Braze had two (you read that right - two) product release cycles this month! The latest release is noted at the top, the earlier one starts further down this page!
Single Sign On (SSO) provides companies a secure and centralized way of controlling access to the Braze dashboard. In short, a single set of credentials can be use to access different applications, including Braze.
In addition to Google Sign-In using OAuth 2.0 support, companies would like SSO with Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) support. This enables them to seamlessly integrate with large identity providers (IdPs), including Azure Active Directory and Okta, which support the latest industry standards (SAML 2.0).
Adjust Event API Key Shows
We have updated Adjust’s partner page to make this API key accessible to customers.
Some new partners have joined our Alloys program and have been added to our Docs! Say hello to…
Campaign Details Improvement
Expanded Campaign details are now shown in the … wait for it … Campaign Details section of the Campaign Page!
Show Only Mine in Segments & Canvas
The “Only Show Mine” check filter on the Campaigns page has proven to be wildly popular! As a result, we’re also adding this option to the Canvas and Segment lists!
You can now choose when a user advances from one Canvas step to the next - options are “Message Sent” and “Entire Audience After Delay”.
In-App Messages in Canvas
In-app messages are now available to use with Canvas! Add a Canvas step and browse available channels to add an in-app message.
Earlier This Month
User Profile Image Removal
We are removing the user profile pictures displayed in Braze User Profiles and User Searches.
Connected Content in Content Cards
Connected Content calls to external servers will happen when a Card is actually sent, not when the Card is viewed by the User. Similar to Email, dynamic content will be calculated and determined at sending time, rather than when a Card is actually viewed.
Null ‘Reply-To’ Address
Customers can now set a
null value for an email messages’s “Reply-To” address from the Email Settings page in Braze or using the API. When used, replies will be sent to the listed “From” address. You can now personalize the “From” address field as
firstname.lastname@example.org and your customers will have the ability to reply directly back to Dan.
To set a
null value for an email messages’s “Reply-To” address from Braze, go to
Manage App Group in the navigation, then the
Email Settings tab. Scroll to the
Outbound Email Settings section, and select
Exclude “Reply-To” and send replies to “From” as the default address.
Look at multiple campaigns at one time to compare their relative performance, side-by-side in Braze - in one window!
Template Dispatch ID into Messages with Liquid
dispatch_id differs between Canvas and Campaigns because Braze treats Canvas steps (except for Entry Steps, which can be scheduled) as triggered events, even when they are “scheduled”. Learn more about
dispatch_id behavior in Canvas and Campaigns here.
Update noted in August 2019.
If you want to track the dispatch of a message from within the message (in a URL, for example), you can template in the
dispatch_id. You can find the formatting for this in our list of Supported Personalization Tags, under Canvas Attributes.
This behaves just like
api_id, in that since the
api_id isn’t available at Campaign creation, it is templated in as a placeholder and will preview as
dispatch_id_for_unsent_campaign. The id is generated before the message is sent, and will be included in as send time.
Liquid templating of
dispatch_id_for_unsent_campaign does not work with in-app messages, since in-app messages don’t have a
“Show Only Mine” Setting Persists
The “Show Only Mine” filter on the Campaign grid will remain “on” any time you visit the Campaigns page.
A/B Testing Updates
You can send a one-time A/B test with up to eight variants (and optional control) to a user-specified percentage of a Campaign’s audience, and then send the best variant to the remaining audience at a pre-scheduled time.