The Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack lets you start and join Amazon Chime meetings directly from your Slack workspace channels and direct messages. With Amazon Chime Basic, users can start one-to-one audio and video calls and join group meetings as an attendee. With an upgrade to Amazon Chime Pro, Slack users can access advanced meeting features from their Slack workspace like hosting group meetings with up to 100 attendees and 16 video streams, guest access from a meeting link, conference dial-ins, and support for SIP in-room video systems. The Amazon Chime Meeting App for Slack automatically registers new users the first time they use the app so they can start using Amazon Chime without having to create or manage a new account.
Administrators of Slack workspaces can install the Amazon Chime Meetings App from the Slack App Directory and users already collaborating on Slack can start using Amazon Chime to place a video call to a Slack contact or host a group meeting without having to create an Amazon Chime profile. Users start Amazon Chime meetings with the /chime slash command or, when configured, using the Call button in Slack channels and direct messages. The Amazon Chime Meetings App installation flow also makes it easy for Slack workspace administrators to upgrade their workspace users to Amazon Chime Pro by streamlining the process to create an Amazon Chime Team account, import, and invite all their Slack workspace users.
The Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack and Amazon Chime Basic is available at no cost to users, while Amazon Chime Pro is offered with pay-as-you-go pricing - you only are charged when a host utilizes Pro features. See more information regarding pricing here.
Note: You must be an administrator of your Slack workspace to install Apps.
We also recommend changing your Slack workspace settings to set the default calling App in Slack to Amazon Chime Meetings so that your users will be able to initiate Chime calls using the Slack Call button.
If you are already managing Amazon Chime users under your AWS account in a Chime Team or Enterprise account, or through a partner, like Vonage or CenturyLink, your users can continue to access either Basic or Pro features directly from a Slack channel or direct message. Users with Pro permissions can initiate meetings with up to 100 attendees, up to 16 active video tiles and provide attendee dial-ins for over 70 countries.
If you manage your Chime users in an Amazon Chime Enterprise account (you have claimed domain(s), those users will receive the Chime permissions that you set.
If you manage your Chime users in an Amazon Chime Team account and want to ensure that all of your Slack workspace users have Amazon Pro permissions, you can invite and upgrade your users from your Slack workspace to Chime Pro by following these steps:
Users in your Slack workspace who are not already registered Amazon Chime users will receive an invite to join your Chime Team. Once they accept they will then receive Pro permissions and can initiate Amazon Chime calls from the Slack workspace.
Follow these instructions if you are new to Amazon Chime and would like to grant some or all of your users Amazon Chime Pro permissions. See our website for more details regarding Amazon Chime pricing.
The above process invites the users that are in your Slack workspace at the time you complete the steps. If you add users to your Slack workspace after running this process you can invite them to your Chime Team account and upgrade them to Chime Pro by following these steps:
For more information see the following resources:
View the Amazon Chime User, Administration Guide and API Reference on the AWS Documentation site.
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