Slack reveals several upcoming features to differentiate itself from Microsoft Teams

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Slack yesterday announced several new upcoming features that will be released to users over the course of this year. The highlight of Slack’s announcement is a new feature called Workflow Builder. Workflow Builder will allow users to automate processes in Slack without writing a single line of code. Slack also announced that its Shared Channels feature is finally coming to Enterprise Grid this summer.

Find the full list of features below:

  • Shared Channels beta. Shared Channels is expanding to Enterprise Grid customers starting this summer, which means you will be able to collaborate with customers, vendors, agencies and any other external partners who help move your business ahead—all within your own Slack workspaces.
  • Workflow Builder. Imagine a world where you can create customized, secure automation without knowing a single line of code. That’s our new Workflow Builder. It streamlines manual processes for you, your team and your entire organization, saving time and money.
  • Email + Calendars + Slack. To keep teams coordinated, we’re continuing to build bridges between your most important work tools. Say you’ve invited new hires to your Slack workspace, but they haven’t joined yet. No need to fret, they’ll receive Slack messages and mentions in their email. And with intelligent meeting time suggestions, no need to play endless calendar Tetris when trying to schedule a quick meeting.
  • Expanded search. A spiffy new update to search in Slack turns it into your universal navigation hub, making it easier for you to see unread channels and direct messages, and look up channels, documents and people.

Source: Slack

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