Slack Software Wiki : Team Collaboration Software



Description :

Slack Software Wiki : Team Collaboration Software

Slack is an American cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration software tools and online services, developed by Slack Technologies. Slack began as an internal tool for Stewart Butterfield's company Tiny Speck during the development of Glitch, a defunct online game.

Slack is an American cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration software tools and online services, developed by Slack Technologies.

Developed by : Slack Technologies
Initial release date : August 2013
Written in : Electron (C++, JavaScript, etc.)
Windows Phone (Discontinued) : 2016.913.0.0 / September 13, 2016
Windows : 4.0.1 / July 25, 2019
Chrome OS (Discontinued) : 1.0.3 / December 6, 2013
Operating System : Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Commodore 64

Features :

Slack offers many IRC-like features, including persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging. Content, including files, conversations, and people, is all searchable within Slack. Users can add emoji buttons to their messages, on which other users can then click to express their reactions to messages.

Teams :

Slack teams allow communities, groups, or teams to join a "workspace" via a specific URL or invitation sent by a team admin or owner. Although Slack was developed for organizational communication, it has been adopted as a community platform, replacing message boards or social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn groups.

Slack offers many IRC-like features, including persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.

Messaging :

Public channels allow team members to communicate without the use of email or group SMS (texting). Public channels are open to everyone in the workspace. Private channels allow for private conversation between smaller sub-groups.

These private channels can be used to organize large teams. Direct messages allow users to send private messages to specific users rather than a group of people. Direct messages can include up to nine people. Once started, a direct message group can be converted into a private channel.

Integrations :

Slack integrates with many third-party services and also supports community-built integrations. Major integrations include services such as Google Drive, Trello, Dropbox, Box, Heroku, IBM Bluemix, Crashlytics, GitHub, Runscope, Zendesk, and Zapier.

In December 2015, Slack launched their software application ("app") directory, consisting of over 150 integrations that users can install. In March 2018, Slack announced a partnership with financial and human capital management firm Workday. This integration allows Workday customers to access Workday features directly from the Slack interface.


Slack Software Wiki : Team Collaboration Software