Slack Rolls Out New Features for Inter-Company Teamwork

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This week Slack Technologies Inc. declared backing of 4 new languages and a feature of shared channels that permits workers of various firms to work together on the well-liked communication software for place of work.

Slack is launching out the updates of the product as rivalry players in the market of workplace messaging, powered in part by the achievement of Slack. Technology giants such as Microsoft Corp., Facebook, Cisco Systems Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are piling in with fresh services. “We think this is the most significant thing we have done since rolling out Slack itself,” claimed Vice President of product at Slack, April Underwood, to the media in an interview.

Slack Rolls Out New Features for Inter-Company Teamwork

Slack, a personally held company, has now reached 6 Million everyday active consumers and over 2 Million paid consumers, which is comparatively elevated up from 5 Million consumers and 1.5 Million paid consumers in January. The 2 goods are aimed to boost user adoption of Slack all over the world. More than half of users for Slack are located outside of the U.S., claimed Stewart Butterfield, the Chief Executive of the company. And the company expects to view greater worldwide growth by including support for German, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

The new feature of shared channels permits users of Slack’s Plus and Standard plans to make group chats with consumers from their firm as well as those of different company, such as a major customer or a vendor. “No firm is an island,” said Underwood.

It is a theme that has assembled competition of Slack as well. Since rolling out last year, Workplace product of Facebook has permitted for external teamwork. In the same way, Teams product of Microsoft this week included a feature so that companies can give separate guest access to chats of their team group. Butterfield claims that user base of Slack develops any time a firm begins to utilize the software. “Once it distributes within a firm, there is a sturdy incentive for users to join, but there will be now a sturdy incentive for new firms to join as well,” he further said.