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Component & runtime release notes

Component and runtime fixes may be released separately from new versions of Google Web Designer.

Applying updates

While you're connected to the internet, close any open files in Google Web Designer and reopen them to get the latest component and runtime updates. Any published ads will need to be republished.

February 9, 2021

  • Fixed issue with navigation not appearing for the Transition Gallery in published files or when previewed in the browser.

January 19, 2021

  • Fixed issue where the Tap to Call / Text component tried to call the specified number instead of sending a text message.

November 5, 2020

  • Fixed issue where the poster image flickered or resized for an autoplaying video.

July 27, 2020

  • Fixed issue with the Maps component not initializing with dynamic data.
  • Fixed issue where some characters, such as #, were removed from the number for the Tap to Call/Text component on Android devices.
  • Fixed issue where the Particle Effects component did not render in plain HTML documents.

June 29, 2020

  • Fixed issue with scaling and aligning images in the Sprite Sheet component.

June 25, 2020

  • Fixed issue playing YouTube videos that have the Autoplay property set to preview. Clicking the updated YouTube component during autoplay now sends the "YouTube play" custom metric, but doesn't count as a view in YouTube Analytics.
  • Fixed issue with Particle Effects and Transition Gallery components not displaying in preview in a responsive document.

May 7, 2020

  • Fixed issue with masks applying to videos in fullscreen mode in Safari.
  • Reduced size of Parallax, Swirl, and 3D Model components.

April 29, 2020

  • Fixed issue with text fitting not working in some cases when font size was set with em, rem, or decimal values in documents using the Custom Elements v1 specification.

April 14, 2020

  • Fixed issue where events didn't work due to premature removal of pages from the DOM.

August 7, 2019

  • Fixed issue previewing ads with images and an environment of "Non-Google Ad" in Internet Explorer.

December 17, 2018

  • Fixed issue with mute button not working for the Video component on Android phones.

November 28, 2018

New components

  • Parallax - Build creatives for Display & Video 360 in an immersive display format designed for mobile web. Layer images to create the illusion of depth as viewers scroll the page.
  • HTML UI components - Add and configure common UI elements like buttons, text fields, dropdowns, and checkboxes.

Changes to components

  • [Gallery] Fixed issue with thumbnails not showing in gallery navigation.
  • [Image] Fixed issue where images appeared doubled on the stage.
  • Image upload dialog now shows an error message when importing unsupported image types.
  • Video URLs containing commas now supported.

November 6, 2018

  • [Gallery] Fixed issue with thumbnails not showing in gallery navigation.
  • [iFrame] Fixed issue with video in iframe not going into full-screen mode.
  • [Iframe] Fixed issue with updated iframe size not reflecting in the browser preview.

August 29, 2018

  • Fixed issue with standard video metrics not firing in creatives built in Web Designer version 4.1.0 or 4.2.0.

August 28, 2018

  • Fixed issue with playsinline video attribute not working on iOS 10+.

August 20, 2018

  • Fixed issue with GotoAndPlayNtimes event not working in AMPHTML ads.
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