The widely popular enterprise chat app Slack has announced a partnership with Google Cloud, as on 7th December, 2016. The news has been confirmed through the an official blog post which delivers ‘a suite of deep integrations’ for its shared customers. Previously, it had integrated Google Drive for its users, who import a file every 1.4 seconds at present. Similar results are expected from other new integrations related to Google Cloud. This will further help upshot Slack’s growth.

One of the most significant integration revolves around all new Google Drive Bot. Through the integration, access of notifications has been enabled inside the chat app. This means Slack and Google Drive users would now be able to approve, reject and settle comments from Slack via Google Drive bot. They can also do the same from Google Docs directly post integration. Further, efforts are being made to connect Team Drives with Slack channels. That means automatic backups of files would be stored in Team drives shared on channels and vice versa.

Slack has also strengthened its security concerns. It will now keep a check upon the accessibility of files shared. If a file is not accessible to a right person, it will prompt you with a notification to update the settings of shared content. The company is currently involved in integrating Google Docs preview into its platform. If the Google Docs Team agrees for the integration, it would be a major win-win for both, notes the official statement.

Talking about the partnership, Nan Boden, Head of Global Technology Partners at Google Cloud, stated,

Google and Slack share the same vision for the future of work: that smart software could bring teams together and make all of their work and conversations seamlessly available in one place, The result is that teams can move faster and more efficiently.

Slack claims to roll out the integrations by first half of 2017 and adds that more such integrations can be expected in future. This partnership is just a start for them. It also clarifies that provisioning of integrations will only be limited to admins from the G Suite admin console. It is just to say that Google integrations will surely help Slack team further ease and scale their business.

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