TeamSpeak 3 is not merely an extension of its predecessors but rather a complete rewrite in C++ of its proprietary protocol and core technology.
With over nine years of experience and leadership in the VoIP sector, our engineers have created a flexible, powerful, and scalable solution granting you the ability to customize and tailor your voice communication needs any way you desire. New users and TeamSpeak veterans alike will now enjoy a completely new experience in voice communication using TeamSpeak 3's unmatched functionality and powerful new features.
Our next generation TeamSpeak 3 software has been highly improved compared to its predecessors. For starters, both the Client and Server are now available as a flexible cross-platform solution for Windows (32bit and 64bit), Mac OS X (Intel and PPC) and Linux (32bit and 64bit). All platforms are 100% feature compatible and feature rich so regardless of which platform you use, all new features will be available across all platforms upon TeamSpeak 3's launch date.
Our engineers have re-written the code from the ground up using C++ to improve TeamSpeak's performance and compatibility. This allows TeamSpeak 3's native binaries to be built from the same codebase for various target operating systems.
TeamSpeak 3 also includes a robust cross-platform Software Development Kit (SDK) which enables full-featured voice integration within existing products or services including online games, virtual worlds, educational programs, military simulators, or any application where up to thousands of users require crystal clear, simultaneous voice communication.
Improved Voice Quality and Latency
TeamSpeak 3's voice quality is truly revolutionary. Featuring completely new codecs, automatic microphone adjustment, advanced noise reduction and echo cancelation, TeamSpeak 3 offers only the highest quality in voice communication. Users can finally say goodbye to echo, feedback, and background buzzing noises as the evolution of quality voice communication has arrived. In addition, we've significantly lowered the latency (the amount of time it takes for your voice to be "heard" on the other side) compared with TeamSpeak 2 and other voice communication software solutions.
Raising the Bar
TeamSpeak 3 was designed with cutting edge hardware in mind. Thus, it will have full support for the latest G-keys from Logitech® in addition to other currently unannounced hardware manufacturers.
It's also possible to connect to multiple servers at once using "tabs" similar to what is found in most web browsers so now you can administer or participate in multiple TeamSpeak 3 Servers at the same time. In addition, support for multiple audio devices and outputs over simultaneously connected servers is also available. Preferred servers are now stored as bookmarks, similar to your favorite web browser.
Stunning 3D Sound Effects
TeamSpeak 3 now features fully integrated 3D sound support which allows spatial placement of sound effects and audio streams. This creates the illusion of a sound source being placed anywhere in three dimensional space, including behind, to the left of, to the right of, above, or below the listener. The possibilities and applications of 3D sound are virtually endless with TeamSpeak 3. Other TeamSpeak users can be virtually placed around your own audible position. Place conference hosts in front of the attendees or team mates around your own player position. No special hardware is needed. Simply use your headset or 5.1/7.1 speakers to enjoy spatial sound.
Powerful Permissions System
The TeamSpeak 3 Server features a completely overhauled, hierachrical permissions system with the ability to dynamically create, define, and apply group permissions as you see fit. This provides server administrators superior control and effective tools for managing and building social networks.
Improved Security and Privacy
TeamSpeak 3 introduces a new authentication system. Instead of using a combination of username and password, the TeamSpeak 3 Client creates unique identities which are stored and tracked by every TeamSpeak 3 Server you're connecting to. For administrators, this eliminates the need to manually register a username and password with the server and allows administrators to assign a set of permissions to your identity which can be automatically recalled by the server every time you connect. The end result is strengthened security and improved administration with eliminated username and password issues, effectively making the process of administering users far less tedious than ever before.
Friends and Foes
Track your friends (and foes) through TeamSpeak 3's all new Friends/Foes list. When a friend or foe is added, the TeamSpeak 3 Client remembers your friend or foe's unique identity regardless of whether they change their display/nickname, and regardless of what server you're connected to. TeamSpeak 3 allows you to assign a custom nickname to your friends and can play a custom sound event when your friends come online. TeamSpeak 3 also tracks your friends/foes "last seen" date and allows you to permanently mute/ignore your foes.
