The Canny changelog is a great way for your team to officially announce product updates. Your users will be able to view all your release updates on a single, unified page! 📣
You should see a "Changelog" tab at the top of your admin view. From there, click on "Create a new entry" to start your first entry.
1. Linked Posts
If your changelog entry has associated Canny feedback posts, you can link them here. Canny will add a link to this changelog entry on the linked posts so your users get notified on the updates.
This also means that if a user goes to a linked post, they'll be directed to the Changelog for further details!
If your product is divided into multiple categories, labels are a great way to differentiate updates. People viewing your changelog will be able to filter all your changelog entries down to the labels they care about. So be sure to create and apply relevant labels for your users!
3. Entry content
This is the main component of every changelog entry. We support markdown so you can format your text to best communicate your updates. Include images!
Take a look at our own changelog if you want some more inspiration:
The Changelog widget
With the Changelog widget, you can embed your latest updates directly inside your product. It's a great way to get your customers to engage with new features.
Here's an example of how that may look in your product!:
When a new entry is published, a red notification dot will show on the widget indicating new release notes.
If you are wanting to hide your changelog entries, this can be done by editing your changelog's privacy. To access the privacy options, click the "Changelog" tab in your Canny settings.
When a new changelog entry is made, a red dot will appear over the widget indicating a new post is available to view. Once a user views the new entry, the notification dot will no longer show until a new unread entry is made.
With the Canny changelog, you can complete the entire feedback loop in Canny.
Questions? Send us a message! 😃