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Cisco Spark for Android - Release Notes

Go to the Google Play store to see the latest release notes for Cisco Spark for Android.

Tap the Play Store icon on your Android device and search for Cisco Spark, or go here:

We’re no longer supporting versions of the Cisco Spark app that are older than 2.0.3931.

September 11, 2017

Version: 4.0.4024
New Feature Available

  • Now, you can see who owns a space by checking the space's retention policy. For more information, see Space Ownership and Retention.
  • We’ve changed Spark’s name to “Cisco Spark, and you’ll see this change reflected through the app.
  • Now, Cisco Spark will only send network requests when necessary. We resolved an issue that was causing the app to make excessive network requests when the app was active.
  • Cisco Spark will no longer ask to access your location.
  • Now, you don’t need a GPS sensor to use Cisco Spark.


August 30, 2017

Version: 2.0.3990

  • Your messages will arrive in the correct order, even if you send several messages at once.
  • You won’t get a “Conflict” warning after ending a call.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented you from using the app if you rotated your phone while searching.
  • Now, if you minimize your video window during a call, you won’t see the window after the call ends.
We’ve improved the stability of the app during meetings and calls.We also fixed several reliability issues so that you can now consistently:
  • Close an open whiteboard
  • Pair with Cisco Spark room devices
  • Unmute yourself during a call
  • Sign out of Cisco Spark
  • Create spaces with other people paired to the same Cisco Spark room device


August 4, 2017

Version: 2.0.3931

  • We’re no longer supporting versions of the Cisco Spark app that are older than 2.0.3931. If you have a version of the Cisco Spark app that is older than 2.0.391, you must upgrade to a more recent version.
  • We fixed an issue where Cisco Spark would quit suddenly after it was opened on Samsung devices.
  • Cisco Spark is now available on Chromebooks with Google Play Store.

July 19, 2017

Version: 2.0.3905

  • If you’re trying to download a file after viewing it in full screen mode you won’t have to tap download again after granting Cisco Spark storage permission.
  • Cisco Spark now supports Android devices with Intel x86 processors.

July 10, 2017

Version: 2.0.3866

  • We fixed an issue that caused the “Connecting” message to display even after you were signed into the app.
  • We improved stability when searching.
  • We fixed a problem that would cause Cisco Spark to crash when you previewed Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Acrobat PDF files.

July 5, 2017

Version: 2.0.3853

  • Android 4.4 is now required.
  • We fixed an issue where messages may fail to send when starting a new conversation between you and one other person.
  • We fixed an issue where messages may be incorrectly marked as unsent.

June 13, 2017

Version: 2.0.3809

We’ve added a feature, improved stability, and fixed some bugs:
  • When you schedule a Cisco Spark meeting from a space, the meeting information now includes a video address (SIP URI) so people can dial in to the meeting from any standards-based video system or room device.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented you from signing into the app with some cellular service providers.
  • Switching from a current call to an incoming call is more stable.
  • We’ve improved the volume control and overall stability when using Bluetooth headsets.

June 2, 2017

Version: 2.0.3806

We’ve improved reliability and performance and fixed some bugs:
  • You shouldn’t have delays when switching among Message, Teams, Call, Meetings, and Me.
  • Have a lot of spaces loading? They'll load more reliably now.
  • If you’re paired with a room device and your Android app loses network connectivity, we’ll keep the call going on the room device.
  • We fixed some data issues that happened when you signed out of the app.
  • Try adding a new profile picture—if it wasn’t working, it should be now. 
  • Add a new image to a space by taking a photo—we fixed a problem with that too.

May 22, 2017

Version: 2.0.3799

We've made some improvements
  • Whiteboard is supported on the Android Kit Kat operating system and earlier versions.
  • Fixed an issue that happened when you stopped your video, but your self view was incorrectly shown.
  • When you start a share on one device, you can view the share on Android.
  • Improved bluetooth support for headset and car hands free audio (HSP/HFP and A2DP.)


April 21, 2017

Version: 2.0.3768

  • Whiteboard directly from your phone and start getting creative on-the-go.
  • Tap the activity menu and check out the files shared in a space.
  • See how many flagged messages you have in real-time.

And we squashed some bugs, too...
  • Screen shares now load instantly.
  • Calls transition from your speaker to the receiver when you raise your phone to your ear.
  • Smart notifications are more reliable than ever.
  • The message filter won't freeze up anymore.
  • Highlighted messages appear consistently.

