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Important Update on Linux Support
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Shift is constantly evolving as we strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers. As you may know, we’ve been working on a faster, sleeker, and more streamlined version of Shift v8 (we call it v8.4) that has been released to our Alpha and Beta channels. Read more about the exciting new features v8.4 offers here.


V8.4 will allow us to continue supporting our customers in the best possible way while offering new features and technology that keep Shift at the forefront of workflow productivity tools. 


What does this mean for Linux users?

It means Shift is no longer supported on Linux OS. Anyone still using Shift on Linux will start to see an "invalid request" error when attempting to sign into any Google or Microsoft service.


If you'd like to transition to Shift v8, you’ll need to download Shift from our website on a Mac or Windows device and sign in with the Primary Shift account tied to your subscription (instructions here).


What's next for Linux users?

If you are a Linux user, you may request a partial refund for the time remaining on your paid subscription. Please reach out to our support team here.


Why will Linux no longer be supported?

Primarily, this decision to deprecate support of Linux OS has been made due to support limitations. Shift's top priority remains to provide the best product and support experience possible, and as there are varying environments and distributions available for Linux users, there are unique challenges with the Linux OS that prevents us from offering a level of service comparable to that received by Windows and Mac users.


What's next?

Learn more about Shift v8.4 here.


Read the latest release notes here.

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