Drag, drop, and share your files
Not just your messages, but all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared with anyone you want. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable.
If you use any services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box, just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too.
All your tools in one place
Connect all the tools you use to Slack and avoid all that constant switching between apps. Set up your integration so that you get all your notifications directly within Slack—from support requests, code check-ins, and error logs to sales leads—all of them searchable in one central archive.
Search your entire archive
Everything in Slack—messages, notifications, files, and all—is automatically indexed and archived so that you can have it at your fingertips whenever you want. Slack also indexes the content of every file so you can search within PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, and more. With one search box and a set of powerful search operators, you can slice and dice your way to that one message in your communication haystack.
Everywhere you go
With fully native apps for iOS and Android, whatever you do on one device is reflected everywhere. Everything is in sync. We’ll keep your place so you can always pick up wherever you left off.
Customize your notifications whether you’re on your computer or mobile device. Dial them up to be alerted about everything or dial them down to focus on just a few things.
The new Slack experience
We’re introducing a simpler, more organized Slack experience. Learn how we’ve made it easier for anyone to use Slack, tailor it to their work, and get more done
Search and navigate between conversations
A new search bar at the top of your workspace makes it easier to find the messages, files, and people you’re looking for, from anywhere in Slack. In the desktop app, you can click the arrows or History to quickly navigate to your recently viewed conversations.
Find key information in sidebar pages
New pages at the top of your sidebar make it easier to access key conversations and information when you need them. You’ll see your Mentions & reactions, Saved items, People, Files, and a few others.
Write messages from anywhere in Slack
With the new compose button, it’s easier to send messages from anywhere in Slack. Start writing and choose where new messages should go with the click of a button. Messages will automatically save as drafts in the new Drafts section of your left sidebar.
Organize conversations with custom sections
On the Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans, you can now organize your sidebar with custom sections. Sort items in ways that work best for you, and keep track of your most important channels, direct messages, and apps.
Take quick actions with the shortcuts menu
Several tools you use every day in Slack — like reminders, posts, calls, slash commands, and apps — have moved to a new shortcuts menu that you can access from anywhere in Slack. Click the lightning bolt icon to the left of the message field to get started.
Invite people to Slack using Google Directory
Skip copying and pasting a list of email addresses to send workspace invitations. If you use G Suite for Business, you can connect your Google Directory to Slack to invite all of your teammates to your workspace. Learn more in our Help Center.
Use Box with Slack
Install the new Box app to securely share and search for Box files, view detailed file previews, and use new slash command. Plus, Box admins can now configure security settings for Box files in Slack from the Box Admin Console.
New keyboard shortcuts for taking message actions
We’ve added new one-key shortcuts to take different actions on messages when they’re in focus, making it faster to navigate Slack with a screen reader. To bring a message into focus, press F6 before using a one-key keyboard shortcut.
Data residency now available in Tokyo
With data residency for Slack, organizations can choose the region where certain types of customer data – like messages, files, and posts – are stored at rest. Data residency is now available in Tokyo, Japan. See other available regions and learn more about data residency in the Help Center.
macOS version updated to 4.5.1
Android version updated to 20.05.10.0
- Fixed: On some devices, the text input area sometimes wouldn’t be visible after changing channels. It hadn’t disappeared, it had just scrolled off the bottom of the screen. Cheeky. It is now once again possible to send messages without playing hide and seek with the message box.