Slack launches new features for inter-company collaboration

Slack today introduced shared channels, a way for companies to create ongoing joint chatrooms to do business together. The feature, which will be available to paid users of Slack, can now be accessed through an open beta program. If it succeeds, it could build a powerful network of companies that rival communication apps will struggle to displace. The idea behind shared channels is to let companies that interact frequently have a central place to discuss common business. A tech company might open a shared channel with its advertising agency, for example, or a manufacturer might create one for the contractor that handles its returns. Other good candidates for a shared channel include outside legal counsel and food and beverage vendors,... Continue reading…

Slack launches new features for inter-company collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc on Tuesday announced support of four new languages and a Shared Channels feature that allows employees of different companies to work together ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Reuters Technology

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