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Update: Slack for Windows Phone gets 'Do Not Disturb feature'


´s cloud-based team chat app for finally has finally received the long awaited ‘Do Not Disturb feature'. The update also fixes a longer list of bugs of the app which is officially still in beta.

Below you find the full changelog of the new Slack for Windows Phone version 2016.112.0.0Even with the update, the Slack app is still quite limited. But as the company writes in the app descriptions, “this is a beta — not the finished version, so it has some rough edges and quirky traits unbecoming of a proper Slack application.”

If you are using Slack for Windows Phone already and are eager to see more improvements, you can provide feedback just by tapping the feedback link (in Settings -> About) or sending an email to [email protected].


The all-new Do Not Disturb feature is now fully supported on Windows Phone, making it easier than ever to see all the messages you want to see when you want to see them, not see them when you don't, removing the worry about whether you might be disturbing others when you had no intention of doing that.


  • Fixed: The super-annoying bug that signed users out when all they wanted was to switch apps (which is not too much to ask) has been given short shrift and told to take a hike, because frankly, that made the app look very needy indeed, which is not a good look for software.
  • Fixed: An issue where the + button in the channel list was hidden for some users based on team prefs, hey presto reappearo, it is now where it should be.
  • Fixed: The alignment of the + button in channel list, as well as that pesky invisibility issue.
  • Fixed: An issue where the image detail view header was not correctly decoding the html (so you'd have > instead of >), which made for disappointing attempts at ascii art.
  • Fixed: Profile fields had incorrect default text if the profile didn't have a value for that field (if your real name was not set it would display the design team's placeholder text, which would have been a terrible name for those concerned).
  • Fixed: When adding a new team the header hint text might have been considered incorrect. Because it was. Now it isn't.
  • Fixed an issue where the user could get stuck while signing in to additional teams. Let nothing hold you back. Even us.
  • Fixed: Presence indicators in header should be easier to see now. They were previously the same color as in the side bar which understandably made it hard — occasionally impossible — to see when a person was offline.
  • Fixed: an issue where newly created DMs did not automatically navigate to the conversation view has been course-corrected and now knows exactly where to go.
  • Fixed: an issue on newly created MPDMs where an infinite loading spinner appearing after suspending and resuming the app. Or possibly infinite. While that would be an intriguing proposition, we'll never know now, because we fixed it — making it, by definition, finite.

Source: Slack via Windows Central

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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