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Slack provides display sharing two years after buying Screenhero

For when a display shot simply received’t lower it, Slack’s paid customers can now share dwell video of their screens throughout video calls. The addition of the characteristic comes a gradual two years after Slack bought Screenhero, a startup that supplied enterprise screenshare, in a cash-and-stock deal for its tech and 6 workers. The characteristic will roll out on Slack’s newest Mac and Home windows apps over the following few days.


To make use of Slack screensharing, hearth up a video name then hit the screenshare button. You possibly can choose your most well-liked display for those who’re utilizing a number of, your webcam will deactivate, and Slack notifications received’t seem to keep away from exposing any non-public data. Viewers will see your entire shared display together with your cursor so you’ll be able to simply level issues out.

Slack’s native screensharing characteristic will compete with a number of integrations with third-party products it already supplied, together with Skype, BlueJeans,, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. They’ll all proceed to work.

The launch is an instance of how Slack is joyful to supply an ecosystem of apps, however isn’t afraid to overshadow them by constructing its personal native variations. That would give pause to some builders engaged on seemingly intuitive extensions of Slack’s core performance.

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