May 31, 2018
- If you use Red Hat, you now have spell check. For other distros, you have a new and different spellchecker. Hopefully it is better at detecting what language you are writing in. Hopefully.
May 8, 2018
- A bevy of improvements for the people of Enterprise Grid, including faster quick switching, better proxy support, and direct message draft syncing across multiple workspaces (so whichever workspace you started typing in, you can finish in another).
- We’ve switched from GTK2 to GTK3, so if that makes sense to you, gtk, you’re gtg.
- Unread badges are more consistent than before.
- Call loading has been improved, as have several general under-the-hood performance things.
- The workspace sign in flow has been smoothed out, updating the way we handle problems and improving magic link support.
- Copying an email link will now, as you might expect, copy the email link.
- Of all the edge-cases that could crash Slack, we located and fixed 12 of them. We're sure there are more to come, but in the meantime, we'll take 12.
- Alt+E can now, once more, be used to open the Edit Menu.
April 6, 2018
- We got so excited about your emoji we kept requesting them, particularly at the moment you switched channels. This caused all manner of slowness. We've since bottled our enthusiasm, and now request emoji exactly one (1) time.
March 9, 2018
- We’re using a new font for Japanese. It’s clearer, more legible, and goes well with aubergine. (Which is the default color of your sidebar. As well as a vegetable.)
- Sometimes Slack takes too long to start up. If that happens, a) we’re sorry that it does, but b) you’ll now see a link with some helpful troubleshooting ideas.
- When a file’s done downloading, a new notification will dutifully let you know.
- If you’ve asked Slack to launch right when your computer turns on, Slack now does so much more quietly — with less extraneous loading screen action, and fewer fanfares.
- Slack would occasionally crash when it wasn’t allowed to put files in the Temp folder. Now, it will simply use the Downloads folder, instead.
- Some users who clicked on a magic link were not taken to their workspace. We have set our cauldrons to a slow simmer and magic links should now work as expected.
- When trying to connect via a proxy, Slack no longer refuses to load.
- Sometimes, during a support conversation, we’d ask you to reset your app data with the click of a button. Clicking this button will now actually reset all the necessary data, rather than some. Which is good for everyone.
- Now you can download a file from Slack, delete it, and then download it again. If that seems like the way the Slack should’ve always worked, well, you aren’t wrong.
- Right clicking “something” and choosing “Search with Google” had a tendency to search for “so”, “me”, or “thing.” It will now search for the entire text. So if you really do want to Google “something” (or something else), we’ll have your back.
- The option to disable hardware acceleration now does what it says on the tin.
- For some users, Slack’s tray icon had wandered off. It’s back now.
- There was an itsy-bitsy white gap between the top of Slack and the title bar above. It simply wouldn’t do! We squished it and smushed it and it’s all peachy-keen now.
January 18, 2018
- An important security update. Security updates are always important. This is one of those.
January 9, 2018
- A rare case that could cause Slack to crash when showing a proxy configuration dialog at startup has now, thankfully, been fixed.
December 8, 2017
- When you’re in a lot of workspaces, the app now uses much less memory, and starting up is faster, to boot.
- And flipping between those workspaces is now faster. Not super-sonic, but certainly somewhere between a jiffy and lickety-split.
- We shunted the sign-in page out of the app — it's now rerouted to a new window, for reasons of reliability.
- A new-fangled lock badge subtly lets you know which workspaces you're currently signed out of. Or of which you're currently signed out. Either way.
- Our start up screen, spruced-up and slimmed-down, is worth a gander — as is the helpful way that dates now stick to the top of a channel while scrolling through messages. Though if you don't notice them, but quietly feel a little bit happier for reasons you can't put your finger on, that's cool too.
- It’s been a long time coming but brings us joy to say: 100% less reloading during drag and drop. How much? 100%. That's all the percents, people. Sorry about the previous frustration.
- For those encountering a screen claiming "Something’s not working", it turns out the main thing not working was this screen: it is no more.
