Benchmark Email Integration

We're now integrated with Benchmark. You can connect your campaigns directly to your Benchmark account and pass through user information to any Benchmark list.

Learn more: Benchmark Integration


Shopify Updates

For all of our Shopify users, we've rolled out two major updates:

1) ViralSweep is now a fully embedded Shopify app. You can access it directly from your Shopify admin panel, and build your campaigns inside of Shopify.

Screen Shot 2018-12-07 at 7.52.16 AM.png

2) All new Shopify users will now see ViralSweep appear directly on their Shopify bill, you no longer have to manage the subscription through ViralSweep. For existing Shopify users who had an account with us as of December 5, 2018 or prior, your billing will still be within ViralSweep.

Unsplash Background Image Integration

We've integrated with Unsplash to allow you to choose from thousands of images to use as background images for your campaigns.

It's as simple as typing in a keyword, and choosing an image from the results. You no longer have to worry about finding a background image to make your campaign stand out.

All Unsplash images will include proper attribution in the lower left hand corner which cannot be removed.


Comments App FB User Profiles Disabled

The Comments app for Facebook and Instagram returns names, comments, and profiles URL's of people who have left comments on your posts.

While we will still return the name of the user who has left the comment on Facebook, and the comment they have left, we will no longer provide the URL to their profile, as Facebook no longer provides this information.

In order to contact your winners, we suggest using the search tool available on your Facebook page, which can be found under Settings > People and Other Pages. From here you can search for people who like/follow your Facebook page, and contact them from there if they are a winner.

If the user that won no longer likes or follows your page, you can simply expand all comments on the particular post and search for their name in order to contact them.

Instagram remains unaffected, and we will still return profile URLS of Instagram users.

Send To Messenger Disabled in Safari 12

With the release of Safari 12, Facebook is not currently supporting the Send To Messenger plugin in this browser. Users may report that the option to Subscribe or Send To Messenger is not appearing for them, which will indicate they are using Safari 12. There is currently no fix for this. Users must use a different browser to complete this action until Facebook can provide support for this feature in Safari 12.

Payments Feature: AUD, CAD, EUR support

For users accepting donations or non profits running raffles, we've updated our payments feature offered on our Premium Plan to now support charging in Australian Dollars (AUD), Canadian Dollars (CAD), and Euros (EUR), in addition to the United States Dollar (USD).

ActiveCampaign Updates

We've updated our ActiveCampaign integration to now support passing the following fields:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Address
  • Address 2
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Country
  • Phone
  • Birthday
  • Referral Link
  • Tracking Campaign Name

In addition, we will also automatically update users information within ActiveCampaign if they enter multiple campaigns (for example, a user enters one campaign, then a month later enters another, we will update their information in ActiveCampaign automatically with any new information they provided, including updating their referral link).

Location Analytics


We've just rolled out a new feature under your campaign analytics: Locations.

You can now visualize where all of your entrants are on an interactive map of the USA or of the world.

If you have entries just from the United States, you will only see the USA map. If you have entries from other than the USA, you will see the world map.

We'll be improving upon this soon, and releasing country specific maps as well.

United States Map maps.gif

World Map world.gif

Blacklist/Whitelist IP Addresses


Building on top of the Blacklist/Whitelist Email Domains feature we rolled out a few weeks ago, we've now added the ability to Blacklist/White IP Addresses too.

Blacklist: The blacklist option is to be used to block specific IP Addresses from entering your campaign, and allow all other IP Addresses to enter.

Whitelist: The whitelist option is to be used to allow specific IP Addresses to enter your campaign, and block all other IP Addresses from entering. For example, if you are running a company wide promotion and you only want employees entering while at work, then you would input your company IP Address into the whitelist. The campaign would then only be accessible to those on that IP Address.

Learn More: Blacklist/Whitelist IP Addresses

Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 6.05.57 AM.png

Geo Targeting by State and Province


We've just expanded the capabilities of our Geo Targeting feature to now support targeting by states in the United States, as well as by Provinces/Territories in Canada, in addition to targeting by country which we've always offered.

To access this feature, look for the Geo Targeting section on your campaign. Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 6.06.14 AM.png

We've also included an Allow IP Addresses field, which can be helpful if you're using state/province geo targeting and someone is unable to enter because their IP Address or ISP is showing as being in another state or province. Once you add the users IP address to this field, they will be able to enter.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely ViralSweep will start publishing changelogs very soon.

Check out our other public changelogs: Buffer, Mention, Respond by Buffer, JSFiddle, Olark, Droplr, Piwik Pro, Prott, Ustream, ViralSweep, StartupThreads, Userlike, Unixstickers, Survicate, Envoy, Gmelius, CodeTree