Release Notes
See what's new in Five to Nine
Written by Farrin Adams
Updated over a week ago

November 1, 2022 - Integration Updates, Platform Updates + Fixes


  • Added support to allow co-hosts to generate a zoom meeting for an event

  • Made it possible for an event host without zoom to see the zoom meeting link that was generated by another co-host.

  • Restrict event hosts without zoom integration from modifying the zoom meeting created by another co-hosts.


  • Implemented a new infrastructure for sending email invites to support larger invites and automatic retries when emails are not able to be sent.

  • Implemented a new infrastructure for sending calendar invites to support larger events and calendar quota management (Google Only)

  • Updated the event editor to disallow modifications while a calendar/email invite is in progress

  • Updated guest list invitation summary to show when a calendar or email invite is in progress of being sent

  • Updated the guest list to disallow removing a calendar invite while that invite is in progress


  • Updated the guest list page to allow recording attendance type (Virtual or In-Person)

  • Update the guest list to track whether a guest attended separately from whether they responded to the invite

  • Updated event analytics to show a summary of whether guests attended in person or virtually


  • Added the ability to view slack channels that have been synced with Five to Nine

  • Added the ability to manage an existing slack integration from within the settings page

  • Added the ability to remove slack integration from the settings page

Event Editor & Surveys

  • Added the ability for event hosts to specify how long after an event finishes before the post-event survey be sent out

  • Updated the remove attendee dialog to properly show the attendee’s full name

  • Updated the search bar when sending invites so that it is clear which group of people it applies to

  • Added a hover effect for NPS emoji buttons on event surveys.

  • Updated guest selection checkboxes to better show the guest’s current status when sending invites


  • Fixed an issue where calendar invites would show "false" for external link if no link or zoom meeting is used

  • Fixed an issue where a guests RSVP status in Gcal could be lost if the event host makes changes to the event

  • Fixed an issue where the preview icon for a survey question can overlap the question prompt on the event analytics page

  • Fixed a spelling error with slack invite messages

  • Fixed an issue where post-event surveys would not get sent out automatically

  • Fixed an issue where guest names as shown on the guest list were not consistent with their display on the Contacts page

  • Fixed an issue where the profile image of a survey template creator is not shown when selecting survey templates

  • Fixed an issue where guests could see an error when trying to RSVP to an event from the public event page

  • Fixed an issue where when viewing the guest list of an event that you are not the host of, your calendar would be shown instead of the event hosts

  • Fixed an issue when sending a Slack invite with add to calendar option

  • Fixed an issue where group admins could be assigned incorrectly, leading to issues saving a group

  • Fixed an issue where zoom meetings generated through Five to Nine would not show the correct end time when viewed in the Zoom app → Meetings tab

  • Updated help center links to direct to new website

July 13, 2021 – Calendar Updates, Track attendance via Zoom + Google Meet

  • Enabled support for adding guests to a shared calendar Google/Outlook event

  • Enabled email notification for calendar invite for guests

  • Enabled support for exporting Five to Nine event to a Google/Outlook calendar without adding guests

  • Added ability to upload CSV from Google Meet attendance report to update attendance status

  • Added ability to upload CSV from Zoom attendance report to update attendance status

  • Fixed issue with timezone updating

  • Updated group description editor

June 15, 2021 – Five to Nine 2.0

Introducing upgrades to help you manage events and programs on Five to Nine. We’ve revamped the Five to Nine platform to make it even easier for you to create amazing programs for your communities:

  • Improvements to event editor

  • Upgrades to guest list tracking via Google Calendar, Outlook, and Slack

  • All-new event page

  • New custom survey editor for pre and post-event questions

  • Revamped event analytics dashboard

  • Manage your groups’ membership via Group pages.

