Version 22.10.5026 October 2022
• No big changes this time around. Sometimes progress is best measured when you turn around and see how far you’ve come. Did you know we used to be a video game company? Pretty wild..Version 22.08.5029 August 2022
• Fixed: When exporting some files from Slack to another app, the file name would be changed to include some seemingly random numbers at the beginning of the file name. That was an error on our end. (You could play them in the lottery if you want to; we just can’t promise you’ll win.)
• Fixed: We think office nicknames are great. But if someone chose not to “display full name,” then you couldn’t see their full name at all—even when viewing their profile. Now you will always see someone’s full name over their profile picture. Shoutout to T-Bone (real name: Timothy)..Version 22.06.2527 June 2022
• Fixed: Scheduling a message to send later was displaying a confirmation in every one of your channels and DMs (rather than just the one where the message would eventually appear). Turns out no one wanted to replicate the panic of accidentally hitting “Reply All” in Slack, so we’ll make sure those messages are a bit better targeted..Version 22.04.2026 April 2022
• Fixed: When viewing a file on iPad, the menu bar was not appearing, meaning you could not share the file, comment on it, save it for later, or any number of other actions. You could only stare at it, as if in an art gallery. We’re certain that every file you upload is an aesthetic marvel, but we also want to give you tools to work with it.
• Fixed: Tapping on a notification while viewing a long thread would sometimes overload the app, leading to an unscheduled power nap. Scales have been rebalanced, energy flow rerouted, and crashes politely declined..Version 22.02.2001 March 2022
• A friendly heads-up: In order to keep up with the growing capabilities of newer operating systems, this is going to be the last version of Slack that supports iOS 13. You’ll still be able to use Slack, but to receive new updates you'll first need to upgrade to iOS 14.
• We fixed a host of small bugs around creating messages and lists with Korean characters. What is the proper name for a group of bugs? A bundle? A bandolier? We fixed a benediction of bugs.
• Ever reply to a thread only to realize you should have sent that reply back into the main channel? Us too. That’s why you can now retroactively share your threaded messages with the rest of the channel. Just press and hold on the message in question, then select “Send Reply to This Channel” to give it the attention it deserves.
• Menus, begone! Now you can turn that text into a hyperlink by simply highlighting and pasting your URL right on top of it. Same old words with a brand new tappable destination.
• The first time you send someone a direct message, you’ll now see their pronouns displayed at the beginning of the conversation. We hope it’s a small step that will help foster respect among colleagues..Version 21.12.1006 December 2021
• Fixed: Feel like life (specifically in GIF and emoji form) has been passing by too quickly? That was actually a bug affecting Slack on the iPhone 13 Pro. Moving images will once again animate at the proper speed.
• Fixed: When delivering notifications for channels in which there were only 2 members, our system was being a touch informal and dropping the conversation name altogether. Titles have been reinstated so you’ll know whether that message is coming from #you-and-i or #just-the-two-of-us.
• Fixed: If you start a Zoom meeting by typing /zoom, you will find that the “Join” button now works as intended, meaning you can no longer blame this bug for being late to your call. We’re sorry / you’re welcome.
• Fixed: The official Apple symbol (option + shift + K on a Mac keyboard) was not displaying correctly in all areas of the iOS app. Worry not, these were simply a few bad apples, fallen too far from the tree.
• Fixed: Bulleted lists with punctuation were sometimes being sent with unexpected line breaks, making each statement feel isolated and a teeny bit passive-aggressive. That’s not what we were going for, and we’re sorry for any lists that seemed extra confrontational on our account..Version 21.10.2018 October 2021
• If you’re using Slack Connect to share a private channel with another organization, we’ll make sure it stays private on the receiving end. That is, there is no option when accepting a private shared channel to make it public. More peace of mind for you, more security for all.
• Fixed: Notification sounds were always delivered with the “Device Default” sound, no matter what you had selected. It was like if a restaurant handed you a menu and then served you meatloaf regardless of your order. No offense to meatloaf.
• Fixed: Some images with unique sizing (panorama photos, cropped screenshots) were not displaying properly after being uploaded. The app is now more welcoming and inclusive of pictures of all shapes and sizes.
• Fixed: It was discovered that certain messages containing non-English characters and emoji would sometimes end up truncated when sent. A mystery, to be sure, but no less irritating at the end of the day. Going forward, your full and complete messages will be delivered, however they are composed.
• Fixed: We regret to inform you that copying a list of bullet points from Slack and pasting it elsewhere will no longer result in the bullets turning into castle emoji..Version 21.08.2023 August 2021
• Fixed: A gnarly little bug caused a crash for some people trying to mention others in a message. We carefully captured the bug in a metaphorical paper cup and released it out the metaphorical front door, at which point our metaphorical neighbor walked by and offered us a real slice of blueberry pie, which was incredible.
