Slack Goes After Skype for Business, Announces Voice and Video Calling Features

March 1, 2016


Slack, a popular cloud-based team collaboration tool will soon get the voice and video calling capabilities. The three-year-old service, which is available on Windows and Windows Phone, says that it will very soon begin testing the new features. Voice and video calling services will supposedly help Slack entire customers who’re currently using Skype for Business and other similar services.

But Skype isn’t the only Microsoft service Slack is going after. The company announced that it also plans to offer a full what-you-see-is-what-you-get formatting tool, which will ensure that your colleagues are seeing the document that you sent them in the way it was originally intended. Over the years, Slack has been ramping up its efforts in the productivity space.

Slack made the announcement on Tuesday at a press conference in San Francisco. The company, formerly known as Tiny Speck, also shared the user engagement on its platform. The company says that it sees 2.3 million daily active users, an improvement over 2 million daily active users in December.

Additionally, Slack says that it will also be working on improving its search, adding support for new operators to help users find more relevant content. As of December last year, Slack had 570,000 paid users.

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