Firewall Friendly File Transfer
Maximize your online collaborative experience with TeamSpeak 3's all new file transfer features. Depending on your permissions, users can recursively upload or download files on a per-channel basis or into a common folder tree. All files are stored directly on the TeamSpeak 3 Server. Users no longer need to worry about how to setup FTP or mess with complicated firewall issues or other file sharing solutions. TeamSpeak 3 makes file sharing a breeze.
Improved Licensing System
The TeamSpeak 3 Server introduces a completely new licensing system containing simplified, automatic, and effective tracking of all of your licensed servers. The former, tedious "registration by IP" process has been replaced with an encrypted key which allows your TeamSpeak 3 Server environment to be tracked and licensed automatically. As an added option, the TeamSpeak 3 Client can also indicate to users who the host provider is and provide a link back to your website.
- Updated to Qt 5.2.1. Updated compilers, runtime and third party libraries. This includes a multitude of changes to the TeamSpeak client to ensure transition from Qt 4 to 5. This is a major update under the hood.
- Iconpacks can now be provided as a zip file. See gfx/default.zip Old folders gfx/default and gfx/countries will be emptied on update. Custom iconpacks are still supported. Icons in extracted folders take priority over zip archives if both exist. Note: Plugin authors have to provide their own icons.
- The plugin SDK is now distributed as zip archive in pluginsdk.zip. The old pluginsdk folder is no longer updated, original files will be automatically deleted on update.
- Added https support, so the client can now load and display remote icons from https pages. A https server banner will work after the next server release.
- Distribute Windows runtime as DLLs in TeamSpeak installation root instead of using vcredist package. This is a temporary solution until the updater is able to run a downloaded vcredist package post-update if required.
- Unused Qt 4 libraries will be deleted by the updater when the updater starts (so not immediately on first update, as the old updater still requires Qt 4).
- Memory usage and overall performance optimizations.
- Plugin API increased to 20. Plugins depending on Qt 4.8 have to be updated.
- Plugin API: Added isDown parameter to requestHotkeyInputDialog function to support PTT key bindings. Note: It's in the pluginsdk.zip now!
- Prevent client from connecting to ports > 65535.
- Missing icons will be shown as a blue bordered icon with a number.
- Inform users when a recording client joins or leaves your channel.
- Permissions window allows to set bchanneljoinignorepassword for server groups, channel groups and clients.
- "Install Overwolf" checkbox in Windows is now remotely controlled by Overwolf server. If down or not reachable, defaults to disabled.
- Cache animated avatars/banners to lower hard disk access.
- On Linux the system tray icon is now hidden by default due to incompatibilities with Qt and freedesktop tray icon standards. It can be activated in the options.
- Privilege key window supports Multi-select for copy to clipboard action.
- Improved integration with Overwolf for their latest 2014-02-03 release.
- Moved chat format buttons from mainwindow into the chat input contextmenu. These actions will now add bbCode tags to the text instead of using a very basic WYSIWYG approach, which is too dependent on Qt CSS formatting risking to break on any Qt update.
- Automatically format bold and underline in received chat messages.
- Fixed joystick/gamepad button count.
- Fixed renaming profiles.
- Fixed saving preset messages.
- Removed "Hide in taskbar" option
- Removed "Use double click to activate" option, tray icon activation is now using the platform standard behavior (double click on Windows, single click on other platforms)
- Fixed an undefined file transfer status when transfer starts.
- Fixed a possible file transfer crash when transfer starts.
- Updated emoticons display which can now show more icons at once.
- Fixed showing a blank main window when minimizing/maximizing the window quickly.
- PTT key in capture profile is only shown from default hotkey profile.
- Show error message on missing sound files.
- Fixed possible crash when deleting a profile.
- Fixed possible animated avatar freeze.
- Fixed rare crash when increasing identity security level.
- Fixed client name format in client banned message
- Fixed wrong notification ID in channel created event