As you know, we’ve been working hard from the start to constantly improve vox.io for you all. We’d like to show you some of these latest improvements that will make it even easier for you to talk with your friends and family all over the world.
Several of you wanted to be able to creatively customize your vox.io profiles, and we heard you loud and clear. So, we rolled up our sleeves and thought hard about how we could allow you to creatively personalize your profile with minimal skills, letting others to get a sense of who you are. We are proud to present you our newly designed vox.io profiles.
The new vox.io profiles are now a greater reflection of you: your name and photo are front and center, and much larger. Look, there you are! You can also personalize your profile background by uploading a photo of your own or choosing from one of our five preset photos. Your info is also being displayed visually, on cards—hover near the left or right side of your photo to switch between your location and connected contacts.
Because we scaled up your profile pictures, your photo might be pixelated. All you have to do is upload a higher quality version.
Watch this supershort video for a tour of the new profile:
You will notice that we also redesigned the Settings page to fit the new profile paradigm. Don’t worry, all the important settings are still there—they just look a bit nicer and are easier to find.
Since vox.io is all about making communication easier and more efficient, we spent a lot of energy on vox.io’s Group Chat. Watch this supershort video to see it in action:
We started our journey at improving how people communicate one on one with a mix of text and embedded web content. Today we are happy to bring the same experience to groups.
There are two main ways to use the vox.io group chat. You can create a Group Chat for a certain topic - to discuss why Daft Punk is the best band ever or who’s going to win the championship game right before your eyes - and post the Group Chat link publicly (like on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, etc.) for anyone to join.
Alternatively, if you want, you can choose to have a classic, more private, “invitation-only” group for your family or friends.
Fun tip: if you want to mention a certain group member, type an @ symbol before his or her name or begin typing his or her name and then hit “tab.”