Slack Rolls Out ‘Slack Clips’ and Video Messaging Feature to Streamline Collaboration

Slack, the popular business collaboration platform announced the launch of Slack Clips. ‘Slack Clips’ is a new tool that enables team members to collaborate and communicate with each other asynchronously.

Users will be able to create and share video, audio, and screen recordings in any communication channel or direct message in Slack. The recipients can receive and reply back to the messages at a convenient time. 

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More about Slack Clips

Slack Clips is designed to support audio directly from the microphone, videos, and screen recordings. The tool is also developed to enable teams to communicate across multiple time zones, and also minimize the number of meetings that currently take place in the hybrid work environment. 

In addition, Clips can also be shared in channels or via DMs on Slack. Clips also come with features such as live captions and a searchable transcript in the Slack interface. Since sharing Clips is similar to sharing images or text messages in Slack, recipients can respond with audio, text, video, or emojis. 

The platform has been working on Clips for more than a year. Initial reports indicated that Clips sounded very similar to Instagram Stories, and might disappear after 24-hours, unlike voicemails that are stored in channels. 

There was every reason to believe that! Even the pre-mature prototypes included a stories-like interface. However, the feature has developed in a way that makes it more suitable for Slack users. 

Tamar Yehoshua, Chief Product Officer at Slack said that the main inspiration behind Clips was the way individuals use videos in consumer applications. 

Slack Ropes in Efforts to Improve Slack Connect

Apart from the launch of this exciting new feature, Slack is also improving Slack Connect. Slack Connect allows partner firms to work together and communicate with each other in Slack. Currently, the company is extending this service to all companies that are not using any of Slack’s paid plans. 

Slack Enterprise Grid users can invite any person to use Slack and interact with them instantly. Slack also stated that it will launch GovSlack in 2022. GovSlack is a Slack version that will run in a government-certified cloud environment. 

The idea behind ushering Slack to centerstage is similar to how Microsoft is marketing Teams. Microsoft is making consistent efforts to push Office integrations to attract more businesses to use Teams. 

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