Team communication tool Slack just got better at team communication. It's a minor adjustment, but one that make things a lot less annoying for people on the receiving end of broadly targeted messages.
In Slack, a user can type "@everyone" when they want to direct a message at the entire team. Now they can type "@here" to direct a message specifically to those who are online. That means you don't have to bother EVERYONE even if they're not working or...you know, sleeping.
Ever wanted the ability to get the attention of people in channel there and/or working? Refresh to make it so. 🏢🔊✅🏡🔇❎ pic.twitter.com/Q7FfVsPPps
— Slack (@SlackHQ) July 13, 2015
Users seem to appreciate the addition.
@SlackHQ I love you
— Rob Stanley (@rjstanley) July 13, 2015
Another new feature is the ability to type /mute to mute and unmute a channel.
— Slack (@SlackHQ) July 10, 2015
Last week, the company announced emoji reactions, which enable you to share what you think about things with a thumbs up, a smiley face wearing sunglasses, a pile of feces, etc. More on all of that here.