Slack is currently the largest competitor of the Microsoft Teams, and after a successful IPO, the company is going back to the basics: helping teams communicate more effectively thanks to a better desktop application. Today, the Slack team announced that its new version, which will also be released to all Windows and Mac users in the coming weeks, is "much faster".
According to Slack, the new desktop application should start at 33%. faster, join incoming calls 10 times faster, and the use of memory has also been reduced by 50%, which should be especially important for people juggling multiple work areas. "If you come across an irregular internet connection, the latest desktop version will allow you to launch Slack and see the channels and conversations you have previously opened," the team added.
Despite its popularity among new companies and businesses, Slack's desktop application has been criticized for years as a bitch of resources. Today's blog post did not go into detail about the changes under the hood, but The Verge says that this new desktop version is still an Electron application with user interface elements that now use React.
If you're familiar with the Slack and Microsoft computers, do you think the latter could also use some performance improvements on the desktop? Turn off the sound in the comments below.
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