Slack, the business communication platform is releasing a new feature of clips, using which users can record video messages to share in Slack channels. The purpose behind creating this option was to cut down on the amount of meetings that are being hosted and help people from various time zones to conveniently communicate with each other.
Users will be able to share clips in channels or through DMs on Slack and clips will include live captions and a searchable transcript. Basically, clips can be shared just like text messages or images in Slack, so they can also be replied to with text, audio, video, or emoji.
This Slack feature had been in development for more than a year and its initial prototypes involved an interface similar to Instagram’s stories. However, Slack transformed it into something that is more consistent with the way its platform works.
In addition to this, Slack is working on improving Slack Connect that lets partner organizations work together in Slack and communicate. Now, Slack Connect will allow paid organizations to partner with companies on free plans, as Slack is expanding the tool to companies that aren’t on paid Slack plans yet.
Moreover, Slack is working on another new version called GovSlack that will run in a government-certified cloud environment, and plans to launch it next year. While Slack can already be used by the US government, GovSlack has been designed in compliance with federal government requirements like FedRAMP High and DoD IL4 certifications.