Slack, the chat platform that serves as an online water cooler for so many teams, is increasing its monthly price and changing the way its free plan works.
The company announced the changes via a blog post this afternoon.
This is what changes:
If you pay per month, the price goes up from $8 per user per month to $8.75 per user per month. If you pay per year, the price goes up from $6.67 per user per month to $7.25 per user per month. with the free plan they change the way/duration of messages are stored. Previously, free Slacks showed the last 10,000 messages and 5 GB of uploads. Going forward, it will be based on time rather than quantity, with Slack showing the last 90 days of messages/uploads, regardless of how much or how little is sent.
(Prices above are for US users but will increase worldwide; price change table for other countries is available here)
Slack says the price changes are – what it says is the “first price increase since” [Slack] first launched in 2014” — comes into effect September 1, 2022. The company’s blog post also states that you can lock the existing price for an additional year by renewing before September.