October 1, 2018
- All updates are important, of course. This one contains security updates, and as we know, they’re the most important kind of all.
August 31, 2018
- We’ve tinkered with the internal workings and polished some rough edges. The app is now better than it was.
August 14, 2018
- Overall stability of the app has been improved, thanks to a clutch of fixes.
- It's very, very useful when you report issues to us, so we've improved the diagnostic tools so that when you do, we can better analyze the issues, and, hopefully, fix them for you faster.
- Some individuals were getting duplicate notifications due to multiple windows being open simultaneously. We’ve fixed this, so no longer will one message create two notifications.
- A slight shift in color profiles in 3.2.0 was causing a flickering between the old and new colors.
- When the thing you're downloading has downloaded, we're now better at telling you so.
- We’ve made tweaks to the checker of spelling, so it can spell check more reliably. It spells it "check". Or "cheque", if checking in British English. In fact, the spellchecker as a whole now works better than ever.
- Links in Slack will now, by default, dependably open in the browser you've chosen as your default browser. Because that's what "default" means! Brilliant.
- Live Tiles, which weren’t updating correctly when pinned, now are.
- Notifications were preventing you from clicking on surrounding windows. This was unbefitting, and a little needy. Click on whatever you need to click on. Don't let us stop you. You know what you're doing.
June 5, 2018
- A plethora 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 that message in, you can finish in another).
- You can now right-click on Slack in the taskbar to do useful things like jump to a specific workspace, or move Slack to your current display.
- Unread badges, which had been being a little inconsistent, have been given a stern talking to, and promise to be more reliable henceforth.
- Call loading has been improved, as have other general pieces of call performance.
- The workspace sign-in flow has been gently massaged, leading to improved error handling and magic link support.
- Copying an email link will now, as you might expect, copy the email link.
- A clutch of crufty crashes, as hard to explain as they were annoying to experience, have now been completely corrected.
- Notifications on Windows 7 machines without graphics acceleration hardware can now be used once again.
- We closed first our left eye, then our right, and can confirm that the text in this new version is a little bit sharper for some Windows users.
- Applications launched by Slack (when, say, clicking a link) will no longer inherit Slack’s environment variables.
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.
- For Windows 10 users, we now offer the option to disable hardware acceleration. If you’re seeing glitchy graphics and other unpleasantness, try toggling this option to on.
- Badges about unread messages would linger on the dock icon, even after said messages had been read. These badges will linger no more.
- 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.
- Images sometimes were appearing in notifications, contrary to the wishes of those who had chosen to hide message previews. This is now fixed, your wishes respected.
- Clicking the close, minimize, and maximize buttons would occasionally do nothing at all. You can now close, minimize, or, preferably, maximize Slack.
- If you dismiss a tooltip, it will leave promptly and politely.
- Previously, Slack would override a system’s TEMP variable. If you know what that means, know now that it is fixed.
- Some anti-virus software had become overly suspicious of Slack. We are not a virus, and we’ll do better about letting your anti-virus software know.
- If you’ve chosen to disable hardware acceleration, we’ll also put the brakes on a few other visual flourishes, particularly around notifications. This decelerates the desirable parts further, making the worse things better and the people happier.
January 18, 2018
- Another important security update. See? We told you they were all important.
January 9, 2018
- On some Windows 7 systems, Slack kept Windows from shutting down without making a fuss. It’ll now let your system shut down in peace.
- When Windows had trouble showing your notification, Slack would panic and crash. It’ll stop doing that.
- An important security update. Security updates are always important. This is one of those.
January 9, 2018
- Slack will no longer sometimes crash when you ask it to quit, because temper tantrums are befitting of no one, but especially not of software.
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).
- For the Windows Store folks: say howdy to genuine auto-launch support.
- Remedied: A crash on Windows 10 when an Action Center notification contained special characters.
- Speaking of notifications, we ferreted out a few cases where sounds were not playing or profile images were missing, and righted them.
- If you connected a secondary display, then later disconnected it only to find Slack missing offscreen, you’re in luck. This version is less jumpy.
- 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.
- You can now configure your delivery method of choice for notifications (build-in, Action Center, Action Center Abbreviated), in addition to being able to configure the position of those notifications (again)
- 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.
- Fixed: Windows Action Center notifications were bright red for some reason: they are now less red.
- Fixed: Notification sounds would sometimes play twice. Notification sounds will no longer play twice.
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.
- Ding. Ba-dum tsss. Plink. Boing. Hummus. We know you've been missing all of these sounds, so we wrote them down for you. The app should play them more often now, too.
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.
July 12, 2017
- The certificate used by Windows to confirm that Slack is truly from Slack expires on September 14, 2017. Since Slack is 100% from Slack, and it would be ridiculous to think otherwise, we got it re-certified. That's literally all that's changed.