• Fixed: If you poked around in the settings of a Slack app, you may have seen emoji displayed as text like :this: instead of looking like the intended emoji. This has been fixed, and emoji should appear correctly. :thumbs-up: all around..Version 21.06.3201 July 2021
• We tweaked some things too small to notice or too difficult to explain. We’ll return you to your regular, more interesting types of release next time (we hope)..Version 21.04.2019 April 2021
• If you’re well versed in Simplified or Traditional Chinese — or aspire to be one day — you can now use Slack in those languages. Set your language preferences in You > Preferences > Language.
• A bit daft, but drafts are now available everywhere you use Slack. Start a message on your computer and finish it on your phone. Snap a photo of a whiteboard sketch, attach it on your phone and finish the message on your computer.
• We’ve made it easier to express emotions or, to put it more accurately, send an emoji in Slack. The message input is now accompanied by an emoji button for you to find and select an emoji that best fits the situation.
• Fixed: An unfortunate bug caused the /invite slash command to crash the iPad app. You can now quickly invite people without ending the party.
• Fixed: The /giphy slash command stopped working in threads. This may have left your train of thought in tatters as you were unable to weave the right GIF into the conversation at the right time. The bug has been mended and you can “/giphy thimble” in threads to your heart’s content..Version 21.02.2022 February 2021
• Fans of the workspace switcher, take note: First of all, we are flattered you consider yourself a fan of the workspace switcher. Chuffed, even. Second, we’re giving it a refresh, so you can better distinguish your workspaces and switch between them more easily.
• For some, search is the heart of Slack. Now, it’s also the feet, because search is moving to its own tab at the bottom of the app.
• Fixed: If a message from an app had a button, and that button had an emoji in it, the emoji would appear like :this: instead of showing the emoji itself. This bug was very :woman-gesturing-no:, and is now fixed..Version 20.12.1016 December 2020
• Sharing files into Slack from outside Slack — say, from your photos app — is now much nicer than before. You’ll see your teammates’ pictures, and their full names, so it’s easy to make sure you’re sending the right file to the right person. Should things have always been this way? Yes! And so they are.
• Fixed: The “Add a File” button will now work as you might have expected it to, adding files aplenty to your channels and DMs.
• Fixed: Folks who choose to auto-collapse images in Slack were occasionally seeing black squares in the place of delightful GIFs. No more! Now your GIFs will surprise, delight, and inspire, at least as much as any one GIF can.
• Fixed: Tapping and holding on emoji reactions now shows you the list of people who reacted. This is an improvement on its previous behavior, which was to crash the Slack app entirely..Version 20.11.2107 December 2020
• We tweaked some things too small to notice or too difficult to explain. We’ll return you to your regular, more interesting types of release next time (we hope)..Version 20.11.2030 November 2020
• Fixed: For the briefest of moments after opening Slack, DMs would sometimes appear unread even if there wasn’t a new message. It was so quick, you might not have noticed, but we fixed it anyway.
• Fixed: Sometimes, if you opened the description of an app in Slack, you might encounter some ~strangely~ *formatted* _text_. These app descriptions now appear beautifully formatted, as the developers intended.
• Fixed: When you step away from your computer to enjoy a sandwich, drink some water, or just stare into the middle distance for a while, you can now tell Slack how long to wait before sending your notifications to your mobile device. Take your time..Version 20.11.1009 November 2020
• Fixed: If you were invited to an audio chat and accepted the invite on desktop, sometimes the mobile app continued to ring. It’s not your alarm, that was us. We’re very sorry for the extra ringing in your ears, and now things are back to normal.
• Fixed: Your app may have crashed while you were in the middle of formatting a message that had hyphens and spaces. We fixed this, so you can practice proper punctuation without pesky interruptions..Version 20.10.2027 October 2020
• Fixed: We can’t think of any references, cultural or otherwise, that involve swiping left. But now that it’s working properly again, you can swipe left to see the most recent channel.
• Fixed: On some phones, the emoji keyboard blocked the message input field, which was very frowny face. We’ve remedied the situation so now you can both write and emote in your input field, which is very smiley face..Version 20.10.1019 October 2020
• Slack is now available in Korean, which means you can finally DM your favorite BTS member! That was a joke, please do not do that.
• We came up with custom emoji so you could express yourself in Slack. What we did not mean to do was cut off the end of a message from a bot if it contained a custom emoji. We’ve fixed that—so express away!.Version 20.09.2005 October 2020
• Maybe you’ve heard of Slack Connect, which reduces countless back-and-forth emails by letting you add partners, clients or vendors to a channel. Now, if your organization allows it, you can add another company to a new channel straightaway in the mobile app.
• Fixed: A picture is worth a thousand words. None of those words should be “This content can’t be displayed,” which was the case for some linked images in Slack. Images should now appear as intended, their word count fully intact.
• Fixed: Sometimes Slackbot or an app will send a message that is for your eyes only. A secret missive from the cybersphere. For some users, they were unable to copy the text of that message. This is now fixed, and you’re all free to copy the ephemera as you see fit.
• Fixed: Before, when you set a channel’s topic, we notified everyone with a message that ended with an extra period. We shouldn’t change punctuation rules just for kicks, and will no longer pepper these messages with prolific periods..