Slack calls: the basics

With Slack calls, you can make a voice or video call to connect with anyone in your workspace. Keep reading to get familiar with Slack’s calling features, and the plans and devices they're available on.

Note: We're gradually rolling out the ability to make video calls with Slack's calling feature from the mobile apps. We appreciate your patience as we release it to all customers.


Features and availability

Feature Plans Operating systems Specifications
Voice calls

Free

Standard

Plus

Enterprise Grid

Mac

Windows

Linux

iOS

Android

16kHz
Video calls  

Free

Standard

Plus

Enterprise Grid

Mac

Windows

Linux

iOS

Android

1280x760

15 frames/sec.

Screen sharing

Standard

Plus

Enterprise Grid

Mac
Windows

Linux*

1280x720

3 frames/sec.

*On Linux, you can present your screen but won't be able to draw when screen sharing.

Note: Google Chrome is the only browser that supports Slack calls.

Note: Slack calls are not officially supported on virtual machines. Performance and availability of features may vary depending on the environment.


What's next?

Now that we’ve covered the basics, you’re ready to go. Use the links below to discover more about Slack calls.

Make calls in Slack
Get the details you need about making voice and video calls.

Share your screen in Slack
Learn how to start a call and share your screen.

Troubleshoot Slack calls
Having connection, audio, or video issues on a call? Learn how to troubleshoot.

Customize call settings for your workspace or organization
If you're an owner or admin, you have a few options to customize call settings for your workspace or Enterprise Grid org.

Slack calls security and privacy policies
Privacy and security are important to us — get the info you need.

Slack keyboard shortcuts
Navigate Slack calls with keyboard shortcuts for important call actions.