You can now message anyone using Slack
Slack is a cloud-based team communication tool founded by Stewart Butterfield in 2013. Slack offers chat rooms, private groups, direct messages, and file sharing. It's also frequently augmented with bots and apps through its API. Slack is available as a web app, and also runs on iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux. We cover major changes and updates to Slack, which has become the leading tool in the industry, and the rising competition from companies such as Facebook and Microsoft.
The new direct message feature has no filtering or opt-out protections
A bug introduced in December stored passwords in plaintext
Most of the issues appeared resolved by about 3 PM ET Monday