Drum announces an update to its Slack integration – this latest development allows users to store all meetings, including those created in Slack, in one place in their Drum account.
February 23, 2017, Brighton – Drum, a Brighton-based conferencing software company, announced today that it has updated its Slack integration to streamline the meeting and team-messaging process.
Meetings created in Slack will now be safely stored within the user’s dedicated room in their Drum account, allowing them to access these quickly and simply. Previously, meetings only appeared in users’ Slack feeds and were lost as more messages were sent.
Four months ago, Drum began using Slack’s API (Application Programming Interface) feature to allow users to incorporate their Drum accounts into Slack or to link the two accounts.
New users can link their Drum account to Slack by simply typing ‘/drum’ into their Slack channel and hitting enter. A Drum button will then appear – clicking this will allow them to access a range of options: join meeting, dial in or replay meeting (the last one only becomes available once the meeting has finished). Users who already have Slack integration will receive this prompt on the next time they enter /drum.
Unless you have already done so, you will also be asked to link to an existing team. To do this, the team admin needs to connect your Drum account to your Slack account. Once your account has been linked, all meetings created through Slack will be hosted inside your personal room (rather than in an instant web meeting away from your account). Typing /drum from within the Slack channel automatically ensures you are the meeting host.
You don’t need to have a Drum account to integrate the instant meeting software into Slack. But creating one means your replays are stored within your own user room in a chronological order. New users will be able to set up a Drum account after they have installed the Drum integration into their Slack feed. Users who have already done this can still create and link their team to their Slack account.
“We understand the value of our Slack integration. Slack has proven to be an extremely popular solution for SMEs – we wanted to stop our users having to use Drum and Slack separately. We want all Slack users to be able to integrate Drum into their team or link their Drum and Slack accounts,” said John Logsdon, CEO and founder of Drum.
Slack users creating a team through Slack will still benefit from a 28-day free trial for each of Drum’s two paid tiers: Standard and Pro. Alternatively, there is also a freemium model which is available for all users. To sign up, all you need is an email address.
In 2016, Drum launched its web meeting dashboard, enabling organisations – small or large – to meet online and manage their meetings and teams. Drum Meetings retains HTML5, CSS3 and WebRTC to operate solely within the browser to remove the need for product downloads. In addition, the Drum meeting API remains available for developers and organisations looking to create their own web-meeting solution for internal or resale purposes.
Drum uses WebRTC combined with HTML5 and CSS3 to deliver browser-based web meetings inside your existing service and/or website. Drum’s in-house expertise ensures your online meetings are just as effective as the ones you hold offline. Drum offers two separate versions of web meetings. The first is an embeddable web meeting API; the second is a standalone solution for meetings and meeting management hosted in the UK and the US.