports one-to-one conversations with bots to assist enterprises in automated information management.

Version: 2.0.0-169

  1. Supports browsing multiple pictures by swiping the screen in non-encrypted channels and conversations
  2. Supports archiving the existing messages before inviting new members to join a private channel
  3. Supports archiving messages when a channel or conversation is closed
  4. Supports push notification configuration to flexibly configure whether to turn on vibration, sound effect, blinking LED light in background, and screen wakeup mode
  5. Supports video streaming and playback when using HTTP connection or when connecting to a server with trusted certificate via HTTPS
  6. Minor bug fixes

The following features require Chat 2.0.0

  1. Supports poll creation to timely collect feedback from the members in a channel or conversation
  2. Supports message scheduling to automatically send messages on the scheduled time
  3. Supports message forwarding to effortlessly forward messages to one or multiple channels and conversations
  4. Supports message reminders, allowing you to receive push notifications on important messages at specific time
  5. Supports message threads, allowing you to directly comment on specific messages and receive notifications on the latest updates regarding the subscribed and joined threads
  6. Supports Google Safe Browsing to automatically check the safety of the posted URLs and trigger warnings for unsafe URLs

Version: 1.2.0-144

  1. Supports external users to sign in Chat with guest accounts to join the discussions.
  2. Added a newly designed tool bar for uploading photos, videos, and files.
  3. Added a new section in the channel list, allowing unread messages to be easily checked.
  4. Supports setting a daily snooze schedule.
  5. Supports promoting personal conversations to private channels.  
  6. Supports pinning posts to the top of the post list.
  7. Supports setting passcode for data protection (Fingerprint scanner supported).
  8. Supports sending messages by pressing the Enter button, making message sending easy when using a bluetooth keyboard.
  9. Supports hiding the conversations that have been idle for a long time when the conversation list is too long.  
  10. Supports regenerating or renewing the private keys for encrypted channels if unfortunately the passphrase is lost or for security concern. 
  11. Fixed the security vulnerability of SSRF.
  12. Enhanced user interface performance.
  13. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.1.3-118

  • Fixed an issue where certain uploaded images might not allow preview or download.

Version: 1.1.2-106

  1. Added support of Xiaomi push notifications for Android platform.
  2. Fixed an issue where messages may wrongly display when launching the app via push notifications.
  3. Fixed an issue where posts may not be auto-refreshed when creating a new one.
  4. Fixed an issue where the order of conversations on mobile may be inconsistent with those on web.
  5. Fixed an issue where auto scroll down may fail when sending a new message.

Version: 1.1.0-091


This is the initial release of this app and requires Chat package and DSM 6.0.2 to run.