Slack Integrates with Quip to Shift Teamwork

May 10, 2016

1:00 pm

As more companies move towards remote working, the latest work tools are ones that can aid in keeping remote companies connected, even when their workers are spread across miles (and sometimes countries). One of those companies leading the charge, Slack, is announcing an exciting partnership that could change how we look at the concept of remote working.

Quip, a productivity platform that assists with organizing communication and content, announced today that they’re partnering with the messaging company. This partnership will “streamline the workflow between team communication and document collaboration”, allowing for both platforms to come together.

In an official statement, the specific integration actions were announced. They include:

  • Elevate chats to Quip docs: Spark ideas in conversations and give them structure in Quip docs where you can organize, discuss, and evolve your team’s most important work. Using the Slack slash-command to create a Quip doc.
  • Securely share and preview Quip docs: Paste links to Quip docs into Slack channels and see a preview of the title and folder path.
  • Cross-post updates from Quip docs: Users won’t lose track of ideas even if they’re happening in both the Slack channel and a Quip document at the same time. Any @mentions, messages, and edits to a Quip doc will instantly post to Slack.

Bret Taylor, CEO and cofounder of Quip, stated:

“Companies on Slack love communicating in real time rather than email, and there’s a massive opportunity to give structure to those conversations and make them actionable. That’s where Quip comes in. By integrating with Slack, we streamline the communication process to put the work itself at the heart of the experience. The future of work is a faster and easier path to getting things done.”

The world of remote working is shifting. Technology’s improvements are constantly making things easier for remote teams and digital entrepreneurs. Slack’s new integration with Quip could mean big things for the industry and the way we look at remote working and other industry leaders could be following suit sometime soon.

To learn more about the integration, you can visit the Quip site.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she’s using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color.

Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to [email protected] or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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