Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack began as an internal tool used by their company, Tiny Speck, in the development of Glitch, a now defunct online game. The name is an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge".

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  • Introducing Slack Enterprise Grid

    A new product from Slack to power work across large organizationsSince we started Slack in 2013, we’ve had one focus — to make working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. And it’s worked so far. Teams of all sizes rely on Slack today, from growing retailers like Blue Bottle Coffee to huge, multinational corporations like IBM.While these companies don’t operate at the same scale or i...

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  • Hidden lines of sight

    A blind astrophotographer’s unique ability to see what others can’tTim Doucette peering out into the night sky in his hometown of Quinan, Nova Scotia. Photographs courtesy of Tim DoucetteAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 14 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.Tim Doucette spent the first 18 years of his life in Quinan, N...

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  • Getting the most out of Threads

    Ideas to help organize your team conversationsIllustrations by Pete RyanThe much-requested Threads feature is now up and running on Slack. Hot dog! A lot of you are probably comfortable with having threaded conversations in forums and on other platforms, but it can be an adjustment to the way you work all day in Slack. We thought it’d be helpful to share the ways we’ve used Threads internally thro...

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  • Slack hearts New York

    Our newest office is focused on making Slack smarter with search and machine learningNew York City is a world capital in finance, media, theater, food carts, and so many other things — so it’s not surprising that it’s also one of Slack’s biggest customer markets. It’s already home to our (currently) small but mighty Search, Learning, and Intelligence group, led by Noah Weiss and focused on making ...

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  • How we handle security at Slack

    A conversation with Slack’s Chief Security Officer Geoff BelknapA question we get asked a lot is “How secure is your data?” But what people are really asking is: “How secure is my data?” It’s an important question that deserves an expert answer.Today we released an update of our security practices in the form of a white paper outlining the many ways Slack’s security team ensures customer data is p...

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  • The single-handed comeback

    A concert pianist loses the use of his right hand, and finds himself again in unexpected waysIllustration by Josh CochranAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 13 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.I t never occurred to Keith Porter-Snell that life could come without piano. With a pianist for a mother and a childhood of non-...

  • A new way to share messages across channels — using emoji

    The Reacji Channeler lets you route messages to other channels with a quick clickWork conversations are not naturally very tidy. In Slack, things talked about in one place often need to be shared elsewhere; ideas that bubble up as part of one project would also work for another; feedback brought through a small team would benefit a larger number of people. Messages, in short, sometimes need to be ...

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  • Threaded messaging comes to Slack

    Keep conversations organized and easy to follow with ThreadsWhen you’re working with your team in Slack, discussions can move quickly and cover a lot of ground. They evolve — and branch off — as people share insights, ask questions, and introduce new topics (or resurface old ones), which may not involve everyone in a channel. Now with Threads, a new way to connect related messages, it’s easier to ...

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  • When professional duty trumps personal conviction

    After overseeing two prison executions, a former corrections officer works to repeal the death penaltyIllustration by Ping ZhuAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 12 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.The death warrant came about 18 months into Frank Thompson’s tenure as superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary.A ma...

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  • Managing change with Slack’s Customer Success team

    How we help large companies roll out SlackIllustration by Samantha MashGetting started on Slack with a small team is fairly quick and easy. But what if you worked somewhere with 25,000 employees, and starting tomorrow, everyone was required to use Slack instead of email for all communication? What if you’ve never even heard of the product before?Without some forethought, a substantial change like ...

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  • All in a day’s work for a small-town Pagan cop

    How Andy Stuart bridges police work with a misunderstood religionIllustration by Matt HuynhAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 11 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.The call to the police came on a Sunday morning. Officer Andy Stuart picked up. A citizen was concerned that the Ku Klux Klan were meeting in a neighbor’s gar...

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  • Why a best friend at work can help you do your job better

    Sometimes it’s ok, even essential, to mix the personal and professionalIllustration by Wesley AllsbrookTwo decades ago, I impulsively took a job a thousand miles from home, to work as an American Sign Language interpreter for a deaf student in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, a town of 470 people. After moving all of my belongings on ten days’ notice, I found myself sitting paralyzed in the staff roo...

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  • Get more done in the new year, maybe

    Will these experiments make our team (or yours) more productive?While we know in our hearts that the start of a new year is an arbitrary date, it’s still tempting to think of it as a chance for a do over. On the work front, it’s a good time to reorganize habits in the name of productivity, but it takes some real effort to get past, say, buying new pens (mmm new pens) and making pie-in-the-sky prom...

