Slack, meet SMS
It seems like everybody’s talking Slack these days. The collaboration tool is exploding with popularity for good reason – it’s a great way to communicate with your peers in real time, without drowning in email. And best of all, it can connect to many other applications that are likely to be in your company’s toolset or personal productivity stack.
Now you can finally add your phone number to that list.
Burner’s new Slack Connection lets you connect a Burner line to any channel in Slack, routing incoming messages to the team, and enabling anyone in the channel to respond and to see others’ responses. We set one up for public comments and questions about Connections, and voilà–anyone with a phone number can reach us where we live, and the whole team can watch the threads and collaborate on how we reply. Magic!
Wanna try it out? Send a text or leave a voicemail at (310) 919-5060. Your message will reach the Burner team directly in Slack, and we'll be able to reply to you too.
Please feel free to ask us questions, share feedback or ideas for connections, tell us knock-knock jokes, or just "hello world" us. Picture us battling it out for who gets to answer–this integration is fun.
As for you, do you want a customer service phone number, a team hotline, or a simple office line? Just need an easy way to have a group of people able to respond to texts to one phone number? Grab a Burner, hook it up to Slack, and you’re good to go. Burner's Slack Connection supports inbound texts and photo messages, outbound replies from Slack, and voicemails.
We've heard lots of other ideas for this too – we're excited to see what happens when the footprint of Slack interactions is extended to anyone with a phone number. More generally, we think it's about time our phone numbers can talk to the rest of our software stack.
To learn more about how to set up the Slack Burner Connection, watch the video below or check out our support page. Or just navigate to the settings page of any Burner line, click the Slack Connection button, and all will be revealed.