Slack Backtracks on DM Feature – Linkedin

Written by Monica Fike

Slack Connect DMs, we hardly knew ye. The popular work-chat platform revealed a new feature, Connect DM, on Wednesday, which allowed users to send customizable messages to people outside their organizations when inviting them to connect. Well, this set off alarm bells and outrage grew on social media, with some demonstrating how easy it was to use the new feature to abuse and harass others. Less than 24 hours later, Slack announced it was removing the “ability to customize a message when a user invites someone to Slack Connect DMs.”

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