Twist for Web Release Notes

v1.12.34 - 2/28/2018

  • ⚙ You'll now see a read/unread marker in the top right of your messages. You can click it to toggle the message between read and unread.
  • ⚙ When discarding a comment, you'll see be asked to confirm first.
  • ⚙ The public channel, private channel, and add reaction icons were updated.
  • ⚙ Small design fixes all around Twist.
  • 🐛 Logging out would sometimes fail due to a small, now fixed, bug.

v1.12.32 - 2/27/2018

  • ⭐ You’ll see new icons beside each menu option in the action menus (the three dot icons in the top right).
  • ⚙ Updated style for buttons and the comment and message composer.
  • ⚙ Emojis will now appear properly between colons.
  • ⚙ When a thread, comment or message can’t be properly added to Twist, you’ll see a message localized into your language.
  • ⚙ Guests can no longer edit their own groups or channels.
  • 🐛 You will no longer see duplicated team members when choosing who to notify on a thread comment.
  • 🐛 When editing a user’s channels and groups using their profile, the cancel button will properly cancel your changes.

v1.12.31 - 2/27/2018

  • ⭐ You’ll experience a performance improvement thanks to a new browser storage manager.
  • ⚙ A few minor style touch ups in search, avatar display and bullet point lists.
  • ⚙ New browser icons will look crisper on all platforms.
  • ⚙ The help dropdown now includes links to the blog and terms of service.
  • 🐛 The invite button is now visible again.
  • 🐛 Emojis will no longer crash the app. 😉
  • 🐛 Avatars will now rotate correctly on the web.
  • 🐛 The clickable notify label in your comment composer will no longer behave oddly.

V1.12.29 - 2/15/2018

  • ⚙ When viewing a team member's profile, you’ll see placeholders for their avatar, name or role if they haven't filled out that information yet. You’ll also see the placeholders when the information is loading.
  • ⚙ You can now access Twist’s changelog by clicking your profile photo and then selecting View changelog at the bottom.
  • ⚙ The Inbox icon has been updated.
  • ⚙ You’ll now see "Good evening" instead of "Good night" underneath the illustrations on on empty screens.

v1.12.27 - 2/14/2018

  • ⚙ The empty screen illustrations look a little bit nicer with minor visual updates.
  • ⚙ Dropdown menus have a new look throughout the app.
  • ⚙ The icon colors for adding a channel and adding a group have been updated.
  • 🐛 Creating a new thread from the Inbox is now bug-free.
  • 🐛Really tall or wide attachments will now be displayed correctly.
  • 🐛Some users were getting stuck when first starting up a team. That won’t happen anymore. 

v1.12.26 - 2/12/2018

  • ⚙️️ There’s a tooltip when you hover over the help icon in the topbar.
  • ⚙️️ When composing a comment, you can now click Notify above the composer to see a list of people to notify.
  • 🐛 The loading screen looks better in the Edge browser.
  • 🐛 Emoji reactions had a small layout issue that’s been fixed.
  • 🐛 When team members are invited or removed from channels, their permissions are properly refreshed. This is important for guests.

v1.12.25 - 2/12/2018

  • ⭐️ When you open Twist, you’ll notice a shiny new loading screen.
  • ⚙️️ You can no longer move threads into archived channels.
  • 🐛 The app will no longer crash while searching.
  • 🐛 The app won't crash when trying to access a deleted channel.

v1.12.23 - 2/12/2018

  • ⚙️️ There are new icons for emoji reactions, Mark all as read, Format text and the people icon that indicates the number of people notified on a comment.
  • 🐛 When a new team member was added to or removed from your team, you’d see an endless loading indicator. That’s been fixed.
  • 🐛 You can once again invite team members to channels.
  • 🐛 You can no longer edit a deleted message.
  • 🐛 There was a problem when saving a draft of a thread. Your drafts will now save properly.
  • 🐛 Thread drafts will no longer crash the app.
  • 🐛 The mark all as read button at the top will be dark grey when you still have unread threads, and will be greyed out once all your threads have been read.


  • 🐛 The app would crash during onboarding while posting your first welcome thread. Not anymore.
  • ⚙️️ Added some text to the team tab welcome pane: "Find out who does what by checking out their profiles".
  • ⚙️️ When your Inbox is empty, you’ll see a new message on the welcome pane: "You’re all caught up!"
  • ⚙️️ Our grey became greyer along with other minor cosmetic and copy improvements.


  • 🐛 The app was becoming unresponsive while updating, but that’s been fixed.
  • 🐛 When a user was removed from a channel, or a channel was deleted, there was a bug that would continue to incorrectly show those threads in your Inbox and stall the app. That’s been squashed.
  • ⚙️️ Twist’s performance has been improved thanks to an update to Reactist, our React components library.