October 30, 2020

  • Better Virtual Link Validations

October 29, 2020

  • Recurring Event Updates

  • Responded download includes RSVP Status

  • Fix bug with export of analytics

October 27, 2020

  • Fix issue where analytics wasn’t working due to broken Export

  • Update Slack Prompt

October 22, 2020

  • Contact Page Updates including Pagination

  • Public Page Updates

October 21, 2020

  • Better Handling of Attendee Status Changes and Cal Events

  • Handle Cal Flow Better for Event Editor

  • Admin Onboarding Updates

October 20, 2020

  • Master Calendar / Invite Updates

  • Can’t add co host before publish

  • Fix Cal Invite for Outlook

  • Week/Month/Custom View on Analytics

  • Slack Updates

October 13, 2020

  • Contacts Dashboard

  • Differentiate between Recurring / Single Event Mixpanel

  • Remove Preview on Publish

  • Add Event Timestamps to Mixpanel

  • Fix Publish Event with Require Info

  • Replace Attendee List with Guest List

  • Enable sending invite message for event invite

  • Updates to Enable Sending Invites

  • Update Welcome Email

  • Add Validation for Custom Survey Questions

  • No reload on Comments on Event View

  • Move Responses to Guest List

October 2, 2020

  • Added support for Master Calendar integration with Outlook

  • Better handle guest list tracking for Outlook

September 30, 2020

  • Remove Demographic Data

September 29, 2020

  • Event Analytics Update

  • Custom Surveys

  • Ensure Guest List receive Feedback Survey

  • Event Analytics Layout Update

  • Update Styling of Analytics Page

  • Include NPS Number in Analytics Disable Publish Button on Click

  • Align Colors for NPS Graph

  • Backend for Custom Surveys

  • Select Event without Feedback on Analytics Dashboard

  • Google Group Updates

  • Remove Number of Question in NPS

  • Add Follow up Question for Surveys

  • Results appear when 2 or more surveys

  • Add Event Page as Tab on Event Editor

  • Default Dashboard to Event Ananlytics

  • Add Searching to Event Analytics Dashboard

  • Add Event Analytics Filters

  • Cant Edit Send Survey Time

  • Recurring Events for Outlook

  • Backfill Old Surveys to New Survey Framework

September 22, 2020

  • Changed Okta Configuration to stop auth failure

September 18, 2020

  • Edit Survey Typo Fix

September 17, 2020

  • Fix bug where choose attendee status / message / remove not showing up in Event Guest List

September 16, 2020

  • Added Pagination better Queries to speed up the Home Page

September 14, 2020

  • Calendar Consolidation & logic Updates

  • Add My Events tab to Home Page

  • Export + Message on Guest List

  • Add Tests for Google Groups + Google Sign On

  • Edit Survey Link

September 9, 2020

  • Sign In Via Outlook

  • Guest Added Success Notification

  • Consolidate Cancel / Delete Event Editor

  • Sync Google Groups w Lists

  • Update Dashboard Side Nav

  • Send Calendar Invite via Outlook

  • Track Attendee Responses via Outlook

  • Outlook Fix Cal Responses

  • Fix to Upcoming Events Email

September 1, 2020

  • Allow Outsiders to be uploaded via Email

August 21, 2020

  • Display Virtual Link on Publish Review

  • Fix Publish Review Typo

August 19, 2020

  • Publish Review

  • Disable Group Join Notifications

  • Remove Follow for Events & Groups

  • Fix AWS Issue

August 14, 2020

  • Added Lists

  • Users who RSVP via Slack get added to Google Cal

  • Event Editor Style Updates

August 12, 2020

  • Slack Scheduling Messages

  • Consolidate Slack Buttons

  • Added Guest List Tab to Event Editor

  • BugFix: Do not let user RSVP Via Slack to Past Event

  • Co Host Tab Before Event Published

  • Location Field Updates

  • Update Display for Events that are multiple days

  • Bugfix: Recurring Event Delete just one

  • Dependency Updates

July 29, 2020

  • Recurring Events w Google Calendar Integration

  • Required Information Tooltip

  • Remove Old Group / Event Creation Code

  • Limit Users shown in Slack

  • Notification for Post Replies

  • Attendees Updated to Guest List

  • Added Resources Tab

  • More Test Coverage

July 22, 2020

  • Improvements to Upcoming Events Mailer

July 21, 2020

  • HTTP Only Cookie Flag set to true

  • OKR: User Conversation Model Tests

  • Session Timeout after 12 hours

  • No Concurrent Logins

  • Change RSVP to YES in Slack Message

  • OKR: Comments Controller Tests

  • Survey Feedback through Slack

July 20, 2020

  • Fix other Error in Upcoming Events Mailer

July 13, 2020

  • Fixed Error w Job in Upcoming events mailer (undefined method ‘external_link’)

  • Fixed Error in Sync Gcal Attendees Job where email was not available for the users

July 9, 2020

  • Cloudinary Image Optimization

  • RSVP via Slack

  • FTN Hyperlink Description Updated

  • Dependencies Updates

July 6, 2020

  • Updated Google Calendar Params to handle Join Virtual Calls / Private Events

  • Group Organizer Admin Email

  • Added Dependabot (dependency fixes)

  • SideKiq Job Fixes

June 28, 2020

  • Fix issue with multiple redirects resulting in 500 error on creating events with G Cal Event

