If you use legacy announcements and are migrating to the new beta announcements, it's important to know that there are some key changes.
The biggest change, which affects all types of announcements, is the removal of channels. Channels were a way to configure announcements in groups, but the concept ended up being confusing. It also didn't allow us to implement a frequently requested feature- individual announcement segmentation. With the new announcements, you can assign segments or rules the same way you can with every other tool in Product Fruits.
The other global change is that any announcement item can be restarted for a specific username, which has been a long-awaited feature.
Announcements can be scheduled. All types (except newsfeed) can be scheduled, segmented or filtered based on the current URL.
The biggest change to pop-ups is that they don't show the history anymore. We implemented a new - and more suitable - type of announcement called Newsfeed for this purpose. Pop-ups can be still used as one-off announcements, and they remain a great way to communicate promotional content.
Pop-ups are displayed from oldest to newest. If there are more pop-ups published on the same page, they will be collapsed into a carousel view.
If you're using pop-ups as a changelog, consider migrating to Newsfeed. It can be configured to post toast notifications of unread items.
Pop-ups are still displayed on top of all Product Fruits content, so users will see them first before tours.
This is a completely new type of announcement. It allows you to post news about your product and display it in several different forms.
Only one banner can be rendered on a particular page. If you publish multiple announcements, users will see the oldest one first and they will see newer posts once they've dismissed the previous ones. That means announcements won't be stacked on top of each other like they were in legacy announcements. We believe this change will bring more consistent behavior for end-users.
The toast notifications are currently not implemented in the beta version.