Category: Instant Messaging

More Than Just a Fad – IM Proves Its Staying Power

IMs stay powerful
Fads come and go, fading from the conversation almost as quickly as they enter it. And the tech world certainly isn’t immune to these hyped and insanely popular – albeit short-lived – crazes. Think 3D TV or Google Glass. Actually, you probably don’t think about them anymore. Some innovations...

Why Your Chat Archives Matter

chat archives
It can be hard to keep pace with the constantly evolving business communication landscape. More and more, workplace phone calls and emails are being replaced with popular business instant messaging platforms as a way to better optimize internal communication and collaboration. And if your workplace is one of the...

Best Practices to Better Focus Your Workplace Chats

workplace chat
When your workday centers around the computer, it’s easy to get distracted, especially as more and more workplaces utilize instant messaging. The constant contact with your coworkers and peers, and with a smart phone and the internet at your fingertips, can be a recipe for time-wasting, misbehavior, and misunderstandings....

A History of Instant Messaging Apps

History of Instant messaging apps
It’s been quite a journey – from the initial trailblazing instant messaging platforms which first introduced us to real-time communication, to the contemporary apps which allow for group, voice, and video chat, the sharing of media, streamlined workplace collaboration, and so much more. While instant messaging apps don’t always...

Not Using an Encrypted Chat App? You Should Be.

Encrypted chat apps
Online communication is as much a part of our daily routine as the morning coffee. And chat apps, thanks to their real-time capabilities, have become a preferred method of communication – making it easier and more convenient to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as enhancing...

File Sharing vs. P2P File Transfer

P2P file transfe vs File Sharing
Today, the internet offers a number of ways to both share and send files. If you’ve heard terms like “file sharing” and “file transfer,” you may have wondered what the difference is. While file sharing and file transfer both allow you to share and send files, it’s important you...