Lifesize Expands Cloud Communications With Group Chat

The newly independent company also is bringing the recording and sharing features in its Lifesize Cloud to its browser-based application.

Story by Jeffrey Burt, eWeek
Lifesize is making it easier for people to collaborate using chat.

The communications technology vendor is expanding the free chat functionality in its Lifesize Cloud service with the addition of group chat capabilities and improvements to the 1:1 chat feature. The goal is to give users a simple way to extend the chat functionality to multiple people, enhancing the collaboration possibilities, according to Lifesize officials.

In addition, participants in the group chat can move to a video conference with a single click.

“Lifesize Cloud Group Chat adds another level of collaboration—a text level,” Ellen Hawes Durbin, senior manager of product marketing at Lifesize, wrote in a post on the company blog. “It further reduces barriers to team collaboration. Brief chat discussions are less intrusive and maintain team alignment and momentum. Start a conversation with chat and transition to video with just a click—because let’s face it, sometimes face to face is just better.”

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