  • ⭐️ Copy a link to the current thread using the new keyboard shortcut (ctrl + shift + c).
  • 🐛 You can now upload an attachment when creating a thread without a problem.
  • 🐛 Removed the option to create a thread when looking at an archived channel.
  • 🐛 If you follow a link to somewhere in Twist but you're not logged in yet, you'll now properly get where you're going after you log in.
  • 🐛 It’s no longer possible to create empty threads.
  • ⚙️️ Updated to a nicer more options icon (three dots) throughout the app.
  • ⚙️️ The empty states screens now have a properly aligned footer.
  • ⚙️️ There is no more delay when marking a thread as read.
  • ⚙️️ All keyboard shortcuts have changed from ctrl+alt to ctrl + shift


  • ⭐️ You can now mark a thread as read or unread using the circle icon in the top right of any thread. An empty blue circle means the thread has been read and a filled circle means it’s unread.
  • 🐛 The Add group button will always be shown in your groups list in the Team tab.
  • 🐛 The group member count will be correct.
  • 🐛 Your unread threads count on the Threads tab will be updated instantly.
  • 🐛 Logging in and logging out will no longer be buggy.
  • ⚙️️ After creating a channel, you will immediately navigate to it.
  • ⚙️️ Applied a coat of polish to our illustrated help screens.
  • ⚙️️ You’ll return to your last seen thread when you navigate back to a channel. In the past you would sometimes see the first thread, instead.


  • 🐛 The snooze notifications bell in the top bar would sometimes show you as snoozing notifications when you weren’t. We fixed it.
  • 🐛 Increased the spacing between comments and the blue unread-line
  • 🐛 An empty screen will no longer cover over the search filter.


  • ⭐️ You’ll now see delightful illustrations and helpful tips in place of blank screens throughout Twist. Keep an eye out when looking at the Inbox or the Team tab, to name a few.
  • ⭐️ You can now copy the link to a thread directly from search results. Simply click the three dots in the top right of the selected thread and select Copy link to thread.
  • ⭐️ When using search, you can visit the currently selected thread by clicking on the channel name below the thread’s title.
  • 🐛 Threads wouldn't show up in your Inbox when you hadn’t visited the channel. Now they will.
  • 🐛 When a removed team member is part of a message discussion, their profile photo will properly show up to the left of the discussion.
  • 🐛 Moving threads now works as it should.
  • 🐛 Scrolling to the bottom of a thread or conversation will now work properly.
  • 🐛 The Load more threads… button at the bottom of a thread list was fixed.
  • 🐛 When you navigate from one channel to another, your thread drafts will be properly saved.
  • 🐛 The notification banner will no longer reposition the entire layout.
  • ⚙️️ You can no longer use keyboard shortcuts when previewing a thread.
  • ⚙️️ When you follow a link to an archived conversation, you’ll be notified that it’s an archived conversation.
  • ⚙️️ When accessing the Team tab, guests will only be able to see people in the channels they belong to, as opposed to the whole team.
  • ⚙️️ Deleted comments will properly show the message, “This comment has been deleted”.
  • ⚙️️ Twist will no longer refresh itself when it doesn’t need to.
  • ⚙️️ Made some visual updates to the spacing and design of comments.


  • ⚙️️ The channel list is easier to navigate with new icons, buttons, and spacing.
  • ⚙️️ Twist’s top bar got a visual update with new icons and spacing.
  • 🐛 When you create a group, there will no longer be any visual glitches.
  • 🐛 You can now log out without being automatically logged back in.
  • 🐛 If you clicked away from editing a user profile, the confirmation dialog would occasionally get stuck.
  • 🐛 Your channel preview now has a proper browser title.
  • 🐛 In a channel preview, you can no longer interact with threads and comments. That means no starring threads or marking them as unread until you’ve actually joined the channel.
  • 🐛 Threads will no longer get stuck while loading.

V1.11.11 👈😮

  • ⭐️ You can preview a channel before joining it by using the new Preview button.
  • ⭐️ When switching back to a channel you’ve already read, you will automatically return to the last thread you had open.
  • ⭐️ When switching to the Messages tab you will automatically return to the last message you were reading.
  • 🐛 Fixed a few security issues related to cross-site-scripting (XSS)
  • 🐛 You can now properly edit your last comment or message using the up arrow (⬆) keyboard shortcut. Before, Twist would get confused if you had deleted your last comment or message.
  • 🐛 If you use Firefox, you can now write comments without the input box disappearing.
  • 🐛 Unread threads will be properly marked as read in your channel list.
  • 🐛 When using the search filter, clicking Load more will actually show more results.
  • ⚙️️ Corrected a handful of minor translation issues. Gracias.


  • 🐛 The channel list on your teammates’ profiles will now be properly aligned.
  • 🐛 Tooltips are now positioned correctly regardless of how you resize your browser.
  • 🐛 A thread with a single comment can now be marked as unread like any other thread.
    🐛 You’ll no longer have issues marking all your Inbox threads as read -- just click the checkmark icon in the top right.


  • 🐛 Twist would occasionally display team members who were no longer a part of your team. That won’t happen anymore.
  • 🐛 Your browser tab will now have the correct title based on what you’re looking at -- whether it’s a thread, message, or channel. New bookmarks will also have the correct title, making them easier to organize.
    ⚙️️ When onboarding to Twist, team members will be welcomed with a beautiful new illustration.
  • ⚙️️ Scheduled snoozing and notifications settings are now accessible even when notifications are snoozed.
  • ⚙️️ The copy has been updated in several languages. Merçi pour votre patience!


