WhatsApp for Work: Slack is Turning Into a Full-on Messaging App

Forget email. The final frontier for Slack, as it tries to reimagine the way millions of people communicate at work, is the text message. From a report: Email is a useful tool but a blunt one. It mixes business communication with receipts and confirmation numbers, makes it easy to talk to anyone but also maybe makes it too easy to talk to anyone. But text messages? Not every professional relationship graduates to text-message levels of intimacy, but the ones that do are the ones that matter most. And you might have an assistant read and filter your email, but pretty much everybody checks their own texts. It’s the highest, most elusive rung of the business communication ladder, and it’s exactly what Slack wants to replace. Starting on Wednesday, any Slack user will be able to direct message any other Slack user. The new system is called Connect DMs, and works


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