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The UIT Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the build and delivery of technology products and services to the Stanford community. The topics you’ll read about are all told first-hand by the individuals who work closest to them.

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Slack's Data Privacy

May 20, 2024

Slack has updated its privacy principles to outline how it protects customer data while integrating machine learning and generative AI experiences.

New Features to Help You Get (Even More) Excited About Slack’s Redesign

January 19, 2024

Slack’s redesign comes with useful new features so you can easily tweak your settings to filter, sort, and organize your workspaces, channels, and DMs.

Slack’s Big Redesign Arrives in December

November 10, 2023

Slack is rolling out one of its most significant design transformations to date, and the update will be released to the Stanford Slack grid on Dec. 19. Here's what to expect. 

Find What You'll Need Again (Again and Again) in New Slack Canvases

June 20, 2023

Say hello to canvases, a new feature that gives you a permanent home for important information you don't want to lose in threads. Each channel and direct message comes with its own canvas, and you can spin up standalone canvases for whatever you're working on.

Last Call For Slack Workspace Migrations

October 4, 2022

Going forward, workspaces can no longer be migrated into the Slack grid. The final migration is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2022.

If You’re on These Versions, Update to Continue Using Slack

August 12, 2022

Slack updates its system requirements twice a year. Learn which apps, browsers, and operating systems will soon no longer be supported starting September 2022.

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New Visual Experience Boosts Collaboration in Slack Huddles

July 15, 2022

Slack has enhanced the Huddles experience to offer video, multi-user screen sharing, and more — all exclusively within the Slack app.

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Channel Creators Gain New Powers to Ease Admin Tasks

May 20, 2022

A new role in Slack gives channel creators certain powers previously afforded only to administrators.  Learn how this feature can help you manage your channels more efficiently.

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External Partners Can Join You in Connect — Without Purchasing a Paid Slack Plan

October 15, 2021

Stanford's plan now covers the cost of Slack Connect, so it's free for external partners to join your Connect channels.

Slack Adds New Video Messaging Option

August 4, 2021

A new feature lets you shoot and instantly share video, voice, and screen recordings — giving you another way to collaborate asynchronously in Slack.