React to post content, improved search highlighting, and more!

An emoji is worth a thousand words โ€”ย and that's why we've added support for emoji reactions to post content. See something you like? React with โค๏ธ or ๐Ÿ‘. See something you don't understand? Give it aโ“or ๐Ÿค”.

Just select some text and click the emoji icon from the editor menu to start reacting.

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Improved search highlighting โญ

We've added highlighting support for search results from Asana, Jira, and Trello! This makes it easier to find what you're looking for.


Slab 2.0 is now live on Product Hunt ๐Ÿฅณ

ICYMI โ€”ย Slab 2.0 has launched on Product Hunt!

We originally introduced Slab on Product Hunt back in 2018, and a lot has changed since then. Head on over to Product Hunt to see what's new, give us an upvote, or leave a comment or question! ๐Ÿš€

Comment updates, 3x!

Comments in posts just got a refresh, three times over! It's now easier โ€”ย and more fun! โ€”ย to collaborate with teammates and stay on top of tasks.

First up is support for post and topic mentions in comments. When you want to reference another post or a topic, just hit + to mention it.

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Second, the emoji picker is now supported in comments! Just hit : and start typing a description of the emoji you want to use to add some pizzazz to your comments.

(Pro tip: you can also react to comments with emojis!)

Third, we've made some improvements to the comments UI, making them easier to use than ever!

Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

Slab's emoji picker now remembers your most-used emojis! You can pepper your posts with ๐Ÿ™Œ , ๐Ÿฅณ , and ๐Ÿš€ at lightning speed (or should we say โšก speed?). We also fixed some issues with InVision embeds.

See other post readers & Miro embeds!

Slab is designed with team collaboration in mind. That's why it includes features like comments, reactions, mentions, and real-time post editing for multiple users. ๐Ÿ‘ฏ

Previously, you could see when other users were currently editing the same post, and now, we've also made it possible to tell who else is reading the same post!

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(Pro tip: When a user is editing the post, their icon will be circled in color.)

Miro embeds ๐Ÿš€

We've expanded our supported embeds to support Miro! You can now paste in a link to a board from Miro and get a live, instant preview. No setup required!

Unresolve comments, GitHub integration update, & more!

Ever wish you could wave a magic wand to undo? ๐Ÿ’ซ

Well, magic isn't real, but we've got the next-best thing โ€”ย you can now unresolve comments!

Whether you were moving too quickly or some new edits made the comment relevant again, when you need to unresolve comments, we've got your back. Just go to a post's version history to see and unresolve comments!

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GitHub integration update ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

We recently upgraded our GitHub integration to use GitHub App to more finely control our level of access. GitHub App allows us to only request read access to your repos, instead of read and write access. Admins can also choose which specific repos they want to enable, instead of all repos!

To upgrade your integration: Remove your existing GitHub integration and re-connect.

Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

We fixed the way code block highlighting appears in notification emails, along with a few visual imperfections in the left-hand sidebar. We also made the topic page cleaner by moving the activity feed into a new sidebar! You can now click the ๐Ÿ•’ icon in the upper right-hand corner to see the activity feed.

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Comment reactions, improved post notifications, and more!

Emojis are a fun and simple way to communicate more quickly and effectively. If your team is anything like ours, they're part of your daily workflow!

You can already use emojis in Slab posts, and now, you can react to comments with emojis, too!

Need to acknowledge a request? React with ๐Ÿ‘€. Want to show your appreciation for a teammate's comment? React with ๐Ÿ‘, ๐ŸŽŠ, or whatever celebratory emoji you prefer! (We're partial to โœจ).

To react to a comment, hover over it and click the emoji icon that appears.

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Happy reacting!

(PS: Hit : to add emojis anywhere in a Slab post!)

Improved post edit notifications ๐Ÿ’ฌ

We've tweaked post edit email notifications to make them even more useful! Before, the notification email included the entire post, but now, it'll only call out the most relevant content โ€”ย so you can see what changed from just a quick glance.

New referral program, post hover targets, and unified search previews!

Great news for the budget-savvy and lovers of Slab alike โ€”ย we just launched an official referral program! You'll get up to $400 in Slab credits per referral, and anyone you refer will get a 1-month extended trial and 25% off their first 3 months. You can share the Slab love and start saving money here!

