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CodeStream 6.0: Code discussion with granular control over sharing, fewer Slack/MS Teams permissions required, new activity feed

January 14, 2020

IMPORTANT: If you are a current CodeStream user that originally signed up using your Slack or Microsoft Teams credentials, a migration package will be released in the near future.  We will notify you when it’s ready.

What’s new

  • Reduced Slack/MS Teams Permissions: Slack sharing without the need to give CodeStream broad access to your Slack workspace (Important to admins and infosec).
  • Activity Feed:  Discover new codemarks (comments on code), and replies to codemarks, in a single stream.
  • Granular sharing: As you comment on code, you can now share out to a Slack channel or DM, so your questions or comments are shared in the right context (Microsoft Teams coming soon!). You can also choose not to share on Slack. All comments and discussions will be visible to your teammates in their editor as annotations to your codebase.
  • Default Channels: optionally set a default Slack channel for each of your repos, so comments always get published to the right place.
  • Email notifications: CodeStream will optionally notify you via email when someone has mentioned you, has commented on code you wrote, or replied to a question you have asked.
  • Issue assignments: Just like an @mention, so you can be sure the assignee is notified.
  • Teams tab: A new tab in CodeStream’s top navigation provides easy access to all your teammates, and the ability to invite people to the team.
  • Repo name: Now displayed within codemarks.
  • VS Code keybindings: More consistent keyboard shortcuts behavior in VS Code.
  • Real Estate: Styling fixes for users with narrow monitors.

Activity Feed

Discover new codemarks, and new replies to codemarks, in a single activity feed.  No need to jump from channel to channel to see the latest updates. You can also easily hone in on just codemarks where you’ve been mentioned. Learn More on the wiki.

Granular Sharing to Slack and Default Channels

On a codemark by codemark basis you can decide to share out to a Slack channel, a Microsoft Teams channel, or not at all. Share at the time you create the codemark, or anytime thereafter. Sharing out to your messaging platform, where appropriate, allows you to reach people who don’t spend time in an IDE, happen to be mobile at the time, etc.  You can also set a default channel on a repo by repo basis.

Email Notifications

CodeStream offers notifications to let you know when there are new codemarks or replies to codemarks. You’ll receive a notification for codemarks that you “follow”, and you can specify which codemarks you follow automatically.  By default, you are set to automatically follow any codemark that you created, any codemark where you’ve been mentioned (either in the codemark itself or in a subsequent reply), or any codemark to which you’ve replied. You can always elect to follow/unfollow any individual codemark via the ellipses menu for the codemark. Learn more on the wiki.


If you have any questions or valuable feedback about the Activity Feed, Slack integration, Notifications, or the other enhancements highlighted above under “What’s new”, please let us know @teamcodestream or


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