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5 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.
- In Linux, some components of the app were displaying menus when menus were not required. These items are now officially off menu. Or rather, the menu is now officially off them.
- By popular demand (and because it was a bug), the --silent option is now available for muting terminal output.
18 October 2019
- Receiving a gif in a notification could mess with your notifications.
- 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.
- Restarting when clearing cache now works again.
8 October 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).
- For a quicker connection, and less frustration, checking for network connectivity is more reliable than it was before.
- 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.
7 August 2019
- Videos in channels were found to be the cause of a minor (but annoying) memory leak that has now been well and truly plugged.
- We’ve spruced up the notifications a little so now they’ll not only appear every time you need them to, they’ll also appear in whatever theme you’ve proudly decked your sidebar out in. Not too shabby.
- When opening your computer, the app is now, thankfully, more likely to launch properly every time.
- If opening Slack from a shortcut on your desktop or menu had become a thing of habit, you’ll know that we broke it recently. We’re really sorry. It works again now.
25 July 2019
- We’ve tinkered with the internal workings and polished some rough edges. The app is now better than it was.
8 July 2019
- Slack is now a little faster, thanks to a few small but important changes.
- Dragging and dropping files into Slack is now much more stable.
- If you ever do need to reset the app’s data, this now works better. A bit better, at least.
- We’ve improved the alignment of team icons in the sidebar for people in lots of workspaces. It’s a small thing, but much more aesthetically pleasing.
- In a Cinnamon desktop environment, the Snap Slack app was missing a dock icon. We’ve found it and put it back where it belongs. (In the dock.)
- Hardware acceleration can now be turned off without foregrounding Slack. If you know what that means, then you know it’s handy. If you don’t – it still is! Best to carry on reading.
23 May 2019
- Just as day follows night and winter gives way to spring, so have we updated Electron to 4.2.1.
- The push notification time between desktop and mobile has been changed for the better.
- Like stability? Us too. So we’ve fiddled about with things and now everything is more stable in our app.
- We’ve updated the RPM icon dependency for better a availability and icon experience. Because you’re worth it.
18 April 2019
- Launch (and hide) on login have been improved and are now just… better.
- Pressing “Control+Shift+V” would cause copied text to paste twice. We’ve fixed that.
- Pressing “Control+Shift+V” would cause copied text to paste twice. We’ve fixed that. In Slack.
- Some teams were experiencing an issue where icons that belonged to other signed-in teams were appearing rather than their own. This was very confusing. Sorry about that.
- Unhelpful keyboard and cursor actions that some people were experiencing have now, thankfully, been fixed.
12 March 2019
- When you sign in, you’ll now do it via your browser rather than in the app.
- The new loading animation was a little stretched, or a little squished, depending on how you looked at it. It’s practically perfect now.
- Occasionally, the “Open the Slack app” browser button would not open the workspace in the desktop app. Silly, really. It does now.
- If you use SSO (single sign-on) to log in, it should now work perfectly every time.