Teams v/s Slack - Which collaboration app to decide on
April 11 2022
In 2019, the team collaboration software market reached $9.5 billion worldwide, thanks to the COVID-19 situation resulting in a considerable change towards distance working, collaboration and chatting tools became more important than ever.
Besides the preferences, the 2 clear market leaders within the sector are Microsoft Teams and Slack. In these unpredictable times, businesses are rapidly installing collaborative technologies to keep productivity high.
In this piece, we'll compare Microsoft Teams vs. Slack and go over their features and market shares in-depth to help you answer this important issue and choose a winner.
1. Share of the Market
Slack had a significant lead over Microsoft Teams in terms of client adoption, but not to the point where Slack was concerned. It's a unique narrative in 2022.
Microsoft Teams surpassed Slack in terms of daily active users in 2019, reaching 13 million in July. Within the first half of 2020, Microsoft Teams' user base reportedly grew to 75 million.
2. Attributes to consider
No. of Users
Up to 500k with a free plan
Broad Message Search
Up to ten thousand messages along with the free plan
Sharing of files
Restraint to five per account (for paid plans even)
Unlimited collaboration with external users (for paid plans)
One on one audio and video calls
Up to 250 users with paid plans
Up to fifteen users with paid plans
Web, Desktop & Mobile Apps
Shortcuts & Productivity Tools
(40+ Shortcuts for Desktop App)
(50+ Shortcuts for a desktop app with most available for the online app also.)
Workflow Tools and a bot
Who Bot (for paid only) and Third-Party Chatbots
Slack Bot is free for all users
472 apps to decide on from
Up to 10 for free plans, with 2,000+ apps to decide on from
Microsoft Teams offers more robust video conferencing. Slack and Microsoft Teams are popular messaging programs for a reason, and either of them would be a wonderful addition to your virtual toolkit for your team although, we choose Microsoft Teams because of its superior functionality.