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Last Call For Slack Workspace Migrations
Going forward, workspaces can no longer be migrated into the Slak grid. The final migration is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2022.
If You’re on These Versions, Update to Continue Using Slack
Slack updates its system requirements twice a year. Learn which apps, browsers, and operating systems will soon no longer be supported starting September 2022.
New Visual Experience Boosts Collaboration in Slack Huddles
Slack has enhanced the Huddles experience to offer video, multi-user screen sharing, and more — all exclusively within the Slack app.
Channel Creators Gain New Powers to Ease Admin Tasks
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.
External Partners Can Join You in Connect — Without Purchasing a Paid Slack Plan
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
A new feature lets you shoot and instantly share video, voice, and screen recordings — giving you another way to collaborate asynchronously in Slack.
Type Now, Send Later. Slack Scheduled Send Has Arrived.
No need to sync schedules. Now you can work when you need to and have your Slack message delivered at the best time for the recipient.
Add Pronouns to Your Stanford Slack Profile
We’ve rolled out a new feature that lets you add pronouns to your profile. Here’s how to use it.
New Audio-Only Space Lets You Gather in Slack Channels and Talk
When talking is more efficient than typing — or you simply miss the spontaneous hallway exchanges that happen naturally in a physical office — there are Slack Huddles.
Create a Slack Workspace for Your Course from Canvas — and Meet Coursebot
Thanks to a partnership between University IT and Learning Technologies and Spaces, instructors in most schools can create private Slack workspaces directly through the Canvas tool.