Slack's even great beyond work—or for juggling multiple jobs at a time.
You can join multiple teams in Slack to keep your reading group, side project, and work chat all together in the same app.
This article originally compared 11 team chat apps a few months after Slack was released.
It includes standard channels for group conversations—but when you want to say something, you either have to comment on an existing thread or start a new one.
There, you can chat as usual, with a button to get a rich text editor where you can write an email-style message complete with a subject and importance indicator.
Or, you can write a full wiki of documents as a permanent record of what your team does, and share Office Online documents in your chat.
It’s no surprise AIM and MSN Messenger were some of the internet's strongest lures in the '90s, while messaging apps like Whats App and LINE are persuading the next billion to get online today. Today's best team chat apps help organize team conversations about multiple topics, search through your company archives to see if a question has already been answered, and speed up with bots and integrations that bring apps into your chats.
Here are the best features in today's team chat apps so you can pick the perfect tool for your company.