Slack overhauls iPad app with interface inspired by its desktop app

Slack overhauls iPad app with interface inspired by its desktop app
Slack overhauls iPad app with interface inspired by its desktop app
Slack’s upgraded iPad interface. | Image: Slack

Slack is giving its iPad app a much needed upgrade that will see it inherit many features of its desktop version, the company has announced. The app is getting a new two-column layout that shows a list of available channels and messages on the left, and their contents on the right. The left-hand sidebar is also being updated, and the app is getting better support for accessibility features like Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader.

None of these are particularly revolutionary features, but they’re welcome additions to an iPad app that can sometimes feel more like a giant iPhone app. Slack is marketing the update as serving the needs of newly emerging hybrid workplaces, which should hopefully make it easier to keep up with workplace…

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