Slack for Windows desktop nabs a minor bug-fixing update

Slack, the popular private chat and collaboration app used by many businesses and organizations around the globe, has pushed out a minor bug-fixing update to its Windows app today, making things a tad faster and patching up some memory issues.

Here's a breakdown of what's fixed in Slack 1.1.4, along with its wonderful song-inspired subtitle (points if you guess the artist without looking it up):

Slack 1.1.4 (Swim To The Moon)

  • Fixed: Switching teams is a tad faster, and comes with 28.6% more Snappiness™.
  • Fixed: A vampiric bug that would leech away your memory, causing the app to degrade over time.
  • Fixed: We'll (carefully) upgrade everyone to the 64-bit release, except for those still on 32-bit machines.

And there you have it. Slack is now a bit snappier and less leaky. If you're a Slack user, the update should be available to download now.

Source: Slack

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  • We should call this kind of applications Desktop app. Some people may be confused thinking of a Windows app (Store).
  • i hope they release app for windows phone too
  • Yes, when it comes to Windows phone?
  • I asked them is it coming in month or two? 
    They said -> Likely to take longer than that—no reliable estimate we can give for now but the team is working hard on it.
  • Thanks
  • And it sucks because they have a private beta listed in the MS Store. I asked them for an invite to it or a timetable for the app to release to the public and they didn't budge.
  • I asked them in twitter about wp app, they told me it is in development but won't be released in at least 2 months
  • There is a private beta for the slack app but I tried to download and couldn't because it was private and all.
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