Vidyard’s Free Asynchronous Video Messaging Integrates with Slack

The integration enables Slack’s users to ‘show’ instead of ‘tell’ by creating and sharing videos with teammates with just a couple of clicks–and it’s all free
Vidyard's new integration enables Slack’s users to 'show' instead of 'tell' by creating and sharing videos with teammates with just a couple of clicks–and it’s all free. (Photo: Business Wire)
Vidyard’s new integration enables Slack’s users to ‘show’ instead of ‘tell’ by creating and sharing videos with teammates with just a couple of clicks–and it’s all free.

Video creation, hosting, and sharing platform for business provider, Vidyard, announced an integration with Slack to bring Vidyard’s free, asynchronous video messaging functionality to Slack. Slack is the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. With this integration, their users can further enhance team collaboration by recording videos and sending them directly as messages within Slack using Vidyard’s tools.

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The integration with Slack brings Vidyard’s free application to a massive global audience of business users at a time when it’s more important than ever for sellers, marketers, and business leaders to find more personal and engaging ways to deliver their messages remotely. Vidyard is the fastest way to create, host, and share video updates and screen recordings within Slack that are timely and authentic–plus, video messages help humanize day-to-day communications between remote employees. It’s also the ideal application for times when it’s easier to quickly explain an idea on video instead of writing it out in a long, wordy, hard-to-follow email.

“Use screen recordings to improve collaboration and engagement between teams by showing instead of telling,” said Michael Litt, co-founder, and CEO of Vidyard. “The demand for asynchronous video communication that is both easy and accessible is skyrocketing. Millions of business professionals are already intimately familiar with how impactful video has been while working remotely. By integrating with Slack, Vidyard enables these users with an option to use video to communicate more effectively without the burden of needing real-time availability.”

With Vidyard’s latest integration, Slack users can:

  • Start a recording or add an existing video in seconds right from Slack with a simple /vidyard command
  • Share the video recording to a Slack channel or DM without copy-and-pasting a link
  • Access their entire Vidyard Video Library from within Slack, wherever they are
  • Get instant feedback from the audience they’re connecting with inside Slack

Vidyard and Slack are particularly imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has transformed the nature of work and normalized chat and video as the premier business communications tools. More people are working remotely, Vidyard makes it easier to supplement Slack messages as it becomes a more commonplace mode of communication in the absence of in-office meetings. Vidyard also helps replace casual office conversations. Instead of swinging by someone’s desk, people can send them a video or screen recording over Slack.

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According to The 2020 State of Video in Remote Work report from Vidyard and Demand Metric, 94% of study participants now use video-conferencing for work, while more than 50% report they’re creating more pre-recorded videos than ever before.

“Vidyard helps business professionals work from anywhere, fight remote work fatigue, and potentially avoid their next online meeting,” said Tyler Lessard, Vidyard’s Chief Video Strategist. “By using Slack and Vidyard together, those possibilities expand. When you have more to say to a co-worker than can be easily written and want to avoid a lengthy virtual meeting that can be a hassle to coordinate, send a video message with a screen recording using the Vidyard integration within Slack instead.”

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