Slack messenger - is one of the most discussed services in the business field. Artjoker team has been using Slack as internal communication tool for half a year now. In this article, we’re going to tell you 9 reasons why we love Slack!
1. The division between personal and work stuff
Slack - is exactly that messenger that is made for work. The developers initially set a goal to create a service for internal communication for the company. You have a channel where there is nothing superfluous and distracting, like friends, family or classmates. Employees are focused only on work issues. Slack is meant for your company only.
Moreover, e-mails will stop turning your post account into a trash; it becomes directed to only external communication.
2. Themed channels
After the creation of a channel in Slack, you can have an unlimited number of chats. #General and #random are the most popular. Teams use them for general work announcements and off-topic questions and jokes. We at Artjoker create chats for each project and departments of the company.
Your imagination and the needs of the company will allow you to create any chats:
● For example, we have a chat #English, in which anyone can ask how to correctly translate a phrase, and experienced employees will answer.
● And in the #events chat, we write about cool master classes that will take place and are available for all team members.
Slack has convenient notification functionality, like:
● separate settings for the smartphone and laptop;
● tracking the mentions of your nickname
● tracking the mentions of specific words in chats.
3. Quick adding
With the help of @, you can quickly call the user to a chat, if he has not been there yet. The entire history of correspondence will be available to the user. It is very convenient when the team is having a discussion; for example, during the design of the project, and there is a need to urgently specify something from the developer. You call him in the chat, he reads history and responds adequately and quickly.
Slack works on the HTTPS protocol, supports two-factor authentication (entering the password through sending a sms code to a phone number connected to the account). Moreover, the service provides a function known as kill switch. With this function, the chat administrator can simultaneously force all users to change their password in case of an attack. All this together makes Artjoker confident in the security and confidentiality of data.
The main task of the messenger is fast communication and response. The Slack application is professionally designed for both Android and iOS. The desktop version also meets all usability parameters on Windows, Linux and Mac OC. And if you do not want to download anything, just use the web version.
6. Possibilities of bots
You can program bots in Slack to answer typical questions or comments of employees. Also, smart Slack can monitor any mention of your company on the Internet and send them to a special chat.
And not to forget about important message, you can ask the bot to send a reminder after a specified time.
You can "train" the bot to send feedback about your applications from Google Play to a separate chat room. The possibilities of bots depend only on your imagination!
7. Quick overview of the content
Slack helps us to work even faster - any link that someone has sent, turns into a preview and even a full post. You do not need to follow the link to see the content.
A variety of working tools is integrated into Slack. This makes working with them easier and organized into one service.
9. Nothing will get lost
At any time you can view the archive of messages and search for information in it. You will be able to search for not only messages, but also for downloaded files (the main task is to write title), including the text inside PDF files.
Additional chip - built-in counter of the number of messages - your team will know how many messages were sent over the entire period of use.
Slack has become an excellent assistant to Artjoker for internal communication. It helps to react quickly, both to employees who work in the office, and beyond.
Now, any newcomer sees a clear structuring in Slack and knows where to ask questions.
One of the key factors for us is the lack of information noise, which improves the concentration of the team.