Magento 2.4: All About New Release And Highlights

Magento 2.4 Platform Upgrades

  • Support for PHP 7.4, PHPUnit 9.x
  • Support for Elasticsearch 7.x and MySQL 8.0
  • Removed MySQL search engine
  • Support for MariaDB 10.4
  • Core Braintree module removed
  • The Zend Framework has been deprecated, and migration to the Laminas project
  • Withdrew the support for Signifyd fraud protection code

What Is New In Magento 2.4 Platform?

Magento 2.4: All About New Release And Highlights
  • New and improved default search engine
  • Improved Media Gallery
  • New feature Seller-Assisted Shopping
  • New feature Purchase Approval Workflows
  • Two-factor authentication for enhanced security
  • Higher technical requirements overall
  • 2FA security for Magento 2 admin panel
  • Purchase approval workflows
  • Seller assisted shopping
  • In-store pickup
  • New media gallery
  • PWA Development
  • Headless eCommerce

Previous Magento 2 Releases:

Much better search

Magento 2.4 lands with the default Magento search engine and is no longer powered by MySQL. Here, every search action by the customer of the Magento site will be excellent.

New gallery and two-factor authentication

This time the improvements are for the hands of the Admin user to enhance the user experience.

Seller-assisted shopping for better customer service

The last time you needed help from some customer service representative, they could walk you through the entire process of using the service from your perspective?

  • Assist the customer in viewing features like a wishlist
  • Now they can aid the customer to find the most relevant or even the product they’re searching for.
  • They can guide the customer through custom functionalities that are the best understandable in the storefront experience (e.g. a product configurator)
  • They can impress customers and save them time by quickly creating orders and quotes on their behalf.
  • And they can take care of administrative tasks such as adding buyers and setting up approval rules.

Click-and-collect or In-store pickup

We strongly recommend this feature solely for your retail partners. Our prediction over this in-store pickup feature has three significant benefits, they are:

  • Improves conversion rates by cutting off the shipping fees from the total.
  • It sensibly boosts the chance of customers picking up the up-selling products — some induce customers to make extra purchases.
  • It is believed to be an excellent example of synergy between an online store and the excellent brick-and-mortar store.

Purchase approval workflows

Though it is only applicable for Magento commerce(B2B segment), it has pretty similar features in the Magento store. This new functionality brings better control over spending by B2B companies. Enabling this feature will set up approval for individual purchases.

General platform upgrade and security improvements

Other than previously mentioned upgrades of Elasticsearch, Magento 2.4 comes with more platform upgrades that developers should focus on.

New PWA Studio in Magento 2.4

According to the new Magento 2.4 release, the updated PWA Studio makes the store a better performer.

Magento 2.4 is a headless eCommerce

This is a special mention that this improvement mainly supports the headless commerce concept, which is potent.

Conclusion

Why should one consider moving their online store to Magento 2x?

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