Have you tried Microsoft Kaizala? Replacement for WhatsApp?

If you’re more of a Microsoft and less of a Facebook person, but you like using WhatsApp (owned by Facebook), consider Microsoft Kaizala. Kaizala is similar to WhatsApp, but it has nicer animated emoji.

Microsoft Kaizala

Here’s what Microsoft has to say about Kaizala

Microsoft Kaizala is a chat-based communication and data management tool. It is an enterprise ready, compliant and secure chat app. It offers organizations an easy and simple way to share data for insightful decision making and gives employees an easy-to-use solution for efficient collaboration and improved productivity. Microsoft Kaizala provides controlled user access and data security in accordance with an organization’s policies and is compliant with data protection legislations such as GDPR, ISO 27001, SOC2 and HIPAA. – Rajiv Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Kaizala Intro video – Microsoft India


Kaizala adoption

According to Microsoft News Center India , over 1000 organizations in India use Kaizala, and it’s coming to more markets around the world. You can use Kaizala to chat via text, audio, and video. The Me Chat option is your personal space, where you can save notes, messages, photos, and more – just for yourself.

Initial thoughts

The first thing I noticed when trying Kaizala is how similar it looks to WhatsApp. (Not forgetting that Microsoft had MSN Messenger for all of those years.) Kaizala, however, has a lot more going on – including animated emoji – which are fun to use.

The only thing I don’t like is that there is no instant send video option. Of course, you can voice call and video call, but to send a video message, you have to attach a video file, instead of recording the video from within Kaizala. I hope they change soon.

Give Kaizala a try

Anyway, don’t take my word for it. Take it for a spin. Whether you’re a professional organization or not, it’s free, and it’s a great chat app for friends and family.

Kaizala is available for free in the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android:

There is also a Microsoft Kaizala Web option so that you can use Kaizala on your desktop (in a browser window).

Other links:

Kaizala Developer Blog

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