Thursday December 15, 2022


Messages on iOS are automatically marked as read

Issue summary:
From Monday December 12, 2022 at 10:27 AM PST to Monday December 19, 2022 at 1:30 PM PST, we began investigating reports of messages being marked as read when backgrounding the iOS app while in a conversation. As a result, the sidebar would not show unread messages next to the DM/Channel/Threads view.

We have now made a change on our end that resolved the issue and released a fix on iOS app version 22.12.21. Users on the iOS app should now be able to receive messages without them being marked as read automatically.

6:36 AM PST

We have made a change on our end that has resolved the issue. Users on the iOS app should now be able to receive messages without it being marked as read automatically.

Please update to the latest iOS app version 22.12.21 and reload the app. We apologize for the disruption and thank you for your patience while we sorted out this issue.

9:51 PM PST

We've identified the cause of this issue and we're rolling out a fix to all as quickly as possible. We'll report back once it is fully released.

2:53 PM PST

We're continuing to work towards a fix. We apologize for the disruption caused by this issue, and appreciate your continued patience. Please expect an update from us early next week.

11:33 AM PST

We are working on a permanent fix for this issue. In the meantime, as a workaround, we've found that affected users can avoid this issue by switching back to the channel list in their iOS app prior to exiting the app. We'll be back with another update as soon as possible.

4:17 PM PST

We're still investigating the issue with users experiencing some messages marked as read before reading them. While this is impacting the iOS Slack app, users will still receive unread message notifications but may not see the activity in other sessions of Slack. We don't have additional information to share just yet but we'll be back shortly with another update.

11:28 AM PST

Some users may be noticing that their messages are being marked as read automatically without reading them. We're investigating the situation but have confirmed this is only impacting the iOS Slack app. We'll let you know once we have more information to share.

11:01 AM PST

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