Slack has quietly announced a new milestone for its service. The company reported that it has added 7,000 new customers between February 1 and March 18, in the space of just 47 days.
The addition of 7,000 new customers between February 1 and March 18 beats the number of customers the company added in the last quarter, notes TechCrunch. The growth is quite impressive.
The boost in Slack’s customer base, however, is obviously fueled by the recent increase in demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak. With more and more people working from home, demand for services like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. has skyrocketed in the last few weeks.
Microsoft, for example, announced yesterday that it added a total of 12 million daily active users (DAUs) in just a week. Slack’s figure of 7,000 new customers is completely different from the DAUs figure of Microsoft Teams, by the way.
Slack reporting its addition of 7,000 new customers is just a way of the company getting back at Microsoft Teams. The competition between both the services has been quite tight, but Microsoft has overtaken Slack quite quickly. Sadly though, the competition between Microsoft Teams and Slack is slowly becoming quite toxic, with some Slack employees going as far as taking direct shots at Microsoft Teams for the recent outage.
Pretty inappropriate comments from Slack employees at this difficult time. Microsoft made the right decision to offer paid Teams features for free. pic.twitter.com/MVCBCFXgCE
— Mehedi Hassan (@mehedih_) March 18, 2020