Slack has released an update to its Android app that aims to make the app not only look better when being used, but perform better as well.
The popular team communication app, Slack has received a large update, bumping it up to version 2.0. Included in this release is an all new Material Design inspired layout, enhancements to notifications, and an overall speed boost. The development team has completely re-written the app from the ground up to be able to provide Android users with more features, and be able to offer quicker updates. The full list of changes found in version 2.0 include:
- The left and right drawers have been dropped in favor a simpler tabbed navigation. Tabs provide quick access to all your channels, direct messages, starred items, and mentions.
- Know exactly where you want to go? Quickly "Jump to…" any channel, group, or direct message.
- Constantly switching between teams? Simply select your team from the top dropdown and off you go.
- A much refined notification experience, with notifications grouped by team.
- A shiny new button floats attractively in the bottom right corner of the channels list for quickly locating or creating channels, DMs or groups.
- Search functionality has been greatly improved with the ability to open search results in a new "archive viewer" so you can see the full context of a message result.
The update is rolling out now, but Slack does note that the rollout is expected to run through tomorrow. You can download Slack from Google Play for free.