Save time with post hover targets ๐Ÿ”Ž

We built hover previews โ€”ย which allow you to hover over a post icon and quickly see the contents โ€”ย to save you time and help you move faster than ever.

We've now expanded this feature to include all post rows (think drafts, user profiles, etc). For example, when you hover over a post in a teammate's profile page, you'll get an instant preview of the full post!


Preview Box and Dropbox search results ๐Ÿ‘€

This post hover expansion also includes search results from Box and Dropbox! When you hover over any of post icons from Box and Dropbox results, you'll see a live preview of the content.

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Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

We fixed an issue when commenting on post content that contains mentions, and optimized the topic page so you can see all descendant posts at once!

Editor updates, x5!

You can rest easy over the long Labor Day weekend, knowing we've been hard at work improving Slab's editor!

First up, it's now possible to add soft breaks in paragraphs, hints, and lists! Soft breaks allow you to start writing on a new line without any additional spacing in paragraphs, and to continue hints and lists without creating a new one. You can now get your ideas down exactly how you like them, without breaking flow. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Just hit Shift+Enter to use a soft break!

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Other editor improvements ๐Ÿ’Ž

We've got 4 more editor improvements coming at you:

  1. Support for Shift+Enter to escape code blocks. Just in case you don't like hitting Enter three times fast.
  2. Google Docs and Slides editing in posts. Stay in Slab and in the zone!
  3. Refined support for undo and redo. We all need the occasional do-over.
  4. Improved post saving. You'll never lose a thing!

Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

Post editing has been re-enabled for Android! You can now edit posts directly on your mobile device, both Android and iPhone. Enjoy Slabbing on the go!

We've also expanded our onboarding tips to include searching! To check it out, click theย ?ย icon in the bottom right-hand corner โ†’ย Onboarding tips. (PS: You can also take a look at thisย help center articleย to level up your search game!)

Search Box, Jira, Asana, and Trello from within Slab!

When you search in Slab, we leave no stone unturned. We don't just scour your Slab documentation โ€”ย our unified search scans the other tools in your stack, too! No matter where it lives, your team can find the knowledge they need, and fast.

Previously, unified search supported Google Drive, Slack, Confluence, and Dropbox. We've expanded the feature to include searching in Asana, Trello, Jira, and Box as well โ€”ย saving you more time than ever!

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To enable unified search for Box, Jira, Asana, and/or Trello, click the โš™ icon on the right-hand side of the apps bar in the search results page.

Learn more about unified search over in our help center!

Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

We fixed a bug that prevented the Team Insights page from loading, and we also adjusted post edit notifications โ€”ย now, only relevant contributors will be notified when a post is edited.

Preserve your formatting with Markdown copying

You may have noticed that we're big fans of Markdown, a quick and easy syntax for text formatting (made even faster using keyboard shortcuts!).

Now, you can also copy content from Slab while preserving Markdown!

Just select the content you want to copy and hit Cmd+Shift+C or Ctrl+Shift+C.

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Copying code blocks and lists has never been easier! ๐Ÿ’ช

Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

We've expanded our onboarding tips to include searching! To check it out, click the ? icon in the bottom right-hand corner โ†’ Onboarding tips. (PS: You can also take a look at this help center article to level up your search game!)

Create content faster with personal templates

Whether it's onboarding documents for your newest employee or meeting notes for today's standup, creating the same posts over and over might have you feeling like you're trapped in Groundhog Day.

Before, you had to spend time making a copy of a post and removing any content that you didn't need to duplicate. But now, with personal templates, you can replicate your most-used posts with just one click!

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That's less time manually duplicating, and more time writing fresh content. Consider the cycle broken! ๐Ÿฆ”[1]

Drag-and-drop reordering for editor elements

Awhile back, we added support for drag-and-drop reordering of items in lists. We've now expanded this to include other editor block elements, like images, embeds, and attachments!

Just hover over an element and click the stacked gray dots to drag-and-drop. No more removing the element and re-adding it to change its position in a post!

Here's what else we've been up to ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • We improved custom domain support in our UI โ€”ย now the default domain will always be used.

[1] Yes, we know this is not a groundhog. But it's still cute, right?