Office Chat v2.11 Release is Live

Office Chat v2.11 has been released on Mar 19th & Mar 20th for all platforms. It includes the following new features & improvements.

Priority Messaging 

Regular instant messages in Office Chat work perfectly for most situations. But some situations are so time-sensitive that they could use a stronger signal. That’s why Office Chat is introducing Priority Messaging, to help you emphasize your most important messages and encourage quicker response times.

Marking a message as “Important” would:

  • Keep the message at the top of recipient’s inbox until they are read.
  • Generate a special notification sound to get the recipient’s attention.
  • Override any muting setting that may have been set by the recipient.
  • Have a visual clue using a red label marked as “Important.”
  • Generate notifications twice, with a gap of 2 minutes if they are not read (on Windows Desktop & Mac).
  • Instantly give you visibility into when the important message was read.

Additionally, if you’re waiting too long for a reply to your message, you can now re-send that message as an important message and get a response. Finally, priority messaging can used to share urgent news with many people at once by sending it in a group. So for example, if there is some kind of system outage you can use priority message to send a important alert to all group members at once.

Priority messaging will be available in the “Enterprise Plan” on all Office Chat platforms – Windows Desktop, Mac, Web, iOS and Android

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More Improvements in Windows & Mac Clients

  • Emojis in custom status:  You can now select from over 100s of emojis to include with your custom status message and bring fun to your work day.  desktop06

 

  • Add users with no email address: Domain admins can now add users without an email address from Office Chat Windows & MAC apps (which would open the web browser).

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More Improvements in iOS & Android Clients

  • Emojis in custom status:  You can now select from over 100s of emojis to include with your custom status message and bring fun to your work day.

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New Features for the Office Chat Admin

  • HIPAA compliant plan self signup: Introducing “self-signup for HIPAA compliant” texting which enables healthcare organizations to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI) while still allowing an open flow of communication between authorized users. HIPAA plan includes all the features in Office Chat Enterprise Plan and requires an annual payment. More information on Office Chat HIPAA compliance is available here. If you already have an Office Chat account and would like to move to HIPAA compliant plan then please contact us and we’ll help set it up for you.
  • Ability to delete users: Office Chat admins would now have the ability to delete a user (in addition to de-activating the user). Deleting the user will delete all groups created by the user and all the messages and files posted by the user in all group and private chats.

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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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