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Rich topic and profile descriptions, topic bar refresh, & more πŸ’°

Providing context on the content of your topics helps your teammates understand and use the information within them more effectively. Topics now support rich descriptions, including mentions, text formatting, lists, code, and more!

To edit a topic's description, click the … menu in the corner and choose Edit topic. In the description field, hit / within to see the full list of formatting options!

User profiles now also support rich formatting. Your team can use the same rich text options that are available for topic descriptions to personalize their profile descriptions and make them more helpful for other teammates.

Topic bar refresh πŸ†•

We've also updated the topic bar! Now, the subtopics button shows the number of posts across the entire topic, and the topic membership is reflected by profile icons of members. Click on any of the profile icons to see the full list of members.

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

  • We added preview support for PDF file attachments in posts β€”Β just click the … menu within the attachment and choose Open in new window. ****

  • We also added a tipsheet for advanced search shortcuts. You can find that by clicking the ? menu in the bottom right-hand corner and choosing Search shortcuts.

Team unified search, Height integration improvements, & more!

Slab's unified search allows you to find what you need in seconds, no matter where it lives. Now, we've expanded the feature to include team search β€”Β so team admins can enable searching team-wide content for all users with just a few clicks!

To turn on team search, admins can simply head into your integration settings, click Modify next to an app, and enable access across the entire app or selected parts:

Height mention improvements πŸ““

We now show lists and ID prefixes for Height tasks, bringing more relevant information to your mentions!

Insights leaderboard improvements πŸ“Š

We previously only displayed the top-three readers and writers in your Team Insights. Now, admins can can now see how you rank against your teammates if you're outside of the top three!

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

  • When an integration isn't working as expected, we'll now show an error message so admins can re-install the integration.
  • We've deprioritized archived posts in places like quick search and post mentions.
  • We fixed issues with wide images breaking the Activity feed and Asana mentions having the wrong due date.

Public post series and post verification improvements πŸ› 

Public posts help you share your content externally without requiring readers to log into Slab, and post series help you ensure that readers consume your content in the right order. We've now combined the power of these two features to support public posts series! πŸ˜„

To make a series public, toggle on the public link for each post in the series. External readers will then be able to see the series UI and can navigate amongst the posts without needing to log into Slab!

Post verification improvements βœ…

When a verified post had expired, we used to hide the expiration banner after 30 days for everyone but the post owners. Now, we will always show the banner, no matter how much time has passed, and we've changed the banner to yellow instead of gray. This will make it easier to stay on top of expired posts!

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We fixed an issue with Monday pulse mentions and H3 not converting in Slack.

Request invitations & file attachment improvements

Want your team admins to control who gets added to your Slab? Now, admins can approve invitation requests from users!

To enable invitation requests, head into your team settings and choose Required under Invitations.

Any requests will then be emailed to admins, and they'll also be visible in the new Invitations section of your Teammates page.

File attachment improvements πŸ› 

It's now possible to download or delete a single file attachment in a group of multiple attachments! Just click on the file, click the … menu that appears, and select Download or Delete.

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We also made some tweaks to the file attachment toolbar to make it easier to use. πŸ™Œ

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We fixed some issues with numbered lists in Firefox.

Mention Height tasks

We believe you should be able to manage your to-do list without leaving your knowledge base. That's why Slab integrates with some awesome project management tools β€”Β and now we've added Height to the list!

You can now preview Height tasks within Slab posts. When you paste in the task link, it'll unfurl to reveal the title, and you can hover over it to see more information, including tags, the number of comments, and when it was last updated.

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Team admins can enable the Height integration in their integration settings.

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We've made some improvements to the comments UI and fixed an issue with header links in public posts.

Full-size images and embeds! πŸ–Ό

We've added more sizing options for images and embeds, giving you more control over the look and feel of your posts.

You can now select from half, default, and full width for images, and default and full width for embeds.

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Here's what else we've been up to πŸ‘‡

We fixed an issue with Google Calendar embeds and improved search quality for teams using Slab in non-English languages. If you'd like to see your results get even better, let us know what language you're using and we'll look into it for you!

Horizontal scrolling in code blocks & Office 365 embeds!

You're probably used to code blocks not wrapping lines when writing code outside of Slab. We now support this convention, saving you valuable space within posts! When a line exceeds the length of the code block, it will now scroll horizontally instead of wrapping.

Office 365 embed support πŸ–₯

We now support live embeds of Office 365 docs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! To embed a doc, go to File β†’ Share β†’ Embed and copy and paste the embed code into a Slab post. πŸ™Œ

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We fixed an issue that caused reactions to repeat for the same user, and added two smart character replacements: -- becomes β€”, and ... becomes ….

Meet the new & improved Team Insights! πŸ“ˆ

Data on how your team uses Slab is essential for ensuring that your knowledge hub is effective, up-to-date, and useful for your team.

With a beautiful redesign and improved features, the new Team Insights will give you the information you need to make your Slab the best that it can be!

New features include:

  • Custom date ranges so you can home in on the most relevant data
  • Metric comparison for the previous period so you can track trends
  • Additional leaderboard stats, including specific total edits and read time
  • Expanded list of top posts so you can dig into the data more finely

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Team admins can head to their Insights page to check out the update. Let us know what you think!

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We fixed a bug with scrolling in the teammate invitation modal.

Embed Monday boards πŸ“‹

Your project management should go hand-in-hand with your team documentation. That's why Slab integrates with Monday β€”Β you can mention Monday pulses, and now, you can embed live Monday boards, too!

To embed a board, just paste in the shareable link and watch the embed come to life within your post. πŸ‘

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To find the link, click on the Main table view β†’ Share β†’ copy the shareable link.

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We fixed a bug that prevented some notification emails from sending and removed the ? help icon from public posts.

Upgrade your collaboration with rich comment support! πŸš€

Sometimes, plain text just doesn't cut it, and you need to add some emphasis to get your message across. You can already do this in post bodies, of course, but we've now added support for rich comments, too!

Continuing our recent upgrades to comments, you can now bold, italicize, and hyperlink in comments using both keyboard and Markdown shortcuts.

Here's what else we've been working on πŸ‘‡

We improved loading speed for topic pages and fixed bugs with Lucidchart and Lucidspark embeds.