Slack To Integrate With Microsoft Teams For Cross-Platform Calls

Andrew Cummings
March 30, 2020

As wild as it sounds, Slack is reportedly working on adding integration for Microsoft Teams to its service. Slack recently reported that it hit new user records for simultaneously connected users.

There's no indication of when the integrations might roll out to Slack users.

Microsoft Teams is not the only business-focused software that sees a increase in demand for chat and communications.

During weekdays, the cumulative number of minutes of active use of Slack by all users globally now exceeds one billion.

The company, which announced that it had 12 million daily active users in October of a year ago, has not shared any updates about the number of users since then.

Returning teams - an internal Slack metric measuring growth and progression of newly created work teams - rose by more than 120% in Italy, 34% in Japan and 33% in Korea, the company said.

Microsoft Teams and Slack may be two of the biggest collaborative communication tools these days, but as more and more tech companies as now working together to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing rivalry is about to take an interesting turn. Company's CEO Stewart Butterfield acknowledges there is still much to do in a refreshingly trustworthy note. Slack, who did not explain the total number of daily active users during this period, chose only to share the number of online users concurrently.

Slack has today announced the appointment of its new head of APAC, as the company reports massive growth as a result of the great shift towards remote working as COVID-19 spreads around the world.

Adding support for Teams makes a lot of sense both because of the current situation and the fact that you can already use Microsoft services like OneDrive, Outlook and SharePoint directly within Slack.

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