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Threaded messaging is coming to Slack

In an interview with Walt Mossberg, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said threaded messaging — perhaps one of the service’s most important missing components — is finally coming.

Butterfield told Mossberg that Slack had been using threading internally for months while testing what the best version of the tool would be for the service, which will hopefully come out in the next quarter. Details are, of course, still sparse about how threaded messaging will look like. But it’s in Slack’s DNA to build simple collaboration services that look more like consumer tools than the standard-issue enterprise ones.

Adding threaded messaging, an important component in other services like Yammer, Citrix’s Podio and Convo, would level the playing field between collaboration services — and give Slack an opportunity to gobble up a much wider part of the field. Slack, as-is, is more like a tool for quickly building work-centric chat rooms with direct messaging integrated into it….

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: Threaded messaging is coming to Slack


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