How to Launch Video Meetings in Slack with Vonage

Published February 01, 2019 by Manik Sachdeva

Slack is a popular workplace collaboration tool that has an estimated 10+ million daily active users.

With so many people using Slack, including those within our own developer community, bringing our customizable live video experience with the Vonage-Slack integration app was a natural progression. Elevating the developer experience is at the forefront of everything we do, from our developer center to our Vonage Video API platform.

The Vonage-Slack integration offers an easy way for you to launch a customized live video experience on Slack for end users, without ever having to leave their workspace.

While the Vonage Video app offers a default live video meeting web experience, it is a simple starting point.

You can easily implement your own branded and full-featured video conferencing application using the Vonage Video SDKs. With one command, our new slack integration provides users with a seamless way to launch a video session.

Configuring Your Vonage Video App on Slack

To get started, you will need to sign up for a Vonage account. (Need help getting started? Try our fast track, here.) Once this is done, you can configure TokBox and create meetings with a few simple commands.

When you use this command: /tokbox, it enables you to configure the app, while also allowing your workspace users to generate unique links for live video meetings that are Vonage-hosted.

Here are a few more commands that you need to know:

Set the OpenTok Project API key and secret. If the workspace already has the app configured, it will be overwritten with new credentials.

Display the current Project API key. The response is visible only for the user who types the command.

Create a new meeting. The meeting link will be posted in the channel where the user types the command.

Remove the current Video Project API Key and secret.

And now you’re ready to elevate collaboration with customized live video meetings, all without ever leaving your Slack workspace.

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