Beam Updates

Version 0.8.4

Released 31 May, 2017. Build 1496253935

Big improvements to window management especially when starting a group call/chat and minor feature improvements. If you experience a bug when the call suddenly crash, please send me your log (Preferences > Show debug log) to


  • Updated to the latest version of WebRTC


  • We removed the sound wave, microphone icon now indicates your voice


  • A bug where duplicated chats appeared in the main menu

  • A bug when a screen sharing went black and presenter’s screen disappeared

  • A bug when chat window opened on the left side of the screen

  • A bug when chat windows won’t resize when dragged


  • Opening existing/new chat behavior from the main menu

  • Chat windows management and behavior when starting a group chat/call

  • Reconnecting behavior after your internet connection dropped

Version 0.8.3

Released 11 May, 2017. Build 1494544426

This a quick bug fix release with minor feature improvements.


  • List of recent chats to the main menu

  • Separator for new messages in chat


  • Popup’s shadow is now same like any other window


  • Sending messages to someone who is offline

  • Group chat threading

Version 0.8.2

Released 4 May, 2017. Build 1493917082

We’ve been busy the past couple of weeks, this build contains a lots of bug fixes and improvements related to chat! 🎉

Group chat is still a bit experimental and work-on-progress so there might be some known bugs—we’re working on them!

As always, send us your feedback! You can click Beam icon in menubar and then click Send Feedback button to chat with one of us. Or use this 1 min survey, much appreciated 🙏


  • You can now have multiple windows open at the same time

  • A new button in the toolbar to easily add people to chat or calls

  • You can now drop and share files right in chat


  • Now by default when you click on someone, we first open the popup with options to call or chat. You can disable this behavior in preferences by checking click-to-talk.


  • Sometimes your call could randomly drop

  • Bug fixes related to calls and screen sharing


  • Maximize/minimize window, remember window’s last position and size

  • Avatar placeholders, now more fun and colorful

  • Chat has been completely rewritten and is now much more stable and faster

Version 0.8.1

Released 3 April, 2017. Build 1491230271


  • Option to enable/disable click-to-calk in preferences

  • Shortcut alt+click on user icon to quickly start chatting


  • Better grouping of messages in chat

  • Settings windows behavior when not on the top

Version 0.8.0

Released 30 March, 2017. Build 1490915672

BIG NEWS: You can now chat 💬 with your team!

We've been working on the this for last 3 months and we're excited to finally share this early version with you.

We wanted to make it fun, different and real time... go ahead a try it with your team! 😎

Note: It's a bit buggy and it's not yet multi-chat friendly (we're working on it as we speak)... but hey, that's why it's Beta :) Let me know via the Feedback button in main menu if you find something odd or buggy 🙏

Version 0.7.3

Released 13 March, 2017. Build 1489429349

Starting a new week with a new build! Bug fixes and stability improvements as usual.

Version 0.7.2

Released 10 March, 2017. Build 1489176120

Bug fixes and stability improvements!


  • Annoying update popup showing up all the time

  • Deleting users from bigger teams

  • Sharing tooltip behavior

Version 0.7.1

Released 7 March, 2017. Build 1488918068

Quick hot fixes for previous build.

Version 0.7.0

Released 7 March, 2017. Build 1488879388

This release contains a completely new invite flow and stability improvements. It’s now super easy to invite specific people from your Slack team with just one click 🚀

As always, it would be great if you share your feedback, much appreciated 🙏


  • Share link to your team’s signup link with teammates


  • A ton of small bug fixes

  • A bug when Beam didn’t load after sleep

  • A bug where the app started beachballing at launch


  • Changes in user status

  • Reaching out to people who aren’t on Beam yet

Version 0.6.9

Released 25 February, 2017. Build 1488047405

This is a **bug fix** release with minor feature improvements. Give it a try (especially try screen sharing) and let us know what do you think in this [quick survey]( 🙏


  • Remember last used team after relaunch
  • Beachballing and unresponsive app after launch or after a call
  • Correct timer if a call is longer than 1 hour
  • Wrongly set user status making the user unavailable for others
  • Only black screen is visible when screen sharing


  • Screen sharing stability and flow (next up: better quality)

Version 0.6.8

Released 21 February, 2017. Build 1487693625

More bug fixes and stability improvements! It would be extremely helpful if you share some feedback… here’s a quick survey 🙏

Version 0.6.7

Released 16 February, 2017. Build 1487264021

This a bug fix release with improvements to screen sharing and connectivity issues.

Version 0.6.6

Released 10 February, 2017. Build 1486755237

This is a quick hotfix release.

Some of you might have experienced an issue while starting a call Beam would fail to connect you.

Also there is a potential bugfix for bad quality while sharing screens. If you had some issues with screen sharing it would be great if you can test it and let us know if it’s better now in Slack 🙏


  • We’re now using Intercom for feedback, let’s chat!

Version 0.6.5

Released 8 February, 2017. Build 1486569148

This a quick bug fix release with minor feature improvements.


  • Call window position when you have secondary display (Alma 👋)

Version 0.6.4

Released 7 February, 2017. Build 1486490016

This a quick bug fix release.

Version 0.6.3

Released 6 February, 2017. Build 1486402103

We have finally fixed the mysterious connection bug many of you have experienced! Making calls should now be much quicker and stable. We also did a ton of improvements under the hood and tweaks to screen sharing.


  • Small video preview while sharing a screen and when screen sharing window is minimized


  • A bug when screen sharing video appeared small in a black container

  • Connectivity problems after the Power Nap and sleep mode


  • Audio and screen sharing quality

Version 0.6.2

Released 1 February, 2017. Build 1485953235

This a bug fix release with minor feature improvements.

Version 0.6.1

Released 27 January, 2017. Build 1485542615

This release features fixes and improvements to the previously released File Sharing feature. Read more about it on the blog post.


  • Sending invites and disappearing Invite people button


  • URL scheme handling of beta vs production builds

  • Avatar upload and edit

Version 0.6

Released 26 January, 2017. Build 1485469963

This release features File Sharing, a new way how to share files with your team while in a call. Version 0.6 also fixes minor issues and stability improvements.

This is very much a work-in-progress and we’d love your feedback. Please add yours here or join the discussion in the channel on our Slack. Read more on the blog post


  • File sharing, just drag’n’drop on the user icon in Menu Bar or on the black popover while in a call.

  • Ability to add or change your avatar per team


  • Now by default, you are always set as busy, means auto-accept is opt-in

  • Your own icon is no longer in Menu Bar

  • Beam is now visible only in Menu Bar, no dock icon


  • Minor connectivity issues

  • Sometimes invites didn’t work


  • Stability and connection speed

  • Ringing and other sounds

  • Transition between sleep/wake/power nap states

Version 0.5

Released 29 December, 2016. Build 1483044489

This was the first public Beta version with working two-person calls and screen sharing. It also included other changes and fixes.