Entry Count Preview Added Back!

In an effort to provide everyone with the best of both worlds (because we've heard everyone loud and clear that this is a feature that will be missed), we've added the entry count previews back into dashboards, but in a way that provides everyone with enhanced dashboard performance.

Instead of automatically trying to load the entry counts on every single promotion every time you log in, they will only load when you click the View Entries button in the top right corner.

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Once clicked, an up to date number of entries for each promotion will load and appear:

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This allows your dashboard to load faster every single time you log in, while still allowing those who want to see an overview of entries on every single campaign to have access to that information.

Entry Count Preview Removed

In an effort to speed up user dashboards, we've removed the entry count previews which appeared on the right hand side of each of your campaigns when you logged in.

We've done this for multiple reasons:

  • The entry count preview was never truly an up-to-date number. Every time you logged in, we would attempt to load the total entries for each of your campaigns. We would then cache that number and update it once per day, or until you manually refreshed the number.

  • Users with a lot of campaigns, or with a lot of entries, found that their dashboards were becoming unbearably slow as the entry count previews were attempting to load for each of their campaigns when they logged in.

  • We found that the number one action users were taking when logging in was to click on either the Entrants or Analytics tab (both tabs always show the most up to date number of entries), so loading the entry count preview was becoming less and less necessary.

Scheduled Maintenance

ViralSweep is scheduling maintenance for Sunday May 31 at 3:00AM Eastern Time until 7:00AM Eastern Time. The app will be unavailable during this time.

We will be using this window for necessary infrastructure updates to keep things running smoothly.

If you have any questions, open a support ticket at viralsweep.com/contact

Gallery Photo Grouping

Our contest app and gallery now supports the ability to group up to 10 images from a single user under one submission in the gallery. When the submission is clicked on in the gallery, there will be thumbnails from all the other photos the user had submitted.

See an example here: Gallery Photo Grouping

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Hashtag Text Submissions

Our hashtag feature now supports text submissions allowing you to display text-based content users submitted to Instagram or Twitter.

For example, if a tweet was posted on Twitter with a hashtag, the text of the tweet will get pulled in. If a photo or video was posted to instagram with a description, just the text from the description will get pulled in and displayed in the gallery.

See an example here: Text Only Gallery

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Gallery Image and Text Headers

Our contest gallery now supports adding your own custom image and text into the header of the gallery, allowing you to provide users with more information about your contest or gallery before they view the submissions.

This feature can be found under Edit > Gallery > Header

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TikTok support for contests

Our contest app and gallery now supports TikTok videos.

Just grab the link to any TikTok video and it can be submitted through our contest form.

TikTok videos will display as an embed in our gallery like this:

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Users now have the option of submitting videos from Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch, Vimeo, or YouTube.

Instant Win Wheel Colors

You can now change the instant win wheel slice colors individually using a color picker that will appear on each prize that you add to your campaign.

Previously, you could only select one color which would then make the individual slices on the wheel all shades of that color. Now you can change the individual slice colors if you want each prize to appear differently.

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Cordial Integration

We've added a new integration with Cordial, so you can now connect your campaigns directly to any Cordial list. This integration is available on Business and Premium plans.

Learn more: Cordial Integration

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Video Uploads Now Supported

Our Premium plan now supports direct video uploads to our gallery up to 500MB in file size.

The following media types are supported: MOV, MP4, WEBM, FLV, 3G2, 3GP, AVI, WMV, MPEG, MKV.

For our Starter and Business Plans, you would still use our Video URLS feature, which supports users submitting a link to their video which can be hosted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, or Twitch.