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Saleforce’s Slack Unveils ‘Slack Huddles’

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) is launching new features to help people work with their colleagues whether in the office or at home, enhancing its offerings around managing a hybrid workforce.

The new tool, Slack Huddles will allow users to have casual audio conversations across channels and will allow direct messages on the workplace communications platform. It also features the ability to create and playback video and audio recordings with a full transcript, along with an employee directory called Slack Atlas. Slack’s competitors have also introduced a variety of features to meet companies’ needs for hybrid work culture. Recently, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced design changes to its Teams platform to improve remote workers’ interactions in meetings.  Zoom Video Communications Inc. to purchase Germany-based Kites GmbH to enhance language translation capabilities on its videoconferencing service.

The new additions on Slack will be rolled out on different timelines as per different customer plans. Slack is being acquired by Salesforce.com Inc. for $27.7 billion, and the transaction is expected to be completed by the end of July.

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(Read Original Story: Slack Unveils New Tools in Heated Competition on Hybrid Work in Bloomberg)


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