Typing is great. We love typing. And while there are many fine ways to communicate via typing — messaging in channels, direct messages, and group DMs — today we’re officially adding calls to the mix for everyone.
After months of beta testing, all Slack users everywhere can now use our calls feature. Huzzah!
Little explanation required. 1:1 calls now included at no cost for all Slack users, with group calls included in paid plans. Just like that, Slack reduces the need for both Skype and phone conference services for many teams.
(On a personal note – if Slack would just properly enable local recording of calls within the app then this would be a great solution for podcasters too)