- If you kept the app running for a long time, you might be on the receiving end of two consecutive updates. Now good things come to those who wait, one-at-a-time, as is proper.
- The sidebar now scoots considerately out of the way when viewing full-screen video.
- We fixed exiting full-screen video when pressing the aptly-named “Escape” key.
- The blackout caused by a window being closed while full-screen, with one request confoundingly eclipsing the other, has been sunsetted.
- Found: One missing Ctrl-1 / Cmd-1 hotkey. Please call 1-800-SLACKME to claim. Don't actually call that. It doesn't do anything. Unlike the hotkey (now).
- We found our pen and started signing release packages. Sorry for the delay, we really hid it good that time.
- On some environments, viewing channels neither marked them as read nor removed the blue banner. This unsavory situation is resolved.
- A quantum incoherence involving clipboards was collapsed.
- And finally, sometimes selecting text in the search box would move the window around. You could say… it was a bit of a drag.
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). Find them under Languages & Region in your preferences menu.
October 16, 2017
- A small release containing nothing but another Electron update, this one better than the last.
September 29, 2017
- Previously in Slack app releases: we fixed the Japanese input in 2.6.3. Then we re-broke it in 2.8.0. And now it’s fixed again. Stay tuned for the next thrilling installment.
- An important Electron update improving security. A precautionary measure, but it’s always good to be up to date.
September 11, 2017
- Slack is now fully available in French, Spanish and German, down to the very last emoji, you’ll find the options in Preferences > Language & Region.
- Also, we added support for a brand new way of working with external companies from within Slack.
- AND a whole new way of handling name tagging in order to handle the exciting world of challenges brought by the two things above.
- All mentions of “team” have been changed to “workspace” when referring to the app, though not when referring to the people in it. You create a workspace. You invite people from your team. Simple!
- You can now configure the language used by the spellchecker in Preferences to be the language you wish to spell correctly.
- Fixed: A few rare crashes when making a call and/or screen sharing on a call are now, we believe, on the brink of extinction - or possibly, we hope, gone forever.
- Fixed: An issue where the app would hang if your OS reported that you were in certain timezones.
- Fixed: You may have been running into a `Something's Not Working` screen when waking your computer from sleep. Turns out the thing not working was that. So we fixed it.
August 17, 2017
- You're nearly finished signing in when suddenly – bonk – you're brought back to the first page. Hey, what gives? Please accept our apologies and, in this version, 100% less bonking.
August 1, 2017
- File downloads are now pausable and – in perhaps a master stroke of matchmaking – resumable too.
- A bevy of changes to make the app more keyboard navigable.
- We’ve adjusted the app icon, but just a skosh. Putting our best foot forward.
- Should the worst happen and the app fail to load, you'll see a less dreadful error page and perhaps even a code you can share.
- On Windows 7, notifications have been made more reliable, at the expense of a preference: you’ll no longer be able to customize their position on-screen.
- On Windows 10, we’ve negotiated a truce between notifications and your antivirus. This will keep notifications appearing in a timely manner. They’ll play whatever sound you’ve told them to play more reliably, too.
- The team sidebar is no longer touch-challenged. Tap, flick, and drag teams to your heart’s content.
- Cancelling a running download is 38% less crashy. For when you decide you didn’t need that third gif after all.
- We spliced some wires we shouldn’t have, causing a loading screen to flash briefly after signing into a team. Now it’s as it should be.
- Those little white dots in the team sidebar that let you know when you have messages to read? They’re no longer obscured when the app is maximized.
June 7, 2017
- Sometimes if you changed networks, we used to rouse from sleep in a bit of a daze, greeting you with a blank screen. Now, we awaken bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Or at the very least, with your team displayed.
- Where, in rare cases, some external links didn't end up pointing to the right place when you clicked them, they now do.
- Video playback should now be much smoother, and nicer to your network.
- On certain keyboard layouts, hitting backspace didn't actually delete the last character, which was a surprise, but a surprise of the lesser kind - there is now one fewer lesser surprise.