Everything we shipped in 2023 — including AI, history, verification, collaboration, templates, search, and what's coming next in 2024.
Learn about all of our major updates and improvements for Slab from 2023, and preview what’s coming next in 2024.
Slab automatically fixes errors as you type, including missing, mixed, or extra characters, freeing you to focus on forward progress with your writing. This works for English words and your company and colleagues' names, so you never misspell or incorrectly case them again.
AI Autofix is available today to all teams — head to your user settings to turn it on.
Learn more about AI Autofix
Slab's AI Predict helps express your ideas, offering blazing-fast suggestions for the best next words to put to paper, using context around your writing. After turning on AI Predict in your user settings, suggestions will appear in posts as you type. Hit "tab" to easily accept, and the next suggestion will likely already be ready!
AI Predict is available for teams on our Startup plan or higher.
Learn more about AI Predict
Post history now both looks better and works better, making it easy for your team to review and understand changes. All of Slab's content and formatting options are now clearly shown as additions or removals, alongside convenient new controls to cycle through those changes.
Reviewing changes when re-verifying a post gets these same upgrades, making it easy to check through all of the edits made since the last time the post was verified.
Learn more about Post history
Verifying posts no longer needs to be a solo endeavor — add secondary verifiers to spread the responsibility. There is still one primary verifier to designate who is ultimately responsible, and that person will receive one final notification if and when no one else has verified.
Edit any existing post verification to add secondary verifiers, or take advantage of more verifiers in a new post verification.
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Code blocks gained new capabilities in rendering flowcharts and equations, along with improved syntax highlighting for React and TypeScript, and across the board in dark mode.
Just set the code block's language to Mermaid or KaTeX, and a Preview option will be available in the toolbar, making it easy to draft and collaborate with flowcharts and equations with your team.
Sharing posts got a lot easier and more useful. Posts can now be shared directly with users, groups, and topics from the same Share button, where other sharing and access features for that post are also consolidated. Their interactions and effects are summarized, making it easy to review who can access or edit that post.
Learn more about Post sharing
Comments and reactions went through their own reviews and refinements. Both are now their own separate concepts, with their own distinct look, feel, and interactions. Annotations were also introduced to the mix, allowing lightweight "commentary" that is not meant to be resolved.
Large comments are now visible in a more generous view, allowing for those serious discussions on complex concepts with teammates. Comments from users without edit access to the post are also less visible, keeping your team's important posts looking neat and tidy.
Speaking of important posts, up-level their visuals with post covers. Choose from our library of high-quality images, upload your own, or pick from endless options from Unsplash.
Learn more about Post covers
Post templates are completely rebuilt, gaining all the collaboration, organization, and review capabilities that regular posts have. At the same time, they are much more integrated throughout Slab, with convenient access and selection whenever you want to create a new post — without starting from scratch.
Learn more about Post templates
Not every team has a template handy for every occasion. That's why we've vastly expanded our template library with 100+ high-quality examples from leaders in the industry.
Our Library is always available on our website, but if your team is starting from scratch, the best ones will also be available and immediately usable within Slab.
Browse our Template Library
One of our most popular search features got even more options — now being able to filter results based on date attributes such as publication, edit, archival, or verification. You can also filter search results based on who or what needs to be mentioned or browse the list directly from any post's insights panel.
Even without using explicit filters, we've made improvements to search on all fronts, including:
We're gearing up for an even more exciting 2024 — here's a sneak peek at what's coming in the coming months.
Our biggest AI feature yet will transform how you can access and interact with your team's knowledge through an intelligent and tireless AI assistant. Combined with our other content and organization capabilities, you might never have to bother a coworker again.
AI Ask will be available to teams on our Business plan or higher, with Enterprise teams enjoying the most performant and advanced AI models.
We're bringing much more customization and personalization to your and your team's sidebar with sidebar sections. A section behaves much like Favorites today — you can add individual posts and topics in any order, either for yourself as a personal section or shared across the team.
We're not stopping at just sections when it comes to organizing your team's knowledge. Several changes and capabilities are being introduced to address current limitations and shortcomings.
Here's an overview of a few upcoming:
Lastly, the way we share product information is getting an overhaul, including updates, guides, and references, along with hints and touchpoints throughout the product.
There's never been a better time to start investing in your team's shared knowledge. Stay tuned!