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WORK FROM ANYWHERE

Meet your digital HQ

You don’t have to be in the same place, or even the same time zone, to be productive. With Slack’s new audio and video features, it’s easier than ever to collaborate with your team, customers and partners.

SLACK HUDDLES

Connect with live audio-first conversations

  • Brainstorm, make decisions or just catch up – recreate the spontaneous conversations that you miss from the office with the flip of a switch.
  • Share your screen in a huddle when it’s easier to work through a design, deck or proposal together.
  • Start a huddle in any channel and anyone can drop in. Plus, with live captions, everyone can join the conversation.
Talk things through in Slack huddles
CLIPS

Cut down on meetings with audio and video alternatives

  • Record an audio or video clip to share in a channel or DM, where people can watch and respond when it works best for them.
  • Share your screen to showcase work, go through a product demo or give step-by-step instructions.
  • Watch clips however you want to – speed up or slow down playback, view with captions or read through the transcript.
Say it with clips
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‘Slack huddles provides an extremely low-friction way to transition from typing to talking and back again, whether you are brainstorming, chasing a bug or just catching up with colleagues.’

Karl Owen

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Dell Technologies

Frequently asked questions

Your organisation must be on a paid Slack subscription to use huddles or clips.

It’s simple – you can get in with a flip of a switch. In the bottom left-hand corner of your sidebar, you can accept a huddle invitation or join an active huddle in any DM or channel.

Huddles aren’t like traditional phone calls. They provide a faster, ad hoc audio experience that recreates the spontaneous and informal conversations that you used to have in the office.

Yes. You can securely discuss confidential information in Slack, including huddles and clips. Slack offers multiple ways to ensure that your information, conversations and files stay safe. Slack delivers enterprise-grade security at every layer, adhering to multiple compliance certifications. Learn more about Slack’s comprehensive security programme.

Yes. Both features will work in Slack Connect channels and DMs.

Huddles

  • Host open-office hours in a channel.
  • Create a virtual co-working space where people can hop in or out.
  • Save on cycles of inflexible meetings and games of telephone with ad hoc, quick conversations (e.g. incident management or troubleshooting an IT problem).
Clips
  • Present work to your team in richer ways, with videos of screen sharing and your narration. Teammates can watch and respond when it’s convenient for them. Go through a design file or complex code, present an update with slides and more.
  • Create simple how-to videos for onboarding, product run-throughs or demos.
  • If you’re away from your computer and it’s easier to talk than type, quickly send an audio or video clip.
  • Share company and team announcements or celebrations (e.g. sales wins, birthdays, new hires) in channels in a more human way.
  • Contribute to team culture with informal activities such as story time, AMA sessions or introducing your pets.
  • Using Slack Connect: Take your customers through a new product feature with screen sharing.