As remote working continues to grow due to the coronavirus pandemic, work communication platforms Slack and Microsoft Teams are doing everything possible to give the best experience to their increasing user-base.
Just recently, Teams launched a bunch of new features, and now, in a rather surprising move, Slack has said it is working on a way to allow calling with Teams' users.
While the statement from Butterfield shows Slack's intention to ditch the rivalry for mutual growth and helping as many users as possible during this crisis, there is no word on how the said Teams integration would work.
Previously, Slack had integrated Microsoft apps like OneDrive using the Redmond giant's public APIs, but in this case, the two companies may have to collaborate more closely.
The ability to call Teams' users from Slack would help in many ways. For instance, you can communicate with your former colleagues who joined a different branch of the company where Teams is being used.