A snappier, more efficient Slack desktop experience
#5 Product of the Week
July 30, 2019
The latest version of our desktop app provides a smoother, faster experience for all. Some notable changes include faster loading times, better overall performance and the ability to work offline.
a year ago
When a rewrite isn't: rebuilding Slack on the desktop
A new version of Slack is rolling out for our desktop customers, built from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, and easier to work on. Conventional wisdom holds that you should never rewrite your code from scratch, and that's good advice.
Introducing a snappier, more efficient Slack desktop experience - Several People Are Typing
Read this post in French, German, Spain Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese. It's a story we hear more and more: What started out as a small group of teammates using Slack has grown to entire departments and organizations relying on it to get work done.
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Where is the dark mode... It has been years since we've asked for it :(
Tech head and a true nerdiest
Hopefully we'll get this one day...
Co-Founder, Geekybeaver, Ripped Recipes
Maybe my grand kids will have it.😂
User Experience Designer
You should focus on your work!
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• Limited offline support — set your status, star items, and react to messages when you don’t have an internet connection • Less memory usage, better performance • Faster loading times • Improved Slack calls
Other notable updates
• Click the new
paperclip icon in the message field to add attachments • A redesigned autocomplete menu for
• No more loading messages — Slack loads too quickly for them to be readable • Visual improvements to the activity view,
, and channel sidebar •
Unread message activity
displays as a dot on the top-right of your workspace icon •
have a bigger profile image and include the option to message or call the individual •
sync across Enterprise Grid workspaces
Mastering Web Development
At least point to the article on the official Slack website. This link and update is not valid or official from Slack either.
Landing Page Engineer
The website is confuse. Why not point to an Official Slack download site?
Going by the article, you can't download this version from official site yet. Official site still holds the old slower version. You will be updated automatically in the next few weeks if you are running Slack desktop. The website is for Linux version of Slack.
No, it's rolled out to 100% of users on the 4.0 app and the browser version by now.
You are right. Also Slack 4.0 definitely works as advertised. 🙌🏻
The release notes for the Slack 4.0 is available at
and download at
What's the point of Snapcraft here?
Product Management @ Solvent.io
Totally notice the difference... much faster and smoother standup this morning... good job Slack! Now where my Darkmode at? 😁