A second channel type - threaded channel - would help keeping the overview in channels dedicated to discussing many topics in parallel. In these channels under each top-Level-message sits a button „reply“, which Posts automatically in the message‘s thread. For creating a new top-Level-message one has to click on „new topic“ or the like, which would replace the current „send“-button. No complex user-roles, rather simple UI-changes, still much better than at the moment.
Hi, we use slack extensively in our org to work with various teams, and there are numerous channels per team to keep order of things. However in the channel column the alphabetical sort mixes things up. I want request setting up sub groups for channels in channel list, it would be awesome. e.g. Topic: Eng -: Backend eng -: Frontend eng -: Database eng Topic: Business team -: HR -: Sales -: Sales Eng so on and so forth.
Show local time next to each user
In distributed teams, it is hard to keep track of what time it is locally for each team member. Viewing a member's info in the sidebar will show their local time, but this isn't all that useful, as you can't see it when you need to, and you'd have to do it for each participant. If a small, muted local time was present wherever member names were shown, it would solve this problem. The time display could be suppressed when the member's timezone is the same as the person viewing.
Do not disturb during weekend
It would be nice to have a setting to automatically be in "Do not disturb" mode during the weekend (or specific week days).
Mark thread as done
I would use some badges on the thread saying what is the state of the thread. "Done" is probably the best example. The reason is that if I came and see threads in the channel I could easily know if I should read the whole thread or not.
Move message to a different channel
People post to wrong channel all the time. On large project, with many users, this creates chaos, and people miss important messages. Be able to go back and move to the appropriate channel. Should use mouse, to allow selecting multiple messages at once, and move them all. Admin should be able to do this for any message, and author should be able to do this, and channel should have permission setting where admin can enable anyone in channel to move messages out to other channels they have permission to post into.
Opening Conversations in Different Windows
I would love to be able to open different instances of Slack in separate windows. So I could have my main slack open in one window and then open a separate window that is specifically just for that person's conversation or only for a specific channel.
Slack status icon within MacOS menu bar
Currently on MacOS when I receive a direct message a red dot appears on the slack icon within the dock. I have my dock hidden for extra screen real estate, so rely on the bounce to notify me on incoming messages, however I don't always respond straight away. If I'm concentrating on something I would completely forget about it! (My team probably hate me for this). When I use ubuntu however there is a slack icon in the top menu bar. I would like to see this feature as an option on the MacOS application. It would be a preferable reminder for me that a message is waiting to be read. Attached is a poorly drawn example!