Slack is rolling out a video and audio messaging tool that lets workers send short recordings to colleagues instead of scheduling lengthy meetings — another example of the growing trend toward “asynchronous” communications.
Users create short recordings — “clips” — they can send via direct messages or into channels to be accessed by colleagues whenever it’s convenient. Recipients can then respond in whatever format suits them best, be it video, audio or text.
The clips, which are live-captioned, can be slowed down or sped up as desired when they’re accessed. And the text from automatically generated transcriptions of video and audio is also searchable within Slack’s app.