New Features

A log of all new feature releases.

Release Notes #560

  • The discussion activity sidebar, which chronologically lists all visible contributions that have occurred in a discussion, has been released.
  • The option to display usernames of claim creators on their respective claims, in a private discussion, has been released.
  • Screen reader compatibility of the Top Contributors table has been improved.
  • In some browser the claim edit text field did not have focus upon selecting “edit claim”, this has been fixed.

Release Notes #558

  • Statistics for each discussion are now shown in the portal and the discussion info dialog.
  • Selecting a claim for the clipboard from the duplicate claim list did not always work, this has been fixed.
  • The share dialog did not always show the share on Twitter and Facebook buttons, this has been fixed.

Release Notes #554

  • In preparation for allowing signing up to without providing an email address, it is now possible to also log in using your username instead of your email address.
  • Button sizes and layout for the mobile top and bottom bar have been improved.
  • Fixed some minor navigation and layouting issues.

Release Notes #550

  • The scroll position in the discussion changes sidebar is now remembered when closing and opening it.
  • Flagging claims that have been copied from another discussion, will now result in the user that copied the claim receiving the notification for a flagged claim, not the original creator.
  • Location-specific changes, like the “Move Elsewhere” mark for review change, of multi-linked claims will now link to the correct locations.

Release Notes #545

  • The Cloning and Invitation Wizard (CIW) has been released on Kialo-Edu. It allows educators to invite users and teams to their own respective clones of a debate. This feature will make the lives of educators with large courses, especially when split into multiple teams, much easier. Please contact support to have it enabled for your account.
  • Trailing parenthesis in URLs of links added to claims, were sometimes not saved correctly. This has been fixed.

Release Notes #543

  • The role and respective permissions of users joining discussions via discussion invite links can now be specified. 
  • Private Kialo discussions can now be embedded too.
  • HTML code snippet to embed a discussion can now easily be found via the share menu within discussions.
  • Cloned discussions will no longer immediately be opened after cloning has been completed.

Release Notes #534

  • A new function to enable displaying the whole chain of claims up to the thesis has been released.
  • Loading pages with Kialo embeds sometimes scrolled the embedding page to the Kialo embed upon initial load, this has been fixed.
  • Clones of discussions can now be renamed during the cloning process.
  • Links to release notes have been added to the deployment toast notifications.
  • Kialo will now reconnect quicker to backend servers, when network access is restored.
  • Minor quirks when logging in using Safari and Firefox have been fixed.

Release Notes #519

  • Kialo Edu (, the Kialo page for educators, with only private discussions, was given a landing and about page.
  • Site navigation was improved and made more consistent between the mobile and desktop Kialo interfaces.

Release Notes #513

  • Users can now look up some basic stats on their user profiles.
    (Click on the avatar and select ‘My Profile’)
  • Kialo Internet Explorer 11 support has been removed.
  • Mentioned users in comments weren’t bold anymore. This has been fixed.
  • Screen reader compatibility has been improved.
  • Button labels in the suggested comment admin interface, have been clarified.
  • Changes to claims that happen after a user’s first visit, will now also be correctly shown on the claims themselves, not only in the discussion change list.