Slack is making the big mobile redesign official these days by pushing the changes survive the public versions of both the Android and iOS apps. The particular redesign’s standout feature is a brand new navigation bar at the bottom that allows you to more easily get to critical parts of the particular app, such as your direct communications and your mentions, without having to use swipes or tapping through tiny, hard-to-see menus.
The result is really a unified mobile Slack that’s practically the same on both Android and iOS and is much more pleasant to use. The particular swipe gestures do still exist, plus they now consistently open up your workspaces with the swipe right, while a swipe left brings you to your last conversation. Slack furthermore added a compose button that will floats in the button of the display in most parts of the app, allowing you to easily start a new DM if you love.
The company has been previewing these adjustments for a little while now. Earlier this particular month, Slack pushed the new Android version out through the beta channel on the Play Shop. But it remained a test at the time, though it seemed fairly well baked plus ready for prime time. Earlier immediately, it then did the same for the iOS beta channel through TestFlight. Additionally, it confusingly updated its official Slack iOS app with the corresponding upgrade notes indicating the redesign got arrived for the iPhone when it in fact hadn’t.
Slack confirmed to The Verge that the update had not been actually live yet and is rather rolling out starting Wednesday. In the blog post penned by product supervisor Preet Mangat, user interface designer Ashton Rodgers, and senior product developer Cory Bujnowicz, the trio state the mobile redesign efforts had been born out of its broader desktop computer ones that went live recording. “In parallel with our efforts on desktop, we have been rethinking our mobile apps to make them easier to navigate and optimized for using Slack on the go: quickly catching up, responding to DMs and mentions, sending messages, and getting work done with the shortcuts feature,” the post reads.