Turnshift changelog
Turnshift changelog

Unlimited early scheduling + A new date switcher

Hi there, we just released a new feature: Unlimited early scheduling.

Initially, TurnShift was built with this concept: do not allow folks to book more than one month in advance. As weird as this seems, yes, this was the default setting.

Now the default setting will be "Unlimited early scheduling," and if you want to limit scheduling up to X months in advance, then you can also do that.

These settings can be configured on the schedule's settings page.

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We also upgraded the weird month switcher from the schedule's pages to the modern one from the calendar. So enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

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PS: We're always making TurnShift better over time. If you encounter bugs or issues, use the chatbox on the left. Thanks!

Multiple notifications fixes

Hi there, we fixed a bug where you would receive multiple notifications for next-day bookings.

If you still have the issue, do use the support chat in the app.


Support and team edition fixes

Howdy, two quick fixes we made:

  1. You could not edit team names up until now. A major mistake from our developer, they will be punished.
  2. The support chat bubble was acting weirdly since the addition of the (beta) calendar feature. We also fixed that. The person responsible for this will have to write a thousand times "Customer is king" (on paper).

Happy team scheduling!

Sync Multi and Single Channel Guests

🎊Happy new year!

We added a feature to allow Slack's Multi and Single Channel Guests syncing.

You can find the option in your organization's Slack settings here:

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Activate it, and 🪄poof it's done. Guest users are automatically synced and available for your teams.


Private channels and a brand new multi calendar in beta

WADUP scheduling fans?

A brand new multi-calendar view

Today we released a brand new multi-calendar view that looks like this:

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🧪The feature is behind a flag, so if you want to access it, just let me know via the support bubble, and I'll give it to you immediately.

This new calendar feature is a clone of Google Calendar, a UI I like, but for team scheduling. Right now, it serves as a view-only mode for all the shifts you created, but very soon, this will be the unique way to interact with TurnShift. You'll be able to create events and book them directly from this multi-calendar view.

Private channels, with no security changes

We also released a way to send notifications and change topics on private channels. Our syncing mechanism is still 100% secure as:

  • We can't list all your private channels
  • We can only access the private channels you will add TurnShift to
  • We never store the names of the channels (private or public)

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If you have any questions then use the support menu on the left.

Best, Vincent.

Custom Slack topics and new notifications features





👋, here's what we released today:

Customize channels topics

You can now add text before/after the TurnShift topic status. This is useful when you're using the channel topics to point to various resources like a Support handbook for employees.

Go to schedules > settings > notifications 👇

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And here's the resulting topic:


Channel topics & multiple shifts

We now support multiple shifts linked to the same channel when updating the topic. We merge their status into a single concise channel topic. Here's how it looks:


Tip: Be sure to set the same channel topic for all shifts linked to the same channel.

New notifications panel and settings

Since Slack notifications are more and more customizable, we created a dedicated tab for them and took the opportunity to put all schedules settings in the same place.


There are also new granular notifications settings:

  • enable/disable sending a direct message when a shift start (default to true)
  • enable/disable sending a direct message to people when someone else assigns them a shift or cancels one of their shift (default to true)
  • enable/disable sending a direct message when people have shifts for the next day (default to true)
  • enable/disable sending a direct message to people with their next week shifts (default to true)

We also took the opportunity to better explain when are those notifications sent.

Other changes

  • We now update channel topics if you book/unbook a shift for the current day. So the topic is always up-to-date.
  • We fixed a bug around the detection of shift's running statuses when the shift timezone was already in the next day.
  • We fixed a bug where deprecated time zone names (coming from Slack) were not taken into account. We use https://github.com/vvo/tzdb and this was fixed here now.
  • We fixed a bug around detecting the number of shifts to book per schedule when you're a member of multiple schedules

Find your next shift in Slack





We just released a new Slack home for the TurnShift Slack application. It allows you to access your TurnShift data without leaving Slack. Super handy to quickly check the current active schedules and their assignees, your next shifts, or if you have shifts to book.


To access it, just go to the "TurnShift" conversation (CMD/CTRL + K then "turnshfit")

Hope you like it!

Choose a billing email and language





Hey there! You can now choose to which email TurnShift receipts should be sent along with the language you want them in.

Voilà des factures en Français !

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Disable shift start / end channel messages





Hey there, you can now enable or disable shift start/end channel messages for each schedule.

You can configure this here:


As a reminder, you can also enable / disable shift start / end topic updates.

See ya!

We're now sending your next week shifts on Friday





Hi there, starting from today, every Friday at 11:45 am your time zone, the TurnShift bot will send you a direct message on Slack that summarizes your next week's bookings if any.

And it looks like this:


Hope you like it!