How Office Chat is Helping Businesses Work From Home

Within the past couple of weeks, many companies have had to consider how social distancing practices will impact their everyday operations. Whether this means changing office hours or requiring employees to work from home, this is a considerable change for many businesses, especially those who do not have the technological resources to stay in touch easily.

Office Chat is the perfect platform to help with these new circumstances. Office Chat has been a leader in the field of online, remote work for over five years. Whether you are working from the office, home, or on the road, Office Chat allows you to stay in touch with the office and get work done.

Here are a few of the many ways that Office Chat can help your company foster productivity during this challenging time:

Desktop Messaging Service

Office Chat is known for its efficient and simple messaging service. For remote workers, communication is especially tricky as you cannot have face-to-face conversations. Office Chat helps to overcome this obstacle by integrating an instant messaging service right into its desktop platform. Features such as delivery confirmation, instant notifications, and availability status make communication fast and efficient.


When working remotely, the ability to create groups is essential because some messages don’t apply to just one person, but multiple sub-teams. With Office Chat, you can create unlimited groups, focused on a topic, department, project, client, or whatever else is relevant to your organization. Want to broadcast messages to everyone? There is a default group that sends messages in a default “All Of Us” group. Additional settings allow for only admins to create groups if desired. 

Voice, Video, and Screen Sharing

Working remotely also means that you cannot host regular meetings or collaborate with coworkers over a single screen. Office Chat allows you to use voice and video conferencing, as well as screen sharing, to simulate a face-to-face interaction from anywhere in the world.

Chat on the Go

Not everyone will be on their computer when they receive a message on Office Chat. That’s why we offer an easy to use mobile app that has the same features and capabilities as the desktop application. It’s perfect for employees who are working remotely and aren’t always on their computer or prefer to work on their phones.

Fast and Easy Set-Up

Want to stop wasting time and get started with Office Chat right away? Get set up within 5 minutes by simply creating an account and downloading our desktop application. Office Chat is 100% cloud-based, so you can add employees by email, by using Active Directory, or by merely creating unique user IDs. Also, there is no server to install or manage!

Customizable for your Company

Every single company is different, and Office Chat is ready to adapt to your unique needs. Our easy to use web interface allows administrators to easily customize almost all aspects of the service, including messages and a file retention policy that suits your needs.

Office Chat also allows for integration with other popular services, such as Slack and MailChimp. This integration enables you to be automatically notified by these apps when a significant event occurs, from support requests, code check-ins, error, or performance alerts.

World-Class Security

Security is also Office Chat’s #1 priority. With features such as two-factor authentication, message retention policies, end-to-end encryption, complete access, and security logs, and an ISO 27001 compliant data center, Office Chat has the best security and control that a cloud service can offer.

Remote work is a fantastic resource that improves company productivity and increases employee engagement at any time. At Office Chat, we genuinely believe that we have created the best product to help companies during this difficult time and invite you to try it out for your company with our 7-day free trial.

Why Office Chat?

1_2Built for Business: Office Chat premium gives company admins a web-based admin portal with full administration control to: manage users, teams, messages, SSO integration with company's active directory, the usage and engagement  dashboard, and email support 24x7.
2_1Email Interoperability: Office Chat allows you to send a message to anyone in your company. Users without the Office Chat app installed on their phone or desktop can participate in conversations via email.
1_1Available on Mobile, Desktop, and Mac: Office Chat is the only business messaging solution today that can get everyone in the company on board. It connects your mobile workforce using iPhone, iPad, or Android along with workers using Windows Desktop or Mac.

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