Microsoft released their Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace with several differentiators from Slack, a key one of them being video. On 12/12/2016 Slack announced it was adding video as well.
How is Slack video different that Microsoft Teams video?
- 1 to 1 Video is included in Slack’s free product but not group video. (Parity)
- Group Video (up to 15 people) is only available on one of Slack’s paid plans. ( -1)
- Slack has “Emoji Response” which appears to be analogous to Periscopes “Heart” feature that allows users to give feedback in real-time that floats up alongside the video (+1)
- Slack doesn’t mention scheduled video meetings which is a current feature of Teams. (-1)
- Slack doesn’t include Screen sharing (-1) which is a current feature of Teams.
At the moment neither Microsoft Teams nor Slack store a recorded version of video meetings which could be quite interesting and tie in nicely with “chat-based” collaboration that is searchable, especially if they would include a “speech to text” translation with the recording.