Source: Business Insider
Uber has decided to use Slack, the work chat app, across its entire workforce of 38,000 employees. The deal represents a big customer win for Slack, which has been under competitive pressure from rival Microsoft Teams. Uber has tried several chat apps over the years: In 2016, it opted to use Atlassian’s HipChat, saying that Slack couldn’t handle its massive employee base. Not long after, it opted to build its own chat tool, based on an open source product called Mattermost. Slack has made great strides in attracting larger customers like IBM, which recently deployed Slack across its 350,000-person workforce, in a deal that Business Insider first reported . Click here for more BI Prime stories . Uber is going all-in on workplace chat app Slack, with all 38,000 employees of the ride-hailing app getting access, according to several tweets from Uber employees . Uber first became a Slack customer in 2019, a source familiar with the matter tells Business Insider. The whole-company switch-over officially happened yesterday , according to a Twitter post.