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Video chat and screen sharing are coming to Slack following recent acquisition

Slack, the team communication service, has just acquired Screenhero, a startup video chat and screen sharing communication tool. The Slack team has just announced that screen sharing, video chat and voice chat will be making its way to Slack.
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January 28, 2015
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Slack, the popular team communication service, has just acquired Screenhero, a service that specializes in voice, video and screen sharing. Screenhero began around the same time as Slack, and now they’re joining forces. In the coming months, we’ll start to see video chat, voice chat, screen sharing and a number of new features roll out to Slack. From now until Screenhero is completely integrated with Slack, users on the Standard or Plus Plans will be able to try Screenhero for free. Unfortunately, new paid users won’t be able to sign up for Screenhero for the time being.

Once the integration is complete, Screenhero as a standalone service will shut down. The Slack team assures us that a “generous notice period and transition plan” will be provided prior to the shutdown.

We use Slack here at Android Authority, and we couldn’t be happier about this acquisition. It already provides a speedy central hub for all internal communications (as well as a smooth Android app), so we’re really excited to see what Screenhero brings to the table.

The Slack team didn’t provide any information as to when the integration will be complete, so we’ll likely just have to wait for updates in the coming months. If your Slack team is on a Standard or Plus Plan, head to this link to get more information about trying Screenhero out for free.