After months of internal testing, Slack’s own team tends to use Threads for deeper discussions around specific topics or posts—you might call it “going down the rabbit hole”—without clogging the rest of the channel. We use them most frequently in busy channels with hundreds of members where it makes more sense, and is more courteous, to contain extended discussions in Threads instead of the main channel conversation.
Using Slack has been an absolute game changer for me, both with my previous position in a small company with offices spanning the US geographically, but definitely as a consultant working with multiple people, companies and projects simultaneously.
I’ve always wanted to see threaded messaging in a communication client and I feel like the way Slack has implemented this view could not be more perfect. It doesn’t come across as e-mail and it doesn’t feel like an online forum either. I’m not entirely sure of the “All Threads” section right now, but we’ll see over time how I utilize it.
What I do love most, is the ability to use threads as a visual reminder and checklist that also broadcasts productivity updates. I’ve never been one for announcing incremental updates of completion, so threaded messaging is a great way for me to keep both a running tally of task completion but to also inform others on productivity.