Slack is now bringing more features to huddles, which debuted as an ad hoc voice call option last June. While huddles will begin as audio-only chats by default, users will be able to switch on video as well. Video huddles can be opened in a separate window but users will have the option to blur their background. 


Multi-Person Screen Sharing Will Enhance Visual Aid in a Meeting


Furthermore, the new options in revamped huddles will also support multi-person screen sharing. Several people will be able to share their screens at the same time, which could make it easier to work on documents and presentations together. Users can also draw on shared screens and use a live cursor feature as a visual aid while they are discussing something specific via multi-person screen sharing.


Everything users share in the huddle will be saved in the direct message thread or channel where it was initiated. That comprises links and notes. Slack says these will be searchable. People who do not take part in a huddle will be able to catch up using these live messaging threads or observe the conversation as it’s happening. Users can pin these threads to a channel or direct message. Users can also give the huddle a name too, so it’s easier to find.


Slack Huddles Will Also Include New Animated Effects


The Slack huddles will also include new animated effects, such as confetti and clapping hands. With stickers, users can show everyone that, for instance, they want to speak next or they’re going AFK for a minute. If you add a sticker, it will stay on the screen until you remove it.


Slack, which will continue to support live transcriptions in huddles, is taking a leaf out of Discord’s playbook with the addition of video and screen sharing. It hopes to turn huddles into more of a virtual co-working space with these tools.


Read more: Slack Plans to Extend its Features and Will No Longer be Just a Text Messaging Platform


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