Slack brings limited-time dynamics into collaborative workspaces


The Slack Technologies Inc. logo is seen at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the company's IPO in New York, US June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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After joining the Salesforce family, Slack announced a series of updates today.The highlight is the limited-time dynamic sharing feature called Slack Clips, which is created byBetaConverted to a formal function, you can quickly share audio, video, screen recording, etc. in channels and direct conversations, but this is used in a work environment, so the content will not disappear after 24 hours.

According to Slack, the role of Clips is to allow users to share ideas, data, and other content that do not need to be responded to immediately with other colleagues in a pre-recorded manner, so that there is no need to specifically communicate with overseas colleagues. Qiao Shi heard the meeting, but only to say a few words. Slack also added playback speed control, subtitles, and even verbatim text to this sharing tool to facilitate users with different needs. Of course, users can also respond in the form of text, audio or video.

Slack Clips will be pushed one after another, and all paying users should be able to enjoy this feature before the end of this year.

Slack Connect


In addition to internal communication, Slack Clips can also share with people outside the organization, such as partners and customers, through the Slack Connect tool. Even companies that are paying to use Enterprise Grid can sponsor other free users to connect to Slack Connect. In this way, communication between enterprises can be accelerated, and there is no need to say that there are functional differences in Slack that lead to lack of communication.

The last is GovSlack, which is expected to be launched next year. This is a special edition client developed by Slack in compliance with government security requirements and certifications, so that government departments can also use Slack to communicate. In addition, Slack will have a deeper integration with Salesforce products, which is not surprising.