Fellow TeamSpeak users,
it’s been almost one year since we’ve launched the closed beta of the new TeamSpeak Client and we wanted to take this opportunity to review the past and share a glimpse into the future of TeamSpeak. We’ve been pretty quiet recently, but that doesn’t mean we have not been busy.
With TeamSpeak version 5, we’ve introduced an entirely new and streamlined user interface that is easy to navigate while still providing all the functionality you need. The design is cleaner, more efficient and fully responsive. Additionally, TeamSpeak is a secure global messaging platform now that empowers you to send private and group messages, share data and publish your current status for other people to see. All without being connected to a TeamSpeak Server.
We really appreciate the community support and involvement. Your input has always been an integral part of our decision-making process and we’ve received a lot of great feedback about the new TeamSpeak in the past months. We’ve realized that although the new version was good, it’s far from amazing and didn’t tick all the boxes that you – our most loyal fans – want it to. So we went back to the drawing board and spent the time necessary to refactor the parts of our tech that needed some additional love.
The biggest change we’ve made will affect our chat features… in fact it’s already affecting it. Based on your feedback, we went for a full revamp with major changes to our backend, contact lists, direct messages and group chats. Our new chat has been designed with your privacy and security in mind, which is why we’ll provide a federated real-time communication system where you can host your own services on your own infrastructure. This is what you expect from TeamSpeak.
Now, we’re almost ready to launch the next phase of our beta program and give you access to all of the cool things we’ve prepared in the last months. To prepare the launch, the existing messaging services have been retired and are no longer accessible.
As a side-effect, you’ll hear an annoying error sound when using the new TeamSpeak Client. Here’s how to get rid of this:
- Open Settings
- Navigate to Notifications
- Scroll to the bottom and disable the Error sound
Overall, we are very proud of what we have achieved so far and are excited about the things to come. Hopefully, you are too. Stay tuned to our forums and social media channels as we’ll provide more status updates in the very near future.
– The TeamSpeak Team