Why Slack Needs Sound Effects

Not to be left behind in hipster group chats, we migrated from Campfire to Slack a few months ago. It’s a slick, simple group chat system with a few elements of fun including custom emojis. We added Carl and Paul from Llamas with Hats to our custom set. We’ve also livened up things with a custom Hubot. Still there is one very sad missing feature Sound Effects.

A bit of research shows the team at slack has had sound effects on its backlog for a long time:

We’re more than a year later and still no sign of adding sound effects. We really relied on getting audio notifications of broken builds. Now things slip by for a while as the email or text notifications get lost amid the clutter. And sometimes you just need to play PushIt while deploying. Please Slack get this done.