Slack unveils private shared channels to help business share confidential information

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Credit: http://www.zdnet.com/article/slack-debuts-private-shared-channels/

Businesses are daily seeking for new ways to keep classified information away from unauthorized persons. Recently, some messaging and social media platforms have been evolving ways to make that happen. Slack is one of the most used services to help businesses communicate and complete their projects without pains. The app has announced updates to its shared channels to help businesses deal with classified information.

The beta version of Slack’s shared channels first made its entry back in September. It’s a feature that makes it easier for two distinct individuals to collaborate from different organizations. It provides a common platform for both sides to use the platform [Slack].

Private share channels will help users keep certain conversations private or classified. The prerogative of determining whether a channel is private or public is, however, that of admins—and that of course, means a channel in a work place can either be private or public.

Slack, according to ZDnet, is also adding a new channels admin section to workspace menus. The duty of this new admin will be to simplify how shared channels are being managed. Admins will also be able to among other things, create new shared channels, and view pending shared channels invitations.

Also added is a new Enterprise Grid feature for public channels. Enterprise Grid will provide centralized administrative controls and security integrations with a view to assuring CIOs and other top-ranking execs that the Slack platform is secure enough for a wider roll out within an organization.

These changes are aimed at convincing businesses that Slack is one of the best platforms for businesses to conveniently communicate. Channels will be added by default, which means every staff member of an organization is automatically added. Option to make membership compulsory has also being added.

Last May, Slack added a new feature to simplify the process of helping paid users to properly manage guests’ accounts. In other words, the new update helps to streamline the process of helping you to grant freelancers easy access to their team’s communication.

Two new updates were also added to the app to help admins easily manage and keep track of guest accounts. Already, admins have the authority to grant access to guests to certain channels; though selectively. With a new feature that lets you set specific time limits for how long every guest accounts should stay active, you will no longer need to manually monitor guest accounts.

Slack will also send out deactivation notifications to both admins and guests two days in advance. This gives admins the option to either extend stay for the guests account or cut off completely.

To indicate whether an individual is a single or multi-channel guest, Slack is also adding an extra banner over guest profile. With those updates, it’s now easier to manage freelancers and third-party vendors.

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Author: Ola Ric

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