Slack is a messaging platform developed by Slack Technologies, an American software company (now owned by Salesforce), and launched in 2014. And ever since its release, the platform has transformed from “just another messaging app” to a “digital HQ” for its users, as stated in its July 18 blog post.
In the same blog post, Slack announced its first price increase since its launch. However, it will only affect the Pro subscribers on the platform. In addition, Slack is updating its Free subscription plan to “make it easier than ever for users to try out new features.” Finally, both the updates will go into effect on September 1, 2022.
Slack subscription plan and prices update
1. For Pro subscribers
Slack is upping the price of its Pro subscription plan for the first time since its launch.
- For monthly subscribers, the price will increase from $8 to $8.75 per user per month.
- And, for annual subscribers, the price will increase from $6.67 to $7.25 per user per month.
Note: The above price change is for U.S. subscribers only. However, there is a price change for Pro users in other countries too.
In addition, current annual Pro subscribers can lock into the current yearly rate for another year if they renew their plan before these changes go into effect. Likewise, monthly Pro subscribers can pay the current annual rate for another year if they switch to an annual plan.
2. For Free subscribers
Slack is including new features for its Free subscription plan, including clips. Thus, users can send audio, video, and screen-share messages in direct messages and channels. Hence, offering users “asynchronous team updates” and reducing the number of meetings. In addition, Free plan subscribers can “now set a retention period for their messages and files.”
Furthermore, Slack is “simplifying” the subscription limits for the Free plan. So, users will now get full access to the past 90 days of message history and file storage instead of the 10,000 message limit and 5GB of storage. Thus, no matter how much a user uses Slack on the Free plan, it will show 90 days of history.