Just as quick reminder, the General Subject rolled out last week to definitely replace sharing on a workspace. All of the tasks, messages and documents previously shared on your workspaces are now under the general subject.
Read the dedicated article to learn more about the General Subject
Editing a message
Timeline messages are great to start a conversation with your team. But sometimes you want to modify your message to add more info, correct a typo, or attach a file to it.
Now you can do all of that using the message editing feature!
Here is how it works. Click on the three dots to open the conversations options, and select edit message.
Your current message will be selected and you can edit it at will. You can simply add some text or change the current message, add files and links, and even use the embedding capabilities!
Once you are happy with your message, click the “save changes” button, or use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+enter (cmd+enter for mac) to post your edited message.
Your new message will appear as (edited), and when you hover your mouse over it will show the time and date of the last edit.
Note that a few things will not happen when editing a message:
- @mentions will not trigger notifications
- no notifications will be sent
- the message will not go up in the timeline
So in order to get noticed, you need to comment on the conversation that the message has been edited. Doing this will allow you to send @mentions and will also send notifications to the people already involved in the conversation.
Conversations and task comments
You can also edit your conversations comments, as well as your task comments. It works the same way as described above.
Good editing practices
There are good practices concerning the editing of messages. For example, it is customary in some online communities (like Reddit or Quora) to state that you message has been edited and how. This could be a good idea to implement, but ultimately, it’s up to you and your team ;)
The task description has gone through a few changes as well. The description now supports Markdown text formatting, which gives you the possibility to create headers in your description. You can also save the task description more easily.
To create headers, select the text and click on the new icons at the bottom of the description. Once you are satisfied with your changes, click on the blue “Save” button. When the text becomes gray, your changes are saved.
Pro tip: You can also press Ctrl+S on PC (or Cmd+S on Mac) to save the description.