Slack is rolling out a redesigned iPhone app today, according to App Store release notes included in the latest update. The described changes don't appear to have propagated fully yet, but as soon as they do, users can expect an interface that's more in line with the Android redesign the company rolled out on May 5.

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Previously, it was complicated to get to the four main things people do on mobile. We’ve fixed this with a new nifty navigation bar at the bottom of the app containing: a Home view for your sidebar, DMs, (still listed most recent first), Mentions (for quickly catching up), and You (because you’re great) (and also because setting your status/preferences on mobile needed to be easier).

Users of the desktop version of Slack will be familiar with the ubiquitous new floating compose button that now appears in the ‌iPhone‌ app's screens, as well as the ability to arrange channels in the Home tab.

Some of the interface's swiping gestures have also been changed, which will require users to adapt their usual navigation cues. "Now, swiping right will reveal your workspace and preferences, and swiping left will get you back to the last conversation you were in," read the release notes.

As The Verge notes, this update appears limited to the ‌iPhone‌ version of Slack, so iPad users will likely have to wait a little longer for the changes to take effect.

Slack is a free download for ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ available on the ‌App Store‌, with paid subscriptions offered for larger businesses or those seeking advanced administration tools. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

dzhukov Avatar
53 months ago
We’ve fixed this with a new nifty navigation bar at the bottom of the app
It feels like they haven't read iOS Human Interface Guidelines. It's Tab Bar, guys. Navigation Bar is the one at the top.
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philosopherdog Avatar
53 months ago
I’ve never understood why Slack is so popular. Their apps are terrible on all platforms. “Nifty tab bar!”!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hayesk Avatar
53 months ago

I agree, I had to use it last year for an international project (people in the UK, New Zealand, etc.)... It was terrible, at some point I could hear my drive spin, RAM management was horrible and messages were disorderly displayed.

That's because it is an electron app - a web app packaged in a native application. I understand the appeal - it lets you reproduce your web app in a launchable app and has some native functionality, but it only gets you part way to a great app, and the performance is sub-par with memory usage that is much too high. There are so many things I would like Slack on Mac to do:
- native preferences window
- be able to open a conversation in its own window
- right-click on a message and see all of the commands instead of having to mouse all the way to the right to do anything with a message
- have a full menubar with all of the commands organized in it like a proper Mac app
and much more.
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H3LL5P4WN Avatar
53 months ago
If I wanted a disjointed, inferior user experience, I would have bought a robotphone. Developers need to quit putting hamberder and floating action buttons in their iOS apps.


it’s trendy for some reason. I think it’s an everyone else does it kind of thing. But yeah, I’m pretty sure their desktop app literally just loads the website. I also don’t know what it costs compared to alternatives like Microsoft Teams. Maybe it’s cheap...
The only reason I have it because I have "that one friend" that's a filthy green bubble peasant. Otherwise, we'd use iMessage.
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