Windows 10 Slack app updates with increased security for all web content

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The official Slack app updated to Version 4.6.0 this past week on Windows 10 devices. This latest app update features a rather significant change with the activation of app sandboxing for all web content which means that accessing online content within the app will now be a lot more secure than before.

Also included within this update is the added option for a save location for downloads and the usual bug fixes and improvements.

Here’s the full release notes:

What’s New

  • Batten the hatches! The app sandbox is now enabled for all web content. This is a fancy way of saying we’ve dialed up the security of the app. It wasn’t unsafe before, but it’s double safe now.
  • A preference that allows you to choose a unique save location per download, instead of choosing a folder for all of them. For the choosy types.

Bug Fixes

  • Your notifications should be tidily grouped by workspace when shown in the Action Center.
  • A tricky case where some users were unable to get to the browser to add their first workspace.
  • The Launch on login preference showing the wrong value, when the app was installed from the MSI package.
  • If you found yourself, in some distant past, trying to start a song on Spotify with your keyboard’s play button, and it did not respond to your command while Slack was front and center, pesky hardware media keys were the problem. And this version is the cure.
  • The app should be less spicy to your CPU when you’re viewing certain network error pages.
  • When a download completes, we’ll show an in-app prompt rather than a bothersome system notification.

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