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Slack will increase its Pro license prices on 1 September. In addition, free users face new conditions.

According to Slack, price increases are necessary to continue innovating. The Salesforce subsidiary states it wants to stay ahead of competitors and requires funding to do so.

The price increases only concern Pro subscriptions, which ramp up to a monthly €8.25 per user. Annual subscriptions go up to a monthly €6.25 per user (€81 per year). Companies that renew their Pro subscription for one year before 1 September retain current prices for another year.

Changes for free users

In addition, free users face new conditions. Free users are currently limited to 10,000 messages and 5GB of file storage. From 1 September onwards, free users will only have access to messages and file storage from the last 90 days. Messages and file storage older than 90 days will still be stored, but only accessible to users that buy a license.

On a positive note, free users get access to new tools. Clips will become available, which allows users to send audio, video and screen recordings in direct messages. Free users also get the option to set a retention period for messages and files.

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