Some of us love our group chats. Others of us hate them and would love nothing more than to leave them all. But why do we want to leave? Maybe you’ve had someone leave a group without giving you a reason as to why, and maybe it hurt a little bit. Vox.com’s Kaitlyn Tiffany and I are here to help you work through that pain with this episode of Why’d You Push That Button. First, I chat with my friend Liz who tells us about her current and past group chat drama. She’s actually very undramatic and seems to tell it like it is. I like this about her. Then Kaitlyn interviews Maggie Lange, who has written for GQ about never leaving group chats, ever. She’s pro-mute. Kaitlyn and I then take all our concerns to Asha Sharma, director of product management for Messenger, who tells us all about why people actually leave group chats and what the teens are up to these days. Feel free to subscribe anywhere you typically get your podcasts, or listen to the show below. You … [Read more...] about Why did you leave the group chat?
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WhatsApp has announced a series of changes to how users interact in group chats. Starting today for iOS and Android users, WhatsApp groups can now include a description to detail the purpose, guidelines, or topics for the group. The group description will be shared with each new member of a WhatsApp group. Also launching today is Catch Up, a feature for a quick recap of messages that have mentioned or replied to you since you’ve been away. Catch Up will be indicated with a new @ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Group creators can now no longer be removed from the groups they started, the company said in a blog post. New administrative powers can restrict which group members can change a group’s icon and description or determine which users have administrative permissions. Participants in a group are now able to search for users by name. Above: WhatsApp Catch Up The changes come as WhatsApp faces criticism from India, which accounts for 250 million … [Read more...] about WhatsApp launches group chat features and expands admin controls
After several years of swift uptake by users, collaboration software has become an increasingly integral part of how work is both organized and carried out. As more businesses lean on tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and others, IT leaders are looking to deploy a new breed of collaboration tools company-wide to boost productivity and connect disparate teams. During 2017, team collaboration software matured as an enterprise option with the launch of Slack’s enterprise edition for large-scale deployments and Microsoft launched Teams to put group chat in the hands of many Office 365 subscribers. Numerous other vendors moved to capitalize on the opportunity carved out by Slack with their own group chat offerings – such as Atlassian’s Stride – even as Cisco and Facebook continued to build out their existing platforms. “Collaboration is hot. It will stay hot,” said IDC research director Wayne Kurtzman. “Collaboration platforms … [Read more...] about Collaboration trends 2018: Expect Microsoft Teams to gain ground, enterprises to embrace group chat
Microsoft added a raft of new features to its Teams group chat platform this week, making it easier to interact with third-party apps and find new services through an app directory. The update, Microsoft said, is its biggest single release of new functionality since Teams launched last year.The launch of the Teams app store means it is now possible to search and discover apps and services to integrate with the chat platform. Users can find apps by searching by name, category or integration type, such as bots. The move brings Teams in line with rival Slack, which launched its own app directory in 2015.A personal app view puts the most commonly accessed applications at a user’s fingertips and highlights items that have been assigned to them - whether that be Microsoft tools such as Planner or third-party applications like Jira Cloud. Also included in the view is a new app – dubbed Who – that lets users search for people within their organization by name or … [Read more...] about Microsoft turns up heat on Slack with Teams group chat update
0. phoneArena posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:41 The chat revolution is not only about chat anymore - some of the best Android messaging apps are veritable social networks, complete with profile pages, status messages, media comments and sharing, as well as a smorgasbord of features like group video call that we now take for granted. Some of you are also concerned about privacy in the land of NSA, so a new offshoot of secure messaging apps is getting trendy. It's pretty hard to navigate all that maze, and some would argue that the best communication app is the one your friends are on, but since now we are often using more than one IM application, we've rounded some of the best chat apps for Android to help you choose... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:53 2 1. aayupanday (Posts: 582; Member since: 28 Jun 2012) WhatsApp Still Rulez posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:57 0 2. sip1995 (Posts: 1750; Member since: 07 Feb 2014) … [Read more...] about Comments for : The best chat and instant messaging IM client apps for Android