Slack says they're working on cross platform calling with Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams and Slack may be two of the biggest collaborative communication tools these days, but as more and more tech companies as now working together to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing rivalry is about to take an interesting turn. Indeed, according to a CNBC report, Slack is currently working on implementing cross-platform calling with Microsoft Teams users.

Once the integration rolls out, it would allow Slack users to directly call Microsoft Teams users without leaving the app, though there is no word yet on when these cross-platform capabilities will go live. The move comes at a time when Microsoft Teams hit the 44 million mark last week, while Slack still stood at 12 million active users in October 2019. According to Slack's CEO Stewart Butterfield, over the next 5 years, we should see a drastic increase in the number of people using both services.

For those don't know, Slack already has integrations with other Microsoft products including SharePoint, OneDrive, and Outlook. It's just a matter of time to see how the integration of both platforms will add value to the remote collaboration.

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