//Slack’s Catch Up feature is like Tinder for your work messages

Slack’s Catch Up feature is like Tinder for your work messages

Catch Up is supposed to make it faster to get up to speed on all the Slack stuff you care — and don’t care — about. | Image: Slack

Slack is adding a new feature to its mobile app, meant to help you triage all your unread stuff a little faster. It’s called Catch Up, and the only way I can describe it is Tinder for Enterprise Messaging. When you tap on Catch Up at the top of the app’s homescreen, it’ll show you one channel or DM at a time; swipe left to mark it read, right to leave it unread.

Catch Up is a response to two things Akshay Bakshi, a product management director at Slack, says the company sees a lot. First, there’s just a lot going on in Slack, and opening every channel one by one just to check in on it and mark it read in the sidebar is a pin. Second, a lot of people use their phone as a Slack-triage device. “Before they get to their desk in the morning,…

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