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kfahy committed Dec 3, 2019
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*Disables the WYSIWYG editor in Slack.*

## Update

**As of 2019-12-02 Slack supports reverting back to its previous editor!**
Instead of using this repo, please enable this feature via Slack's preferences:
1. Click your workspace name in the top left
2. Choose **Preferences**
3. Select the **Advanced** tab
4. Check the box next to **Format messages with markup**

![Screenshot](slack-pref.png)

Many thanks to everybody who submitted PRs, discussed issues, and used the tools
in this repository. I'd like to think that our efforts played a role in helping
Slack recognize the demand for the previous editor. Props to Slack also for
ultimately making the right decision in letting us choose which editor to use.

The contents of this repository and the remainder of this README are left intact
for reference, but should not be used going forward.

## Motivation

On 2019-11-20 Slack rolled out a new version of the editor. This editor features
[WYSIWYG](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYSIWYG) functionality, which shows all
message formatting inline in the text box.

As of this time, Slack does not allow users to disable this functionality and
revert back to the plaintext markdown editor. However, Slack has
~As of this time, Slack does not allow users to disable this functionality and
revert back to the plaintext markdown editor.~ However, Slack has
[publicly](https://twitter.com/SlackHQ/status/1197640136172937218)
[stated](https://twitter.com/SlackHQ/status/1197653998142197760) that such a
feature is in the works. But in the meantime, you can use these browser
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