Slack, the very popular work-chat app, has finally launched one of the features that users have been craving for in its entire lifetime – the threaded messages.
On Wednesday, the company began rolling out the updates to all its users, which will allow the users to keep conversations about a particular topic lined up in a single thread. The feature is designed to ensure that all the conversation, replies and responses on a particular topic remain in a flow-manner.
PC World has gotten its hands on the new Slack version, and they were quick to help the readers start off with the new feature. They said in a blog post,
Starting a thread just requires users to hover over a message, click the Start a Thread button, and type their response. Replies will be grouped into a sidebar thread, and a small link will appear below the original message showing who has replied to a thread and how many replies it has garnered.
Users have been requesting threaded replies for years as a way to help deal with crowded chat channels where multiple conversations are going on at once. Slack allows users in a channel to talk with one another in a single, uninterrupted flow, which means it can be difficult when folks are discussing two or more different topics. This feature should help with that, along with assisting in reducing clutter from ancillary discussions.
Launching threaded replies will rival Slack with other team-messaging apps like Microsoft Teams, which has always pushed its threaded replies to feature as its key feature.
Microsoft plans to roll out Teams in next month, and a recent survey of IT professionals showed them optimistic about the tech giant’s chances of competing with Slack.
It’s probably the big news for all Slack users who have been clamoring for this feature, and we think we just made their day with this news! Happy working!