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Videoconferencing comes to Slack

You can now make one-to-one and group video calls from the popular chat app for the workplace.


Slack, which has become the chat software of choice in the workplace, now lets users set up videoconferencing from within Slack's desktop apps.

Users can make video calls to one person or to a group by clicking on the same icon that launches voice calling. That, in turn, brings up another button with an icon of a video camera, the company said in a blog post Tuesday. The group feature, which allows up to 15 people to be on a call at the same time, is only available to teams that are on one of the company's paid plans.

Customers can also use Google Hangouts or Zoom to make video calls from the Slack app.

Video calling will be rolled out over the next few days for the Slack for Mac and Slack for Windows desktop apps and for Google Chrome, Slack said. Mobile users will only be able to share and receive audio.