We’ve got rather used to being able to skip all the hassle of signing up on various websites or apps by just clicking on Facebook Login. But Slack is also upping its game by allowing users to sign into other applications, which will only add to the rivalry between platforms.
Slack, one of the most popular work chat apps currently on the market, already boasts 2.7 million daily active users. The secret to its success is the simple yet effective way for people to collaborate with co-workers on different tasks and projects.
At the same time, Slack won the heart of its users by easily integrating a plethora of other applications. But the new feature will bring the app in line with some serious competition, as “Sign in with Slack” becomes a thing.
Thanks to the new option, users can sign into other apps with their Slack credentials, which is pretty hassle-free. But it’s not just about logging in because the feature also allows your Slack team to remain connected across all apps you use for work.
In their announcement, Slack explained that “when a user signs up for your app using Sign in with Slack, they’ll be instantly connected to their teammates within your product. For customers, this is an invisible but delightful feature.”
Facebook Login – previously known as Facebook Connect – will receive some worthy competition from Slack, as the startup’s mission is to make people’s working lives “simpler, more pleasant, and more productive – by keeping teams effortlessly in sync.”
At the same time, Slack’s reach goes even further, gunning for Facebook at Work. Some partners have already inked a deal to allow the ‘Sign in with Slack’ feature on their apps, such as Figma, Quip, Slackline, Kifi, Officevibe, and Smooz.
This is also good news for developers, who can benefit from this feature. If an app allows users to connect with their Slack identities, it will boost its chances of more people becoming regular users.
It’s also a win-win situation for companies, which can benefit from the new feature by requesting users to give them access to their Slack information, as well as avatars and other personal information, and using that data to personalize their apps.
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