It's a fucking stupid idea, NOBODY WANTS THIS, STOP FORCING IT ON PEOPLE!
Last year blogger Beejoli Shah started to notice a curious new artifact populating her social media feeds: screenshots of office chats, mostly taking place in an upstart workplace communication tool called Slack.
But as activity in the app slowed, Secret co-founders David Byttow and Chrys Bader were working on the second version of the service — and it might be the thing that brings Secret back to life.
Secret 2.0 for i Phone and Android is a faster, more text-based version of the service that puts a new emphasis on chat.
Several news stories broke first on Secret, fueling buzz that led the app to be downloaded more than 15 million times in 10 months. The number of posts from friends in my feed slowed to a trickle, and Secret is no longer among the top 1,500 apps, according to App Annie.
To view it you press and hold the image, and the picture pops up in full-screen mode for as long as you hold it, much as it would in Snapchat.
"We still believe great ideas can come from anywhere," Byttow says.
But Slack makes the workspace itself feel like a game.
When a new employee joins Slack for the first time, she’s greeted by Slack Bot, a chatterbot who will serve as her simplistic but well-mannered consort in her travels through the app.