The Slack acquisition announced on Tuesday is by far the largest in the 21-year history of Salesforce.com.
Slack has complained about Microsoft embedding its workplace chat and video app Teams in its Office product.
Following the deal, all Amazon employees will get access to Slack’s office tools.
Slack forecast 2021 sales between $855 million and $870 million, representing a growth rate of 38 percent at the top end of the range.
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Google Assistant will also be able to send a reply through the assistant to these apps.
Reasons given for the ban on Slack, as per the report, was to prevent any risk to Microsoft's IP.
Slack’s closest competitor is Microsoft Teams, a free chat add-on for users of Microsoft’s Office365.
Google says regular users will see a free version of Chat and Meet following the G Suite transition.
This will make Slack the second big tech company after Spotify to bypass a traditional IPO process.
Slack said it had “inadvertently deactivated a number of accounts,”.
After the acquisition, HipChat will stop working and all of its users will move over to Slack.
Missions is Slack's third acquisition and there are no comments on the financial terms of the deal.
Slack searches will now be 70 percent faster following the improvements in the backend.
Microsoft's Teams is finally catching up with Slack thanks to deeper integration with Office: Report
Microsoft Corp on 12 March said 200,000 organisations are now using Teams, its year-old workplace collaboration software, up from 125,000 in September.
Dubbed Workplace Chat, Facebook is using own its popularity and its reach to begin this new venture. The Workplace Chat's beta version runs on PC and Mac.
Microsoft in this year’s Microsoft Ignite event, according to Microsoft's blogpost, had said that it would be introducing new features to Teams as part of its enhancements.This includes the calling features where the user can hold, call transfer, and include vociemail as well. It also includes audio conferencing as well.
In the past, IVP has invested in the likes of Twitter Inc, Snapchat parent Snap Inc, Dropbox and Slack.
Slack on Tuesday announced support for four new languages and a Shared Channels feature that allows employees of different companies to work together.
Atlassian PLC, an Australian software company launched its new workplace communications product called Stride, the latest to take on Slack.