Slack, the workplace chat app, is planning to incorporate audio features similar to Clubhouse. In a Clubhouse room hosted by former TechCrunch writer Josh Constine, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield spoke about the upcoming features.
According to Protocol’s report, Butterfield listed audio messages as a function that is currently in beta testing stage. Slack users will be able to capture and send audio messages to others in the app, similar to how WhatsApp users would send audio messages. Clubhouse-style audio rooms are another feature Slack expects to introduce shortly. Slack users will be able to enter rooms and have audio conversations with this feature.
This can seem similar to making a group voice call with your Slack team. Audio rooms, on the other hand, would not require users to schedule or initiate a call. Users will be able to host an audio area, and others will be able to enter and leave at any time, similar to Clubhouse.
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Slack also plans to introduce ephemeral video messages, which are similar to Snapchat Stories and a common Instagram feature. These features have been in progress for a long time and were included in Slack’s roadmap in October of last year. Butterfield did not include a timetable for the introduction of these functions.
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Slack seems to be working on a number of new features for its users. It just introduced a new update this week that allows you to talk with every other Slack user. This feature is known as ‘Connect DMs,’ and it allows you to send an invitation to someone via their work email address and start a Slack chat with them.