Top 16 Group Chat software
Last updated: November 12, 2019
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. Create open channels for the projects, groups and topics that the whole team shares. Slack searches whole conversations, not just individual messages, so you can find what you’re looking for no matter who said what or when they said it.
Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates all the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective.
Plan, share, & organize work in real-time. Glip organizes your team’s work while you chat with your co-workers, and makes your conversations productive. All your projects, meetings and files live in the stream, so everyone is in the loop on what’s happening.
Bring your teams together with one unified communications service that does it all: group messaging, screen sharing, video calls, video conferencing, and collaboration.
The private enterprise social network for real-time collaboration. Stay connected to your team and projects via this next-generation social business tool. With Convo Chat on mobile, start your morning catch up while you're on the train, or walking to work and continue the conversation on your desktop at work.
Zoho Cliq combines content and communications into a single view to give you a comprehensive picture of your team's work. Zoho cliq is designed to let information flow freely to bring about that much required transparency to work.
Open source, on-premises, Slack-alternative. Like Slack, you can send messages and files across channels, get notifications on unreads and mentions, and search history–all from your PC or smartphone.
CA Flowdock is a team collaboration app for desktop, mobile & web. Work on things that matter, be transparent and solve problems across tools, teams & time zones. One place to talk and stay up-to-date.
Take your conversations with you, wherever you go. Stay connected to your colleagues and don't miss a discussion anymore - the ChatGrape mobile apps for iOS and Android will keep you updated and let you join the conversation easily, no matter where you are. Reference all data from your external services from within ChatGrape right as you type - with an autocomplete that knows your business.
Jumpstart team productivity. Everything you do is protected by Symphony’s unique end-to-end security. Enhance your messages with rich editing, images, tables and files. Hashtags, cashtags and mentions - never miss an important message with personalized filters. Secure access to your conversations on your desktop or on your iPhone.
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A messaging platform built for teams. Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, Hangouts Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.
Mobile-first internal communication platform for your mobile-first workforce. Bring your team. Increase staff engagement, productivity and efficiency.
Crew is a communications app that keeps everyone on the same page for everything work-related.
Troop Messenger – a comprehensive instant messaging app for businesses-small to giant. Instant Messaging, Video Call, Video Conferencing, File Sharing, Desktop Sharing, Work Schedules and Projects on Troop Messenger - The Unified Business Communication Platform
Fleep is chat for teams and businesses. Your files and messages. Always in sync. On all devices. Team communication is now a simple, common-sense thing. Fishing for someone’s wise words in an ocean of chat? Instead, pin important messages to the side so everyone can see and edit them. Task lists, meeting notes, important links, etc. As with messages, trawling for files in a long conversation wastes your life. In Fleep, all photos and documents have a nice clean drawer on the side tab, next to the conversation flow.
Messaging for people & teams that focus. No-frills messaging product that intends to encourage fewer, more focused conversations with a heavy emphasis on threads
Latest news about Group Chat software
2019. Slack added workflow automation feature
Slack released Workflow Builder - visual tool that allows any Slack user to automate routine functions by creating custom workflows. In just a few minutes, you can have a seamless way to standardize how you collect requests from your team, report any outage in real time, get new team members up to speed with welcome messages… and loads of additional applications. Before you jump in to build workflows from scratch for your team, the easiest way to get started is to download and import one of our pre-built workflow templates: welcome teammates to channels with automatic onboarding messages, request information with custom forms, collect incident reports in real time.
2019. Facebook Workplace dives into enterprise video content management
To capitalize on Facebook’s growing focus on video in its consumer service, Facebook Workplace has undertaken several steps of its own into video. It’s releasing a special app that can be used on the Portal, Facebook’s video screen; and alongside that, it’s announcing new video features: captioning at the bottom of videos; auto-translating starting with 14 languages; and a new P2P architecture that will speed up video transmission for those who might be watching videos on Workplace in places where bandwidth is constrained. It’s a way for Workplace (and Facebook) to differentiate the experience and use cases for the product to businesses, which might already be using Slack but might consider buying this as well, if not migrating away from the other product altogether.
2019. Slack competitor Facebook Workplace has raised its prices for the first time
After three years of life and 2 million paying users signed up, Facebook Workplace is changing its pricing tiers. Up to now, Facebook has taken a very simple approach to how it charges for Workplace, unique not just because of it being a paid service (unlike Facebook itself, which is free), but for how it modeled its pricing on the basic building block of Facebook-the-consumer product: a basic version was free, with an enhanced premium edition costing a flat $3 per active user, per month. Now, the standard (basic) tier is getting rebranded as Workplace Essential, and will still be free to use. Meanwhile, the premium tier is being renamed Workplace Advanced and getting charged $4 per person, per month. And Facebook is introducing a new tier, Workplace Enterprise, which will be charged at $8 per person, per month, and will come with a new set of services specifically around guaranteed, quicker support and first-look access at new features.
