Slack about to add voice and video chat

Mar

3

2016

Communication Slack is extended in the short term with features for voice and video chat. Therby service, which is commonly used for business, better compete with services like Skype and Hangouts.

Two years slack Voice chat comes first to the desktop version of Slack, after which the company will work to make the feature available on all devices and in all apps. Video chat will be possible when all functionality is complete around voice chat. That says April Underwood, Vice President of Product at Slack, at TechCrunch. A timeline for the release of the new features was not disclosed.

It is at this moment already possible to conduct conversations with audio Slack Slack by means of the integration provided by Skype. By itself to offer voice chat wants the company is likely to persuade more companies to use the subscriptions for business use. must also voice chat make it possible to switch directly into a private chat from text to voice.

Early 2015 Screen Hero was taken over by Slack. That company offered a service for voice and video chat, and a function to share the screen of a computer with others, so that different people can work together on something if they were in the same room. Slack promised earlier will add to the functionality of Screen Hero to slack.

According to him, Slack has 2.3 million daily active users, of which 670,000 to pay for the service. Slack is often used in corporate environments. Small teams can use the free service. Paid accounts offer more functionality for larger groups and cost from $ 6.67 per month per user. The service has a download store for apps , which the functionality can be expanded. There are now 280 apps available.

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