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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. 

 

Type Now, Send Later. Slack Scheduled Send Has Arrived.

July 6, 2021

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.

Adding your pronounces to your Slack profile places them under your name and job title and be visible to everyone in the Stanford Slack community.

Add Pronouns to Your Stanford Slack Profile

June 7, 2021

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

April 28, 2021

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

April 7, 2021

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. 

Thinking About Creating a New Slack Workspace? Here’s What You Need to Know

January 11, 2021

Any Stanford Slack member can create a new workspace. If your group needs a virtual space of its own to collaborate, this information will get you off to a great start.

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