Slack an application for team communication at the workplace has added a new feature. Slack users can now make web calls. This option is available for both mobile and desktop users. While mobile users can make the call by tapping ‘start a call’ icon from the apps direct message drop-down menu, desktop users can do the same by clicking a phone icon on the upper right of the drop-down menu. Slack also mentioned paid users can make group calls.
A month before Slack introduced a feature to let users use Slack identity to log into 3rd party applications linked to Slack such as Quip, Slackline, Figma etc. The company mentioned an emoji feature also added to the call functionality which in call users can use to accept or reject another incoming call. The company claimed a 2.7 million active users as of April 2016. The company also said it has more than 400 employees working as of now.
In March, the company opens a branch in Melbourne, Australia to accommodate for the Asia pacific region and time zone.
The San Francisco, based firm released this feature after $200 million fundraisers at the post-money valuation of $3.8 billion dollars. Since April 2014 total funds raised by the firm is $540 million.