Organizations of all sizes and industries look to Slack to get work done, from digital native companies like Airbnb and Uber to Fortune 100 cornerstones like Target and Oracle. For developers, this means as Slack grows, you grow with us — sharing our customers and joining us in changing the way teams collaborate.
Managing apps can get complex, especially for Enterprise Grid customers who use multiple workspaces to connect their organization. Today we’re excited to release org-wide app deployment, making it possible for Slack apps to be installed at the org level and swiftly added to multiple workspaces at once.
Slack Connect is a new, more secure and productive way for organizations to work together. It makes collaborating with external partners in Slack as simple as with your own team — replacing email and streamlining teamwork for everyone.
More than 41,000 organizations rely on Slack Connect to collaborate with clients, partners, vendors and more. For developers, these connections are a discovery driver.
Optimizing your app for Slack Connect means everyone in the channel can see your app’s capabilities in action — regardless of whether those collaborators have your app installed on their own workspace. …
You can now develop components of a Slack app that will soon be available as steps in Workflow Builder, enabling anyone to create custom workflows in Slack that integrate with their external tools.
Since launching Workflow Builder late last year, hundreds of thousands of builders have published workflows that are used millions of times monthly. 75% of these builders are non-technical, indicating a need for more tools that empower anyone to uniquely customize how they work in Slack.
Learn how the latest Slack apps built shortcuts as a simpler, more intuitive way to drive user interactions in Slack.
Reposted from April 29, 2020
We recently introduced new ways to interact with apps — including shortcuts, simpler, more intuitive ways for users to take action with Slack apps. Starting today, anyone can use shortcuts from their favorite tools to get work done in Slack.
It’s increasingly valuable to make tools and information available at users’ fingertips. …
Slack now offers a simpler, more organized experience for users — whether you’re a power user or just starting on Slack, working remotely or in an office. These improvements also make it easier for the 12 million people who use Slack everyday to discover, understand, and use apps.
The average paid user spends more than nine hours each workday connected to Slack, with nearly 90 minutes of active use. …
Early last year, our Sales Analytics team approached us with an idea for a new custom bot. Our Sales reps were spending many hours each week creating customer slide decks. They were building these decks by copy/pasting content from our BI tool into Google Slides. The work was repetitive and error prone — a perfect candidate for automation.
It’s so rewarding to tackle a great idea, design and build something that helps others — project name: Midas Touch, an ode to Greek mythology, going from good to gold!
Slack shines when users are empowered to get their work done quickly and easily — with app builders, like yourself, but making those delightful experiences possible.
Today, there are a few new ways to make those apps sing: the latest interactive app surface, the app home tab; and the newest addition to the Block Kit family of interactive elements, checkboxes.
We recently introduced the Slack app toolkit — the happy path for building apps that anyone can easily discover, understand, and use in Slack. …
Apps make work more pleasant and productive for teams in Slack. To make that happen, apps request permission to access information in a workspace.
Slack admins use app approvals to maintain control over the apps installed on their workspaces and to protect company data from security threats. Before installing an app, admins review what permissions an app is requesting, as well as its policies for security and data retention — but obtaining and reviewing this information can add time and friction to the app approval process.
Starting today, we’re kicking off the process of collecting security and compliance details for…
We recently introduced the Slack app toolkit — the happy path for building apps that anyone can easily discover, understand, and use in Slack.
Permissions, or the way apps request information in Slack, are the first component of the toolkit. We’ve redesigned the bot token with a revised permissions model called granular permissions. Now you can request only the information needed for your app to function and drive deeper adoption among security-conscious customers.
This year, we will require granular permissions for Slack apps listed in the App Directory. To learn more, read on.
On March 4, 2020, Slack will end support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.1. In advance of this, we will implement a 24-hour test deprecation on February 19, 2020.
If your Slack app or organization is using an unsupported version of TLS, requests sent to any Slack service will fail. We are making this change to align with industry best practices for security and data integrity.