Instant messaging and video conferencing services like Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts have already made inroads in the enterprise productivity space. These have become the preferred choices for communication in an online world. Microsoft, too wants to be a part of this emerging trend. As such, it is making rapid advances in developing tools and apps that deliver similar capabilities. Kaizala messaging app is one such offering from Microsoft Garage.
Kaizala messaging app for Windows
Kaizala by Microsoft Garage is a simple & secure chat and productivity app that enables mobile users to achieve more. With Kaizala, users can engage in chatting, group chatting, or add groups to the existing groups for communicating with other communities. Apart from Chats or groups under Kaizala, you can find built-in actions like assigning jobs, conducting polls, and surveys, share attachments.
A unique feature about Kaizala is that, unlike Skype, Kaizala allows you to conduct enterprise chat even with low bandwidth connectivity. A user needs a valid Office 365 organization subscription account to sign in to use the application. Following the sign-in, the user can self-map Office 365 account to the corresponding Kaizala registered phone number.
After that, one can instantly set up large hierarchical groups as per the organizational structure and start communicating by sending message broadcasts, conducting polls, surveys, and other multiple actions. All the data aggregated at the team or the organizational level is displayed in the dashboard as Power BI-based rich reports giving insights into the latest productivity trends.
All responses made are unified, stored, and presented for easy viewing to aid the decision-making process. Hence, Kaizala helps you become more productive instantly.
Kaizala app features
- Completely free for use (personal and organizational)
- Requires no maintenance. Download the app and start using it
- Enables private (1-1) chat or group chat
- Easily organizes your chat
- Allows sharing of photos with location. Besides, you can request location updates to keep track of your team members with a one-tap location share.
- Enables fast and reliable communication between people inside and outside of your business
- Share Attachments – Allows easily sharing of images
Please note that Kaizala is still in the preview stage, so much of the work remains in progress. That said, new features are likely to be rolled out in future updates. Get it for Windows PC & Mobile from the Windows Store.
What are the best messaging apps for Windows PC?
While there are many, for general consumers, the best apps are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, and Discord. Now that WhatsApp works well on PC as well, you can use it without the phone on up to four devices.
Does Windows have integrated instant messaging?
No, but Windows 11 offers Team Chat as part of the OS that you can use to organize meetings and chat with friends and family. You can also quickly launch it using Win + C keyboard shortcut.