Singapore – Global communication platform Slack reveals that it will roll out a completely redesigned interface and new user experience aimed at helping users stay organized, focused, and productive.
The redesign is expected to roll out in the coming months and will feature a more intuitive layout and better organization to finish work faster. To go into specifics, the new design helps users navigate through channels and conversations easily, focus on what’s important and knock out distractions, and find essential tools faster and easier for a more simplified experience.
The redesigned Slack features easier navigation of channels and messages across multiple workspaces. The sidebar will become a default ‘Home’ view, with those in the Enterprise grid having the ability to view channels from every workspace, all in Home.
Another prominent feature introduced with the new design is the dedicated pages for a more focused view. With this, notifications will be housed deeper within this view, so users will have more control over when they want to work and when they’re ready to collaborate with the team.
Slack’s new design also emphasizes the importance of having useful tools one click away. With the revamped design, a new ‘create’ button will allow users to start new messages, channels, canvases, and huddles. And a new “more” button is introduced for simpler access to workflows and apps without friction.
Noah Weiss, chief product officer of Slack, said that, “We know millions of people start and end their workday in Slack, so we took great care to ensure these improvements make it a more productive and pleasant home. The new experience helps teams stay better organized, focus on what’s important, and quickly access a growing set of tools in Slack.”
Other than the highlighted features, Slack will also introduce hover functionality to monitor activity quickly, device-specific updates, and new themes.