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Managing Release Notes

Release notes provide important information about app updates or new builds to users and stakeholders. You can update release notes using various methods, depending on your preferred workflow and tools. Here are the available options:

During Upload

When uploading a new app or version on the dashboard, enter the release notes on the last screen after the app is uploaded.

Add release notes during upload

In Build Settings

After an app or new build is uploaded, open the build settings and modify the release notes under App Distribution.

Release notes in build settings

Via Upload API

The recommended method for uploading apps is through the upload API. (see Upload API /testfairy/api-reference/upload-api for more information).

To add release notes, use the comment field.

For example:

curl \
-F api_key='your_api_key' \
-F file=@sample.apk \
-F symbols_file=@sample_mapping.txt \
-F testers_groups='friends,beta' \
-F notify='on'\
-F comment='Put Release Notes Here'

Using Jenkins

By default, the Jenkins plugin uses the comments included in every commit in a pretty standard way. To add your release notes, create a text file in the following location:


The content of this file overrides the default changelog.

Stylizing Release Notes

You can use Markdown syntax to stylize the release notes and the app description. Markdown is supported in the release notes section, as well as in the app description displayed in email invitations, landing pages, and testers' dashboard tooltips.