It's a real-time messaging platform that goes beyond chat. Integrations with apps like Dropbox and Twitter make Slack an ideal email replacement for teams (we use it here at BuzzFeed). The company's recent $2.8 billion valuation and rapidly growing user base also means that, soon, "slacking" may be just as ubiquitous as googling for the working world.
1. Keep an eye on the competition by auto-posting their tweets to a Slack channel.
2. Type the "/shrug" command to produce: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3. The Quick Switcher is glorious.
4. Try the Quick Switcher for the iOS app, too.
When the channel list is open, swipe right to open the Quick Switcher and swipe left to close it.
Swipe with three fingers to switch between teams. Swipe with two fingers to go back and forth in your channel/direct message history.