Slack has a new feature designed to keep you completely tied to its chat appDepending who you ask, Slack is either an indispensable business tool or an attention-draining time suck. And for better or worse, the chat app has added a feature designed to keep people even more glued to the service. Today (June 21), Slack is making third-party integrations more robust with something called message buttons.
Slack Adds Message Buttons So You Can Use Other Apps Without Ever LeavingShare to email Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Share to google Covering venture capital, software and startups Slack is happy if its users want other productivity apps to go with Slack's own communications tools.
Message buttons and the Slack API - Slack Platform Blog - MediumMessage Buttons mark the biggest change to the Slack API since its inception. They're deceptively simple - a bit of UI that lets users interact with your apps directly. They're available in the Slack API and can be added to any existing app.