SweepWidget 2022 Updates
Last updated on December 26th, 2022 at 03:45 am
Keep up to date with the latest SweepWidget features, updates, and highlights of 2022!
December 22, 2022
Add multiple prizes to your giveaway.
You can now add one or more prizes to the same giveaway. You can also assign multiple winners to the same prize.
December 20, 2022
Choose from pre-made giveaway starter templates.
You can choose from starter templates for your giveaway. If you’re looking for inspiration, we have pre-made tons of templates that will auto fill various entry methods to provide your inspiration.
December 12, 2022
You can now add team members to your SweepWidget account.
You can now add role based team members to collaborate on your SweepWidget account. Read the full documentation here.
October 8, 2022
Pinterest verified actions are here! We have added Select a pin from a Pinterest board and select a Pinterest board entry methods.
We are excited to offer API verified entry methods for Pinterest! We have added two API verified actions:
You can optionally add hashtag requirements to each entry method. This will filter the users pins/boards to only display them if they contain one or more required hashtags.
October 7, 2022
Login to your contest using Pinterest.
Users can now login to your contest using Pinterest.
October 6, 2022
Reddit subscribe to a SubReddit API verified actions are here.
You can now ask users to subscribe to a SubReddit. Users will be required to authenticate their Reddit account. The action will be API verified to ensure they actually are subscribed to the SubReddit.
October 6, 2022
LinkedIn share a post API verified actions are here.
You can now ask users to share a post or article on their LinkedIn profile. Users will be required to authenticate their LinkedIn profile. The action will be API verified to ensure they actually share the post.
September 15, 2022
Select a photo or video from your Twitter page – API verified.
You can now ask users to post a photo or video containing 1 or more hashtags. The user will then select which post (containing the media + hashtags) they want to submit to the SweepWidget giveaway. Everything is API verified.
September 14, 2022
Tweet a post containing 1 or more hashtags – API verified.
You can now require a user to post a tweet with 1 or more hashtags. We use the Twitter API to verify if the user’s tweet contain your required hashtags. Everything is API verified.
September 12, 2022
Login with Reddit or Spotify.
Users can now enter with two additional social login options:
September 5, 2022
Telegram API verified actions for joining a channel (public or private), joining a group, or leaving a comment in a group.
Entry methods will automatically be validated by the Telegram API to only allow verified actions for the following:
- Follow a Telegram channel public and/or private (API verified)
- Join a Telegram group (API verified)
- Leave a comment in a Telegram group (API verified)
- Telegram oAuth login
Read about how to integrate Telegram into SweepWidget here.
September 3, 2022
Ask users to e-sign their signature.
You can now add a required form field where you ask a user to sign their signature. This signature will be saved as a .png file which you can access and download as an admin.
September 2, 2022
Generate a QR code for your hosted landing page.
SweepWidget auto-generates a QR code so you can easily share your hosted landing page.
September 1, 2022
Create a custom URL for your hosted page.
You can now create a branded URL for your contest hosted landing page on SweepWidget. For example, if you wanted to reserve the URL: sweepwidget.com/view/awesome-giveaway, you can do just that.
Now, the link you share with your users will have your custom URL.
August 31, 2022
Contest participants can now update their user data.
At the bottom of the giveaway, if they click on the user account icon, there is an option to “Update Information”. They will receive a secure email link where they can update their name, birthday, and other basic profile information.
August 27, 2022
Discord API verified action for joining a Discord server.
Entry methods will automatically be validated by the Discord API to only allow verified actions for the following:
- Join a Discord server (API verified)
- Discord oAuth login
August 22, 2022
Twitch API verified action for following or subscribing to a channel.
Entry methods will automatically be validated by the Twitch API to only allow verified actions for the following:
- Follow a Twitch user (API verified)
- Subscribe to a Twitch channel (API verified)
- Twitch oAuth login
August 15, 2022
Twitter API verified actions for follow, post a tweet, and retweet.
Entry methods will automatically be validated by the Twitter API to only allow verified actions for the following:
- Follow (API verified)
- Post a tweet (API verified)
- Retweet (API verified)
- Twitter oAuth login
July 1, 2022
Verified crypto wallet address entry method.
This makes it easy to run an airdrop giveaway where you can collect validated wallet addresses. You can ask for the following types of wallet address:
- BTC wallet address (auto validates user wallet address)
- ETH / BEP-20 wallet address (auto validates user wallet address)
- BEP-2 wallet address (auto verify validates user wallet address)
- Other types of wallet addresses (manual verification)
It will automatically check that the wallet addresses are valid for BTC addresses, ETH / BEP-20 addresses, and BEP-2 addresses. Read more information about the crypto wallet entry method here.
June 30, 2022
Optionally disallow VPN’s.
For added security, VPN’s are now disallowed for all contests by default. You can optionally disable this feature, though. Read more about disallowing VPN’s here.
May 20, 2022
SweepWidget <> Shopify plugin launched.
We have launched a new Shopify approved SweepWidget app! You can find it on their app store here. If you have a Shopify app, you can easily manage your SweepWidget account from within the Shopify admin dashboard. Once your giveaway is ready, you can auto-embed your contest into any page on your store with a 1-click button. Read the full blog post on how to use the SweepWidget Shopify app.
April 20, 2022
Turn widget into a modal popup in embedded pages.
You can now turn your SweepWidget giveaway into a modal popup on your webpage! You can set a delay for how many seconds you want to wait until the widget pops up.
Then, the user will have a convenience X in the top right corner to close the widget at any time.
April 4, 2022
7 new social login methods.
Users can now login to your contest with the following 9 social login options:
- Google (New)
- LinkedIn (New)
- Twitch (New)
- Discord (New)
- Steam (New)
- Tumblr (New)
- Telegram (New)
As always, you can either make the social login mandatory or optional. Also, you can pick which social logins are permitted and which aren’t.
March 2, 2022
SweepWidget <> MailJet integration.
You can now send user emails from SweepWidget directly to your MailJet email list when they enter the “Subscribe to newsletter” entry method.
February 15, 2022
Customize your security settings.
Choose how strict you want your security settings to be on your giveaway. Read more information about security levels here.
February 5, 2022
SweepWidget <> Omnisend integration.
You can now send user emails from SweepWidget directly to your Omnisend email list when they enter the “Subscribe to newsletter” entry method.
January 18, 2022
Revamped SweepWidget billing system with ChargeBee.
SweepWidget now uses ChargeBee.com to handle customer billing. Payments are still managed by Stripe.com and PayPal.com.
You can now easily:
- Manage multiple payment methods.
- Update your billing details.
- Update your personal details.
- Download/manage invoices.
- Improved sleek modal design.
January 10, 2022
Device fingerprinting level security added for all contests.
We have added new robust level security measures to block cheaters, bots, automated entries, fake referrals, and other malicious behavior. We check for 50+ data points to identify and block cheaters. Read our detailed blog post on the new security measures here.