Finding the Vibe in Slack

Slack is the darling of the digital world and developers are rushing to integrate their offerings into the popular communication and collaboration platform.

Vibe, for example, has released a new add-on for Slack that will help managers determine how the workers on their channels are feeling - yes, feeling. 

The plugin uses natural language processing algorithms to detect language patterns that indicate happiness, irritation, disappointment and stress, acting as a silent observer of employee behavior.

The add-on is free for one channel, and costs $50 a month for additional channels and topic analysis. For $120 a month, the Vibe add-on can even pinpoint what caused any drops in morale.