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Enterprise messenger- 'Flock' adds new features to its app

18-February-2016
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Enterprise messenger- 'Flock' adds new features to its app

Flock, the communication app for teams announced the launch of features like Video Conferencing, Actionable To-dos, Polls, Code Snippet sharing, and Webhooks to ‘Get work done, faster’. 

The addition of these new features is a testament to Flock’s commitment to innovate, and meet organisations’ needs for an effective collaborative communication model. Powered by these new features, Flock will not only augment the experience of real time communication and collaboration, but will also eliminate several organisational challenges for companies across the globe.

Video conferencing: The appear.in integration allows high quality video calls and conferences with up to 8 people, thus helping teams to organize online meeting from anywhere and at anytime. The feature also supports audio calls and screen sharing.

Actionable to-dos: This feature allows users to create to-dos and assign responsibilities among team members and track tasks to completion with ease.

Opinion polls: This feature allows users to quickly create polls and mini surveys in Flock within groups, and to get real-time results in the chat window itself.

Code snippet sharing: Developers can now download, forward, edit and reuse code within Flock itself. Code snippets shared in Flock can also be formatted according to the syntax set. Sharing code among developer teams has never been easier!

Webhooks: Webhooks as a tool enables communication between Flock and an app or service in real time. Users can now build Webhook integrations and get notifications set in any external app or tool that they use, within a Flock group. One can effortlessly link other apps and services, social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook, etc., and get immediate and relevant updates on the fly.

URL Unfurling: Instant in-line previews of shared web content like articles, websites and tweets are now available in Flock. Users can now decide how important the content of the web page is, even before visiting it.

What’s more, to add more personality to conversations, users can now share GIFs on Flock with a simple slash command.

Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and Co-founder, Flock, said, “Enterprises are yet to explore or exploit the true potential of chat as a platform, and with Flock we want to change that. We are constantly innovating and challenging ourselves to come up with features that are simple, effective and relevant for diverse functions and industries. Adding these new features is just the start of a new phase for Flock, and you can be sure that in the coming days and months we will be ready with even more creative, inventive add-ons.”

Additionally, Flock has important features like file sharing, group chats, secure encrypted messaging, synced conversations across multiple devices, /Slash commands, unlimited chat history and fast search for content. Flock is hosted on Amazon’s secure AWS data centre, and with an industry standard of TLS 1.2 data encryption, it follows the highest standards of privacy. 

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