WhatsApp for Work: This App May Change the Way You Communicate With Co-workers
By far, the easiest and most efficient way to communicate in 2014 is via text. But, unless you have all 50 of your closest co-workers’ numbers saved in your phone and really want to bridge that personal-professional barrier, you probably don’t use it much in the office.
Cotap, a new app that’s akin to WhatsApp for the workplace, is a quick, casual, and secure way to text with your co-workers—but with the comfort of knowing your conversations are separated from your personal messages.
Available for iOS and Android, the app lets you send one-on-one or group text messages to anyone with your company’s email domain. So, when you want to give your comrade in accounting a heads up that you’ll be five minutes late for a meeting or ask your team member to remind you what the conference line access code is, now you can do so with a quick text—without even knowing their phone numbers.
Best of all, there’s little setup required—your co-workers automatically appear in a global company contact list as soon as they download and join the app. And not to worry about Fran in finance not wanting to use a newfangled app—anyone at your company without Cotap can participate in conversations via email.
Cotap is free for individuals, if you want to give it a whirl before selling your boss on it. From there, pricing is tiered depending on team size.
Tell us! Have you tried Cotap? What do you think?
Allison Stadd works in marketing & communications and is also a freelance blogger, digital life coach, and social media consultant. She's a fan of good books and good beer with equal enthusiasm, and when she's not slinging tweets, pins, and posts, you'll find her at the nearest concert hall.More from this Author