Everyone is talking about WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram right now, but the messaging apps many of us use the most are probably on our computers, rather than our phones. Slack and Microsoft Teams are how the business world communicates these days, but we don't often think of them as "messaging" apps, do we?
Salesforce, known for its streak of acquisitions, has just agreed to purchase Slack for $27.7 billion. The two plan to combine their respective offerings to offer customers a comprehensive suite of business tools.
Slack plans to roll out Instagram-like stories and a new push-to-talk audio feature before the end of the year. Slack’s stories will allow workers to check in with each other and provide status updates.
Google recently announced a sweeping overhaul of G Suite, unifying several of its services to make them simpler to use for workers. On the outside, this move could look like Google is redoubling its efforts to challenge Microsoft Teams and Slack. However, Slack and Teams probably have nothing to worry about for now.
If you've noticed your DMs and starred channels have gone missing from Slack today, you're not alone. Slack has acknowledged there's an issue causing both to go missing for some users and is working on a fix.