April 6, 2017

Version: 2.0.3726

  • We've improved the feedback which lets you know if flagging has failed.
  • We fixed some bugs.

March 30, 2017

Version: 2.0.3723

  • We introduced a new navigation pane along the bottom of the UI, to make it easier to access the app's different features.
  • Nougat Support: With multi-window support, you can use other apps at the same time as Cisco Spark
  • We improved message synchronization to make it quicker.
  • We made improvements to your status visualization.
  • We now support switching calls to audio only.
  • We fixed an issue where notifications were not shown for newly created spaces, or for people you had not connected with yet.
  • We fixed a crash that was seen in a space's Activity Menu by some users.
  • We fixed an issue that occurred when creating a personal space with bots.

February 8, 2017

Version: 2.0.3499

We fixed more bugs and made performance improvements.

February 2, 2017

Version: 2.0.3483

We fixed some bug and made performance improvements.

January 24, 2017

Version: 2.0.3479/2.0.3480

  • We've introduced a new Activity based design:
    • New Activity menu to access core Cisco Spark activities: Message, Meeting, Call, and People.
    • New filter views including: All, Unread, People, Favorites, @Mentions, and Flags.
    • Simplified navigation drawer to access your: Messages, Teams, Calls, Meetings, and Settings.
    • The Do Not Disturb status allows you to get some quiet time.
  • The Cisco Spark App now works with the Cisco Spark Board.

January 9, 2017

Version: 1.10.3379

  • You can set your notifications to update on all messages, mentions, or turn them off completely. You can apply the setting as a global default or customize it for each space.
  • You can see your colleagues' status and share yours with them.
  • New search filters allow you to specify the name of a space or a person to further refine your search results.
  • We fixed some bugs and made performance improvements.

December 5, 2016

Version: 1.10.3246

We fixed a critical issue which signed out some users spontaneously.

November 30, 2016

Version: 1.10.3238

  • We improved message send times.
  • We updated the notification sound.
  • We fixed some bugs and made stability improvements.

November 14, 2016

New Feature Available

We've added notification controls so you can better manage the notifications from the app. Start off with the global setting for all your incoming notifications from your rooms and conversations, then fine tune how you want to get notifications for individual rooms. For example, set all rooms to only send notifications when someone @mentions you. Then, set important rooms to send notifications for all messages and set unimportant rooms to send none.

November 10, 2016

Version: 1.10.3156

Made some stability improvements.

November 9, 2016

New Feature Available

We now support the Android DirectShare feature to share content in a room.

November 1, 2016

New Feature Available

The Cisco Spark Depot is finally here! Enhance your Spark experience with integrations and bots that help accelerate your business outcomes. They’re easy to set up and it takes only a few clicks. Go to and check it out.


October 31, 2016

New Feature Available

Moving on to a new project and want to take some old rooms with you? From the Room Details, you can move rooms from your Recents list in to a team, and move a room out of a team and in to your Recents list.


October 18, 2016

Version: 1.10.3104

More stability improvements when using the app on low-memory devices.


October 17, 2016

Version: 1.10.3102

Improved the stability when using the app on low-memory devices.


October 7, 2016

New Feature Available

Now you can customize the look of your room and change the room image that displays in the Recents list. Most image formats are supported, except TIFF files. A 128 pixels square image works best. The image should be smaller than 1 MB.


October 5, 2016

Version: 1.10.3070

  • We improved the stability when you move a call from a paired Cisco Spark Room System to your phone and end the paired session, or when you copy the call to your Android phone to continue the call on your phone and leave the room system session active.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused the app to stop sending and receiving messages.
  • Fixed an issue that caused people’s icons to not appear in the message area after they had read new messages in a rooms.

September 20, 2016

Version: 1.10.3025

  • We’ve freshened up some icons and colors.
  • Made efficiency improvements that optimize battery and data usage.
  • Plus we fixed some bugs.

August 23, 2016

New Feature Available

Now you can flag important messages so you can return to them later.

June 9, 2016

New Feature Available

Say hello to Teams. Teams in Cisco Spark are a great way to keep all of your project-related rooms, files, and people together in one place. People you add to your team can see all the rooms and choose which ones to join from the Team Home. And team members can add more rooms to the team as needed.

