Slack announces it’s building voice and video chat
Slack laid out its plan to stay ahead of its workplace chat competitors today with new products for its 2.4 million daily active users, up from 2 million in December. The big changes will center around message enhancements, greater Usability, and voice and video chat. You’ll soon be able to switch directly into a voice or video chat inside of Slack.
Slack also plans to make a full what-you-see-is-what-you-get text formatting tool for messages. And for big companies, Slack is improving its billing system so large teams can quickly get started.
Outside its own product, Slack is building out an ecosystem of third-party apps, integrations, and bots. While others might be able to copy its features, they won’t be able to copy its community, drawn to the network effect of the market leader.
In December, Slack announced it had 2 million daily active users and 570,000 paid seats. It leveraged that momentum to get its A-list investors to compile an $80 million Slack Fund for investing…
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