Top Messenger Services for Business 2018
1. Simple and effective video chat with Google Hangouts
Google’s easy to use video chat service is perfect for small teams of up to 10. Great to use when the team is on the go and want to have a small catch up meeting or discussion. Chat histories are saved online, allowing them to be synced between devices.
Top features include a “watermark” of a user’s avatar is used as a marker to indicate how far they have read into the conversation. Also photos can be shared during conversations, which are automatically uploaded into a private Google+ album.
2. Feature packed conference calls with Uberconference
Prefer not to use video? Uberconference is perfect for companies where employees are dispersed across the globe, as shown by some of their customers which include Dropbox, Stripe, Fitbit and Netflix.
Top features include screen sharing, free call recording, integrated social profiles, custom hold music and a rich powerful interface allowing you to mute surrounding noise.
3. Huge video conference calls with Zoom
Need to have a video conference but with a large group? Then Zoom is definitely the superior service. With Zoom you can have up to 500 participants or 10,000 viewers if you’re holding a webinar.
Top features include HD video and voice detection, dual stream for dual screen, accessibility features to help those with disabilities to schedule and attend Zoom meetings and screen, documents and media sharing capabilities.
4. For quick and free one-on-one communication choose Whatsapp
The most popular and easiest tool to use for one-on-one video chats is Whatsapp. It’s free and easy to use, has a great user interface and is also fantastic for sharing media with groups via group chats.
Top features include advanced security for all chats, up to 256 participants for group conversations, a simple and clean desktop app and with just one tap you can send a voice message, great to get quick information across to someone who is busy.
5. For planning, organising and executing within a company, Slack excels
With Slack, communication is easy, reliable and most importantly, in one place. With so many different ways to communicate, sometimes emails, documents and tasks get lost in the noise of modern business. With Slack’s sleek interface, everything important is in one place and easily accessible.
Top features include organised conversations or ‘channels’, searchable history, voice or video calls, integrated tools such as Asana, Dropbox and Salesforce.
Used any of the above? Have some different messenger services you think are better? Let us know in the comments below!
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