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Slack’s popular corporate messaging app is getting several new updates to help out the wave of companies frantically shifting to accommodate employees now working from home.
The workplace software company announced the new tools on Wednesday as part of its Frontiers user conference, which like many other recent tech events, is now online due to the impact of COVID-19.
As Slack chief product officer Tamar Yehoshua explained in an earlier interview with Fortune, Slack’s internal research concluded that overall, “people are pretty positive about” working from their homes.
However, she added, “We are finding that people have an increased feeling of loneliness and isolation,” underscoring the challenges companies face dealing with workers who may be struggling with mental health and grief in the coronavirus pandemic… Read the rest