The Slack application tries to replicate the experience of the web version, but the new update will make the app simpler and more organized. With major visual changes in the user interface, one of the novelties is the navigation bar at the bottom, which allows you to switch between sections in an easier way. For now, the beta version of the communication platform is only available for Android, with no launch date yet.
Similar to what happens with applications like Instagram, the beta version of the app integrates a bar with different strategic areas. Home, private messages, messages and the profile are the four organized sections.
With the new version you can define, for example, all your channels through the bar and, from there, slide to access other workspaces. On the other hand, the sessions are organized in a single section. Another new feature is the profile guide, through which you can define your status and access settings.
This new version makes resources that users use on a daily basis more immediately available. In the current version, it is necessary to do more actions to be carried out.
The beta version comes at a time when Slack's popularity is increasing. In the middle of a pandemic, the platform broke the record for the largest number of online users, with the demand for teleworking solutions increasing. In all, 12.5 million Internet users were present at the same time on March 25.