May 7, 2018
- Fixed: Videos uploaded from Slack on newer iPhones and iPads now play back seamlessly and correctly (and just as you might have always expected) on the Desktop app.
- Fixed: After tapping on a notification to read a message in a thread, the "All Threads" header remained bold, as if there was an unread message. Which there wasn't (or if there was, it wasn't the one you just read, because you just read it). We know. You read it. It all makes sense now.
April 23, 2018
- Fixed: When replying to a thread and sending your reply to the channel, the text snuggled up with the "number of replies" indicator, muddying the view and muddling everything. It's all clear now.
- Fixed: When filtering group conversations, we now also search for people typed after a comma. So if you're looking for that conversation with "Alvin, Simon, Theodore" we won't just return all results for "Alvin".
- Fixed: Improved reliability for uploading large videos, from share sheet, and from within Slack.
- Fixed: On the German version of the Welcome screen, there were layout issues, because the intersection of language and technology is a beautiful, complex, exciting challenge to deal with. In this one place, and one language, though, it is a problem that has been surmounted. For now.
April 11, 2018
- Videos can, once more, be saved, by way of the “Open In...” menu item.
- Fixed: When you tapped on a notification caused by one of your keywords, we weren't highlighting the keyword when you got there. Confusing. These keywords will now be highlighted (highlit?) once more. Better.
- Fixed: Channel names were sometimes unreadable on iPads when using the Hoth sidebar theme, due to being white text on a white background. We have eschewed minimalist aesthetic in favor of readability.
March 28, 2018
- It's now easier to change the name of file uploads, due to a darling little X button that will clear the field so you can rename it.
- Fixed: When sharing something from Slack to another app via the “Open In...” Button, we'll now preserve the original file name.
March 14, 2018
- When you share something in Slack, we’ll use the last channel you shared a file as the default destination as is logical. Or at least more logical.
- Sending messages in poor connection conditions is now a little more reliable. Because neither snow nor rain nor heat nor dearth of signal should stand between you and us trying to send your message.
- Fixed: A faulty link that prevented some owners and admins from managing their workspace.
- Fixed: Emoji reactions in threads were starting to crowd one another. The gaggle has dispersed and threads should look orderly once again.
February 28, 2018
- Fixed: Two-factor authentication would occasionally become four-, six-, or eight-factor authentication. We’ve fixed this: you’ll now only be asked to authenticate your login once.
- Fixed: The option to send replies to a thread back to the channel wasn’t working. You might even say it was stringing you along. We’ve tied up our loose ends and this is now fixed.
- Fixed: When testing notifications while using Slack in Japanese, an error message would sometimes appear even if everything was working. Our notifications can now tell right from wrong.
February 14, 2018
- Fixed: Uploading a large video or image file would fail silently. Now it generally succeeds, and if it doesn’t, has the decency to let you know.
- Fixed: When sharing multiple photos from the Photos app, one or more would silently slip away into the void. We’ve plugged that hole, and they should all now upload as intended.
- Fixed: The buttons for some bots and apps that had stopped working now work once more.
January 26, 2018
Apple Watch users, there's now one iOS app for all of your needs. Everything you could do with the standalone Watch app is now done through the iOS app: rest assured, receiving and replying to messages from your wrist works the same as before. It’s like two for the price of one, but with apps.
- Fixed: The app could get into a state where it would ask for permission to turn on notifications every time it was launched, even if you had, very reasonably, said you did not want them. This was frustrating, and will no longer happen.
- Fixed: Entering the same custom emoji twice in a row would sometimes only show one copy of the emoji. We cannot apologise enough.
- Fixed: When pasting very large chunks of text into the message box, Slack sometimes crashed. It no longer will. A tendency toward mellifluous over-verbosity is not, after all, a proclivity we should take the high road on.
January 18, 2018
In order to keep supporting the growing capabilities of newer operating systems, this will be the last version of Slack that supports iOS 9, and hence, the last update for the iPhone 4S and several other classic devices.
- For the newer older devices (from the ones mentioned above onward), the performance of the Quick Switcher has been much improved.
- Fixed: Sharing from certain apps to Slack had the unfortunate side effect - or rather, effect - of causing the app to crash. This effect, which was more of a defect, should no longer affect you.
- Fixed: Signing out of an account with many teams took a long time. Now it takes less.
- Fixed: A layout problem that happened when opening a push notification from a thread (which sent the checkbox to “Send to main conversation” scuttling to the wrong part of the screen), has been fixed, and everything returned to its rightful place.
December 14, 2017
- Tapping the status bar to scroll to the top on an iPhone X was previously jerky and jumpy, which was funky, but not in a good way.
- Fixed: File previewing - particularly full screen - on the iPhone X needed a little fine-tuning. It is closer to fine now.
- Fixed: When viewing posts on an iPhone X, the text from the post was spreading itself about more than was polite, or necessary. It now tucks itself in, as intended.
- Fixed: The app was disrespecting the “Mark as Read Immediately” preference, by not immediately marking as read. Respect was due. Respect now given.
- Fixed: After swiping between a thread and channel there was very occasional sluggishness. No more.
