Riding high on the work-from-home wave, Slack introduced a ton of new features through Slack Frontiers, its annual customer conference. Here are some interesting highlights that are worth taking a note.
Slack is making it easier to message people outside their company by adding a new feature that allows for efficient cross-company collaboration across different teams.
Another intriguing feature is an always-on audio feed. This is quite similar to the feature on Discord, but instead of gaming, it will be used by workers for unscheduled, spontaneous conversations that cannot be explained well through text messages.
According to Slack, this is designed for “ad hoc connections when you need a quick answer or more eyes on a problem.”
@SlackHQ bringing in 2 major updates around asynchronous communication!— Hrishikesh Pardeshi (@hrishiptweets) October 8, 2020
1) Async video updates - Record your standup & watch everyone else's at your own time.
2) Push-to-talk - More like a walkie-talkie.
Clearly, async is the better way to work remotely.#Slack #remotework pic.twitter.com/BwFMAZjhn4
What started off as a feature used only on social media websites, has now begun to take over enterprise products as well, with Slack planning to implement Instagram-like stories feature.
Slack is describing these video stories as asynchronous video clips that can be used to share status updates without having the trouble of setting up a video conferencing session. Moving ahead, I think this will be the standard way of conducting daily standups. Thoughts?
Shoemaker Cole Haan is collaborating with Slack on a limited-edition sneaker line called 'Generation Zeroground.' The kicks come in Slack's recognizable color palette and are selling for $120 👟 pic.twitter.com/Y7ASckggBp— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 7, 2020
Now you can sport a Slack branded sneaker and also upload a cool status on Slack Stories. Who would have imagined this to turn out to be true a year ago? 🤔
Slack announced a collaboration with the footwear brand Cole Haan to co-create limited-edition sneakers retailing at $120. Honestly, I like the looks of it and would go in for a darker version of these.
What do you think about Slack's experiments and which one are you eager for?