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Slack Vs Discord: Team Communication Showdown


Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 29 Nov, 2018


Once upon a time, there were only three communication tools you could use online. These days, with apps like Slack and Discord, we're almost spoiled with choices. But which communication app is better for you?

Like WhatsApp vs Telegram, Slack vs Discord is a debate you could have forever if you allowed for it. Fortunately, we don't have to do that! Both Slack and Discord have their advantages. It's just about what you're looking for. Additionally, you can use both to their advantage all in Shift—if you have a hard time deciding like us.

Slack and Discord are both great for team communication. Only difference? They're great for different kinds of communication. Gamers across the world use Discord and office teams use Slack for the same thing.

Reasons to use Slack

slack vs discord - slack pros

  •  Slack has almost 1000 app integrations! That number is also rapidly growing. Being able to use spreadsheets or calendar integrations make it great for team collaboration.
  • Slack Bots make organizing your team a breeze. Whether you need a bot to help count votes for the office costume contest or organize a team lunch, there's a bot for it.
  • There are tons of notification options to customize it according to your surroundings. There's even a do not disturb mode.
  • You can use the search function to search for specific documents and files. Furthermore, you can also search within documents in case you've forgotten its name.
  • It has a 1GB file upload limit - do we really need to expand on this?

Reasons to use Discord

slack vs discord - discord pros

  • Discord has amazing voice communication capabilities. In fact, voice chat is the heart of Discord. You can game and speak to your team at the same time!
  • With video conferences for up to 9 of your friends, Discord makes group video chats smoother than ever.
  • You can have a robot read your notifications out for you no, seriously.
  • Create multiple sub-groups with Discord. This way your team can have multiple vocal discussions in each "channel."

Slack Vs Discord

slack vs discord - use both in shiftBasically, Discord is perfect for teams of gamers and Slack, for business teams. But why even choose?

If you're a gamer who also freelances or is a member of a work team, use both Slack and Discord inside of Shift. In fact, you can even simultaneously have multiple instances of Slack and Discord.

It's kind of a given...