Slack

Slack

One platform for your team and your work
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Slack for Mac was ranked at #2 Desktop Product for 2016
#2 Desktop Product Product of the Year
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What is Slack?
Make work life simpler, more pleasant and more productive. Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward.
Shoutouts from recent launches
Casc
Casc
62 upvotes
We love Slack and its granular and meticulous API interface that allowed us to interface Casc with all the features we had in mind and many more coming soon!
Whenable
Whenable
52 upvotes
I use it every workday to stay in touch. I work at a fully remote company so it's critical. But it's also critical to be able to turn it off or mute it. Slack gets that.

Recent launches

Slack Canvas
Get ready for Slack canvas, a new surface in your digital HQ, where teams can curate, organise and share mission-critical resources. Paired with the Slack platform, anyone can customise a canvas with time-saving automations that move work forward.
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Open source browser add-on
What is it about? 🤔 It's an add-on for high-level online security with real-time data collaboration via an API. Let's create together the add-on that will make the web the most secure in the world, it's not a joke, it's a challenge.
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50 more launches

💡 All the pro tips

Tips help users get up to speed using a product or feature
Yulia Safi
Skip sending just greetings without info.
Avoid uninformative standalone "greeting" messages, when saying "hello" to a recipient. Even if you send your actual message immediately after that. This habit distracts are work, wastes other people time, and hence causes irritation. By holding down the Shift key and then pressing Enter, you can seamlessly move to the next line, so you can type "Hello", then Shift + Enter , then your actual message.
Get FREE Verification badge!
1. Add a special emoji to show your verification badge in Slack's emoji section (if it's allowed). 2. Then, just go to your profile. 3. Put an emoji in your status. 4. Done! You're good to go with your unique badge and status.
flo merian
Hit SHIFT+ESC to mark all channels as read
Helpful shortcut to clean your Slack

Questions about Slack

Frequently asked questions

By default, Slack encrypts data at rest and data in transit for all of our customers.

We further protect your data with tools like Slack Enterprise Key Management (Slack EKM), audit logs, and integrations with top data loss prevention (DLP) providers.

More information can be found here.

Slack's meteoric rise in popularity can be attributed to two major factors: It does it's job exceptionally well, and people enjoy using the app itself. From a functionality standpoint, Slack's strengths are that it:

  • Facilitates communication in the workplace
  • Helps teams communicate collaborate across remote distances
  • Enables and encourages the sharing of documents, images and other assets across teams

From a design standpoint, Slack is popular because it appeals to all demographics with its visually appealing design, smooth API's and workflows, and it's contemporary and tech-friendly.

Slack is a messaging app for business.

Used by 10 million daily active users from more than 600,000 organizations, located in more than 150 countries, Slack (or “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge“) offers multiple instant messaging options to keep teams in communication.