Slack Introduces Productivity Mode
Slack Technologies, recently valued at $2.2B USD, announced today a new feature called “Productivity Mode”, following a scathing blog post by Samuel Hulick.
“Sharing emojis, reacting with emojis, making your own emojis has never been the same”
“Creating and Sharing animated GIFs has also been completely revolutionised with our Giphy integrations” He said, demoing a gif from Giphy. However, the gif automatically selected didn’t quite match what he’d hoped.
“But now our customers are telling us they want more. They want to actually get some fucking work done.”
Butterfield went on to demo Productivity Mode. “This new mode disables slack support for Emoji, Giphys and even conversations. In fact, it even removes all instances of Slack from your system!”
A young reporter with a scarf and thick glasses shouted from the audience “So it just quits Slack?” to which Butterfield responded “Uh, yeah.”
The feature is currently in Beta and users can now take advantage of the benefits. To try it out, simply press Command + Q from Slack.