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Screen Sharing in Slack

A simple way to share your ideas and your screen

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Chris Luquetta-Fish
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@one16th · Product @SlackHQ & Assoc @FTWvc
Hello Product Hunt! I’m Chris, a product manager at Slack. We’re very excited to add Screen Sharing to Calls in Slack so that you can share your screen with your teammates to collaborate and get work done. Screen sharing (like voice and video calls before it) is based largely on WebRTC, along with a few modifications we’ve made to make your experience better. You should experience smooth, high quality, high frame rate screen shares. As always, we paid attention to the experience and aim to offer a simple and beautiful UI. Screen sharing is available to all paid teams and will be rolling out slowly over the next few days. We’ll be around answering any questions you may have. Let us know what you think! Any and all feedback is deeply appreciated. You can also learn more on our blog: https://slackhq.com/screen-shari...
Damián Hernández@thedamianhdez · Product designer at @PonsGroup
@one16th Been waiting for this from a long time. This feature is greatly appreciated.
Josh Puetz@joshpuetz · Senior Software Engineer, Codeship
@one16th HELL YES! 🙌
Girish Pai@girishpai · Founder & Growth Marketer @ hitbyseo.com
@one16th This is awsome. Have been waiting for this feature. I have been using Screenleap till date. Thanks for this feature .
Steve Dimmick@thedimmick · Co-Founder, doopoll
@one16th Awesome news. Thanks so much! :)
Sameer Sontakey@sameerkat · CEO / Founder at Biostrap
@one16th This is awesome! 🙌 Love the video call feature and now screen sharing? sign me up!
Wojtek Witkowski@dubstrike · Co-founder at Rayfeed
Any ETA for the full Screenhero feature set?
Chris Luquetta-Fish
Maker
@one16th · Product @SlackHQ & Assoc @FTWvc
@dubstrike We're actively investigating this, but wanted to get screen sharing out first. If your team is on a paid plan you can use Screenhero by going to: https://my.slack.com/screenhero.
Wojtek Witkowski@dubstrike · Co-founder at Rayfeed
@one16th We're using it almost daily. Looking forward to having it available in Slack. Good job on the integration so far! 👏
Vivek Pal@evivekpal · Co Founder @CollabeHQ
@dubstrike @one16th That's one of the important features which will make communication more intact. Although just to let you, we www.collabe.io are about to offer same features to all the users free of cost. We believe, customer don't need to pay till the time it's freely available in the market.
Jonah Price@jyonah · Just a guy who knew Ryan before SF
@one16th @dubstrike Screenhero was free to use - you're putting it's features behind a paywall?
Chris Luquetta-Fish
Maker
@one16th · Product @SlackHQ & Assoc @FTWvc
@jyonah Screenhero has been available to paid teams since joining Slack, go to https://my.slack.com/screenhero to set it up.
sam marcus@runsammrun · Developer, Flatiron School
@one16th @dubstrike Are there plans to discontinue Screenhero? We use it daily as well and would be super bummed if it went away before all of its features came to Slack.
Dereck Breuning@dereckbreuning · Co-Founder & CEO, Provolve IT - @esdapp
Great job! 👏🏻L.O.V.E. SLACK! ❤️ This is building upon the Screenhero acquisition or something parallel? Either way great stuff.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This is another example of Slack eating other business tools and it vertically integrates team collaboration tools. They're uniquely positioned to compete with long-standing, big players because they have access to a unique graph (the people you work with today) and own the real-estate team's use throughout the day (reducing friction). Next up: Google Docs, Dropbox, Trello. What else?
Chris Toy@christoy · founder, @BindleChat @whatswilson
If you wrote a version of this paragraph, but justifying what Instagram is doing, it would probably be really compelling.
Chris Luquetta-Fish
Maker
@one16th · Product @SlackHQ & Assoc @FTWvc
@rrhoover We’ve invested a lot into the Slack platform and our partners in the space. Everybody should have access to the tools, apps, and workflows they need to get work done, and we think it’s a much better experience if it’s streamlined in one interface! This is a great time to remind teams that they can switch to other calling apps in Slack and we’re working on integrating them even better. We’re not looking to “eat” other business tools, but bring them into the fold in a way that makes life easier for people.
Sherad Louis-Charles@slouischarles
@christoy Same for Facebook, but they don't execute nearly as well.
James King@jmk1ng · Software Engineer
I don't know if that's entirely true. Lots of orgs already use Google Apps (G-Suite or whatever they're calling it now). The instant Google releases Hangouts Chat broadly, I can see a lot of orgs having a really, really hard time justifying Slack's additional cost when they can just use Hangouts.
Ross Rojek@sacbookreviewer · CTO, GoLocalApps.com, Apptoolkit.io
@rrhoover Plus as 3rd parties add integrations, slack can probably track usage and use that as evidence for new feature sets they build out themselves. Amazon did that with plenty of their vendors, tracking sales and figuring out what product lines to get into themselves. Being a 3rd party supplier on someone else's platform is always a risk.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Been waiting for this!
Chris Luquetta-Fish
Maker
@one16th · Product @SlackHQ & Assoc @FTWvc
@bentossell We're so happy to launch this. Let us know what you think!