SMS for Slack - Exciting New Features!

Better Notifications & Unlimited Texting

Team Clerk Jun 13, 2021

Our team has been hard at work shipping a number of exciting new features. We’re so confident what we’ve built is appealing, that we thought we bet you’d love at least a peak at what we’ve been up to. After 18 rigorous months of feedback and updates here are our latest features:

Improved Notifications

A company’s customer support is only as good as the ability for anyone in your organization to easily find and act upon customers requests, and we’ve refined Inbox in Slack to be straightforward and streamlined. We now have an entirely revamped Inbox which helps you manage and track all your messages. No more missed messages. Search for and view all of your account’s text message threads. Filter conversations based on set tags.

Slack SMS Notification
Slack SMS Notification

Assigning SMS to Slack Members

Now when a SMS comes in, you are able to ‘assign’ the thread to any number of members so that you can be certain the right team members will follow up with specific customers - or simply assign them to keep an eye on the thread. Once a user is assigned they will get a direct message from Clerk about an inbound sms.

Priority, Status & Tagging

Perfect for sales & customer support: You can now set a priority e.g. ‘Urgent’ to any and all messages, as well as include notes for other members on your team to be aware of. Our integrations with Zendesk and Salesforce are cominmg out shortly.

Slack SMS Notifications
Slack SMS Notifications

MFA / OTP / 2FA Non VoIP

We have built a solution to enable shared OTP / MFA / 2FA messages and codes inside a Slack channel. Clerk allows you to receive verification codes from any online service and supports both virtual and non-VoIP phone numbers. Not sure which one to pick? Here is a full breakdown of the difference between the two phone number types.

Non-VoIP SMS Verification
Non-VoIP SMS Verification

New Unlimited SMS Plan

Love Clerk but afraid of an expensive bill? Now enjoy unlimited SMS, subject to fair use policy.

Bonus - Calling Beta

We’re rolling out calling inside of Slack so you can have an all-in-one VoIP system. Want to be one of the first to try for FREE? Reach out to our team.

SMS is the best way to connect with customers, whether for marketing or customer support. With Clerk, you can text your customers directly from Slack, using a business number you already have – or a new one. We are releasing new features every day and are very excited for what’s to come!