Slack for Windows fixes bugs, enables download pause and resume in latest update

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Team collaboration tool Slack continues to improve with each update. The chat based communication app on Windows PC is reporting a new update up to version 2.7.0 with a new feature: pausing downloads. The simple addition is an important one, letting users pause and resume downloads at will instead of having to cancel the item altogether.

Here is the Slack 2.7.0 for Windows PC changelog:

What’s New

  • File downloads are now pausable and – in perhaps a master stroke of matchmaking – resumable too.
  • A bevy of changes to make the app more keyboard navigable.
  • We’ve adjusted the app icon, but just a skosh. Putting our best foot forward.
  • Should the worst happen and the app fail to load, you’ll see a less dreadful error page and perhaps even a code you can share.


  • On Windows 7, notifications have been made more reliable, at the expense of a preference: you’ll no longer be able to customize their position on-screen.
  • On Windows 10, we’ve negotiated a truce between notifications and your antivirus. This will keep notifications appearing in a timely manner. They’ll play whatever sound you’ve told them to play more reliably, too.
  • The team sidebar is no longer touch-challenged. Tap, flick, and drag teams to your heart’s content.
  • Cancelling a running download is 38% less crashy. For when you decide you didn’t need that third gif after all.
  • We spliced some wires we shouldn’t have, causing a loading screen to flash briefly after signing into a team. Now it’s as it should be.
  • Those little white dots in the team sidebar that let you know when you have messages to read? They’re no longer obscured when the app is maximized.

The update is live for both Windows Store and Windows desktop versions.