Slack for desktop Windows updated with improved Windows 10 Notifications


Slack’s Windows app (which is not a Windows Store app) has been updated to version 2.10.

The update brings improved support for the latest versions of Windows 10, with enhanced notifications which shows the sender’s profile pictures and image attachments. The app is a good example of how an application does not need to be a Windows Store app to take advantage of the new UWP APIs.

The update also brings much improved resume times, which is a great improvement for regular users.

It also includes a number of other fixes and improvements. See the changelog below.

What’s New

  • Customers on the Windows 10 beta will see enhanced notifications, including the sender’s profile picture and image attachments. What a delight!
  • When resuming from sleep, Slack was unusually groggy and would sometimes take over a minute to reconnect. We set an alarm, applied caffeine and a dash of code, and behold: the app resumes much faster now.
  • A shiny new About box that lists our licenses legibly. Legalese: let it be.
  • Can’t find the release notes, you say? Wait, how did you get here? Oh well– try Help > What’s New next time.


  • An issue where teams could fall out of any sensible order in the sidebar. We put them back in formation.
  • The sidebar was using the menu background color rather than the channel list color, resulting in a fashion faux pas for some custom themes.
  • Always Show Menu Bar was checked when it should be unchecked, and unchecked when it should be checked. We swizzled its quantum spin and the universe is consistent once again.
  • Opening developer tools through a troubleshooting link (which we occasionally use for support) now does what we told you it would do.

The update can be found at Slack’s site here.

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