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Have you tried Microsoft Kaizala? – Replacement for WhatsApp?

Have you tried Microsoft Kaizala yet?

If you’re more of a Microsoft and less of a Facebook person, but you like using WhatsApp (owned by Facebook), consider Microsoft Kaizala.

For most of us, Kaizala is similar to WhatsApp, but it has nicer animated emoji.
On top of that, Kaizala was built to empower employees, teams, and corporations, so you know that it has your back from a security and data protection standpoint.

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

Microsoft Kaizala is now being used by over 1000 organizations in India, and is coming to more markets around the world. You can use Kaizala to chat via text, audio, and video. The Me Chat option is your own personal space, where you can save notes, messages, photos and more – just for yourself.

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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. You can voice call and video call live, of course, but to actually send a video message, you have to attach a video file, instead of simply recording the video from within Kaizala. This 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 you can use Kaizala on your desktop (in a browser window).

Other links:

Microsoft News Center India
Kaizala developer blog

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