Product Update: August 2020

Our latest update includes new private feed email notifications and self-serve links. Improvements to our media library, new annual plans, add-ons and more.

Noor Hammad • Wed, 12 August, 2020

We’ve released more features and improvements since our last update. Here’s what’s new.

Private Feed Email Notifications

Listeners who subscribe to private shows using podcast apps like Apple Podcasts and Pocket Casts receive push notifications on their device when a new episode is published (provided they have them switched on).

However, sometimes you want to give your subscribers a nudge to remind them to listen.

So to help you get their attention we’ve released two new automated email notifications that you can configure for your private shows.

Whooshkaa Private Feed Email Notifications

New Episode Published Reminder

This email notification is sent to all subscribers as soon as your new episode is published. Think of it as the email version of a push notification.

Don’t forget to listen Reminder!

This email notification is sent 3 days after your episode is published, to all listeners who haven’t tuned in to your episode. You can set-up these notifications on the “Private Feeds” tab for your show by clicking the “Customize” button.

This feature allows you to share a single link with listeners who are on approved (“white-listed”) email domains, so that they can access their own private feed.

For example, we share a single Show link with all Whooshkaa employees. Anyone with an email address ending in @whooshkaa.com (our company email domain) can click the link and sign up to gain access to our Private Show.

Whooshkaa Private Feed Self-Serve Links

If someone tries to sign up with an email that doesn’t end in @whooshkaa.com they will be denied access.

You can find out how to “white-list” your company domain and distribute private show self-serve links in our support documentation.

Show Groups

If you have multiple shows, life just got easier.

Whooshkaa Show Groups

As the name suggests, Show Groups allow you to ‘group shows’ to make admin tasks like Insights Reporting, Private Feed and Single-Sign On management even easier.

You can learn more about Show Groups and how to create them in this support article.

Media Library Interface Improvements

We’ve refreshed the Media Library to make managing your files more straight forward.

When you select a file from your Media Library list a new flyout menu will appear containing a file preview, information and links to trigger relevant functions like Transcription.

Whooshkaa Media Library Flyout

To see it in action, navigate to your Media Library and click on a file.

Annual Plans and Add-ons

You can now purchase annual plans that come with the same entitlements as your monthly plans, however… at a discounted rate!

  • Semi-Pro: $299 / year (Save $49)
  • Pro: $999 / year (Save $189)
  • Business: $1999 / year (Save $389)

You can also purchase additional entitlements as add-ons to your existing plan.

The following entitlements are available as add-ons:

  • Shows
  • User Seats
  • Private Feeds
  • Transcription Hours
  • Dynamic Ad Impressions
  • Additional Media Library Storage

See the Plans & Billing page in your Whooshkaa Dashboard for information and prices.

Send us your feedback

We’re always keen to hear how we can make your podcasting life easier. If you have some feedback to share please contact our customer success team through the Whooshkaa Support Portal.

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