Improved Threads

For better grouping and readability, with less notifications

Needless to say, we love threads. They’re at the core of what makes Quill, well, Quill. Grouping conversations by topic lets you opt in to the conversations you care most about, while letting the rest pass on by.

After lots of deliberation, iterating, and chatting with the early teams that use Quill to get work done, we’ve rolled out improvements to threads. We want to show you what threads are about, not just the exact messages that make up a thread — and as a bonus, make it clearer which messages belong to which conversation.

As usual, we’re still iterating and improving. Thanks to our beta testers for bearing with our prodding questions, reporting bugs and requesting features! Lots more to come.


Desktop

New

  • New thread grouping and preview
  • Activity can now be archived (!)
  • Messages can now be edited ()
  • Can now create multiple new conversation drafts
  • Follow status of channels shown in sidebar
  • Better code block editing and rendering (```)

Fixed

  • Fix bug where certain avatars would render distorted
  • Can now zoom videos
  • Can now stop/start gifs
  • Emoji shortcut no longer interferes with regular typing (requires 1 character, so :w -> :wave:)
  • Fixed bug where jpeg exif rotation wasn’t preserved in thumbnails
  • Fixed bug where videos would reload unnecessarily

iOS

Fixed

  • Fixed crash if you clicked new conversation button before initial data had arrived
  • Fixed render bugs when creating new threads

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Add any phone number, email, or contact to start direct message. Add multiple people to start a group, or add a channel to start a new thread. For phone numbers, we’ll proxy the conversation via SMS, so they can respond seamlessly without downloading Quill.


iOS

We’ve revamped how you start new conversations on iOS. It’s mostly behind the scenes improvements to smooth out some tokenization hiccups when you have multiple recipients or when editing recipients.

New

  • New Conversation revamp
  • Redesigned thread backstops
  • Show online/away status in more places

Fixed

  • Add support for priority mentions (!!-mention)
  • Show team avatars in breadcrumbs
  • Fix spinner position in Channels
  • Fixed date formatting in Channels

MacOS

New

  • cmd+k Quickly jump to conversations or perform actions
  • Suggest contacts from Address Book when starting new conversations
  • Can now navigate search results with keyboard
  • Can now (optionally) set title when starting a new thread
  • Lots of new keyboard shortcuts (cmd+?)

Fixed

  • Full-screen no longer has an empty toolbar
  • Can now start/stop GIF playback
  • Can now download videos and images
  • Fix slow typing after opening emoji selector (:)

Windows

New

  • Beta build available (Download Apps → Windows)

Linux

New

  • Beta build available (Download Apps → Linux)

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Split View

Multiple conversations, side-by-side.

Simply drag a conversation to the right side of the app to open a new split. Splits can be resized, or dragged off to close. Conversations can also be opened in a split with Right click → Open in split, or in the info menu.

Split View currently supports two conversations side-by-side, but in a future release we’ll expand to as many as your screen can fit.

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Desktop

New

  • Send Feedback added to user menu.
  • Keyboard shortcuts added to user menu.
  • Add confirm dialog when adding new person to channel or thread.
  • Can now remove users from teams.
  • Can now edit team avatar.

Improved

  • Add confirm dialog when adding new person to channel or thread.

Fixed

  • Enter key now submits team invites.
  • Fix for new conversation cell sticking around.
  • Ignore keyboard shortcuts for threads that are not focused.
  • [ and ] now render correctly in messages.
  • Guest threads now render their title in Activity.
  • Hide tooltips on scroll.

iOS

New

  • New teams view.
  • Can now add members to teams.

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