Slack purchased Astro, the creator of a messaging application with built-in intelligent assistant. This assistant categorized your message and helped you attract important items to your attention.
A huge chat application Slack for the purpose of killing e-mails It may seem odd that Slack purchases e-mail applications, but pairing is fairly logical. Astro focused on business users and integrated some smart integration into slack. By combining the two teams, Slack can use Astro's experience to create native solutions for handling email directly to chat applications.
But there is bad news: Slack will close the Astro's email application. This application will stop working on 10th October. As excellent third-party mail clients become increasingly hard to find, Astro has great features.
The fact that Slack closes the Astro application clearly shows where this acquisition goes. Slack is going to include a way to process your e-mail in the chat application, so slack does not seem to start its own e-mail application. It includes basic e-mail management, but the actual key is the ability to collaborate with e-mail. Use th instead of replying to the string to get the correct answer. All there.
Slack has not announced details yet, but this suggests that this is a way. "We've taken steps to enable e-mail integration with Slack, but this interoperability has become much simpler and more powerful.
Both Slack and Astro were interested in business users, especially those who were aware of support for third party services like Salesforce …
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Slack buys Astro and shuts down the email application
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