Basecamp 3 for Android, a big update


The Android Team has been on a roll, steadily improving the Basecamp 3 app these past few months. We’ve even added some new features specifically for Android 8.0 Oreo devices. Here’s a summary of all the good stuff we’ve added since summer.

  • Vastly improved image, media, and document handling
  • Easier to share links, text, images, and more from other apps and across Basecamp
  • Automatic links to invite people to your Projects and Teams
  • The ability to sign-up for a new account with a 30-day free trial

Introducing the new File Browser.

Gallery View

A brand new File Browser shows you a gallery view of the last 100 images, videos, and GIFs stored on your device. Tap a thumbnail in the gallery to attach a file to a comment, check-in answer, Campfire, or Ping.

Tap the attachment icon (paperclip) to open the new File Browser.

Sketch Tool

With the Sketch tool you can draw on and annotate images. This is particularly handy if you need to add notes to a screenshot. You can even give the file a more descriptive name before uploading the drawing to Basecamp.

Sketch on any photo you’re about to upload to Basecamp.

The Sketch tool can also be used to create a standalone drawing. Draw a diagram using up to 4 colors. Make a mistake? No worries, you can undo multiple times. A copy of your sketch is also saved in your device’s photo gallery.

Sketch out an idea to share with your team.

Camera and Video Tools

You can now directly access your device’s built-in camera from the app. Capture your surroundings with the Camera tool. Or record an update for your team with the Video tool.

Direct access to your device’s camera from the app.

Browse Tool

The Browse tool integrates with your device’s file browser. You can access PDFs from Dropbox, spreadsheets from Google Drive, photos from Google Photos, etc. Your preferred cloud storage service will be at your fingertips.

Browse Dropbox, Google Drive, or your preferred cloud storage service for files to upload to Basecamp.

Better navigation.

Look back at a discussion

Now you can look back at the discussion as you’re adding a comment. Start writing—flip back to reference the original Message—then continue writing.

Reference the message you’re commenting on.

My Schedule

See an overview of your upcoming events in My Schedule. This lists all the events you’re involved in across all Projects and Teams in Basecamp.

See everything coming up on My Schedule.

Invite your team with a text

Get people working with you in Basecamp by sharing an invite via Messenger, WhatsApp, Email, etc.

Add people to your Project by sharing a link.

Post to a Ping

Send files, YouTube videos, Tweets, websites and more directly to your Ping conversations.

Share links, images, text, and more directly to a Ping.

Improved media file handling.

Inline PDF viewer

Tired of downloading PDFs then searching for them in your Downloads folder just to read them? Now you can open and read your PDFs directly inside of Basecamp. Pan, zoom, and swipe through multi-page documents.

Note: password-protected PDFs must be downloaded to preserve security.

Read PDFs in Basecamp without having to download them to your device.

New audio file support

Previously our Media player only supported videos. You had to download audio files to your device to listen to them. Now you can listen to audio files such as MP3s, AIFs, and WAVs directly in the Media player.

GIFs in Campfires and Pings

Hooray! We added GIF browsing and searching to Campfires and Pings! A favorite feature of ours: perfect for those times when a reaction GIF is needed.

Probably the best feature we’ve made: GIF browser and search in Campfires and Pings.

Additionally you can now change your profile picture and company logo (admins only) in the app.


Updated for Android O.

Support for Android 8.0 Oreo is complete with under the hood optimizations, a new adaptive icon, and finer control over Basecamp notifications. Turn off specific notifications, and set custom sounds for others. Lucky to have Android O on your device? Long-press the app icon to access the Quick Add menu. This new notification control is in App Settings (the “i” icon).

Android O updates include a new adaptive icon, notification dots, and better control over Basecamp notifications.

No Basecamp? No worries.

Create a new Basecamp account right from the login screen

Sign up for a 30-day free trial right after you install the app. Setting up a new company account on Android also gives your team access to Basecamp on the web, iOS, as well as on Mac and Windows computers.

Get the Basecamp 3 for Android update today on Google Play (Version 3.6.6, updated September 27, 2017)


Thanks for reading. If you have any questions about Basecamp 3 for Android please let us know.

— Brought to you by the Android Team at Basecamp: Jamie, Dan, and Jay

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