This all comes as the wider remote-working industry has seen a massive and unprecedented boom - remote connectivity platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams have reported huge jumps in growth, as have VPN services, streaming services like Netflix, and e-commerce companies like Amazon and Trade Me. Microsoft Teams and Slack are the two leaders in collaborative communication.More news: MacBook Air display problem confirmed by leaked Apple memo
Developed by Canadian Stewart Butterfield, the app saw 10 million concurrent users on Tuesday, March 10. That includes the ability to export emails from Outlook to Slack, as well as preview Word, Powerpoint and Excel files without switching between the tools. The new design, which focuses on simplification and customization, will be available to users in the coming weeks.
The company, which announced that it had 12 million daily active users in October of a year ago, has not shared any updates about the number of users since then.More news: New outdoor rules as 16 die from virus
Slack and Microsoft Teams may be competitors in the work collaboration space, but they could be about to get a lot closer.
During the coronavirus pandemic, employers and employees have turned to remote working. According to the report, Slack is only reporting simultaneously connected users and not total daily users. "It would not surprise me to see more companies selecting Slack and Microsoft Teams integrations that are very beneficial to customers with fast-evolving needs". IBM, one of Microsoft Teams' biggest customers for years, announced last month that it chose Slack to further strengthen communication among its 350,000 employees.More news: Australia limits public gatherings to 2 people over pandemic