June 7, 2016

Version: 1.10.2768

Got gifs? Share them on Cisco Spark! Due to popular demand, we've added support for animated gifs of all (file) sizes. Paste your favorite gifs into any room and bring a little fun to the conversation.

May 23, 2016

Version: 1.10.2745

We've updated the team room icons. Now they're grey. If you're seeing two grey room icons, it means the room hasn't been given a name.

May 9, 2016

Version: 1.10.2697

We heard your feedback and know that you want more engaging features. We got to work and built support for emojis! To use this feature, type the colon : to see a whole new world of emojis to better express yourself. Many keyboards have emojis, any keyboard can type a colon.


May 8, 2016

Feature Availability Change

We removed the important filter so that we can redesign it to make organizing your rooms even better. You won't see it listed with your Favorites and Unread rooms anymore. Any rooms that were marked as important are now marked as Notify on All Messages, so you'll still get the notifications. Be sure to check Notify on All Messages in the Room Details to get notifications from your team rooms. All 1-to-1 rooms have notifications enabled by default.


May 6, 2016

Version: 1.10.2697

We heard your feedback and know that you want more engaging features. We got to work and built support for emojis! To use this feature, type the colon : to see a whole new world of emojis to better express yourself. Many keyboards have emojis, any keyboard can type a colon.


April 25, 2016

Version: 1.10.2667

We made some bug fixes and stability improvements.


March 15, 2016

Version: 1.10.2604

We fixed an issue that caused some devices to not always receive notifications.


March 7, 2016

New Features Available

  • Calls Tab: Call other people in Cisco Spark and join meetings using the calls tab. Use it to join a WebEx CMR, dial SIP conference bridges or standards-based SIP video endpoints from the app. And if you have the paid Cisco Spark call capabilities or Cisco Hybrid Service, you can even dial phone numbers on the PSTN and call extensions.
  • Pairing with Cisco Spark Room Systems: Experience HD video conferencing that is fully integrated with Cisco Spark and bring the spark experience to your physical meetings. With a Cisco Spark Room System installed, you can join the Cisco Spark conversation from any conference room.

March 2, 2016

Version: 1.10.2557

  • We’ve added an Emergency 911 notice for people who sign on to the app for the first time. You can read more here.
  • Plus we fixed some pesky bugs.

February 5, 2016

Version: 1.10.2489

  • We now support Android Marshmallow 6.0.
  • Plus we fixed some pesky bugs.

December 11, 2015

Version: 1.10.2412

We enhanced the look of some icons.

November 25, 2015

Version: 1.10.2382

We made some fixes to how the search works.

November 23, 2015

New Features Available

  • Important Filter: Now you can mark a room as Important and can see all your important rooms in one place. When you mark a room as important, you're notified of messages even if room notifications are turned off. But you'll still be notified if someone @mentions you in a team room or posts a message for you in your favorite 1:1 rooms.
  • Coach Marks: When you start Cisco Spark the first time, you’ll see some helpful coach marks. They’ll guide you through some key features, like your room filters and how to mark a room as important so you get room notifications.
  • Mentions List: We added the Mentions list. Swipe right and tap @ Mentions to read through all your mentions in one place. Select one from the list to go to it in the room.

October 30, 2015

Version 1.10.2342

We’ve added an exciting new feature this update. Read through all your @mentions when you swipe left and tap Mentions on the sliding panel. Select one and you’ll go to the room. It works great so check it out.


September 15, 2015

Version 1.10.2247

In this major update we’ve made it easier to find the rooms that matter to you. To do this we are introducing some new filters including unread, one to one’s, and favorites. All you have to do is swipe right or right on the room list. Go try them out they are awesome!


August 27, 2015

Version 1.10.2168

In this major update we've made it easier to find the rooms that matter to you. To do this we are introducing some new filters including unread, one-to-one's, and favorites. All you have to do is swipe left or right on the room list. Go try them out they are awesome.


July 9, 2015

Version 1.10.2022

Remember that time you accidentally sent a message to a room and immediately regretted that decision. Well we've had that same feeling one too many times. In this update, you can now delete messages and files that you've already sent. Just long press on a message and you will have the option to delete it. Now here's the messages or files shared by anybody in the room. Now back to work.

P.S.: We've fixed more bugs too.

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