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15 Best (& Budget-Friendly) Slack Alternatives for 2022

If you’re looking for a simple list of Slack alternatives, we’ve got you covered.

Sure, Slack is a stellar tool for team communication and collaboration. But, every team’s needs are different.

And let’s face it, just because Slack is a common tool doesn’t mean it’s the best tool for everyone — plus, there’s no harm in window shopping for different options, right?

Now, whatever your reasons for surveying Slack alternatives, inspecting and selecting a practical tool for you and your team can be a pain. But, good news: we’ve done the dirty work for you…

Today, we’ll look at 15 of the best, budget-friendly Slack alternatives for 2022. We’ll highlight their breakout features, discuss pricing (some are free!), and review which devices support these tools.

And by the end of this post, you’ll have a clear view of what Slack alternatives exist so you can pinpoint the best option for your team (and your wallet).

Ready to cut some “Slack?”

This list is in alphabetical order, not ranked in any way. Most platforms offer feature-rich, free plans. The icon ($$) marks advanced features available only with paid plans.

The free plan includes unlimited users and 5 GB of online storage.

Paid plans start at $39/month, billed annually.

Bitrix24’s self-hosted solution includes free updates for a year and a 30-day free trial.

A free plan is available for students and teams of five users or less.

Paid plans start at $3/month/user. Try the Standalone free plan for 30 days.

Discord is free to use. Paid plans with bonus perks start at $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

The free plan lets you host one group chat and gives you 1 GB of file storage.

Paid plans start at €5/user/month ($5.50), billed annually.

Flock’s free plan includes 5 GB of storage per team and 10 public channels.

Paid plans start at $4.50/user/month, billed annually. Try Flock’s Pro plan free for 30 days.

If you’re a current Google Workspace customer, Google Chat comes standard with your plan. Workspace plans start at $6/month/user and include a 14-day free trial.

Mattermost offers self-hosted and cloud-hosted plans:

Try any cloud plan free for 14 days or the full self-hosted solution free for 30 days.

Microsoft Teams offers a free plan and a paid plan costing $4/user/month, billed annually.

RingCentral Video is free to use. Its paid plan costs $11.99/user/month.

Rocket Chat offers both SaaS and self-managed plan options. The self-managed Community plan is free while Paid plans include a 30-day unlimited-access trial.

Paid self-managed plans start at $3/month/user, billed annually.

SaaS plans start at $2/user/month, billed annually.

Plans start at $69/month for up to 12 users. Beyond 30 users, additional accounts cost $4.67/user, unless you upgrade to Enterprise. Try Ryver free for 14 days.

SaaS plans start at $30/user/year with 150 GB of storage. Try the Enterprise plan free for 30 days.

Troop also offers a 15-day free trial of its full self-hosted version.

Twist’s free plan allows up to 500 members, up to 5 app integrations, and message history for 30 days.

Paid plans start at $5/month/user, billed annually.

Webex Suite’s Basic plan is free.

Paid Suite plans start at $25/month.

Individual plans start at $13.50/month, billed annually.

Workplace’s features and interface are similar to those of Facebook. However, Workplace accounts are completely separate from personal Facebook accounts.

Pricing starts at $4/user/month, with optional add-ons available. Try Workplace free for 30 days or request a demo.

Hopefully, one of these Slack alternatives proves a viable option for your team’s evolving needs. One that meets you where you are now, scales with you and takes you where you hope to go.

Make a shortlist of the options you want to try out. Sign up for the free or trial plans. Test them with your team, collect feedback and discover the best slack alternative for you.


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