Zoom’s answer to Slack is getting a new name and some new tools

In an effort to better compete against rivals like Slack and Microsoft Teams, Zoom is taking its first steps in renovating its messaging app by revealing a name change and several new features.

Instead of being called Zoom Chat, the messaging platform will now be known as Zoom Team Chat (opens in new tab). A relatively small change, but one that’s supposed to reflect the company’s revamped design philosophy for the app moving forward. Instead of just being known for its video call app, Zoom wants to play a more important role in hybrid work environments with Team Chat leading the charge as its collaborative hub.