Slack as we speak introduced a number of new options coming to its new shared channels, together with the power to make them non-public.
Shared channels, at present in beta, are channels which may exist on two totally different Slack workspaces, enabling totally different organizations to work collectively. The brand new replace provides non-public shared channels, which, because it sounds, are Shared Channels which might be hidden besides to the invited.
Non-public shared channels could be public on one finish and personal on one other, or non-public on each, relying on firm wants. Admins may even get a brand new, consolidated menu from which to handle shared channels, create new ones, and cease sharing present channels at any time.
In response to Slack, non-public shared channels are supposed to supply a spot for safe communication between corporations, equivalent to once you’re discussing delicate data. There’s nonetheless a niche, in that you simply nonetheless can’t share a channel with greater than two workspaces, nevertheless it does give Slack customers extra flexibility.
One other function is coming for the Enterprise Grid, Slack’s technique of powering interconnected workspaces. It’ll give admins the power to make sure channels default (i.e. everyone seems to be added to it mechanically), and to restrict posting privileges to sure folks.
All the options are within the beta model of the app, which is simply out there to Normal and Plus plan customers (a.ok.a. the not-free plans).