An all-new Intercom

A bold aesthetic. Simplified navigation. Faster workflows.

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#2 Product of the DayMarch 29, 2018

We’ve redesigned the entire Intercom web app to deliver an even better experience for you and your sales, marketing and support teams. You’ll find a cleaner and more efficient layout, simplified navigation, and brand-new features to help you work faster. Here’s a quick video that covers what’s new: https://intercom.wistia.com/medias/6ukeyaimcf

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 +9 reviews
  • Raechel LambertDirector of Marketing @ Jirav
    Pros: 

    improved search, Operator and smart campaign navigation. Brighter, crisper UI

    Cons: 

    haven't found any yet, just switched over this morning

    Nice update! I've been responding to visitors on my website and checking in on my messages seamlessly this morning. Took me a second to find the collapsable nav but loving this update.

    Raechel Lambert has used this product for one day.

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Matt HodgesHunter@mattnhodges · Marketing at @Intercom
G’day hunters, Matt from Intercom here. We’re incredibly excited to release a completely redesigned Intercom. We started from the ground up, introducing a fresh new look and consistent layout across each of our Messages, Inbox, and Articles products in our web app. Our goal was to create an experience that’s simple to navigate and easier to use, so you can get your jobs done in Intercom faster and feel good at the same time. Here’s a quick video that covers what’s new: https://intercom.wistia.com/medi... Here are a few highlights of the new design: - Consistent left-hand submenus for intuitive navigation - More powerful platform search to find any user, lead or company - Full-screen views when you’re in the platform or any of our products (Messages, Inbox or Articles) - Customizable wallpapers to make the Inbox your own, including some new darker wallpapers based on feedback received during the private beta The new Intercom web app is available to everyone starting today. Be sure to keep an eye out as this new design will lay the foundation for future improvements. 🚀 P.S. We entered this project eyes wide open knowing there will inevitably be some aversion to the change. You can read all about our how we navigated that complexity with this redesign here: https://blog.intercom.com/naviga...
MikePro@mike_seekwell · SeekWell.io
@mattnhodges Great job, really like the new UI. Feature request: Slack style "CMD+K" search that let's you jump to a user from anywhere in the app. E.g. I just finished answering a users questions and remembered another user had a similar question a few days ago and could benefit from the same info. I could hit CMD+K, start typing the users name / email / company and hit enter to jump to that users profile.
Matt HodgesHunter@mattnhodges · Marketing at @Intercom
@mike_seekwell thanks mate! And good shouldn’t on the feature suggestion. I’ll pass along to the product team.
Josh Miller@jmilr · UX & brand consultant.
@pugson Why? It’s personal preference and someone already made a browser extension that solves the problem for people that don’t like it 👍
Zachary Collins@zacharycollins
Been using Intercom for quite some time now and have fielded thousands of support requests. Not only does my team love it, but so do my customers. It's one of the keys on how we grow customer relationships and turn them into advocates for our own product. My only issue with the redesign is there's too much grey / white. Not enough contrast. Almost hard to look at. The old design was much easier on the eyes and actually stood out. It felt stable, while this one just feels like you threw something together just so you could launch something "new".
Matt HodgesHunter@mattnhodges · Marketing at @Intercom
@zacharycollins I can promise you this wasn’t just something we threw together. Trust me on that. :) This is a fundamental redesign of the navigation across the app to create consist UX across the platform and each product. The aesthetic is certainly new too. We did develop some darker wallpapers for the inbox based on feedback captured during our private beta. Hopefully that helps with the contrast issue you’re facing.
Saleeh@saleeh · Co-Founder at Appmaker.xyz
Any plans for dark theme?
Matt HodgesHunter@mattnhodges · Marketing at @Intercom
@saleeh following feedback from our extensive private beta we did develop some new darker backgrounds for the inbox (wallpapers). We don’t have plans for a dark theme at this stage but I will be sure to pass this request on to our product team.
Saleeh@saleeh · Co-Founder at Appmaker.xyz
@mattnhodges Thanks for your reply.It would be great if there is an option for dark theme
Aaron Tsai@aatsai · Athena & Howler AI
Not a fan of the new design. I feel like there isn't enough color contrast to navigate and find buttons easily compared to the old design. I switched back to the old design after a few minutes.