Slack announced a planned partnership with Google Cloud today. It will be rolled out over the first half of 2017. This partnership will bring a number of new features, including deeper integrations with Google services, to its collaboration platform for teams. Among the additions are new bots for notifications, as well as support for Google’s recently launched Team Drives, document previews and more. Google Teams Up With Slack to Provide Better Google Cloud Integration.
Google Teams Up With Slack to Provide Better Google Cloud Integration
Google’s cloud services and slack are among people’s all time favorite productivity tools. Google Drive is building a Slack bot. This bot will promptly show dedicated message buttons whenever a comment or an access request is made right within Slack, preventing them from getting lost or piling in your email. This bot will be directly connected to Docs, Sheets and Slides.
According to Slack:
“For customers who want advanced cloud storage controls, we’ll also be providing an option to use a Team Drive as the main data store for any files uploaded to Slack,”
Slack will make sure that content shared from Drive is accessible to the people within the selected batches. If one or more members were not granted access to the Drive file, Slack will warn you, and then offer you to update your sharing settings.
Slack channels will be synchronized with Team Drive. Content shared in team drive will be backed up in Slack and vice versa.
Nan Boden, Head of Global Technology, Google Cloud said:
Google and Slack share the same vision for the future of work: that smart software could bring teams together and make all of their work and conversations seamlessly available in one place. The result is that teams can move faster and more efficiently. Google will also be helping Slack take advantage of Google’s technologies to scale its business
Slack says that a Google Drive file is imported in Slack 60,000 times approximately every week. It means that a file is shared every 1.4 seconds. Now both firms will work together on building further integrations for their overlapping customer base.