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Slack Rolling Out Redesigned iPhone App With New Nav Bar

Tuesday May 12, 2020 2:44 am PDT by
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. Previously, it was complicated to get to the four main things people do on...

Slack Desktop App Update Introduces Major Platform Redesign

Thursday March 19, 2020 4:20 am PDT by
Slack is today rolling out a redesign of its team chat app for desktop that aims to make navigating the platform's various menus and options simpler and more intuitive. First up, the Slack sidebar is about to become a lot more flexible for users on paid Slack plans. You can now group together channels, apps, and direct messages into nested, collapsible sections using a simple drag-and-drop...

Slack Launches Support for Dark Mode on Mac

Thursday September 12, 2019 9:25 am PDT by
Slack today launched dark mode for all desktop apps, including Mac, Windows, and Linux. This follows the company previously making dark mode available on iOS back in June. To find dark mode in Slack on Mac, click on your name in the left sidebar > Preferences > Themes. This will show you a quick preview of how everything will look, and then you can choose to switch to dark mode or stay in...

Slack Nixes its Standalone Apple Watch App

Wednesday January 31, 2018 4:28 pm PST by
Over the course of the last few months, several companies have decided to end development on apps for the Apple Watch, focusing instead on Apple's iOS platform. The latest company to nix its Apple Watch app is Slack. If you're unfamiliar with Slack, it's a team communication and collaboration platform for businesses. In an update to its iOS app today, Slack eliminated its standalone Apple...

Domino's Announces Slack Bot to Help Build Your Lunch Order With Coworkers

Monday November 6, 2017 6:39 am PST by
Pizza chain Domino's today announced integration with work-based chat platform Slack, introducing the ability for coworkers to talk about and order lunch all directly within Slack. After visiting the Slack App Directory, and installing the Domino's ordering app into a workspace, team members can begin discussing what they want to order from Domino's in a Slack channel. When the decision is...

Slack Chat Platform Finally Gets Custom Status Message Feature

Friday April 14, 2017 3:19 am PDT by
Team chat platform Slack got a long-awaited feature on Thursday with the addition of status updates, finally allowing users to customize their status message beyond the default "away" setting. The new "set a status" feature includes five Suggested statuses including In a meeting, Commuting, Out sick, Vacationing, and Working remotely, as well as an input field for typing a custom message –...

Microsoft Debuts 'Teams' Chat-Based Workspace and Slack Competitor

Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:50 am PDT by
Microsoft today debuted its latest product, Microsoft Teams, which is a chat-based workspace designed for Office 365 users. Designed to compete with chat platforms like Slack and HipChat, Microsoft Teams provides a chat interface that integrates with Office 365 apps and services and other third-party services like Zendesk, Asana, Hootsuite, and Intercom. According to Microsoft, Teams is...

'Slack' Team Communications Platform Gains Voice Calls Feature

Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:10 am PDT by
Popular team communication service Slack today launched a voice call feature for its Mac and iOS apps, significantly expanding upon its previously text-only chat environment. The real time messaging and file sharing platform has become a favorite among professionals for its one-to-one and group conversation tools, and the addition of voice calls comes after months of beta testing by the...