Microsoft Kaizala

A simple and secure mobile chat app for work

#5 Product of the DayApril 07, 2019
Microsoft Kaizala is a phone-number based, simple, and secure mobile chat app that enables you to connect and coordinate work across your network – your organization, vendors, partners, suppliers, and customers.
Reviews
  • Pros: 

    From simple messaging to creating groups/channels. A complete communication app. Simple, can hold a huge number of members

    Cons: 

    Nothing negative about it till date.

    I am using Kaizala for last three months. I run a group with 500 odd people, and it is ready to go big. It is one of the best messaging apps both for private and team use. The number of users it can hold in a group is just remarkable. In every respect, it is better than the alternatives for me. Some of the top features include no storage limits, functional design, end-to-end encrypted chats, extra functionality like cards where one can add training module, polls, quiz, and many more.

    amitabh shukla has used this product for one year.
  • Lorenzo Setale
    Lorenzo SetaleSoftware Developer
    Pros: 

    None so far

    Cons: 

    Another rebrand of an existing product by Microsoft, another clone, yet something for old enterprise that thinks that Slack is for Hipsters.

    Trying this is a pure waste of time.

    Lorenzo Setale has used this product for one week.
Discussion
Is the app name derived from "Kai Jhala?" (Marathi)? The English translation for "Kai Jhala" means "What Happened", very much what the app does I guess
@prathamesh_sarang Exactly what i thought 😄
Interesting to see Microsoft target Asian markets with a hybrid of Slack and WhatsApp business 💼💬
@amrith how does this specifically target Asian markets?
@anna_0x since this is mobile-first I think they're doubling down on focusing on India and Asia mainly. Lot of major Indian companies and even the railway authorities are adapting this: https://news.microsoft.com/en-in...
@amrith @anna_0x Looking at the URL, it's in the "en-in" market (India). If you change the URL to "en-us" to see it in their US geo, it's not there. So definitely looks like a product targeted for specific regions, at least India if not more broadly the Asian market.
@trevin oops, nice catch. I didn't even notice that (mobile browser)!
@amrith I see, thanks for the link!
Interesting to see how Microsoft will position this is product compared to what they already have (Teams, Group Me...). This looks like a WeChat/Telegram competitor.
That's the Microsoft's UX UI level? Very disappointing.
Is that you Telegram?