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This article was published on March 31, 2015

Slack has a new sidebar that surfaces important files, comments and channel info

Slack has a new sidebar that surfaces important files, comments and channel info
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Slack has a new information bar that simplifies making sense of the channels you’re a part of.

Clicking the shiny new information button shows a dedicated sidebar that provides information about the channel and allows teams to pin items and messages to the channel itself for surfacing later on.

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Slack also said that it rearranged the top navigation to help you find starred items and recent mentions from team members in a single click.

The idea is to provide more information about who’s online, the channel’s purpose and more in a single place. The new sidebar is available in your Slack client right now after a refresh.

➤ Channel Information: New, Improved and Shinier [Slack Blog]