Slack made the announcement it was redesigning it’s iPhone mobile application to feature a new navigation bar right at the bottom of the app based on the update note released today, the company has however not yet included some of these features as the application update is already being rolled out. This was noted by two Verge reporters.
Based on the new redesign of the iPhone app, it’s now in line with the Android app redesign which was released earlier on May 5th. “Previously, it was complicated to get to the four main things people do on mobile,” Slack said in the App Store update notes. “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).”
Here are some screenshots from the App Store of what the redesign looks like:
Other notable redesigns on the application includes a floating compose button in many places throughout the mobile application as well as the ability to order your channels in the Home tab which is similar to the same way it would be done on the recent Desktop version redesign.
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Another thing to note is that you’ll have to change old behaviors of navigation because some of the application swiping behavior had been changed. “Now, swiping right will reveal your workspace and preferences, and swiping left will get you back to the last conversation you were in,” Slack says in the update notes. The update appears specific to the iPhone version of the app, meaning the iPad version remains the same for now.
But if you have updated to the latest version and didn’t get these redesign features just yet, the company will roll them out in batches which means you’d get yours in a matter of time so keep calm.