It didn’t take Slack (WORK) very long at all to roll back their latest feature. Earlier last week, the workplace messaging platform debuted a new feature called Slack Connect that allows users to send direct messages to other users across different organizations, so long as they had that user’s email address. Even if the recipient had disabled Slack Connect, they would still receive an email with the sender’s invitation.
Sounds like a pushy Aunti, right? Users agree as they immediately pushed back, claiming the new feature could lead to unwanted harassment.
Slack was open to feedback, though — within hours, it tweaked the new feature and promised to disable the option to send a message along with the invitation to chat.