  • Allow all drafts to be deleted not just upcoming

June 25, 2020

  • Redesign Group From in style of Event Editor adding tabs for Members and Admins as well

  • Ability to delete Groups & Events

June 22, 2020

  • Fix Internal Service Error on Same Attendee Twice

  • OKR/Critical Path Sign In

  • Weekly Summary of Feedback for Organizer

  • Add Accessiblility to Events

  • Add External Link field for Groups

  • Master Calender Integration w Google

  • Fix Alignment for Caps on RSVP in Event Editor

  • Test Coverage: Event NPS Model

  • Test Coverage: Surveys Controller

  • Test Coverage: Conversations Controller

  • Test Coverage: Event Message Model

  • Test Coverage: Group Steps Controller

  • Test Coverage: Posts Controller

  • Test Coverage: After Sign Up Controller

  • Test Coverage: Follow Mailer

  • Test Coverage: Admin Controller

  • Test Coverage: Groups Controller

  • Test Coverage: Users Controller

  • Test Coverage: Event Approval Mailer

  • Test Coverage: Organization Controller

  • Test Coverage: Mention Model

  • Test Coverage: Event Model

  • Fix 500 Error on Trying to Send an Event Message

June 22, 2020

  • Fixed issue regarding Posts and People not showing up and fixed their filter options

June 18, 2020

  • Removed Welcome Modals, Updated Bulk NPS Code to only show events you have attended and only once per session.

June 15, 2020

  • Fixed issue Events specified for “Entire Organization” were not showing up in Calendar View on Events Home Page

June 12, 2020

  • Fix Mixpanel Miscounting

  • Bug: Draft events are showing in Upcoming events tab.

  • Test Coverage Updates Editor Controller / Editor Service

  • Add Virtual Conference Link

  • Install DDOG (add tracing)

June 10, 2020

  • Event Editor one off email

  • Location now goes to location now google maps

June 9, 2020

  • Update Image Size on Home Page

  • Attendee List Updates – faster, smoother, no refresh

  • Merge Event Steps into One

  • Analytics in Event Editor Redesign

  • Event should not be published when I add an attendee

  • Attendee Status updates

  • Ability to save draft/preview/publish event [Event Editor]

  • Add Co-Hosts Section [Event Editor]

  • Add Drafts Tab [Event Editor]

  • Updated Event Editor Messaging

  • Move Amount/Post Event Survey Details to Settings

  • Add Settings Section

  • Back End Attendees Restructing

  • Recurring Event Front End Updates

  • TimeZone Editor Flow

  • Description Cut Off in Event Editor

  • Default Privacy is Entire Org

  • Default From and To

  • Default Check Post Event Survey

  • User can Remove all attendees from list

  • Rename Amount to Event Budget

  • Update Dropdown Styling

  • Event Editor Permission Updates

  • Front End Attendee Display

  • Event Editor Redesign

  • Update Event Editor Layout

  • Add Cancel Button

  • Remove Requirements to Save Draft

  • Incorporate TimeZone Updates

  • Google Calender Event Editor Flow

  • TimeZone Missing Event Editor

  • BugFix: Timezone Select on Sign Up

  • Editor View = Edit

  • Google Calender Update Feedback

  • Group Admin Permissions Update

  • Update Add Attendee

  • Consolidate Save Draft / Cancel

  • Event Editor Alignment

  • Publish Goes to Event Page

  • Publish Button at Bottom

  • Feedback Survey Within Email

  • Masterclass Error on Delete Event

  • Add Ability to Remove User / Update Status Attendee List

  • Update NPS Feedback Question

June 5, 2020

  • Fixed methods that were used in emails around Time/Date that were not being displayed correctly due to not accounting for event timezone

May 28, 2020

  • The ability to send the NPS survey manually from Event Analytics

  • A bug fix that makes sure we are only sending emails from verified addresses

  • Fixed Bug that handled Oauth Email Case Insensitivity

  • Added Bullet Gem to help identify N+1 Queries (for dev mode only) , and fixed some queries on event home page

May 27, 2020

  • Bugix to have create event button always have you start from scratch

  • Updated Upcoming Events Mailer to be Sent Sunday at Noon in your configured Timezone

  • Updated Upcoming Events Mailer to use Display Name instead of org subdomain

  • Added ability to see who suggested an event for admins

  • Fixed issue where google calendar event was getting created too early

  • Updated Meta Tags on Event Pages to be Event Specific

  • Added Budget Per Attendee to Events Analytics

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