An updated, optional Voice First Look viewer is available for download on the First Look webpage. A mandatory Voice First Look will be released this Monday. Monday’s mandatory Voice First Look will be the last one we release – after that, voice will be available as a feature in the main viewer.
Today’s optional Voice First Look includes a long list of fixes (those of you who have been using the Voice First Look know *exactly* how long that list is). If you’re interested, please read the complete release notes on the fixes we’ve made. The voice team could not have found, reproduced, narrowed down, and fixed all of these issues without the help of Residents who have taken the time to post Public JIRA bugs and feature requests, and share their thoughts at open office hours and in-world bug triage meetings. Thank you.
Today’s optional release includes a few other highlights, including a voice set-up wizard that appears upon login, during first voice use, to help Residents quickly set up voice.
A new voice preference enables all Residents to “Only accept calls from My Friends” if you wish.
By popular demand, we’ve also added a mic tuning feature that allows Residents to adjust their own mic volume and settings from within the viewer (i.e., outside of system preferences/settings). The mic tuner is included in the voice set-up wizard and can also be accessed via the new “device settings” in Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat.
Finally, this release lets callers know if a Resident they’re trying to reach is offline, when a caller attempts to start a one-to-one voice conversation with another Resident.