2019. Slack speeded up its group chat for Windows and Web
Slack is launching a major update to its web and desktop today that doesn’t introduce any new features or a new user interface. Instead, it’s almost a complete rebuild of the underlying technology.Slack promises that this new version will use up to 50 percent less memory than before and that Slack will load 33 percent faster. Joining an incoming call will also be ten times faster now. A lot of these changes will be especially apparent to users who are part of multiple workspaces. That’s because the developers designed the new architecture with the assumption that many users are now part of multiple workspaces. Those used to take up a lot of memory and CPU cycles when you switched between them, as each workspace used to get its own Electron process in the old app.
2019. Facebook Workplace got reboot to boost activity and cut down on noise
Facebook unveiled a major redesign for its Workplace service. On the UI side, the new design notably brings two key Workplace features — Groups and contacts for Chats — out of the right-rail graveyard, where many users are believed to have stopped looking years ago to ignore ads — and into the left column, which used to provide a menu of tools and further information about your organization. Notifications, meanwhile, is getting its own “inbox,” so to speak. This is a clever turn that essentially expands the list of actions that have happened that are relevant to you, so that you can click on each one and jump to a view of that relevant piece of content, separate from being in the main default page. Another new update is that Workplace now has a “focus” mode in sections like Groups that take away the left navigation column so you can look specifically at the content you are working on without lots of alerts from other groups, individuals or the company at large.
2019. Slack integrates with email
Slack's latest feature allows users to message coworkers via email. The feature, which will be rolling out over the next couple months, is meant to give people who don't use Slack a way to keep up with conversations their coworkers are having inside the messaging app. When they’re mentioned by username in channels or sent a direct message, Slack will route those messages into their email inbox so they don’t miss out on important information while they’re getting themselves set up. Initially, the Slack to email messages will only be one-way, meaning the recipient can view the conversation from their inbox but won't be able to respond directly. But Slack says it will eventually allow people to messages via email as well.
2019. Slack integrates with Office 365
Slack announced new integrations with Microsoft OneDrive and Outlook. Specifically, Slack is integrating calendar, files and calls and bringing in integrations with other services, including Box, Dropbox and Zoom. For starters, the company is announcing deep integration with Outlook that enables users to get and respond to invitations in Slack. You can also join a meeting with a click directly from Slack, whether that’s Zoom, WebEx or Skype for Business. What’s more, when you’re in a meeting, your status will update automatically in Slack, saving users from manually doing this (or more likely forgetting and getting a flurry of Slack questions in the middle of a meeting). Another integration lets you share emails directly into Slack. Instead of copying and pasting or forwarding the email to a large group, you can click a Slack button in the Outlook interface and share it as a direct message with a group or to your personal Slack channel.
2019. Microsoft Teams added whiteboard and live events support
Microsoft Teams is adding a number of new features that will be coming as it works on native integrations of more of Microsoft’s own tools to give Teams more functionality and more relevance for a wider range of use cases. They include customized backgrounds; and support for cameras to capture content to bring in new ways of interacting in Teams beyond text — something that will be further explored with the eventual integration Microsoft Whiteboard, for people to create and ingest presentations that are hand-written into the system. For those who are either hearing-impaired or cannot use or hear the audio, Microsoft’s adding live captions. Finally, it is adding live events support, which will let users create broadcasts on Teams for up to 10,000 people (who do not need to be registered Teams users to attend).
2019. Microsoft Teams added features for shift workers
Microsoft Teams released several new features aimed at shift workers (also known as first line workers). For starters, Microsoft is making mobile Teams more flexible to meet the needs of a variety of shift worker jobs. Some might need to record and share audio messages, while others might need to share their location or access the camera. Whatever the requirements, Microsoft has started with a Firstline Worker configuration policy template, which IT can customize to meet the needs of various worker types. The mobile tool also includes a navigation bar, which allows workers to add the tools they use most often for easy access. The idea is to make it as simple as possible to access the tools they need, given that these workers tend to be on their feet or on the move a good part of the day.
2018. Group chat Crew launched enterprise version
Crew, a messenger that specifically targets businesses that employ shift workers who do not typically sit at computers all day, has now raised $35 million. It’s also announcing the launch of a new feature called Crew Enterprise, which helps businesses better manage messaging across large groups of these workers. The company has 25,000 customers, many of them multi-store retailers with an emphasis in the food industry; household names like Domino’s Pizza and Burger King — with some strong engagement. There are quite a lot of messaging apps out in the market today, but the majority of them are aimed at so-called knowledge workers, people who might be using a number of apps throughout their day, who often sit at desks and use computers alongside their phones and tablets. Crew takes a different approach in that it targets the vast swathe of other workers in the job market and their priorities.