Slack Gets Voice Calling on Desktop

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Fellow team members can now talk to each other using their voices in Slack on the desktop.

TechCrunch reported on Tuesday that Slack would roll this feature out soon after attending a conference in San Francisco. Josh Constine wrote:

Slack VP of Product April Underwood tells me that voice chat on desktop will come first, and then the company will focus on making it work on all its devices and apps. Video will have to wait until after that. Underwood noted that you can already make voice calls via Skype’s Slack integration. But with its own feature, she says the use case will be “If I’m DMing someone in Slack and we want to switch to have a quick voice conversation, it addresses that problem.”

Now, while Slack doesn't appear to have made an official announcement via its own media channels, the publication is reporting that Slack is already rolling voice calls out to desktop users.

It's possible that Slack is waiting until the feature is fully rolled out to make the proper announcement. Constine says it's only available to less than half of users so far.

Either way, it appears that you'll soon be able to exchange vocal words with your colleagues very soon as Slack aims to keep you from having to use Skype, Google Hangouts, and the like.

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