An easier, more organized way to work

Slack vs. Email

You could get buried in email. Or you could get real work done in Slack.

Give projects a dedicated channel, not endless email chains

In your inbox, seeing all the conversations about a single project requires sifting through many different email chains. In Slack, you’ll save time by seeing all the discussions and files about a project in one place: a channel.

Learn more about channels

“You can’t have a good conversation over email—it’s not quick enough. Coming together in Slack channels allows us to easily discuss day-to-day management topics. That’s invaluable.”

Benjamin Sternsmith

Area Vice President of Sales, Lyft Business

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Reach people faster

Slack gives you access to real-time conversations with any teammate or team. Unlike email, where every new message is weighted alike, it’s easy to grab a specific someone's attention with a notification when you need a quick response.

Stay looped in, not out

Email isolates information — you can only see the conversations you’ve been included on. Everyone in a channel sees the same messages, so your team knows who’s responsible for what and how to move work forward.

“I can drop into any channel and see what’s happening. I don’t have to interrupt anyone or call a meeting to get updated. It’s all happening in real time, which means we’re all just that much more efficient.”

David Maddocks

CMO, Cole Haan

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Spend less time switching context

Email has limited functionality with other apps — you need to constantly switch tabs, windows, and your focus for even the smallest of tasks. Slack connects with all of your work tools, so you can find information or perform quick actions without leaving conversations.

See the Slack App Directory

Frequently asked questions

You betcha! Slack offers an easier, more organized way to work. Instead of endless email chains, in Slack work happens in channels: flexible spaces for all the people, tools and files you need to get work done. Unlike email, where messages can quickly get lost, you can grab a specific person’s attention with a notification in Slack when you need a rapid response. Slack also connects with your most-used work tools, which email just can’t do.

Group direct messages in Slack can include up to nine people. Group DMs work well for one-off conversations that don’t require an entire channel of people to weigh in — but if you ever need more than nine people, just spin up a channel!

Yes. Security at Slack is extremely important to us. You can trust Slack to keep your workspace’s information secure. For more information on how we keep your data secure, please review our Security Practices.

Slack organizes conversations into channels, where everyone can come together in one place to share ideas, make decisions and move work forward. It helps teams operate faster and stay in sync, wherever they are.

With Slack Connect, you can also improve how you communicate with partners, vendors, clients and more, by bringing your conversations directly into Slack.

Yes, Slack can help you keep all of your work communication — including emails — in one place. Learn how to send emails to Slack.