The Changeblog: Redesigns, a round-up of user posts, and >.<

A roundup of updates from Slack

As anyone who follows us on Twitter knows, we’re pretty assiduous about tweeting when we tweak things (under the hashtag #changelog), or informing our followers when we add new features. But we don’t like to bug people, so we rarely tweet things more than once.

Just in case there are things that slipped by before you saw them, this is for you — a version of the #changelog on the blog. A changeblog!

 

New things

• If you’ve ever searched for a channel in the Quick Switcher only to find it doesn’t exist, you can now rectify that immediately by creating the channel directly from that window. (For anyone reading this saying “The quick switcher? What IS the quick switcher?”, the first tip here is about to change everything.)

• There was one Android release last week in the Play store, and another this week containing a new sign-in flow, and lots of vanquished bugs. We do like to keep busy.

• And new today, we’ve rolled out a beautiful new design for your team site. We’re very proud of it, and will have a post about the redesign — and how it fits into the bigger picture — later this week.

 

This week’s tweaks

• For those who are particular about the faces they pull, we stopped turning >.< into a quote. The ability to >_> has been added as well (in fact any punctuation following > is now usable). Use wisely.

• Also categorized in the small-but-important category (because even small things are): the display of rectangular custom emoji has been fixed so they always appear centered in their squares. This is particularly noticeable in flags. Fly them proudly.

Several People Are Actually, Literally, Typing:

We’re always fascinated to hear how other people use Slack. These are just a few of the posts that have caught our collective eye in the last few weeks:

We’re always fascinated to hear how other people use Slack. These are just a few of the posts that have caught our collective eye in the last few weeks:

 

Written something about the way your team uses Slack? We’d love to read it. We’ll see it if you tweet it to @SlackHQ, but you can also email our editorial team at stories@slack-corp.com

Slack is the collaboration hub, where the right people are always in the loop and key information is always at their fingertips. Teamwork in Slack happens in channels — searchable conversations that keep work organized and teams better connected.