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askBetty, the App That Tackles Your To-Do List, Launches on Slack

January 28, 2021

North American users able to connect directly with a personal assistant through the convenience of Slack

CALGARY, Alberta — askBetty, the app that enables you to delegate your to-do list, has launched on Slack. askBetty gives users instant access to a live personal assistant who can complete admin or concierge-type tasks throughout the workday. Through a tailored one-to-one conversation, Slack users can ask Betty to:

  • Review social media copy and add hashtags
  • Source quotes from service providers
  • Secure dinner reservations
  • Transcribe audio files into formatted meeting minutes

“askBetty has been fantastic for handing all my little tasks,” said Tate Hackert, President and Founder of ZayZoon and an early adopter of askBetty. “I love being able to delegate the small stuff so I can focus on the bigger picture items. The askBetty team is there when I need to book travel or personal appointments and has even sourced and purchased gifts for me.”

“When you’re working on your business, there’s always tasks on your to-do list that are necessary but get pushed off because you don’t have time to do them,” said Bobbie Racette, Founder of askBetty. “If you don’t have a dedicated personal assistant, Betty is that assistant who gets things done for you. Just open a message in Slack, and Betty will handle it for you.”

To get started, users add the free askBetty Slack app to their workspace and follow the prompts to create an account. Users pre-purchase task credits, available in 15-minute increments, on the secure client portal. To submit a task, users open the app and type, “Hey Betty, I need help with X.” Betty will ask a couple of questions and then get right to work.

askBetty is powered by Virtual Gurus, North America’s most diverse community of trusted virtual assistants and freelancers. Virtual Gurus only hires Canadian- and US-based administration professionals who go through a strict vetting and onboarding process, so Slack users know that they can trust Betty with their requests.

Recently acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 B USD, Slack continues to increase users by 28% year over year. Now those users have a tool that enables them to be even more productive.

askBetty is now available for download on the Slack App directory. For more information, visit

About askBetty

askBetty leverages human virtual assistants through an easy-to-use Slack app. Betty will help you achieve more with less effort, directly from Slack. Just type “Hey Betty” and she’ll get to work immediately. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn

About Virtual Gurus

Virtual Gurus is North America’s most diverse marketplace of trusted virtual assistants and freelancers. Virtual Gurus provides monthly Talent-as-a-Service subscriptions and leverages its proprietary Marketplace to ensure business owners are matched with highly-skilled Canadian and US-based freelancers. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn

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Jenn Delconte
Director of Operations, askBetty
jenn at askbetty dot io
+1 (403) 512-8727