Organized for maximum efficiency: Slack to roll out a new user interface

On December 19, 2023, Slack - the equivalent of ASU's digital campus - will be undergoing a design change. This fresh look is the culmination of Slack's efforts to enhance its interface and offer simpler solutions for collaborating, communicating and transforming how Enterprise Technology works.

Key Changes:


  • The sidebar is now Home, showing all of your channels, direct message, and apps in a single view - just as it always has.

Dedicated views:

  • Focus your attention on updates when you want, or choose to maintain momentum on the task at hand.
  • Views help you navigate through your updates and conversations faster.

Activity tab:

  • Centralizes your mentions, threads, reactions, app notifications and more so you can quickly identify the collaborative work that requires your attention.

‘More’ menu:

  • Quickly browse and access all your most important tools, data and collaborators easily to launch dedicated views for:
    • Canvases
    • Workflow and app automations
    • External connections in Slack Connect
    • Channels
    • People and user groups
    • Files and clips

‘Create’ menu:

  • Access Slack’s most powerful tools from a new “create menu.”

Want to know more about Slack's updated UI? Select the “help” tab at the top of your Slack client, or visit Slack’s design overview page to browse through highlights and FAQs.


Please note: Slack is not offering a “legacy view” at this time, meaning this design update cannot be reverted.