As some of you might know, today Slack has launched Shared Channels (beta). They are a brand new kind of channel that connects two separate organizations in Slack, creating a common space to communicate in real-time, share files, loop in colleagues, and preserve it all in a searchable archive shared by both sides.
We've been thinking about moving on to other projects for some time. Now that Slack has built shared channels directly into their product, we're confident that they will have a more complete integration with all of Slack’s features and will be able to scale this in a way that meets the needs of our users.
For this reason, Slackline will shut down on October 29th. Until then, we have moved our service to Quinde.io and cancelled all subscriptions. On Quinde.io you will be able to sign in and keep using your Slackline shared channels as normal, as well as downloading your invoices until October 29th.
We're excited about shared channels in Slack. We’ve been dedicated to improving collaboration across organizations, and we think they are a great step in that direction. Here are some of their advantages:
Slack’s Shared channels are currently in beta and available to teams on Standard and Plus plans (Enterprise Grid support coming soon). In order to use shared channels in beta, admins will first need to opt their teams into the beta by clicking the Team Menu > Shared channels (beta).
We want to say a massive thank you to all our customers and everyone who has supported us, given us feedback and recommended Slackline to their friends and colleagues. It’s been an amazing experience for us and we couldn’t have done it without you.
We’re sad that Slackline is coming to an end but we think Slack’s shared channels will do a great job at meeting your collaboration needs, so we know we’re leaving you in good hands.
Blanca and Ernesto