Slack, the chat application that acts as an online watercooler for a tremendous number of teams, is raising its monthly fee and altering the functionality of its free plan. This afternoon, the business published a blog post announcing the changes.
About the Changes Made
- The cost of the “Pro” plan will rise to $8.75 per user per month if you want to pay by the month.
- The cost of the “Pro” plan rises to $7.25 per user per month if you choose to pay for it annually from $6.67 per user per month.
- They are altering the method and duration of message storage if you are on the free plan.
- In the past, free Slacks would display the most recent 10,000 messages and 5 GB of uploads. In the future, Slack will display the most recent 90 days of messages and uploads, regardless of how much or how little is communicated. This will be based on time rather than quantity.
Note: Rates mentioned are for U.S. users, but they will rise globally; you can find the price change table for other nations here.
Slack and Price Changes
Teams on the Business+ plan, which presently costs $12.50 or $15 per user per month, or custom business plans do not appear to be impacted, according to Slack, which emphasizes that the pricing changes only affect “Pro” plan customers.
The price shift, which Slack describes as the “first price increase since [Slack] was launched in 2014,” will take effect on September 1st, 2022, as per the company claims. By renewing before September, you may lock in the current pricing for an additional year, according to the company’s blog post.