Remote-work-communication

Stay Connected from a Distance through these 5 Communication Apps

Posted by Common Ground PH on Mar 30, 2020 11:53:44 AM

 

Communication is a vital part of human life. It is how we exchange information, ideas, and emotions. For companies, opening new channels to communicate is a great way to encourage information exchange. In the digital age, gone are the days when everyone is relying on SMS. Now, everything we need can be provided by applications that aide us in various ways.

 

Is your company using tools to make communication flow easily? Here are some applications that you can use to stay connected with your coworkers remotely.

 

1. Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams offers a free six-month subscription to help companies maintain their communication while people are working from home. While Microsoft Teams previously launched a free version of their application in 2018, some special features have been reserved for the paid version. Those features as of March 2020 will be available in the free version, as confirmed by JP Courtois, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations. Microsoft Teams now allows video meetings for up to 250 participants, live events for up to 10,000, unlimited chat and search, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling, and 10 GB of team file storage and 2 GB of personal file storage per person valid through January 2021.

person-video-chat

2. Google Hangouts

Google has been a staple for all people, working or not. Google has expanded its business serving various functions starting with the use of Gmail. Google Hangouts is a platform that offers video conferencing and recording video conferences. While those features are already free, Google Hangouts now offers larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and video recording that can be saved via Google Drive which is valid until July 1, 2020.

 

3. Skype

Skype is an app for messaging, video calls, and voice calls that can be accessed via computer, tablets, mobile devices, and even smartwatches through connecting to the internet. Skype allows a maximum of 50 persons to video call at the same time and is available via Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

 

4. Facebook Messenger

If your team is tight and connected via Facebook, using Facebook Messenger comes in handy. Facebook Messenger can allow up to 50 people to video chat at once for free. The app is accessible to Apple devices with iOS 8 or higher as well as Android devices with version 4 and up via Wi-Fi or mobile data.

 

5. Whatsapp

Whatsapp is a messaging tool owned by Facebook. It allows its users to send SMS, voice messages, make video calls, share images, documents, and other media through an internet connection. It’s a free application that can be accessed via Android devices running OS 4.0.3 or higher and Apple products with iOS 9 or higher. Whatsapp allows up to 16 people to video chat at the same time.

 

These are just five of the various applications available to boost efficiency and aid individuals and companies with communication.

 

What are you currently using to maintain your connection with your team? Feel free to share it with us.

 

References:

Our commitment to customers during COVID-19 [1]

WhatsApp Tips: How it can be used to work from home [2]

Google Makes Premium Version of Hangouts Meet Free As More People Work Remotely [3]

10 free video chat apps to use if you're social distancing [4]

 

 

 

 

Topics: People, Productivity, Philippines, communication, messaging

CGW_Ebook_Thumbnail_001-min
Zoom 101: A Quick Guide To The Right Online Etiquette

Zoom 101: A Quick Guide To The Right Online Etiquette

Safe and Free Video Conferencing Tools for Your Business

Safe and Free Video Conferencing Tools for Your Business

Creating A Good Working Environment | Common Ground

Creating A Good Working Environment | Common Ground

A Business Continuity Plan

A Business Continuity Plan

Webinar: Top 5 Things That Matter to Every Employee During the Pandemic

Webinar: Top 5 Things That Matter to Every Employee During the Pandemic

Coworking vs Coronavirus: Overcoming Challenges

Coworking vs Coronavirus: Overcoming Challenges

Stay Connected from a Distance through these 5 Communication Apps

Stay Connected from a Distance through these 5 Communication Apps

6 Things to do While Working from Home Aside from Actually Working

6 Things to do While Working from Home Aside from Actually Working

Aris Ocampo's review of Common Ground

Aris Ocampo's review of Common Ground

Zairo Ko's Coworking Review

Zairo Ko's Coworking Review

Hans Docena's Fascinating Coworking Experience

Hans Docena's Fascinating Coworking Experience

Colleen Atienza's Common Ground Journey

Colleen Atienza's Common Ground Journey

Talkpush: Pushing the Frontiers of Hiring and Recruitment

Talkpush: Pushing the Frontiers of Hiring and Recruitment

It's a Hollywood Halloween at Common Ground!

It's a Hollywood Halloween at Common Ground!

Common Ground After Shift Presents Digital Analytics for Business

Common Ground After Shift Presents Digital Analytics for Business

Common Ground Presents FoodTech: From Farm to Tablet

Common Ground Presents FoodTech: From Farm to Tablet

How Coworking Spaces Promote Work-Life Balance

How Coworking Spaces Promote Work-Life Balance

Productivity Checklist for Freelancers— No Radical Changes and Complicated Productivity Tools Here

Productivity Checklist for Freelancers— No Radical Changes and Complicated Productivity Tools Here

Awesome Coworking Space Statistics in terms of Benefits, Importance, and Growth

Awesome Coworking Space Statistics in terms of Benefits, Importance, and Growth

Why a Coworking Community is #SquadGoals for your Company

Why a Coworking Community is #SquadGoals for your Company

Business Tips for Struggling Startups

Business Tips for Struggling Startups

Why Work from Home When You Can Work at a Coworking Space

Why Work from Home When You Can Work at a Coworking Space

How to Convince your Boss to Switch to Coworking Space in 10 Minutes

How to Convince your Boss to Switch to Coworking Space in 10 Minutes

6 Incredible Ways and Proof Coworking Space for Startups Works

6 Incredible Ways and Proof Coworking Space for Startups Works

Finding the Best Type of Coworking Space or Membership Plan for Your Business

Finding the Best Type of Coworking Space or Membership Plan for Your Business

A Guide to Coworking: Everything You Need to Make the Most of it

A Guide to Coworking: Everything You Need to Make the Most of it

After Shift at Common Ground: Women Empowerment

After Shift at Common Ground: Women Empowerment

5 Reasons Why Coworking is the Best Option for Startups

5 Reasons Why Coworking is the Best Option for Startups

Serviced Office vs. Coworking Space vs. Traditional Office: Choose What Works for You

Serviced Office vs. Coworking Space vs. Traditional Office: Choose What Works for You

6 Benefits of Having Local Partners in a Coworking Space

6 Benefits of Having Local Partners in a Coworking Space

5 Benefits of Coworking Culture that Traditional Companies Should Learn From

5 Benefits of Coworking Culture that Traditional Companies Should Learn From

7 Opportunities from Coworking that Most Independent Companies Miss

7 Opportunities from Coworking that Most Independent Companies Miss

7 Benefits of Coworking for Business in terms of People and Productivity

7 Benefits of Coworking for Business in terms of People and Productivity

The Past, Present, and Future of Coworking in the Philippines

The Past, Present, and Future of Coworking in the Philippines

Common Ground 8 Rockwell: More than Just an Office Space

Common Ground 8 Rockwell: More than Just an Office Space

Coworking Advantages and Disadvantages

Coworking Advantages and Disadvantages