Slack Getting ‘Do Not Disturb’ Feature

Slack is getting a feature that it has been sorely lacking: the ability to turn on Do Not Disturb for those times when you just don’t want to be bombarded with messages during your off hours. According to a report…

Yahoo Relaunches Yahoo Messenger With Redesign, New Features

Yahoo just announced a new version of Yahoo Messenger, which features a complete redesign of the platform across iOS, Android, and the web as well as within Yahoo Mail. “The new Yahoo Messenger provides a super fast, beautiful and smart…

Tumblr Messaging Is Now A Reality

Tumblr announced that it is rolling out messaging, which should go a long way in making the service more social while making users happy about a much-wanted functionality. Frankly, it’s hard to believe Tumblr hasn’t had this until now, but…

LinkedIn Develops New Email And Notifications Platform

LinkedIn announced that it has been working on a new email and notifications platform called Air Traffic Controller aimed at making its experience more enjoyable (or at least less annoying) to users. Back in July, LinkedIn announced that it was…

Slack Expands /remind Function To Include Other Users

Slack announced on Twitter that its /remind function, which previously let users set reminders for themselves, now works for reminding other people about things. Some might find this annoying, but considering that Slack is for teams, it could actually be…

Slack Adds User Groups

Slack announced the availability of User Groups, which enable people to target messages at specific groups separate from entire channels. The feature enables you to send a message to only the engineers or only the marketing team, for example, regardless…

Instagram Direct Gets Some Helpful New Features

Instagram launched Direct in 2013 as a way to share images directly with specific people or groups of people as opposed to all of your followers. On Tuesday, Instagram announced a couple of improvements to it – the ability to…

LinkedIn Gets New Messaging Experience

LinkedIn announced a new messaging feature that is more in line with similar features from Facebook and Twitter than its current private messaging feature. The company describes it as an “easier and more lightweight” way to have professional conversations with…

Slack Launches ‘Add To Slack’ Button For Apps And Sites

Slack has been getting a lot of big improvements over the past month or so. In July, it got an adjustment that made it better for communication. Then, earlier this month, Slack announced the ability to direct email to channels.…

Twitter Really Wants You to Use It for Messaging

Twitter is taking steps to make itself a destination for messaging. Starting today, you will be able to receive notifications in your browser when you receive a direct message. Clicking on the notification will direct you to the DM interface…