Improve UI for following channels
It seems that to get proper notification about channel activity, you have to "follow" a channel. However this is far from obvious as the option is buried in a context menu. Furthermore, the fact whether a channel is followed/not followed is not clearly indicated.
I would prefer if the follow/unfollow option was indicated in a similar way as the favourite channel star, placing a symbol besides the channel name that can be toggled with the mouse.
Furthermore channels in the "n more channels" popup currently can't be followed. That should be possible.
I agree with Matthew Soar. Any channels created within a team should automatically be followed by all members of the team with the option to unfollow. Following channels should be the default setting, not the other way around. The team owner should be able to also choose whether team members follow/unfollow channels when the channels are created.
Paul Frederickson commented
Totally agree with having some icon next to the channel to easily toggle follow on/off
I hate that I am don't follow the channels that I created. I obviously want to know what's going on, that's why I started them in the first place!!! Please add this.
Matthew Soar commented
It is a shame that you are not set up to automatically "follow" a newly created channel within a team or as the Team owner at least have the option to turn this on / off for members when you create the channel.
John Tropea commented
I agree with Michael that we need a visual way to determine if a channel is favorite (star) and/or followed (channel icon).
It would be good to have:
- on/off icon in team's channel list (like star),
- status only icon (on/off in the menu could be misleading - better leave the action to the context menu).
Agree 100% with OP: followed channels should have icon or text color differentiation. Also, this is a mixture of UI problems stemming from not being able to expand all channels under a team name in the left panel. Also, follow channel is missing from the hamburger at the top of the right-hand panel of an open channels.