Starting with Participate 2.5.0 for Android and Participate 4.9.0 for iOS ⸺ both expected to launch around October 4, 2022 ⸺ the in-app browser will behave more like the mobile browsers your participants are used to when a Landing Page exists in a SelfTest, LiveShare, or In-person Round.
We’ve completely removed the Landing page label from the mobile app dashboard, replacing it with the more user-friendly Browser
You will still see the Landing Page term in the Round editor
Participants will see a Browser button whether a landing page exists or not
before the update, participants only saw a Browser button for Rounds without a Landing Page
When a Landing Page exists in the Round
the browser will load the Landing Page when the browser first opens
if the participant closes the browser (to check instructions, to pause the session, to see the moderator), reopening the browser will open their last-visited page
this is the key behavior change. In the past, closing and re-opening the browser reloaded the landing page, erasing the participant’s progress and forcing them to start over
this behavior was particularly confusing for usability testing and feedback sessions involving multiple pages
just like standard browsers, participants can access previously-visited pages using the browser's back button
If having your participant repeatedly visit the same page is important...
You can add the link to the Instructions field in the Round editor for easy access.
Use Markdown in the Round editor to show participants a friendly link instead of a raw URL
[brackets around the text](https://next-to-parenthesis-around-the-url)
For more tips on using Markdown, review our Formatting text in Lookback article
Which Round types will be affected?
This change affects SelfTest, LiveShare, and In-person Round types where a landing page exists
Participants using apps older than Lookback Participate 4.5.0 for Android and Lookback Participate 4.9.0 for iOS will not experience this change
If you’ve set up any Rounds to deal with this particular browser quirk, we suggest either creating new Rounds and sharing updated participate links, or editng the existing Rounds for the new behavior