Almost every office team uses the instant messaging service Slack, but if you’re reading this, it’s probably because you feel out of the loop and want to find out what all the commotion is about. Teams from Microsoft has arrived! One of Office 365’s apps that functions similarly to Slack
We’ve put together this handy little guide to assist you make your way through those murky seas. As soon as you finish reading it, you’ll feel like a Slack expert and be pounding on your boss’ door the next morning, begging them to join the Slack revolution.
Please take into account that Pocket-lint is demonstrating this article with the free desktop and browser apps for Slack.
Slack Is Defined as What?
Essentially, Slack is a robust instant messaging service. Its strong features make it suitable for both one-on-one and group conversations with coworkers, and it can be used from a variety of devices and operating systems in the workplace.
You may also use them to transfer and share files, connect to third-party apps and services, and tweak nearly every option, right down to making your own emoji.
Approximately how Much Does Slack Cost per Month?
For the most part, using Slack won’t cost you a dime. Just 10,000 of your team’s most recent messages will be searchable, and you’ll have only 5 GB of file space and ten integrations to work with (more on that later).
There are now three price points available, including a free tier, a Standard tier that costs $8 or £5.25 per month per user, and a Plus tier that costs $15 or £9.75 per month per user. Corporate clients are served through a specialised pricing tier (4th tier) named Enterprise Grid.
Where Can I Go to Sign up And Get Started?
- Here’s all you need to do to take charge of your own Slack team:
- Sign up for Slack by visiting their website and providing your email address.
- Determine a handle for your Slack group (ex Workshop Talk)
- Change the web address (URL) of your Slack group (e.g., https://workshoptalk.slack.com).
- Pick a handle that best represents you.
- Put in the email addresses of the coworkers you want to ask to join your Slack team.
- The Slack window for your team chat will then open in your browser.
- Read the quick guide that will open in a new tab to get acquainted with the fundamentals
- Information about managing a team can be found on this Slack frequently asked questions page.
Does Anyone Know Where I Can Get Ahold of This Slack Thing?
You can get the most out of Slack by downloading the apps for both iOS and Android as well as Mac OS X and Windows. If you don’t have a desktop app, you can only use Slack through a web browser.
Did You Get a Request to Join a Slack Team?
Those of you who have been invited to a Slack team will receive an invitation through email. When you receive an email invitation, all you have to do to join is accept it and enter the provided login information. That wasn’t so hard, was it?
How Does Slack Function?
The options menu can be accessed by clicking either your username or the arrow next to the Slack team name. Among other things, this is where you can customise your Slack experience by changing the look and feel of your sidebar, messages, and emoji, as well as examine your profile and account information, acquire Slack apps (more on this later), and set your availability status as away.
Team settings, billing, and other administrative features are all accessible to administrators. Only links to Slack customization, app integrations, and the team directory will be visible to team members. For more information on how to customize your Slack experience, check out this Frequently Asked Questions page.
To change how you are notified, please click the bell icon located in the upper right-hand corner of the sidebar. A snooze button, a Do Not Disturb mode, and other options are available. For new users, practically all Slack notifications are turned on by default. Nonetheless, the service provides a variety of controls for doing so.
Channels can even have their own unique settings for things like notifications. Open the channel whose settings you wish to modify, click the channel’s name at the top of the screen, and then click Channel notification preferences.