Amazon licenses Slack for all employees, while Slack adopts AWS video-calling tech

  • Slack will draw on the underlying technology for Amazon Web Services’ Chime video-calling service to deliver better video calls for millions of Slack users.

  • Employees of Amazon, one of the largest employers in the U.S., will be able to use Slack if they wish.

  • The alliance helps both companies battle Microsoft, whose Teams communications service has grown in popularity alongside Slack during the coronavirus pandemic.

Slack and Amazon are deepening their partnership. Under a new deal announced Thursday, all Amazon employees will have access to Slack’s workplace collaboration tools. In addition, Slack will deepen its reliance on AWS, revamping its video-calling feature to take advantage of an AWS service called Chime.

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