Enterprise Chat News Roundup #11
Enterprise messaging platform news is still flowing in as October comes to a close! 🍁
Here’s what you need to know in news this week:
End-to-end Encryption with Wire
Another contender for business chat 💬
Wire is bringing consumer app standards to the business world with their new platform. With the growing number of available platforms comes a time for companies to figure out what features meet their needs. To help decision makers, Wire is measuring how their latest enterprise offering ranks up against other popular platforms.
As it stands, they point out the following pros:
- End-to-end Encryption
- Open Source
- Secure Group Calling
- Secure Screen Sharing
- Secure File Sharing
- Team Admin Controls
One of Wire’s key selling points is security, with special attention to international legal compliancy. We’re excited to see how Wire is received by the market.
Workplace by Facebook reaches 30,000 Businesses & Nonprofits
A year after launch, the team behind Workplace by Facebook reports an impressive number of companies have signed up and used the enterprise version of Facebook.
While Facebook’s global reach might be in the billions, Workplace by Facebook has successfully crossed 30,000 businesses and nonprofit organizations including the likes of Starbucks, Walmart, Spotify, Lyft, and more. With a recent launch of dedicated apps, we can only imagine continued overall growth in their second year. Not surprising as we’ve noted before that the learning curve to use Workplace is minimal.
The Microsoft Teams Roadmap
The people behind Microsoft Teams have been heads down since they announced the eventual sunsetting of Skype for Business during #MSIgnite. Ever since the announcement, as more and more companies are slowly transitioning to Microsoft Teams, Microsoft held an AMA this week to answer any user questions or concerns.
Aside from hosting an AMA, Teams announced a series of roadmaps for Messaging, Meetings, and Calling, so that Skype for Business users are met with a familiar experience when transitioning to Teams.
We will especially keep a close eye on the plans they have for messaging federation 👀.
Interactive Screen Sharing on Slack
While basic screen sharing across video calls came to Slack in early May, the team recently unveiled Interactive Screen Sharing to help teams collaborate.
With this latest interactive feature, Slack users can now join a shared space to write, edit, mark-up and scroll — all while on the same project. As competition grows, Slack is actively looking to build up on their platform so users don’t find themselves feeling like they need third party services.
Now this sits as a neat native feature from the Slack team after acquiring Screenhero, which offered a similar experience.