Slack partners with Zoom to boost video capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO – Slack has partnered with cloud video communications vendor Zoom in a move designed to bolster video capabilities for Slack users. The tie-up was unveiled at this week’s Slack Frontiers event.
Zoom – which, like Slack, is preparing for a stock market listing – competes with Cisco Webex, Skype for Business (now part of Microsoft Teams), Google Hangouts Meet and others, with its Zoom Meetings software. The company also has offerings for conference rooms and phone systems.
Also like Slack, Zoom has seen swift growth thanks to viral adoption and popularity with end users, and it has an open ecosystem of integrations with other cloud software vendors. Zoom had revenues of $330.5 million in 2019, according to its pre-IPO S-1 filing, an increase of 118% from the previous year. (Slack submitted its own S-1 filing today.)