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Work Communication App Slack Remove its Apple Watch App

That iThingy You're Wearing
February 1, 2018

The Apple Watch party is over for Slack. In a recent update to version 3.36, the popular work communication app has removed its native watch app.

Slack explains the removal in the release notes:

Apple Watch users, there’s now one iOS app for all of your needs. We’ve removed the standalone Watch App, but rest assured, receiving and replying to messages from your wrist works the same as before. It’s like two for the price of one, but with apps.

The Slack Apple Watch allowed users to view DMs and @ replies in their workspaces.

Slack joins a number of other popular apps – like Amazon, eBay, and Target – in removing a native app for the Apple Watch platform.

While the Apple Watch was originally positioned as a new platform for apps, Apple has changed its focus to health and fitness and notifications for the device.

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Slack Technologies, Inc.