Release status

Winter 2021 is currently being rolled out between December 2021 and February 2022 during maintenance hours in your region. Organization admins will receive notification emails advising of the updates and maintenance hours for their organization.

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These release notes provide you with information about the latest upgrade to StarLeaf.

All upgrades take place outside of normal office hours for all regions. Endpoints automatically restart and reconnect to StarLeaf after the upgrade.

StarLeaf operates a system of rolling upgrades across our data centers, which are distributed globally. New features may be enabled separately.

New features

Raise hand in meetings

App version 5.3 required

In all meetings, not just Spotlight meetings, you can use the Raise hand button in the in-call toolbar. Raise your hand if you want to say something in the meeting or to get the attention of the organizer. You can lower your hand at any time.

Improved meeting experience between organizations

Portal 7.0 required

People using StarLeaf in different organizations who join your meeting now have an enhanced meeting experience with access to the following features:

  • In-meeting chat
  • Raise and lower own hand
  • Layout options
  • Participant list visibility

These features will only be available to all participants when each organization in the meeting has been upgraded to Portal 7.0.

Dark mode support for macOS

App version 5.3 required

If you have dark mode enabled on your macOS device, StarLeaf automatically changes its main user interface colors to shades of black and gray.

Improvements to self-service billing

With the new amendments functionality, billing admins can adjust the number of licenses in their StarLeaf organization account.

Any license additions will take place immediately and will be billed pro-rata. Any license reductions or cancellations will take effect at the start of your next billing period.

New languages supported: StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange

Version 1.9.0d12 required

The StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange is now available in the following languages:

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French (France)
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Customizable invites: StarLeaf Portal and StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange

StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange: Version 1.9.0d12 required

Admins can now edit the text that appears in invites for meetings that are scheduled using the StarLeaf Portal or StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange.

In Portal, go to Sites > Edit site and select Custom > Edit.

For more information about customizing invites, go to Customizing invite templates.

Improvements to meeting invite text

Portal 7.0 required

As well as Customizable invites above, meeting invites created using the StarLeaf Portal have now been updated and made consistent with invites from the StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange and Office 365.

The text and instructions provided in invites are now consistent across all scheduling options.

Issues resolved

Apps 5.3


Component Minimum version
Windows 5.3.17
macOS 5.3.18
iOS 5.3.11
Android 5.3.12

Issues resolved

ID Description

StarLeaf on macOS


In rare circumstances, the custom background on/off toggle on the pre-meeting screen did not always work. This is now fixed.


Improvements to the on-screen warnings participants in a 45-minute limited meeting see when the meeting is due to end.

What version am I on?

For instructions on how to find out what version of Portal or StarLeaf you are on, select one of the following: