|Microsoft’s Teams which was launched just 2 years ago has surpassed Slack’s daily usage. Teams has over 13 million daily active users while Slack has 10 million.|
Abit about Teams
Teams is the company’s Office 365 chat-based collaboration tool that competes with Google’s Hangouts Chat (~4million businesses), Facebook’s Workplace ( 2 million paid users), and Slack.
In Teams, people can make calls and exchange messages with teammates, and work on Word and Excel files without switching to different applications. Microsoft just replicated slack in a better way.
Why so fast?
Since March 2017, Microsoft has included Teams in companies’ subscriptions to the Office 365 bundle of productivity software at no additional charge. Microsoft has 180 million active users of Office 365 bundle. Per CNBC, The success of Teams, at least in relation to Slack, is an example of how Microsoft can make hits out of young products just by distributing it to its large collection of existing customers.
Bottom line: This is a tight one for Slack because whatever Slack does to differentiate itself, Microsoft can easily copy. (tweet this)