This tiny new feature has already improved my daily work. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Slack is now rolling out typing indicators in threads, and they’ve already dramatically improved my Slack experience.

At The Verge, we use threads a lot. We’re constantly sharing interesting and potentially newsworthy stuff we find around the web, and we use threads to help corral conversations about links or topics into one zone. At any given time, there might be a lot of people talking in one thread, especially with everything going on right now. But because typing indicators used to appear in the main channel even if someone was typing in a thread, it could be hard to tell who might be workshopping a witty one-liner for the thread or drafting something new for the channel.

These new in-thread typing indicators handily fix that. The…

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