Slack wants you to never leave its app
Quick, how much actual work are you able to get done just in Slack?
Chances are, unless your job description includes “sending an endless stream of GIFs and emoji to coworkers,” the answer is not that much. But that may soon change.
Today, at the company’s first ever developer conference, Slack is introducing a new feature called “actions,” which lets developers hook their apps even deeper into the chat service so you can do more without ever leaving the app.
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Rolling out to developers today, actions takes Slack’s existing third-party app integrations to the next level. Instead of the automated experiences developers can create now, actions lets you start using outside services directly from Slack messages. Read more…