As if the platform wasn’t irritating enough already, LinkedIn is getting a voice messaging feature

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/28/linkedin-voice-messaging/ LinkedIn is supposed to be about connecting with people and communicating with them, and a new option is on the way — voice messaging. As anyone who has signed … Read more

HipChat and Stride to close as Atlassian sells assets to rival Slack

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/27/slack-buys-hipchat-stride-ip/ Slack and its rivals Atlassian have announced they are forming a strategic partnership that will see chat tools HipChat and Stride closed down. As part of the deal, Atlassian … Read more

Snapchat is shuttering peer-to-peer money transfer service Snapcash

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/23/snapchat-shutting-snapcash/ Snapchat confirmed that it is closing down Snapcash next month. The peer-to-peer money transfer service is due to shut up shop on 30 August. The closure was not officially … Read more

A new free version of Microsoft Teams is ready to compete with Slack

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/13/microsoft-teams-free/ Microsoft has launched a free version of Teams, the company’s collaborative chat tool. Teams has pitted itself against the likes of Slack since it first appeared, but the arrival … Read more

Microsoft unveils IoT-ready Windows Collaborative Displays

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/06/microsoft-windows-collaborative-displays/ In a keynote address at Computex 2018, Microsoft introduced a completely new hardware platform: Windows Collaboration Displays. Designed for use in offices and meeting rooms, the displays are touch-sensitive … Read more

New tool streamlines workflow automation across platforms

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/04/cross-platform-workflow-automation/ Employees often spend valuable time keeping their various work apps coordinated and synchronized, which harms productivity. Cloud-based mobile app building platform Appy Pie is addressing this problem with the … Read more

WhatsApp update brings Slack-style group messaging features and new admin controls

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/15/whatsapp-group-chat-new-features/ The latest update rolling out to WhatsApp users heralds the arrival of a batch of new group messaging features. Available to both iOS and Android users, the new features … Read more

Dropbox and Salesforce partner to boost enterprise collaboration

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/09/salesforce-dropbox-collaboration/ Cloud platform Dropbox and leading CRM provider Salesforce have announced a new partnership to connect their platforms, allowing companies of all types and sizes to collaborate and connect with … Read more

Dropbox partners with Google Cloud for integration with Docs, Gmail and Hangouts Chat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/02/dropbox-google-cloud-g-suite-partnership/ Dropbox has joined forces with Google Cloud to bring integration with G Suite. The move comes out of a recognition that people tend to use more than one cloud … Read more

Google’s Slack alternative Hangouts Chat exits beta

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/01/google-hangouts-chat/ After a period of beta testing, Google is unleashing Hangouts Chat on the world. Despite the name crossover, the service is completely separate to Google Hangouts, and over the … Read more

Google Reply lets you use smart replies with popular Android messaging apps

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/21/google-reply-smart-replies-android-messaging-apps/ There are times when you don’t need an elaborate reply to a message a friend just sent. Maybe all you need to say is “I’ll be there,” “No, thanks” … Read more

New open source platform offers secure, self-hosted collaboration

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/06/open-source-secure-collaboration-platform/ As businesses are keen to embrace flexible working and digital transformation, there’s increased focus on collaboration and sharing of information. But with existing regulations like HIPAA and upcoming ones … Read more

Huawei will preload Android Messages on its Android smartphones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/huawei-android-messages-preload-smartphones/ After you’ve used a messaging app, it’s hard to go back to SMS. You can’t share files, get read receipts, group chats or share emoji. It’s archaic, but the … Read more

Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/facebook-messenger-kids/ In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, … Read more