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21 January 2020
- We've tinkered with the internal workings and polished some rough edges. The app is now better than it was.
- Slack would sometimes crash when the user right-clicked to see the context menu. In context, that was unhelpful. So it no longer does that.
- When maximized, the app had developed a bit of a distracting flicker. That flicker is now part of Slack history.
- Occasionally, a restart would result in connectivity issues for Slack… now you should be back online and back to work lickety-split.
4 December 2019
- Our newest, fastest, best-performing, shiniest, most nutritious and delicious version of Slack is now fully rolled out, so that’s the one you’re now using!
- Like zooming in and out? Use a number pad? Great news! You can now do these things, on that.
- Notifications looked weird if your workspace name was long. Now, no matter what your team name is, notifications look lovely.
- Some messages were being marked as read when Slack was hidden behind applications, or not visible on screen. Now we won’t mark it as read until you’ve actually seen it. Which seems fair.
- Using three finger swipes to navigate channel history on touchpad now works again. And for those who never knew it could work in the first place: it does!
18 October 2019
- Long workspace names now no longer appear as incredibly long in menus.
- Slack menus should now be showing up in the right language (meaning the one that is right for you).
- Spellchecker stopped working for a small number of users, leading to a shorp increase in avoidabull erraz. With spellcheck now fully back online for those users, any remaining typos are officially not our fault.
16 September 2019
- Thanks to a few tweaks to the engine, a polish of the pistons, and recalibrated valves, the app should be running smoother and faster, than before.
- Spellcheck, revamped, is now a much better version of its old self (and back on Linux, to boot) — now it supports Greek, Portuguese and British English. So now spelling correctly should come more naturally to us all (which is good, because “correctly” can be a difacult word to spell).
- After uploading a video into Slack some found it would give an infinite circle of loading, but not play, which was never our plan. Now: it works! It plays; no more circle! Because, it turned out, all circ and no play made Slack a null ‘ploy.
28 August 2019
- We’ve updated all the background things to ensure that whenever a new OS update may arrive, Slack will continue to work perfectly. Or, at least, work as expected.
- Now, when we check for network connectivity, it’s more reliable than it was before. Making for a quicker connection, and less frustration
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.