Tag Archive: Slack


Google’s answer to Slack, Hangouts Chat is now available for all G Suite users

Google has unveiled its own Slack alternative in the form of Hangouts Chat. The app just exited beta and is now available for download.

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Google’s answer to Slack, Hangouts Chat is now available for all G Suite users

Google has unveiled its own Slack alternative in the form of Hangouts Chat. The app just exited beta and is now available for download.

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Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack competitor, is now available to download

Included as a core G Suite service from here on out.

If you work remotely or in a large organization, chances are your company uses Slack for business-related communication. It’s something we use here at Android Central every single day, and Google’s hoping it can steal away Slack loyalists with the launch of Hangouts Chat.

Hangouts Chat was first announced about a year ago last March, and it was first rolled out as part of an Early  [Read More…]

Google Talk is dead, Hangouts is the new Slack, Project Fi users are screwed and everyone hates Allo

It is impossible to go seven or more days without some messaging news from Google.

Google seems to understand that it needs to pare its messenger story down to a few apps that cover everyone’s needs (so it’s easier for people to ignore them all and use WhatsApp anyway). And, to some extent, that’s what is happening, but everything feels so chaotic and is changing before replacements are ready.

It just feels like Google has gone off  [Read More…]

Slack brings replies to your wrist with Android Wear support

Work chat app Slack has been updated for Android, bring along support for Android Wear and more. With Android Wear support, you’ll be able to do much of what you’d expect, including replying to and viewing messages in each notification.

Here’s the full skinny on what’s new in Slack for Android:

Updated the way notifications are handled and displayed, to make them better. Support for Android Wear (Reply to notifications and view previous messages  [Read More…]

Slack voice calling exits beta, now rolling out to everyone

Slack has announced that is is now rolling out voice calls to every one of its users. The workplace chat app has been testing voice calls in beta for months, but everyone will now be able to take advantage of the feature going forward.

Says Slack:

Anyone can make one-on-one calls, while paid teams can also make group calls in any channel or group DM. When someone initiates a call, a message will appear,  [Read More…]

Slack rolling out voice calls beta to its desktop messaging platform

Slack has begun testing voice chat just a day after announcing the feature would be coming soon. Available in beta, the feature is currently only being tested on desktop in Slack’s apps and in Chrome. In a statement to TechCrunch, Slack’s Vice President of Product April Underwood said:

For customers who already use services like Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Bluejeans, it’s easy to initiate a variety of calling features from within Slack, but for customers who  [Read More…]

Slack planning voice and video chat, upping threat to Hangouts, Skype

Slack plans to roll out voice and video chat this year, making the popular messaging company even more competitive with incumbents like Microsoft’s Skype and Google’s Hangouts. That’s according to their 2016 product roadmap, presented to customers at a conference today in San Fransisco.

TechCrunch reports:

[Voice chat] on desktop will come first, and then the company will focus on making it work on all its devices and apps. Video will have to wait until after that.  [Read More…]

You can now start a group Skype call from right inside Slack

Users of the popular Slack business messaging service can now start a Skype call from within any of Slack’s clients. This is thanks to a new integration that links the text-based Slack into the voice-and-video-centric Skype from Microsoft.

In order to enable this preview, Slack users can go to the Skype integration page and click on the Add to Slack button, which will add Slack integration to a selected channel. Microsoft says:

“Once the Skype integration  [Read More…]

PingPad might just be the ultimate mash-up of Google Docs, Slack, and Evernote

Documents, notes, chat, groups, and more — all in one app. That’s PingPad.

Take a look at the apps on your phone right now. In your launcher you probably have apps for messaging with friends and for work, cloud documents and collaboration, a note-taking app or one for memos, email, calendar, and more. You’re bouncing between apps to get things done — multitasking between chat and notes and documents and back again. While that’s easier and  [Read More…]