if you work At the office, you’re likely to spend a lot of time on Slack. Workplace messaging platforms have become an even more important tool in the work-from-home era. It’s been rolling out new stuff that should replicate the office vibe online. Last year, Slack launched Huddles—a spontaneous audio room you can join directly in Slack—and it quickly became the fastest-adopted feature in Slack history. Now, the company is adding video to Huddles, becoming a full-fledged videoconferencing service.
This week at Gadget Lab, Wired writers Lauren Goode and Gilad Edelman discuss Slack’s Zoomification, whether we really need another video chat app, and what it all means for the way we communicate online.
Read Lauren’s story about Slack’s future looking a lot like Zoom. Read Mat Honan’s 2014 WIRED profile on Slack founder Stewart Butterfield. Here’s Clive Thompson’s article on “Maximum Viable Product” time.
Gillard recommends getting a chef’s pan. Lauren suggests using a calendar chatbot in Slack.
Gilad Edelman can be found on Twitter @@Girard Edelman. Lauren Goode is @Lauren Goode. Michael Carroll is @Snack Wars. Bling Main Line @Gadget Lab. The show is hosted by Boone Ashworth (@boney ashworth). Our theme music is from Solar Keys.
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