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 250 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.
The first time you use the Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack, the app requests permissions to link your Slack account to your Amazon Chime profile. If you have not created an Amazon Chime profile before, one will be created as part of this process and will use your name and email address from your Slack profile.
If your Amazon Chime profile is part of an Amazon Chime Enterprise account using Active Directory or Okta SSO for sign in, you will need to sign in to Amazon Chime with your username and password before completing this process.
/chimeslash command. This will create a new Amazon Chime meeting and post a call block into the channel.
If you are a user that only has Basic Chime permissions you can join Amazon Chime meetings, and you can start a 1:1 meeting with another user in a 1:1 direct message using the /chime slash command or the Call button. You will be restricted from starting a meeting with more attendees and will receive a message when trying to start an Amazon Chime meeting from a direct message thread with more than 1 other user or when using the /chime slash command and at mentioning more than one other attendee.
Test and adjust your audio and video settings from when joining a meeting from a browser.
Only Amazon Chime meetings created from the Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack will post call blocks to Slack. Meetings started from an Amazon Chime client or using the email@example.com calendar scheduling integration will call Amazon Chime clients directly, but will not post call blocks to users in Slack.
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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