Facebook adds third-party app support to its Slack competitor

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Facebook continues to flesh out its office collaboration app Workplace, adding new features to make the software more competitive with market leader Slack. The latest addition is something called “custom integrations” — a set of tools that allows companies to add support for apps and in-house software; anything from internal email to CRM and calendars. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt London, Workplace director Julien Codorniou said these integrations could potentially include big-name enterprise products like Box for file sharing, or Gmail for email.

It’s not clear exactly how this will compare to Slack’s own third-party support, but it seems Facebook’s solution is not really aimed at the average user. Slack offers customers its own…

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