  • Eleven bots for better work in the new year

    New Slack Fund companies to help with sales, meetings, and moreThe Slack Fund backs new companies that bring more streamlined workflows to Slack—reducing the small, yet high-frequency tasks that consume chunks of our time. Today we’re growing the Fund and introducing new tools you can use at work, with the addition of eleven companies. These teams are reimagining how a salesperson closes deals, re...

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  • The year in stories at Slack

    Catch up on our favorite pieces of 2016, from productivity tips to surprising career inspirationTwo thousand sixteen, you sure were a year. Between consuming our fair share of hard-hitting headlines, we here on the Slack editorial team wrote some words of our own — 73,947 on our last tally — for your learning pleasure. We relaunched the blog Several People Are Typing and podcast Work in Progress w...

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  • Your next creative partner could be a bot

    A tech-savvy science-fiction author shows how AI might inspire art rather than replace itIllustration by Matt HuynhWhen machines are able to do anything humans can — be it farming, factory-working, or stock-trading — they’ll do it in a fraction of the time, experts reason, eventually rendering the human workforce redundant. Even creative fields aren’t safe: artificial intelligence has already begu...

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  • Becoming Santa for Life

    How a wartime crisis led Scott Serafin to find his true calling bringing holiday joyAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 10 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.Scott Serafin gets dressed for a kids event at his home in Eden, New York. December 9, 2016Nearly 50 years ago, in a foxhole in Vietnam, Scott Serafin made a vow tha...

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  • Slack Calls: Now with 100% more video

    Talking face-to-face with your team is just one click awaySince we added voice calling to Slack earlier this year, teams have used the phone icon to make calls across the office and around the world. Now this handy button does even more: one-to-one and group video calling. Just click the phone icon to start a call — like you’ve been doing already — and then use the new camera button within your wi...

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  • Where grace happens

    How a corporate recruiter found meaning helping people in recoveryMargo Walsh with a group of her MaineWorks employees on November 18, 2016. Photograph by Joanne ArnoldAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 9 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.Nearly 20 years later, Margo Walsh still remembers the moment, sitting in a rehab ...

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  • Slack + Google: Partners at work

    We’re partnering with Google to bring our shared customers a suite of deep integrations. Turns out many of you love using Slack and Google together — so much so that millions of Google Drive files are shared in Slack each month. Moving forward, you’ll be able to do even more with our products. Here’s a look at what’s coming.Get updates from the Drive BotGoogle Drive is building a bot! For teams th...

  • Wired founder Kevin Kelly on letting go of AI anxiety

    How machines and humans together will transform the future of workPhotograph by Christopher MichelI f anyone can calm fears of a robot apocalypse, it’s Kevin Kelly. Over the years — first as the founding executive editor of Wired, then as the author of books like What Technology Wants and Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World — he has become one of the ...

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  • Driven to make history

    How a fugitive slave founded Toronto’s first taxi companyAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 8 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.Illustration by Ping ZhuWhen Thornton Blackburn arrived in Canada in 1833, like so many immigrants to the New World, he carried with him the dream to create a better life than the one he left b...

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  • Adventures of a world-famous librarian

    How Nancy Pearl’s life’s work has taken her from bestselling author to action figureIllustration by Edward KinsellaAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 7 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.I f Nancy Pearl was ever going to write a memoir, it would begin like this: “I went to Mukilteo to be digitized.”Mukilteo is a small to...

Slack

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  • Building a more helpful help center with Shopify

    How the ecommerce platform uses Slack to educate customersPhotographs courtesy of Shopify“Could we deflect customer support tickets by having better resources for people to help themselves?” That’s the core question Dana Tessier, Director of Knowledge Management at Ottawa-based ecommerce platform Shopify, and her global team ask themselves in their day-to-day work.Nestled within the wider Customer...

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  • A country for the countryless

    Filmmaker Mohamed Alborno dreams of a place for those who are citizens of nowhereIllustration by Josh CochranAn extended audio version of this story can be heard on Episode 6 of Work in Progress, Slack’s podcast about the meaning and identity we find in work.A few years back, Mohamed Alborno was standing in a kitchen in Manchester, England, talking about his first film, about a man who wants to st...

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  • To get it done, write it down

    Lessons from three “lifehackers”, 10 years onI n the early 2000s, during the heyday of blogging and before the rise of social networking, I became obsessed with a sub-genre of blogs focused on productivity, mostly aimed at people working in technology. A blogger myself, these sites—filled with elaborate rituals and systems to keep procrastination at bay—helped me get a little more out of each work...

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