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We’re constantly making HEY better. Here are some of the of notable new features and improvements that we’ve made to HEY since it first launched.

July 16th, 2021

Friendly printing

Friendly printing

Now, HEY makes it easier to print every email in a thread. Just click “Print this thread” from the menu and you’ll get an unadorned, printer-friendly view of the entire thread. Need to print a single email? You can do that, too. Sometimes, nothing beats a hard copy.

July 12th, 2021

Reply to sender

Reply to sender

Want to reply, but not to everyone on the recipient list? Just click the “To” label to select whether you’d like to reply to everyone (the default) or just the sender. No more painfully pruning that recipient list by hand!

June 4th, 2021

Improved autofiling

Before, HEY would only apply labels based on the sender’s email address. Now, HEY will autofile based on addresses in the CC & BCC fields as well. Labels will also be applied on replies — not just when you receive the first email in a thread.

May 21st, 2021

Import subscribers to HEY World

Import subscribers to HEY World

Got an existing subscriber list from another newsletter? Now you can bring that list over to HEY World. Just upload a CSV file of email addresses and we’ll send them a link to subscribe.

May 21st, 2021

See less in The Feed

See less in The Feed

You can now collapse long newsletters you don’t care to read till the end with the “see less” button in The Feed. No more scrolling ad nauseam to get past a super long newsletter that fails to keep you interested.

May 20th, 2021

Write in a new window

Write in a new window

Use the SHIFT+W hotkey on desktop browsers to start writing in a new window. Makes composing a new email while referencing others easier.

May 19th, 2021

The Feed is now up to 4x faster

Opening The Feed could be a little slow at times, especially on mobile devices with modest CPUs. Now we’ve made it up to four times faster, so you can start reading those newsletter sooner. See a comparison on an Android phone.

May 14th, 2021

Improved spam detection for forged senders

Email spoofing detection is now even better in HEY. Before, when you received an email spoofing an address you’d previously screened in, it would still reach your Imbox. Now, HEY will correctly move those emails to Spam.

May 11th, 2021

Better display for attachments

Better display for attachments

Long emails could sometimes push attachments out of view. Now, HEY will display previews of these attachments directly beneath the contents of the email.

April 28th, 2021

Recycling

Recycling

Keeping every email forever means ever increasing storage, more servers, more power, and more pollution. Most of them are never looked at again anyway. Now HEY can help you recycle old email than you no longer need.

April 20th, 2021

Catch-all box

Catch-all box

Account managers can now set up a Catch-all box to capture any email sent to an unrecognized address in a domain.

April 19th, 2021

Android: show device contacts

show device contacts

See folks from your phone contacts you may not have emailed in HEY yet. Contacts stay safe and secure on your device only added to HEY when you email them.

April 13th, 2021

Cover Art

Cover Art

Prefer to hide your Previously Seen section? Now you can put something pretty in its place. Choose from six preset images or upload your own to personalize your Imbox.

April 12th, 2021

Clearing The Screener

Clearing The Screener

Screener backed up? Case of procrastination? Trying HEY again after taking some time away, and finding The Screener with 100+ emails? Now you can “punt” by clearing The Screener without having to make Yes/No decisions.

April 1st, 2021

Send from an extension

Send from an extension

You can now send or reply to emails using extension addresses in your From field.

March 24th, 2021

A more useful Contact list

Instead of showing every contact from every email in your Contacts, now we only show the contacts that you’ve approved. Unapproved contacts will still show up in search results, so you can enjoy an easier-to-browse Contact list and still find any email that you’re looking for.

March 17th, 2021

Android: see what’s new

see what’s new

Saved you a tap! See when there’s something new in The Feed and Paper Trail since you last visited, directly from the HEY menu.

March 8th, 2021

Copy & paste recipients

Copy & paste recipients

Working with recipients just got more accessible. Now, you can use your keyboard to tab/shift-tab through recipients and cut/copy/paste them between fields.

March 5th, 2021

Android: collapsible HEY menu

collapsible HEY menu

Expand and collapse sections in the HEY menu so that it’s easier to get around the Android app.

March 4th, 2021

Android: in-app video player

HEY for Android will play a video attached to an email when you tap it. If you need to save it, you can also download the video from the in-app player.

March 4th, 2021

Android: filter All Files

filter All Files

You can now filter down the list of people who have sent you files in HEY for Android. Browse to All Files then tap on everyone in ‘All files sent by everyone’ to get started.

March 2nd, 2021

Attachment viewer

Attachment viewer

Now you can zoom in on attachments like photos, animated GIFs, and PDF documents. Click on a file, load the viewer, and navigate between other attachments with your keyboard or mouse.

March 1st, 2021

Drag & drop recipients

Drag & drop recipients

We’ve enhanced the composer to make it even easier to add recipients. Meant to CC someone? Now, you can easily drag and drop your contacts between fields.

February 22nd, 2021

iOS: email composer upgrades

email composer upgrades

We’ve rebuilt the email composer to make it super speedy, better offline, with smarter contact suggestions, and a more finger-friendly UI.

