As you may know, Bubble’s real time update functionality has always operated on a best-effort basis: we pushed updates about new data being available to online clients, but we didn’t make strict guarantees about whether or not the messages were received. Specifically, if your browser was temporarily offline while another user made changes, you might not see those changes when your browser reconnected.
As we’ve had an increasing number of people build apps that rely on real time updates, we’ve invested in making them more reliable. Bubble now guarantees that if data being displayed in a bubble app is changed, all users with the app open will eventually see the latest version of the data, even if their browser or phone was offline when the data was changed. In other words, we will now consider it a bug if there’s a case of changes to data not showing up, whereas in the past, it was a known issue that users with unreliable internet connections might miss some updates.
Keep in mind that even with this new functionality, updates may be delayed on browsers with weak internet connectivity, especially when dealing with a large number of search results. However, even under those conditions, updates should now eventually show up if the browser can reconnect to the internet.