Popular business messaging platform Slack has announced that it will increase the price of its Pro plan for the first time, while also making significant changes to its free plan.

Starting September 1st, monthly Pro subscriptions will increase 9% from €8 to €8,75 per user, per month, and annual Pro subscriptions will increase 8% from €6,67 to €7,25 € per user, per month.

Customers who wish to maintain the existing annual Pro price of €6.67 per month for another year can do so by renewing an existing annual plan before September 1st or upgrading from a monthly Pro plan to an annual plan before the same date.

Companies that currently have Slack's Business Plus plans at €12.50 per month or custom business plans will not be affected by the price increases.

What is changing for free users?

Changes to the free tier of Slack will also take effect on September 1.

Currently, free plan users are limited to 10.000 messages and 5 GB of file storage. In the future, free users will have full access to their message history and file storage for the last 90 days.

Access to premium features such as “Clips”, a video and audio messaging tool that allows users to send short recordings to colleagues via direct messages or in channels, will also be expanded. Free teams can now also set a custom retention period for their messages and files.

In a blog post outlining the changes, Slack said the price increases reflect the value added to the platform since its launch in 2014 and help "ensure that [Slack] can continue to invest in innovation.

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