  • ⭐️ When you start Twist, you’ll now see your last read thread or message.
  • ⭐️ Inviting a new user to your Twist is simpler, thanks to a new flow with clearer wording.
  • 🐛Twist is better at speaking your language thanks to some localization bug fixes.
  • 🐛 Tooltips were occasionally jumping all over the screen, but no longer.

V1.00.44 - Nov 23, 2017

  • ⚙️️ A few updates under the hood to keep things moving smoothly.

v1.00.43 - Nov 17, 2017

  • ⚙️️ Twist had a subtle makeover to keep it easy on the eyes.
  • 🐛 Some comments and messages were mysteriously disappearing after posting. The case has been solved and it won’t happen anymore.
  • 🐛 When you set time off, the dates will now be calculated correctly.
  • 🐛 The spinner on the top-bar would occasionally spin forever. We stopped it.


  • ⭐️ You can now add team members to channels or groups directly from their user profile.
  • ⭐️ If your Twist team doesn’t have a group yet, you can create one directly from a user’s profile to get started.
  • ⚙️️ Threads no longer have the "user is typing" indicator to keep Twist distraction-free.
  • ⚙️️ Emoji reactions have been re-ordered. 😯
  • ⚙️️ A few cosmetic updates to please the eye.
  • ⚙️️ The team list is now sorted alphabetically.
  • 🐛 Previously read messages and threads would occasionally reappear as unread, but that's been fixed, so no more deja vu.


  • ⚙️️ If you save a bookmark of a thread in your Inbox, the link will work for as long as you need it to. This works if you copy the URL, too.
  • ⚙️️ We coordinated Twist’s look so options panels look the same throughout.
  • ⚙️️ Channel Members are now sorted alphabetically
  • 🐛 The keyboard shortcut to edit your last comment/message was accidentally editing the wrong comment/message. It’s fixed.


  • ⚙️️ When someone is in away mode, you’ll no longer see their entire away schedule next to their avatar. You’ll instead see a shorter note like “On vacation” and can click their avatar to see details about the date.
  • ⚙️️ You’ll see tooltips placed in more intuitive spots.
  • 🐛 There was too much white space around the notification banner but now it’s laid out perfectly.
  • 🐛 Spell-checked our Portuguese translation one more time.
  • 🐛 Sometimes you had to refresh to see a new thread, but now your new threads will appear properly.


  • ⚙️️ We spell-checked our Portuguese translation. Obrigado!
  • 🐛 Dates and times are now accurate no matter what timezone you’re in.


  • ⚙️️ When you attempt to edit a comment or message, you can start typing right away now that the cursor automatically jumps to the edit box.
  • ⚙️️ You may have noticed Twist’s heart emojis were black, but now you’ve got the real heart emoji (❤️️) instead of the suit one (♥️️).
  • 🐛 If you tried to attach a file and it failed for any reason, Twist would keep retrying to attach the file. Now you can delete the failed attachment and stop the endless cycle.
  • 🐛When choosing a language, Chinese languages are now listed correctly.


  • ⚙️️ When you preview an attachment, it will look right even when the attachment is especially high or wide.


  • ⭐️ When you’re writing a comment or message and click away to something else, you’ll receive a confirmation asking if you’re sure you want to discard your edit. This ensures you won’t lose your edit if you accidentally click on another link.
  • ⚙️️ You can now see time-off information on your user profile, as well as edit your time off details when looking at your own profile.
  • ⚙️️ You can now see the connected Google email address for your account.


  • ⭐️ Whether you’re starting a new thread or checking your Inbox, you can now save time by using keyboard shortcuts.


  • ⚙ You can change your password more easily now that you don’t have to re-enter your original password.
  • ⚙ Twist is a bit faster thanks to some performance tweaks.
  • 🐛 There is multi-language support for the date picker when scheduling time off.


  • ⚙ Your menu options will no longer display profile photo options when you don’t actually have a profile photo.
  • ⚙ Emojis would occasionally overlap with text on non-retina screens. All emojis will now be placed properly.


  • ⚙ Your Twist will coordinate with the rest of your device by using system fonts instead of Open Sans.
  • ⚙ Small user interface tweaks to make things just a little more intuitive.


  • ⭐️ You can crop your profile photo to show off your best side.
  • ⚙ Your settings has been given a facelift to better keep track of your customizable options.


  • ⚙ Data sync should be a lot smoother now.


  • ⭐️ You can now access your team’s invite link using a direct URL – useful if you happen to create new invite links often.
  • ⚙ A few small tweaks to copy (aka the tiny words inside the app that you probably don’t notice much but we care about anyway).
  • 🐛 Firefox users weren’t able to edit their teams’ groups. In the spirit of web browser equality, we fixed it.

Also known as the Twist for Web changelog.