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Slack Acquires Astro And Close Down Its Email App

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Slack Acquires Astro And Close Down Its Email App
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Slack Acquires Astro And Close Down Its Email App

Slack has acquired Astro, the producer of an email application with an implicit smart assistant that helped deal with your messages and hoist important things for your consideration.

The organization additionally made the well known Astrobot application for Slack. The popularity of Astrobot clearly made Astro excessively enticing for the organization, that slack acquired it.

Slack purchasing an email client company shouldn't be viewed as a sign Slack is going to get into the email customer client. As a matter of fact Slack is closing down Astro's email application. The application will stop working on October 10th.

"But we all know that email is still a very important tool in business communication. Billions of emails are sent every day, and in those are millions of documents exchanged, contracts negotiated and decisions memorialized. We’ve taken some steps to make it possible to integrate email into Slack, but now we’re in a position to make that interoperability much simpler and much, much more powerful. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to help teams shift conversations to where they would be most productive — in a channel, alongside the relevant context and software tools teams use at work, from ServiceNow and Salesforce to Workday and Box.

To help make this possible, we’ve acquired Astro, a company with deep expertise in email infrastructure and maker of the popular Astrobot for Slack. In Astro, we’re bringing on an incredible team that collectively have built the industry’s best mail and messaging tools like Zimbra, Acompli (acquired by Microsoft, and the foundation for Outlook Mobile), and Mumbo (acquired by LinkedIn). We see this as a natural next step as channel-based collaboration becomes the default way of working."

Source: Slack blog

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