Slack is an application program that serves to collaborate work in a company, the Slack application program was first applied to the tiny speck company which at that time was working on the development project of Glitch, an online game platform whose name is now no longer recognized because it has been discontinued. The name Slack itself is taken from the acronym, a search log of all conversations and knowledge.
The Slack application program was first launched in August 2013, along with the progress and the number of users who are hungry for innovation, finally in January 2015 Slack officially made an acquisition of Scrennhero. When Slack was crowded with users and received a positive response from its users, in March Slack announced to the public, especially users, that they had been hacked for 4 days and user data had been compromised.
Slack Features to Know
Some of the stolen data included hashed email addresses, usernames, passwords, and, in some cases, phone numbers and Skype IDs associated with their accounts. This incident certainly makes users leave Slack because it is considered incompetent in handling user data security systems.
But over time, Slack gradually continues to improve its security system and even continues to acquire many software companies to complement and add features to Slack which is finally able to restore user trust.
Some of the features available in the Slack application program are as follows:
- Teams, using the Slack application program, will allow you to do work together by inviting others via URL to join your team on projects. The process of calling new team members will be carried out by admins or admins in the team.
- Messaging, people who have joined your team in the Slack application program will be facilitated in terms of communication, because when between members want to have a conversation you do not need to be by phone or email, because in Slack there is already a message chat service that team members can use to greet each other. The most important thing to use a messaging service is to have joined a team.
- Integrations, when you use the Slack application program to handle the work of your team no longer need to think about how to store various kinds of project files, because Slack has directly integrated with various popular drive provider services which include major integrations such as Google Drive, Trello, Dropbox, Box, Heroku, IBM Bluemix, Crashlytics, GitHub, Runscope, Zendesk and Zapier and many more.