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Slack has launched new APIs for its platform, which allow IT admins to more easily manage the internal chat channels within their company. The APIs are specifically aimed at enterprise customers with many workspaces.

One of the APIs focuses on external services, writes Silicon Angle. Slack has an ecosystem with more than 400,000 apps and integrations, with which the functions of the platform itself can be adapted in various ways. For example, employees can retrieve documents from a sub-division without leaving the chat.

In an enterprise, however, it is important to regulate which apps can be installed to ensure that such apps do not compromise business data or violate other company policies.


This task is automated by the new API. Admins can set up their own rules to approve apps. Slack then uses those rules to allow or reject external apps without the IT team having to manually do anything for them.

Authorized apps can also be listed and companies can create broader permission rules. For example, a general policy can be drawn up that allows users to connect to all cloud services in the company’s software database.

Slack also rolls out APIs to automate other aspects. This makes it possible to set up a new workspace in a fully automated way, to create it especially for admins and to invite users to the workspace.

Announcement channels

Slack has also added a whole new feature to its platform, allowing users to convert normal chat channels into announcement channels. These are channels that are intended for a specific topic, such as news about the organization.

The channels have limited permission to post, which means that only specific users are allowed to post messages.

The new APIs will follow a week after Slack increased the security of his platform. For example, administrators can now require users to use Touch ID, Face ID, or enter an access code on a mobile device before they can use the chat. There will also be a dashboard to manage this type of security in one place.

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