Slack’s official app for Windows has just gotten a fresh coat of paint by way of a new update. The update brings the app to version 2.02 overall and also adds in some of the usual bug fixes and some new features.
The full details of the update can be seen below, as well as on Slack’s official website.
- Signed into a smorgasbord of teams? We’ll pay attention to which ones you use the most, and load those first when the app is started. A minor courtesy.
- If you find yourself wedged between a rock and a hard place (or, a bug and our app) we offer you an escape hatch: Help > Reset App Data wipes the slate clean.
- Context menus were misplaced (and by that we mean, completely absent) for a few unlucky folks. They’re in the right place now.
- Like a low-budget horror film, a monstrous variety of crashes creeped into the 2.0 update, most of which have been sent back to the swamp.
- Downloaded files of the same name will no longer overwrite each other.
- If snapped to the left or right of your screen, Slack would develop a case of acute amnesia and reset position when restarted. Our recollection has improved this time around.
- The crude white border that would appear around the app the next time it was launched (if you had been zoomed) has been zapped.
- We’ve made further improvements to prevent false detection by antivirus vendors. Those meddling kids.
- We offer up a better explanation of why the app stays in your taskbar, if you’ve set the window to Always flash.
So, if you’re currently running Slack, you can update by heading into the app and clicking Help, then check for updates, and then update now. If not, you can download Slack by clicking here. As always, once you do update or download, please comment below and let us know if you notice anything new!