1st December 2020
The integration allows Slack users to show and share videos with just a few clicks – all for free
KITCHEN, Ontario – December 1, 2020 – Video creation, hosting and sharing platform for business provider Vidyard today announced an integration with Slack to bring Vidyard’s free asynchronous video messaging capability to Slack. Slack is the premier channel-based messaging platform that millions use to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses. With this integration, your users can further enhance team collaboration by recording videos and sending them directly as messages in Slack using Vidyard’s tools.
Integrating with Slack brings Vidyard’s free application to a huge global audience of business users at a time when it is more important than ever for sellers, marketers and executives to find more personal and engaging ways to get their messages out of the To transmit remotely. Vidyard is the fastest way to create, host, and share timely and authentic video updates and screen recordings in Slack. Video messaging also helps humanize day-to-day communication between remote workers. It’s also ideal for times when it is easier to quickly explain an idea on video than to write it down in a long, verbose, and difficult-to-follow email.
“Use screen captures to improve collaboration and engagement between teams by showing rather than narration,” said Michael Litt, Vidyard Co-Founder and CEO. “The demand for asynchronous video communication that is both simple and accessible is growing rapidly. Millions of business people already know exactly how powerful video has been when working remotely. By integrating with Slack, Vidyard enables these users to communicate more effectively using video without the need for real-time availability. “
With the latest integration from Vidyard, Slack users can:
- Start a recording or add an existing video in seconds directly from Slack with a simple command / vidyard
- Share the video recording to a Slack channel or DM without copying and pasting a link
- Access the entire Vidyard video library from anywhere in Slack
- Get instant feedback from the audience they connect with in Slack
Vidyard and Slack are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed the way we work and normalized chat and video as the primary tools for business communication. More and more people are working remotely. Vidyard makes it easy to add to Slack messages as it becomes a more general method of communication without in-office meetings. Vidyard also helps to replace the occasional office call. Instead of stopping by a desk, people can send them a video or screen capture through Slack.
According to the Vidyard and Demand Metric State of Video in Remote Work 2020 report, 94% of study participants use video conferencing for work, while more than 50% say they are creating more recorded video than ever before.
“Vidyard helps business people work from anywhere, tackle remote work fatigue and potentially avoid their next online meeting,” said Tyler Lessard, Vidyard’s chief video strategist. “Using Slack and Vidyard together expands those possibilities. When you have more to say to a coworker than just typing and want to avoid a lengthy virtual meeting that can be a chore to coordinate, send a video message with a screen capture using the Vidyard integration with Slack instead. “
This year has changed Vidyard and its customers. Since January, Vidyard has:
Vidyard helps businesses and professionals connect with their audiences in new ways by delivering engaging, personalized, and measurable video experiences. Through its global video hosting and analytics platform, Vidyard enables companies like LinkedIn, Zycus, League, Stanley Black & Decker and others to change the way they approach marketing, sales and corporate communications. With its free and professional tools, Vidyard helps any business professional create and share custom videos to get their message across in a more personal and impactful way. Thousands of businesses and millions of people around the world rely on Vidyard for their video needs. Sign up for Vidyard for free: https://www.vidyard.com/free-screen-record
Sandy Pell, director of corporate communications, Vidyard
Dave Reddy, Big Valley Marketing
Sandy Pell is the director of corporate communications at Vidyard. She was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 in Canada by PR in Canada and one of the Top 20 Tech Women in Canada by the C100. When she’s not creating extraordinary communication, as a commercial wall painter she turns empty spaces into remarkable places!