Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio calls for the pandemic era

Aleksandra Smelianska
Product marketer helping to build and launch products people l...
Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio calls for the pandemic era
  • Slack is getting ready to introduce Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio into its communications software before the end of 2020.
  • Slack is hoping these features might cut down on constant video calls or inefficient text conversations, and bring back the impromptu office interactions most people haven’t experienced for months.
  • Slack sees the video snippets as a way for remote workers to check in and provide status updates, for example, or to set the daily agenda for a team.
Casey Newton
Casey Newton
@CaseyNewton
Who will be the first person to get fired for something they did on Slack stories https://t.co/91qrWqmmOT
Anthony Franklin
VP of Sales @ Portformer, Advisory Board Member @ Direct Federal, formerly Manager, Business Development @ Gurtam, Senior Pastor @ Syracuse ICC

Ah geez another stories feature just like inserts any social media company

Morgan Lucas
runtcpip.com | Sticking my face in the various pies of technology | Cisco / Azure / UX / Web

"check in and provide status updates"

I thought that was the point of Slack already? Why does it need a video component in this way?