Slack Will Be Even More Useful in the Future

Slack Technologies CEO Stewart Butterfield was recently interviewed on “Bloomberg Studio 1.0” where he discussed the likelihood that Slack will continue to grow and dominate messaging and workplace efficiency.

HipChat Maker Atlassian Calls It Quits, Sells to Rival Slack

The saying “If you can’t beat them, join them” certainly holds true for Atlassian and Slack. The former is selling its rights to HipChat and Stride to rival Slack and will even be making a small investment in the company.…

Microsoft Now Has a Free Version of Teams, Takes on Rival Slack

Microsoft is gearing up for its yearly Inspire event and has drummed up interest with the announcement of a free version of Microsoft Teams. The Teams platform has been around since 2016 and 200,000 companies are now using it. However,…

Slack Lets You Get Even More Work Done With New ‘Actions’ Tool

In its bid to become more than just a messaging platform, Slack has been collaborating with several companies to building integrations across apps. Called “Actions,” this simple shortcut lets you work with productivity tools like Asana, Zendesk, Jira, and Hubspot, among…

Google Rolls Out Hangouts Chat, Set to Compete with Slack and Microsoft Teams

It seems that Google is seriously eyeing a bigger slice of the workplace communications market. Recently, the company announced that Hangouts Chat is now rolling out to the general public which puts it on a collision course with rival Slack…

Makers of HipChat Challenge Slack with New Communications App Called Stride

With an increasingly global workforce, team collaboration tools are essential in the running of today’s businesses. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine how team members, who may be located on opposite sides of the globe, could manage to get…

Slack Gets Voice Calling on Desktop

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…

Slack Drops a Bunch of Stats As it Turns 2

Slack is celebrating its birthday with a new infographic highlighting its user base and a number of other stats. As the company notes, it hit 500,000 daily active users a year ago, and it now has 2.3 million users. There’s…

Skype Previews Slack Integration

Teams using Slack can now take advantage of a new Skype integration to engage in voice and video calls. Skype announced that this is now available in preview. To set it up, just go to the Skype integration for Slack…

Slack Gets Do Not Disturb Feature

As we learned from a recent report, Slack has been readying a Do Not Disturb feature. Now, the company has officially announced it. Users now have the ability to snooze notifications, and as Slack puts it, you can now send…