- Fixed: A couple of rare crashes, caused by such things as: A button, no longer visible, attempting to use itself, and random messages somehow imagining themselves to have negative height, and therefore creating a kind of mini black hole into which they collapsed. You won’t have seen these problems, because as mentioned, they were either invisible, or occupied theoretical negative space. Regardless, the things that no longer were have ceased to be, leading to a sharp uptick in crashes that no longer happen, and a mild philosophical headache.
November 30, 2017
- The direct message list stopped sorting correctly in 3.32. It now, once again, sorts alphabetically.
- The autocomplete menu wasn’t working when viewing the messages on some older phones. This is now fixed.
- When reading a thread in a channel you were not a member of, but simply previewing, the join button was blocking your view of the last messages. This complex combination of conflated conditions will no longer cause consternation. As we fixed it.
November 16, 2017
- Slack now officially, and fully, supports Japanese. Along with the already available French, German, Spanish, and, of course, English (of the US variety).
November 9, 2017
- The main message view, where you read channels and all other messages, has been given a thorough overhaul, with a whole bunch of performance improvements and bug fixes for various long-standing issues. This will roll out slowly to users in the coming week (and more performance improvements are on the way).
- Fixed: On iOS 9 devices the “@” button below the message input field was not correctly positioned. We scooched it, and are now satisfied by its situation.
- Fixed: The small number of users unable to sign in using SSO/2FA now can, once more.
November 2, 2017
- Fixed: When updating your profile picture, the “done” button couldn’t be tapped. This may have made it seem like your new picture wasn’t saved which is fair. It really was saved, and now the “done” button is properly tappable.
- Fixed: With VoiceOver is enabled, some users were unable to load previous channel history. The pathway to a more complete aural history is now reestablished (it loads, basically).
- Also fixed: VO users couldn’t swipe the message input buttons (like `/` and `@`) when the keyboard was raised. Instead, they had to tap. We’re sorry for the accidental game of whack-a-mole — you can now swipe to your heart’s content.
- Fixed: A crash loop was occurring for some users. Turns out, it was an emoji based problem. Our feelings about this, best conveyed in emoji form, will not render here, which is probably for the best. It’s now fixed.
October 12, 2017
- We added a new, simpler way to sign into all workspaces associated with one email address.
- Fixed: When viewing Dropbox files from iOS the content should now, hopefully, always be up to date.
- Fixed: The keyboard was popping up when using 3D Touch to preview a channel. We have instructed the keyboard to stop that, because it was annoying. You can now preview from the channel list without it getting in the way.
- Fixed: The act of signing back into a workspace immediately after signing out was being hampered by an obstructive bug — which has been dispatched. Come and go as you please.
September 28, 2017
- Oh happy day: A tricksy bug was finally squished, and audio files now work over bluetooth. Because it is 2017 after all.
- Fixed: Copy and pasting text in the message input now, thankfully, works on devices running iOS 11. Apologies for any frustration caused.
- Fixed: You can, once again, switch workspaces on your watch, as long as it is the right kind of Watch.
- Fixed: The 24-hour-clock preference had been resetting itself after app updates, and regressing to AM/PM mode even though you’d clearly made your position clear. We fixed it, so now you’ll always know (precisely) what time it is.
September 11, 2017
- Slack is now fully available in French, Spanish and German, down to the very last emoji.
- Support also added for a brand new way of working with external companies from within Slack
- And, while we’re at it, a whole new way of handling name tagging in order to handle the exciting world of challenges brought by the two things above.
- Fixed: The numeric keyboard was proving sticky, refusing to disappear after signing into an account with 2FA. It has now been unstuck.
- Fixed: Large emoji — or, “jumbomoji” — will no longer overlap the message below.
- Fixed: When displaying certain images in attachments, the app would sometimes crash. That’s certain types of images, rather than images of certain things. We think. Either way, it no longer does that.
August 31, 2017
- Fixed: Bot avatars were sometimes not appearing. This was not a menacing indication of a stealth AI uprising, it was a bug. They will now once again show themselves.
- Fixed: In a complex series of events, if you took a screenshot, and you had no previous photos in your photo library, the app would sometimes crash.
- Fixed: Voiceover users in threads can now use the scrub gesture to exit back into the channel. So there were no scrubs, but having received some love from us, there now are.
- Fixed: Private channels were missing from the channel list in some users accounts. Apologies for this. They’re meant to be private, but not that private.
August 2, 2017
- Fixed: File comments, which are not regular messages, are no longer displayed as regular messages.
- Fixed: The /leave command will now correctly, (as long as it’s a channel you can leave) remove you from the channel.
- Fixed: The app would sometimes lock up when trying to sign out of a team. You can now check out any time you like, and also leave.
July 24, 2017
Congratulations to the eagle-eyed winners of this week’s Spot the Difference competition, who noticed that we’d subtly updated the app icon, but had forgotten to mention it. You win our heartfelt admiration, and the pleasant, warm, tingling sensation of having been right all along.
- Fixed: You can now go back and enable notifications for Slack, even if you initially disabled them. Then, you can disable them again. Then re-enable. Up to you.
- Fixed: A crash which could occur when first launching the app, now can’t. Because we fixed it.