The developers of the corporate messenger Slack announced the inclusion of new features in the product. From today, users of the service can exchange video messages with colleagues. The application also supports recording sound through a microphone and capturing video from the screen of the device being used. The new feature will help colleagues communicate in different time zones by reducing the number of virtual online meetings.
Users can exchange video messages in channels or through private messages. Recipients of such messages will be able to view the video with subtitles, as well as have access to the transcript of the recording. Slack has reportedly been working on this feature for over a year, and at first it looked more like Instagram Stories. Over time, the feature has been improved, and now it has evolved into a tool that matches what Slack users are used to.
In addition, paid and free users of the service will be able to communicate with each other. This fall, Slack Enterprise Grid customers will be able to invite everyone to use the service and contact them immediately. In addition to GovSlack, a government-compliant version of Slack will launch next year.
Recall that at the end of last year, Salesforce announced the purchase of Slack for $ 27.7 billion. According to reports, the deal took place in the middle of this year.