Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Slack versions, part of Learning Slack.
- [Instructor] If you go to slack.com and click Pricing, then you will end up in a pricing guide where you can see information about the different features that come with the three major versions of Slack, although there is a fourth version. We'll talk more about that in a moment. The free version is for small teams or simply for folks who want to try out Slack for evaluation. And if you scroll down, you'll see that the last 10K of your team's most recent messages are searchable with free Slack, that you can integrate up to 10 third-party or custom integrations, that you have mandatory two-factor authentication, that your voice and video calls are only one-on-one, a total of five gigabytes of storage to split between anybody, and we have standard support.
Now, once you begin paying for Slack, that would be Standard, for example, you have the ability to have unlimited messages searched. You have access to shared channels, to the ability to add guests who aren't members. You can have single sign-on, create custom user groups, have 15 participants on a voice or video call, and include screen sharing.
Immediately, we get 10 gigabytes per team member. In other words, the amount of storage that a free group shares is doubled for each and every member, and you get more support. If you want more than that, particularly if you want to have 24/7 support with quick response, single sign-on, and so on, then you might take a look at the Plus version, which is $12.50 per user per month. And there's also yet another plan, which is Slack Enterprise, which is for a number of interconnected Slack workspaces throughout your entire company, and you don't simply get to buy this.
You have to have a consultation with Slack to make sure that it's exactly what it is that you need. In this course, I'm going to use the free version of Slack. So the features that I will demonstrate will be available in every single version of Slack. But at the end of the course, I'll also show you how to upgrade your free Slack workspace to the Standard version, a logical choice if you want to be able to search unlimited numbers of messages or have more than 10 app integrations or be able to have voice and video calls with more than one person and additional file storage.
One more thought, Slack is an evolving product, so it's not only possible but very likely that at some point your screen in Slack will look different than mine does. Don't let it worry you. The good news is that this almost always happens because some exciting new feature has been added to Slack, and you have access to it.
- Identify how to login to Slack workspaces.
- Distinguish different types of Slack channels.
- Describe methods of setting your status.
- Explain uses of different types of channels and Slack communications.
- Choose the best way to communicate across the company.
- Describe where communications are stored in Slack.
- Explain the relationship between messaging and channels.
- Compare and contrast storage methods in Slack and storage apps.
- Identify workspace creation and configuration tasks.