When it comes to collaborating with colleagues, most workers are more likely to use Slack than Microsoft Teams, according to a new study.
However, when it comes to making video conference calls, people are likely to use Teams instead of Slack.
A report by the intelligence firm Software as a Service Productiv found that XNUMX% of its users chose Slack, while XNUMX% chose Teams as their productivity weapon of choice, although many of these users were they overlap and opt for the two platforms when it is convenient for them.
Slack is for chats, Teams is for video calls
Thus, for an overall sixty-day commitment (measured over a day, a week, a month, and a couple of months), where "engagement" is defined as logging in and sending a message, Slack is a clear winner, achieving more than double engagement compared to Teams.
When measuring over one day, XNUMX% of Slack users engaged with the platform, compared to XNUMX% of Teams users. The metric for a couple of months, on the other hand, showed XNUMX% for Slack users and XNUMX% for Teams users.
Related numbers are for group mail, as XNUMX% of engaged users in Slack used the feature in the XNUMX days, while only XNUMX% of Teams users did the same.
However, when it comes to meeting meetings, Teams stands out, while Slack lags behind. In one day, only two percent of Slack users logged into the feature, compared to forty-six percent of Teams users. Over thirty days, it is twelve% and sixty-two% respectively.
According to Productiv, one possible reason for the discrepancy is that Teams comes with Outlook and is well integrated with . Microsoft has also "highly advertised" video conferencing functionality on its Teams platform, while many Slack users may not be fully aware that their platform offers the exact same functionality.
Ultimately, it could be because many Slack users are already very used to Zoom for video conferencing, Productiv concluded.