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.

Slab Library is here! Create high-quality content with expert-curated templates πŸ“š

Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank Slab post, wondering where to start?

So have we. That's why we created Slab Library β€”Β a curated collected of post templates written by experts at Google, Slack, Stripe, Netflix, and more. From code review to user manuals, we've got you covered. You can simply find the template you want to use and click copy into Slab to start making it your own.

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You can check out the Library here. We're starting with a handful of our favorite templates, but we've got plenty more on the way. If there are any other types of templates you'd like to see, just let us know!

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

An emoji is worth a thousand words β€”Β and that's why we've added support for emoji reactions to post content. See something you like? React with ❀️ or πŸ‘. See something you don't understand? Give it a❓or πŸ€”.

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

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Improved search highlighting ⭐

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

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Slab 2.0 is now live on Product Hunt πŸ₯³

ICYMI β€”Β 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! πŸš€

Comment updates, 3x!

Comments in posts just got a refresh, three times over! It's now easier β€”Β and more fun! β€”Β 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 πŸ‘‡

Slab's emoji picker now remembers your most-used emojis! You can pepper your posts with πŸ™Œ , πŸ₯³ , and πŸš€ at lightning speed (or should we say ⚑ 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. πŸ‘―

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 πŸš€

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? πŸ’«

Well, magic isn't real, but we've got the next-best thing β€”Β 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 πŸ‘½

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 πŸ‘‡

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 πŸ•’ 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 πŸ‘€. Want to show your appreciation for a teammate's comment? React with πŸ‘, 🎊, or whatever celebratory emoji you prefer! (We're partial to ✨).

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 πŸ’¬

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 β€”Β so you can see what changed from just a quick glance.