Slack’s Fresh Makeover Aims to Enhance Online Collaboration for a Smoother Experience
Key features of the redesign include:
Enhanced Navigation: The new design offers easier navigation around message channels and conversations, making it simpler for users to find what they need amidst large volumes of chats and to-do lists.
Expanded Capabilities: Slack is showcasing its expanded capabilities by adding a “create” option above users’ profile pictures. This allows users to not only send messages but also initiate video or audio chats, collaborate on documents using Canvas, or create new channels.
Dedicated Views: A dedicated space is introduced for messages that require attention, making it easier to focus on important tasks without switching between channels and messages in multiple workspaces.
Activity Menu: The redesigned “Activity” menu consolidates mentions, threads, reactions, and app notifications into sub-menus. It also includes an upgraded “Later” section for storing conversations and notifications that users want to return to.
Improved Search Function: The search function has been upgraded to provide users with more context for each search result, eliminating the need to jump between menus to find the required information.
Slack’s Chief Product Officer, Noah Weiss, emphasized that the redesign aims to create a more productive and pleasant environment for users. As more organizations rely on Slack for communication and collaboration beyond messaging, these changes aim to help users stay organized, focus on important tasks, and access tools more efficiently.