Slack is a great messaging program designed specifically for the workplace. However, getting to know your colleagues can be tricky when working remotely, but Slack is adding a handful of new features to its user profiles that should make things a little easier for the users.
According to a report by The Verge, these new features include; the option to add name pronunciation guides (either by recording audio or adding phonetic spelling). A new pop-up user card UI will appear when you hover your mouse over someone’s name.
What else is Slack offering?
Reorganized fields in user profiles have now been streamlined into three modules: Contact Info, People (which shows who you work with), and About Me (customizable with things like languages spoken, start date, etc).
Here’s what the new UI looks like; with the full user profile card on the left and the pop-up card on the right. You can have a better look for your understanding:
More information is made more accessible in the UI. The pronunciation guides and pop-up user cards will probably be available on June 1. Although some changes may take a few weeks to reach all users, said Slack.
In the past, Slack has added similar features that involve a bit more inclusion in the workplace; even including the ability for users to list their pronouns, said the report.
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