The release notes literally said they made it "easier to see," which implies that the redesign was "harder to see" despite announcing that the new logomark is "more instantly recognizable." And yet looking at the latest update, it's now further muddied if you happen to have some other popular photo apps on your phone.
Oh, what fun it would be to listen in on some of those meetings.
The old icon is way better. I really liked the way they simply and boldly just owned the hash tag in the old design. The new design is just the next wishy washy design along. (imho) But what do I know, I don't own a company like theirs, they must know better.
They're shedding the hipster hashtag look & putting on the 'enterprise' coat
Just. Leave. It. Alone.
The problem isn't that it needs to be easier to see. The problem is people aren't used to the icon yet, and they don't recognize it as Slack.
This will undoubtedly make it even more confusing as it looks like a photo app now.
Chrome also looks very similar.
Notification badges and the logo itself were pretty low-contrast against that purple. In a vacuum, it's much better on white. In context, the problem is that it looks like a lot of other app icons with rainbow logos on white.
This entirely. The purple wasn't the issue, it was the vibrancy and poor contrast of the colors they picked for the purple. I have the same issue in the app and immediately changed the color scheme (after learning that it was possible).
Still haven't updated Slack on my mobile devices, or desktop computers since the rebrand