Slack voice calls give you another reason to ditch Skype


Cult of Mac runs on Slack. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
You can now make calls on Slack.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The popular messaging platform Slack is ready to go from text-only to providing voice calls for teams that use the service to communicate.

Starting today, paying teams using the iOS, Mac and Chrome apps will be able to make group calls, giving you one less reason to keep Skype installed on your Mac.

To create a one-on-one call with a fellow employee, open a private chat and simply tap/click on the phone icon next to the person you want to ring. You can also create group calls and use emoji in the chat to show your reaction when speaking just won’t cut it.


If you’re not a paid user you can still make one-on-one calls, just not group calls. The free feature update should rollout to all users later today.