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Any ideas for group chat software?
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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:35 AM
I am looking for free group chat software. I am in a community group - there are a lot of conversations going on via email - and if there was something that we could use as on a PC and a mobile - something we could save files on too - it would be a lot easier to keep track of what is going on.
We use Microsoft Teams at work but I don't know if that is free and I don't know if it is great outside a work situation.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:06 AM
I use all of them for various sporting teams. Facebook groups are the easiest by far in terms of ticking the boxes with saving stuff. I know not everyone has an account but you can make a generic one just for the group. Too easy.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:28 AM
For a community group I would just make a Facebook private group.
But if people are anti Facebook for some reason, Slack sounds like it would suit your needs. It can be browser or app based and is fairly multifunctional in terms of group messaging under various headings, private messaging etc.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:45 AM
wechat is being used a lot more than whatsapp as you can hide your phone number and be connected via scanning bar code or finding ID.
Both have ability to make group chats and have admin appointed as well as being able to store files etc for easy finding
Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:47 AM
I would say Whatsapp, you can use it on a computer too, but it might take a bit of figuring out. I think a Facebook group sounds like the best option for what you want, especially to be able to upload files.
Although, I wonder if "Google groups" might work too.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:57 AM
Group chats we are involved in use both Whats app and Slack. Different ways of using the applications make them good for their purposes especially if people are shy of FB/messenger apps.
My personal opinion on WeChat that the pp mentioned is to research the app, owned by Tencent in China, and how the Chinese Govt read and store the messages sent on their services inside and outside their country.
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