V1.11 Release - Improved Keycard Support & More

The team continues to make progress in improving Status and bringing fun, sticky, private, secure communication. In a relatively small release, 1.11 allows anyone with an existing Status account to migrate their keys onto a Keycard as well as Giphy support to make your chats more colorful :)


Secure Your Existing Account with Keycard


The Keycard hardware wallet provides an additional layer of security to Status with 2 primary features:



  1. Cold Storage and hardware enforced authorization of transactions - with private keys stored offline on the Keycard and full isolation between keys and the smartphone, you can add hardware-enforced authorizations for all transactions.

  2. Two-factor authentication for account login - Keycard can be used as a two-factor authentication method to log into a Status Account. You can require a physical tap of the card to their smartphone plus personal passcode entry for greater account security.


Up until now, owners of a Keycard had to generate a new account in Status and choose `Keycard` as the storage option for your keys.


Now, you can simply migrate your existing keys to a Keycard without having to generate a new account. Follow these simply steps:



  1. Update key management: Profile >> privacy and security >> Key management (only available after you have backed up your seed phrase)

  2. Enter your seed phrase

  3. Select Keycard




Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aKLC-fShI4




*Remember Keycard is currently only compatible with Android devices, iOS is coming soon.


Get a Keycard for only €24,90 here


Giphy Support


Everyone loves a GIF to brighten up their chats. Version 1.11 introduces support for giphy.com urls in private, group, and public chats. As Status puts privacy first, you will need to ensure link previews are enabled - Profile >> Privacy and security >> Chat link previews


Performance & Compatibility


V1.11 also makes some improvements to the overall Status experience. Improved compatibility with DApps creates a more seamless experience with your favorite DeFi, NFT, and other decentralized applications. Improvements to Status Nodes and fixes to Android notifications have been made for better performance with private, group chats and public chats.


Update in the App Store or Google Play if you do not have auto updates enabled.


The APK available is here.


For the full changelog, see Github.


Added



  • Migrate existing account to Keycard (Android only)

  • The Graph (GRT) erc-20 token added to the default list

  • Add Giphy url support in chat


Changed



  • Improved compatibility with DApps

  • Sync with Status Nodes improvements


Fixed



  • Fixes to Android notifications

  • UI fixes

  • Sluggish performance on private group chats bug

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Private, Secure Communication Status is a messenger, crypto wallet, and Web3 browser built with state of the art technology. An Open Source Project Status is completely open source and made by contributors all over the world. Developers, designers, creators, educators, hobbyists, enthusiasts, and more – everyone has free and open access to the repos, assets, and information. Mission & Principles Status strives to be a secure communication tool that upholds human rights. We enable community money, community law and through privacy, preserve culture.

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