I rarely add formatting to messages, and would rather the chat box in Slack only be a chat box like in Messenger (and like it was before). Instead now it's double as large and has formatting options I'll never use. How can you turn off Slack's formatting options?
What would make your team's chat experience more productive, or make Slack a better tool for your conversations? Share the ideas you'd love to see in Slack.
Last week, Slack [announced](https://slackhq.com/new-slack-features-invites-message-formatting) some new features, including a WYSIWYG rich text editor. Along with the addition of this feature, they changed the Markdown functionality to render formatting in-line. Here's how the new editor works: <img src="https://slackhq.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-11_Vargus_Channels_WYSIWYG-Final_1.1.gif" style="width:500px"> Here's the reasoning outlined in Slack's announcement post: > _"In the past, you needed to type asterisks for bold text or underscores for italics. It was also difficult to tell what your messages would look like before you posted them. Well, that’s all changing with the new text formatting toolbar."_ Curious. What does everyone think of this? _edit: thanks @awwstn for pointing out Ripcord. This looks like a decent workaround! Putting the link here for other folks: https://cancel.fm/ripcord/_
Would like a way to see upcoming events for our team—is there an easy way to do that in Slack?
Looking for a quick way to make decisions in Slack—is there a built-in way to make polls?
I have set reminders for Slack messages that I ended up completing before the reminder showed up. Is there a way to get rid of those older reminders?
Is there a way to get Slack to remind you about messages and tasks?
Slack's dark mode makes it hard to distinguish between the different Slack groups I'm in, as the sidebar now is generally nearly the same dark color. How do you customize Slack's dark mode?
Would like to get a Slack theme that's a bit easier on the eyes—is there any way to add your own themes, or find themes from others like you can with Chrome and Firefox?
Does Slack include a screen sharing tool, and if so, how do you use it?