Slack Message Buttons

Making messages more interactive with buttons

#4 Product of the WeekJune 21, 2016



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Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
So smart. Many have criticized Conversational UI as hard to use and awkward. Typing a command is a lot harder than clicking/tapping a button. This is a big change to the platform. Will be interesting to see what use cases emerge here. We need to update Kittybot by Product Hunt . 😸
Andrew Mager ♫@mager · Moving people with code at Postmates.
@rrhoover Just wait until commerce/food delivery services integrate into this. It will be huge!
Dan Flanegan@dflanegan · Co-Founder, Butter
@rrhoover so when is Slack buying Trello?
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@mager this will make Postmates-powered Philz roll calls even easier 😀 (cc @jacobjaber @Basti)
Jim Canto@jimcanto · Freedom hunter. Citizen dev. Solopreneur
@rrhoover User adoption is everything. And, digital illiteracy is a real challenge (based on personal experience in helping companies with an older workforce attempt to change digitally.) This broadens Slack's ability to help that population.
Vianney Lecroart@acemtp · Founder of Talkus
@rrhoover we described 2 use cases we implemented in (customer support in Slack)
Paolo Perazzo@sivola · Building products
@rrhoover I partially disagree with your first statement :). I think what Slack offers is the best of both worlds now: Conversational UI for one-time content creation (vs. switching between multiple fields in a form) and Buttons for recurring actions. I blogged about this here, as our Kyber was part of the launch and we used internally for the past few months:
Marcus Moretti@mwmoretti · Product at Mic
@rrhoover Kik got this right before Messenger, who got it right before Slack. probably several others before Kik.
Dhruba Adhikari@acpmasquerade · Product Director, Picovico
@dflanegan @rrhoover or someone else buying slack ?
Giuliano Iacobelli@giuliano84 · Co-Founder, Stamplay
@mager it sounds like a perfect opportunity for a slack + stamplay + postmates tutorial, doesn't it?
@buster · PM, Slack
A few people from the Slack platform team will be hanging out here to ask questions if you have any! Our goal here was twofold: make apps and bots much easier to use (when all you need is a quick, clear response), and make it a lot easier for developers to ask easy questions. Would love your feedback!
Vianney Lecroart@acemtp · Founder of Talkus
@buster it's awesome, now we want other form input (dropdown, input text, checkboxes :), yes I know give them a finger, and they'll take the whole hand
@buster · PM, Slack
@acemtp how convenient, though, because we want to give you the whole hand! ✋
Pamela Dodera@pamedodera
@buster Well done guys! This is super clever, convenient and useful, one more feature that I'll be using a lot of times, thumbs up!
Jon Fish@jon4fish · Northeastern New Ventures
@buster Is your name really Buster or is this really deep commitment to an Arrested Development joke?
@buster · PM, Slack
@jon4fish It's really Buster! There may be a longer story there, though. :)
Alex Cook@aacook · Maker, building Growth Report
@acemtp @buster +1 for dropdowns! :)
João Vazao Vasques@joaovasques · Talkdesker @Talkdesk | Co-Founded Wazza
Talkdesk is honored to be a part of this exciting launch! Message buttons help close the agent-supervisor feedback loop during coaching sessions via Slack. Call center agents can now click a simple button to inform their supervisor that they've got it, or need more help. This allows agents to focus their attention on callers, instead of their internal communications. For more information on Talkdesk for Slack, check out
rachel@serial_milk · co-founder, Kip
We were one of the partners that launched with Slack's message buttons! One of the coolest features that sets it apart from other messaging apps is that the buttons can update to reveal new options: It allowed us to design a home button on chat. One of the biggest problems with bots is people rarely remember what is the correct command to give.
Paolo Perazzo@sivola · Building products
Very thrilled to be part of the launch of Slack Message Buttons, not just as developers but also as users. With Kyber, we build an entire productivity suite *within* Slack: • Project management • Task delegation • Team Calendar • Personal productivity (to-do list, reminders, events) ...without leaving Slack! I wrote about our experience as users here:
Max Pelzner@whoismaxpelzner · Creative Technologist (
@sivola loved reading your Medium article
Paolo Perazzo@sivola · Building products
@whoismaxpelzner thank you!