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7 August 2019
- When opening your computer, Slack is now far more likely to launch reliably. Which is, let’s face it, the very least it should do.
- Now when we update the app, we’ll send you a polite little notification alerting you to the fact.
- An annoying leak involving in-channel videos has been plugged.
25 July 2019
- We’ve tinkered with the internal workings and polished some rough edges. The app is now better than it was.
15 July 2019
- Slack is now a little faster, thanks to a few small but important changes.
- Admins now have a little more control when configuring the ability to auto-update with a “plist”. We’ve checked and that’s definitely the word. Admins: you apparently know what that means.
- Dragging and dropping files into Slack is much more stable now. That’s a relief.
- If you do need to reset the app data for any reason, this is now a smoother process than before.
- People in lots of workspaces will find that their icons are now more pleasingly aligned in the sidebar, which is very pleasing. It’s the little things, eh?
- When do not disturb is enabled, the icon no longer bounces in the dock. Because do not disturb means do not disturb.
- The process of updating Slack is now more stable and we now explain why we’re asking for permissions to do that update, which should be more helpful.
- Notifications were not making sounds that might notify you 100% of the time. Honestly, they only had the one job. Now they do it.
- Customised Slack shortcuts on macOS that sometimes weren’t working now do the thing you intended them to do (and sorry that that wasn’t the case for some).
- Hardware acceleration can now be turned off without foregrounding Slack. If you know what that means, then you know it’s a good thing. And if you don’t – it still is! Thanks for reading anyway.
23 May 2019
- Just as day follows night and winter gives way to spring, so have we updated Electron to 4.2.1.
- Things are now cleverer about the way push notifications on mobile get information from the desktop app. Hopefully this is better for everyone (and faster).
- Minor stability improvements in general. As always, the best sort of fix is the one you don’t notice at all because nothing’s going wrong.
18 April 2019
- Launch (and hide) on login now works better than it once did. By “once”, we mean “five minutes ago, before you updated your version of Slack”.
- Our Slack app icon was missing smaller icon sizes, which was both problematic and not great aesthetically. It now renders as it should.
- Slack would occasionally crash while you were restarting your computer. We looked at the bug causing this, turned it off and on again, and now it works. Technology!
- Some people were seeing sidebar icons from other teams they were signed in to instead of the icons they were expecting. These will now show correctly.
- Any keyboard and cursor actions you might’ve experienced behaving badly have been shown the error of their ways.
8 March 2019
- In a slight change to the way you sign in on your desktop, you’ll now sign in via your browser rather than directly in the app.
- The new app icon was looking a little fuzzy on some docks, which simply wouldn’t do. It should be much crisper now.
- Equally, the new loading animation was looking a little stretched, or a little squished, depending on how you looked it. It’s practically perfect in every way now.
- If you have had problems logging in using SSO (single sign-on), you should no longer encounter these problems.
- We fixed a problem where the “Open the Slack app” button in the browser did not, in fact, open the app. Honestly, it had *one* job. It now does that job.