A new competitor to Slack

posted on 10th Mar 2017

Interesting to see that Google are retooling Hangouts to be a competitor to Slack. For companies that are already G Suite users there’s a big incentive to look at “Hangouts Chat” as an alternative to Slack. If you are already paying for G Suite why pay an extra subscription to Slack?

With the added benefit of integration with Google Docs as well as search, the Google offering is quite compelling.
Of course the other launch on the horizon is Microsoft Teams which is also likely to provide additional competition in this space. With MS Office so embedded in the corporate world it has a good chance of doing well, assuming that it actually works ok. Interesting times!