Slack today announced a few new features that will make it easy for organizations to connect with people from external organizations. First of all, Slack Connect’s direct messages feature is now available to everyone. Paid Slack teams can send DM invitations to anyone outside of their organization. Second, Slack will allow organizations to connect multiple organizations to create a private corporate network, enabling unified directories, channel discovery, and more. Find the details below.
DM Slack Connect:
Simply send an invite to any partner and start sending messages in Slack as soon as the other party accepts, speeding up the job that often starts with email exchanges.
Protections against phishing attacks:
To further prevent phishing scams and spam, we are developing industry-standard malware protection and link analysis, where malicious activity is automatically prevented.
Slack Connect policies:
Admins can already designate which users or workspaces have access to Slack Connect. Soon, admins will also be able to restrict behaviors of members of partner organizations, such as inviting others and installing apps.
Slack corporate private network:
In the near future, two or more organizations will be able to create a private corporate network using Slack Connect. These networks will enable unified directories, direct messaging, channel discovery and shared applications.