Slack introduces threaded replies(

almost 7 years ago from Jorge Martins, Designer at Mindera

  • Renato de LeãoRenato de Leão, almost 7 years ago

    We've been discussing this feature for quite a while at my team. It gets really messy when, sometimes, two discussions are happening at the same time in the same channel and boom.. crossroads of replies!

    In my opinion, it will benefit mostly distributed teams.

    I've been working remotely (8h+ timezone away) and it's really hard to keep up with the discussions of the locals (people in office). Specially those long ones with hundreds of replies. When you want to participate, the debate had already ended or people were sleeping or the "thread" is lost in so many cross-messages-replies that you eventually give up. This will keep the thread fresh. Long enough to everyone, independently of their location in the globe, to participate.

    Yes, I'm not talking only about work, those threads normally have proper channels/groups and it's easy to keep up with them (although it will be also great for feedback on designs).

    I'm talking about being part of the everyday life of a team: rants about politics, football, tech nerdery or replying to a cat video with whole thread of cat videos!

    So my a priori opinion is: you did it again Slack! Thanks! Now let's try it out and see how it goes!

    3 points