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Slack vs. Microsoft Teams vs. uShare.to: a comparison between world-class business chat apps

Recently, Microsoft Teams announced a free plan, raising the attention of those companies looking for business chat solutions and those that already use Slack.

The market evolvement is aggressive and it is only getting heavier by other players like Ushare.to, the Verizon’s and HyperOffice team messaging alternative Ushare.to, and Facebook Workplace, for instance.

In fact, the competition is so evident and glamorous that Slack took out a full-page ad in the New York Times, welcoming Microsoft Teams with an open letter.

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For some, a daring move to show who came first. For others, the proof Slack is terrified. You name it.

After the announcement of a free tier from Microsoft, the discussion was brought up again. So we thought about comparing Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Ushare.to, based on their features for their free plans to help you choose who wins, for you.

Slack

(See features & pricing page)

Heavily focused on a delightful user experience and details, Slack has made its way towards becoming the fastest-growing startup ever, with more than eight million daily active users and above 3 million customers

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Teams

Microsoft Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 suite, which transforms it in something larger than a communication platform, but a part of a robust collaboration bundle. Among other advantages over Slack, it lets connect to OneDrive documents and other tools like Sharepoint, making it, perhaps, a better fit for Microsoft users than Slack. 

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Ushare.to

Verizon and HyperOffice partnered to build a business app thatlets team gather and communicate instantaneously, schedule and have audio and video mettings, and even share documents or create projects in one place. As a useful add-on, they offer a website chat widget that lets visitors immediately interact with sales reps through text or even video, a quite unique feature out there.

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Slack vs Teams vs Ushare To

Conferences and meetings capabilities

Ushare.to

Multiple screen-sharing: several users can simultaneously share their screens and view others. 

 

Slack

Not available in the free plan.

Ms Teams

  • 1:1 and group online audio and video calls
  • Channel meetings
  • Screen sharing

Messages retention

Ushare.to

  • Unlimited.
  • Conversations and documents search bar.

Slack

  • 10k of your team’s most recent messages.
  • Conversations and documents search bar. 

Ms Teams

Unlimited conversations and files search. 

External access

Ushare.to

  • You can invite users, even if they’re outside your organization. 
  • Have conferences with non-users by simply sharing a link.

Slack

Not available in the free plan.

Ms Teams

Guest access available.

Document sharing

Ushare.to

  • E-signatures: close deals with eSignatures from clients and prospects right in the flow of your conversations
  • Uploading files, images, and links
  • Shared files modules per chart room and private conversations and in-app document creation

Slack

  • Uploading files, images, and links. 
  • 5GB of file storage.

Ms Teams

  • Full capabilities from OneDrive without leaving the app. 
  • 2 GB/user and 10 GB of shared storage

Project management

Ushare.to

  • Tasks assignments and email alerts. Project status  and deadlines visualizations.
  • In-app calendars and event creation.

Slack

Just by integrating with other apps.

Ms Teams

Full capabilities shared with Microsoft Sharepoint, without leaving the app.

Support tickets

Ushare.to

Ticket management from website customer chat and video sharing, and built-in CRM

Slack

Only available through integrations.

Ms Teams

Only available through integrations.

Account access

Ushare.to

Account creation and access with custom email or Google. 

Slack

Account access with custom email.

Ms Teams

Account access with Outlook or Microsoft 365 email

Integrations

Ushare.to

Account creation and access with custom email or Google. 

Slack

+750 apps library to seamlessly integrate with. 

Ms Teams

Account access with Outlook or Microsoft 365 email

Security

Ushare.to

2-factor authentication, biometrics, password sensitivity and more.

Slack

Account access with custom email.

Ms Teams

Account access with Outlook or Microsoft 365 email

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An MBA by qualification, Pankaj Taneja has more than six years of experience in the SaaS and web collaboration industries. Having seen SaaS grow from a niche sector to the next big thing in enterprise technology, he has a great enthusiasm and passion for the sphere. Pankaj has been working for many years at HyperOffice, one of the earliest players in web collaboration since 1998, an industry which now includes solutions from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe and more. It is amazing being part of a pioneer in collaboration, riding a wave which only promises to grow.

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