February 16th, 2021

Take control at the domain level

Take control at the domain level

See every contact, message, and recent files with every sender from an entire domain. Get notified when someone emails you from a domain or automatically screen in/out new senders.

February 5th, 2021

Where you left off

Where you left off

When you visit The Paper Trail and The Feed, HEY will now remember where you left off. That means the next time you visit these pages, new items are much easier to spot.

February 4th, 2021

Send from an external address

Now you can send email from your @hey.com address plus external email addresses, domains hosted elsewhere, work accounts on other systems, etc. Check it out.

February 4th, 2021

Remembering who you wrote

HEY will now start remembering who you’ve been writing with recently, such that there’s less hunting in a long list when you start typing their name in the To/CC/BCC fields of a new email.

February 2nd, 2021

HEY for Domains

HEY for Domains

HEY for Domains is open for business, and packed to the brim with features like Shared Threads and Collections that make collaborating via email so much better. Take a look.

January 28th, 2021

iOS: Siri shortcuts

Siri shortcuts

Now you can automate composing email with Siri and the Shortcuts app. Connect inputs with the recipient, subject, and content fields of a new email to simplify sharing to email, or automating tasks like emailing an expense receipt.

January 28th, 2021

iOS: keyboard navigation

keyboard navigation

Keyboard navigation has been expanded to make it possible to navigate in and out of a list of emails without ever touching the screen.

January 28th, 2021

iOS: home screen shortcuts

home screen shortcuts

Long-press on the HEY app icon from your home screen to get a menu of shortcuts to the new message composer, The Feed, Paper Trail, and All Files.

January 20th, 2021

Multi-account support

If you have multiple HEY accounts — like one for personal use and one for work — now you can view them together without having to log in and out. Personal emails are marked with a ▲, work ones with a ◼️.

December 14th, 2020

Android: improved clips

improved clips

We improved ‘clipping’ text to save for later in HEY for Android. As text is highlighted, a larger easier-to-tap ‘Save clip’ button appears.

December 3rd, 2020

Android: search history

search history

HEY for Android remembers what you recently searched for. This is especially handy when you’re often searching for the same types of emails. This search history is only on your device, and you can easily clear terms by tapping the X.

December 1st, 2020

Android: offline paper trail

offline paper trail

HEY for Android now allows you to save Paper Trail emails from the past 30 days offline. Tap your profile picture then select Saved for offline. When your connection is unreliable, you’ll always have access to your emails saved offline.

November 24th, 2020

iOS: multiple windows on iPad

multiple windows on iPad

If you’re an iPad power user — or aspire to be one — this update is for you! With multiple windows, you can have the Imbox open on the left while browsing The Feed or replying to an email on the right. You can split your windows, use them as slideovers, or have multiple fullscreen instances of the app.

If you’re new to iPad multi-tasking, we’ve put together a guide for you: Using multiple windows on iPad.

November 5th, 2020

Android: home screen shortcuts

home screen shortcuts

Long-press the HEY app icon on your home screen (or app drawer) for shortcuts to New message, The Feed, and Paper Trail. You can also drag and drop these shortcuts — The Feed for instance — from the menu onto your home screen for quick access.

October 30th, 2020

name tags

name tags

Email signatures are a mixed bag. A lot of people need them for legal reasons, but does anyone really enjoy getting an email with a signature that looks like an early, unedited draft of War and Peace? No.

We wanted to keep the good and minimize the bad, so we made a little feature we call Name Tags. They’re like the Twitter of email signatures. 150 characters max, no images, minimal formatting. Just enough flexibility to get the job done while ensuring that your email is mostly email.

October 27th, 2020

Android: multi-account switching

Use Android? Have multiple HEY accounts? Buckle up friend, because we just added a fast account switcher to our Android app. Once it’s set up (via the app settings), a single tap on your avatar toggles between accounts.

October 20th, 2020

outbound spam detection

Part of running an email service is dealing with spam. Not only do we need to prevent spam from reaching your account, we also need to make sure that people can’t abuse HEY to send spam. So we rolled out a system to detect and quarantine HEY accounts that are looking decidedly spammy. It makes HEY a better email citizen and helps ensure your emails don’t get flagged as spam by association.

October 6th, 2020

Android: custom swipe actions

custom swipe actions

By default, swiping left or right marks an email as Seen or Unseen. Now you can customize the swipe behavior in all sorts of ways. Prefer that a left swipe moves something to the Set Aside box? You can do that. Want to put something in the Reply Later box when you swipe right? You can do that too. Swipe right to like this message.

October 5th, 2020

iOS: home screen widgets

home screen widgets

You know what’s better than a HEY iOS app? A HEY iOS app with widgets. Know what’s better than widgets? Widgets that come with a bunch of different themes to match the various HEY app icons. Details. 🌈

September 16th, 2020

iOS: default email app

If you’re running iOS 14, you can now set HEY as your default email app. That means any mailto links will automatically open in HEY instead of mail.app.

