Slack Canvas aims at reducing clutter and lets you share content with team
The popular messaging app Slack is getting a new feature called ‘Canvas’ that lets reduces the clutter in chat channels and lets users share and store content like files, links and raw text.
Aimed at reducing clutter and confusion, the new tool is really useful since it can effectively serve as a hub for resources like files and links that are usually scattered across channels.
Slack says Canvases can help you enhance productivity and serve as a single place where users can share information like log meeting notes, track action items, list member responsibilities and even create an overview for the channel that serves as an FAQ for new users. You can also embed no-code workflows and add shortcuts to various services.
While this serves as an alternative to Slack’s existing bookmark and pin feature, the company seems to have no plans to remove them for now. If you need to collaborate with others, bringing Canvas to a huddle will help multiple users to discuss things and make changes in real-time. It also lets users comment, react and check revision history, which makes working easier.
Apart from reducing clutter and chaos, Canvas might also help Slack compete against the likes of Google Docs, Microsoft Teams and Notion, since users will no longer need to use third-party apps. Slack started rolling out Canvas and said the feature will be available to everyone in the coming days, so you might have to wait a while before being able to use Canvas.