Not content material to merely be an app that excels at messaging, Slack has revealed it’s coming for Google’s workplace instruments crown with its new Canvas characteristic, first introduced in September 2022.
The thought is that, as a result of any messaging app within the office is a fast-moving, principally irrelevant cacophony, canvases (basically particular person paperwork, assume Google Docs) will permit for storing and rapidly referring to data.
Per The Verge (opens in new tab), the Canvas rollout has now begun, though our fast inside workforce survey discovered not all Slack customers have obtained it simply but, so some customers could have to attend that little bit longer.
Not that it actually issues: in case your office makes use of Slack, it’s in all probability as a result of it’s notable as an excellent messaging app that, for a time, supplied options Google Chat simply didn’t, like threaded conversations, @ mentions, or (admittedly a much less earth-shattering growth) emoji reactions.
It’s extra of an equal enjoying subject now, but when your office began utilizing Slack as a result of it excels in messaging greater than every other space, it in all probability additionally makes use of one other productiveness instrument higher designed for producing, organizing and sharing paperwork, like Google Workspace or Microsoft 365.
What’s more odd is that Slack does permit for integration with the third occasion functions, similar to Google Drive, that you just already use at work. Did we’d like this? Actually? Are software program corporations so devoid of concepts that they only have to do every thing now?
Even Ali Rayl, Slack’s Product SVP, says “Google Docs one hundred pc nonetheless has a spot in our universe.” It’s handy, possibly, to have basically an an identical, if much less good model of it instantly in Slack, however good luck getting your colleagues to undertake one or the opposite. Put together for chaos. Civil struggle.