Use huddles to collaborate and connect
- Give teams a digital-first way to quickly come together, solve problems and co-create in real time – without scheduling another meeting and interrupting workflows.
- Connect over lightweight audio or video with a single click, for spontaneous conversations or deep collaboration sessions.
- Work right alongside your team with multi-person screen sharing, drawing and cursors, with the added joy of emoji, reactions and stickers.
- Finish the huddle with everyone on the same page and everything that you shared – including links, notes and chats –automatically saved in a message thread in the channel or DM where it was launched.
Share clips, for updates on your own time
- Create short audio, video and screen recordings to share an update, showcase work, go through a product demo or give step-by-step instructions.
- Speed up work by giving everyone across teams, time zones, physical spaces and companies an easy way to swap information that people can access when they’re free.
- Watch clips your way – speed them up, slow them down or read the captions.
- Transcriptions are archived and searchable, adding to your organisation’s knowledge history.
Frequently asked questions
Huddles are perfect for informal discussions or spontaneous working sessions. For instance, you can start a huddle to ask a quick question, brainstorm, resolve an issue or work together on slides or a document.
All huddles start as audio-only conversations. If you need to collaborate with your team at a deeper level, you can turn on your video, share your screen, send messages in the huddle thread and use fun expressions, reactions and stickers throughout the course of your discussion or working session.
All huddles start from where you are already doing your work – in a channel or direct message. Simply click on the huddle toggle at the bottom left corner of your Slack window to initiate a huddle with your team.
With the free version of Slack, there’s a two-person maximum limit for huddles. With the paid versions of Slack, you can have a huddle with up to 50 people and create clips, too.
Rather than trying to get everyone together at the same time, post a video or audio clip instead. Clips are useful for providing updates, sharing thoughts or taking someone through a complex topic – on any schedule.
Anyone in a channel or direct message can send or play audio or video clips, and reply in a thread with a clip of their own.
You can speed up or slow down videos, pause or play when you need, turn on or off captions, or read the transcript and watch as many times as you want to make sure that you don’t miss any details.
When recording a clip, you can have your camera on or off and even blur your video background. Share your screen in a video clip – perfect for taking someone through a project.
Clips can be up to five minutes in length.