September 2nd, 2020

web: accessible row navigation

We shipped a batch of accessibility improvements that make navigating rows of messages in HEY much easier to use for people who rely on screen readers and/or keyboard navigation.

September 1st, 2020

Android: print emails

Someone once said that the difference between a toy and a real computer is determined by whether you can print from it. We added the ability to print emails in HEY for Android, so congrats, you’ve got a handheld computer now.

August 27th, 2020

iOS: custom app icons

custom app icons

The default HEY app icon uses our trademark blurple color, but what if you’re not a blurple fan? This one’s for you. Now you can pick from a whole slew of app icons to make HEY vibe with your aesthetic.

August 21st, 2020

ARC signing

ARC (Authenticated Received Chain) signing is our latest effort in making sure that emails you send land in inboxes, not spam folders. It’s like a chain of custody for forwarded emails that lets all the servers involved know that your email really is from you and not someone spoofing your address. A positive change for everyone except purported Nigerian princes.

August 18th, 2020

Android: richer notifications

If you turn on notifications for threads or senders, we now show even more good stuff without having to open the HEY app. Now we show the sender’s photo, their name, and a more robust summary of the email.

August 11th, 2020

Android: actionable notifications

HEY for Android v1.0.11 brings a trio of enhancements:

  • You can mark emails as Seen, Reply Later, or Set Aside right from the notification. Super fast, super useful.
  • There’s now a check to make sure your Android device can cut the mustard. If it’s not going to work, we’d rather be clear and up front about it.
  • The HEY menu is displayed in the other boxes too.

August 7th, 2020

iOS: HEY menu everywhere

HEY for iOS v1.0.7 comes packed with a bunch of new stuff:

  • Access the HEY menu from more places — now you can quickly jump between The Feed, Paper Trail, Reply Later, Set Aside, and All Files using the HEY menu.
  • Even more iPad keyboard shortcuts.
  • Share sheet for your emails — handy for grabbing a link, printing an email, kicking off a shortcut workflow, and much more.

July 28th, 2020

bundle items in the Paper Trail

bundle items in the Paper Trail

HEY’s Paper Trail is a great place to stick all those receipts that you need to keep but don’t want clogging up your Imbox. We just rolled out a new feature that makes it even better. Now, you can bundle receipts from the same sender into a single row and cut the clutter even more.

July 17th, 2020

iOS: share anything

HEY iOS v1.06 dropped with two great new features:

  • Share almost any file from other apps to HEY when using the system share sheet. Sharing is caring.
  • Choose your web browser — now you can choose whether you want links to open right within HEY, with Safari, or with other browsers like Firefox.

July 17th, 2020

Imbox notifications for everything

We think notifications for everything is a bit much, but some folks really do need them. That’s why we just rolled out a way to turn on notifications for every single thing that lands in your Imbox in one fell swoop. Click your avatar, select “notifications”, then flip the “Imbox notifications” toggle to make it happen.

July 15th, 2020

sent mail view

sent mail view

Feeling reflective? Ever want to take a trip down memory lane and see what emails past you sent? You’re in luck, because we just rolled out a new feature that let’s you do exactly that. As a bonus, all the attachments you’ve sent are conveniently collected at the top.

July 8th, 2020

Android: open attachments in your default app

You probably want to do something with the email attachments that you receive. HEY for Android has your back. PDFs, calendar invites, text, and HTML files now open directly in your device’s default app for those file types.

July 8th, 2020

iOS: productivity enhancers

HEY for iOS v1.0.5 dropped with a slew of productivity enhancers and customer requested features. Now you can:

  • access Clips, Drafts, and Contacts from the HEY menu
  • quick preview .docx and .html attachments
  • label, delete, and move items from a contact screen
  • use keyboard shortcuts to quickly switch screens

July 7th, 2020

web: dark mode toggle

HEY shipped with dark mode support, but it was controlled exclusively by the settings in your OS. Customers let us know that they prefer to mix and match light and dark mode, and we were happy to oblige. So now you can use HEY in light mode with your OS in dark mode and vice versa.

July 1st, 2020

Android: long press actions + more

HEY for Android 1.0.7 rolled out with some handy new features and improvements:

  • You can long press external links to display some contextual actions.
  • You can open links in app or in your default browser.
  • Polish was liberally applied to the UI.

June 30th, 2020

web: better back behavior

One thing we’ve been hearing from customers is that they think of the “< Imbox” button as a kind of in-app back button. Problem is, when you’re looking at threads filed into The Feed and Paper Trail, hitting that button jumps you all the way back to the Imbox. It’s not the label, it’s the expectation.

To fix that, we deployed a change that shows “< Back” on the button and adjusts the URL to take you to either The Feed or the Paper Trail.

June 23rd, 2020

merge contacts

merge contacts

Let’s say you have two contacts that are actually the same person, and you’d like to merge them into one. Before, you’d be stuck with two entries. Now when you add an address to a contact that’s already in use, you get a prompt to merge. Click yes, and you’ve got one contact to rule them all.

June 15th, 2020

Launch!

The day email changed for the better. LAUNCH DAY.

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