Files and messages, united!

Files and messages now linked together, united with pins in Fleep, chat for teams and businessesIn case you haven’t noticed – few weeks ago files and messages got married. Whatever actions you do with a message will apply to the files attached to it as well. So if you edit, delete, pin or copy a message – the files go with it.

We think this enables two new cool use cases:

1. Ability to pin messages together with files attached to it (previously you needed to point in the pinned message to the relevant files by adding name of the files or so)
2. Copy messages together with its files from one conversation to another one (previously you needed to download the file from one conversation and then upload it to another one)

Pinning messages together with files

pin file messageYou can now easily Pin or Unpin messages that are linked to files onto the Pinboard and the message will appear with the files attached to it. To do that, right-click on the message (or click on the little triangle on the top-right corner of the message) and a choose Pin from drop-down menu.

Now the message is added to your Pinboard together with the file. If anyone deletes the file from the File Drawer or conversation flow, it will also be removed from the the pin on the Pinboard.

pinned message fleep

Copy-paste messages together with files

copy message fleepYou can now copy-paste messages and pins that are linked to files from one chat to another one together. No need to post message and files separately or download/upload them in between conversations. Simply right-click on the message or pin that’s linked with the file and choose Copy from the drop-down menu.

Then move to the chat where you wish to post the copied text and files and repeat the action in the message area. This time choose Paste. Here’s a quick overview of the process:

Fleep copy message file

Please note: The more common keyboard shortcuts for Copy-Paste will not give you the same outcome!

In case you have any questions or feedback for us, find us via our social channels (Twitter, Facebook) or ping us in the Fleep Support conversation. We’re always ready to hear your opinions and welcome it with open hands!

Video calling now in Fleep with help from Google Hangouts

Fleep launches Google Hangouts integrationOhjoy, gone are the days when you needed one application for audio-video calls and one for collaborative conversations. Now Fleep is integrated with Google Hangouts and we’re ready for your first test-drive! We’ve quickly realized that it makes sense to include calls into Fleep to simplify the collaborative efforts of the teams that are using Fleep. Also it gives us a chance to test out the concept of having audio-video calls integrated in Fleep.

Google Hangouts integration is one of the free extras Fleep has to offer and is available to all Fleep users starting from today.

Are there any requirements to using Google Hangouts?

Yes, let’s get through the nitty-gritty bits first. To use and create Google Hangouts you will need a Google+ account. Even though Google Hangouts can only be created from the web, on Windows or Mac client you can join and be part of them from all the Fleep supported platforms. To take part in the calls on your mobile you also need to have the Google Hangouts app before you join the calls.

This new integration works flawlessly with the latest versions of Windows ( and Mac (1.4.1) only. Users might experience inconveniences with the Hangout not launching properly if they haven’t updated yet. Therefore, make sure that your application is up to date.

How can I create a Google Hangout?

You can easily create a new Google Hangout session when you click on the little camera icon right below the message entry area. This will open up a new pop-up where you’ll need to click on the Start new video call button.

How to initiate a Google Hangouts video call in FleepThis will initiate a new system message in the conversation flow which includes the Google Hangout video call link. Other members of the conversation can join your video call by clicking on the Join link in the system message.

Notification about a new Google Hangouts in a Fleep conversation

What’s next?

We haven’t decided yet if and when we will create our own voice and video calling functionality in Fleep, but the current Google Hangouts integration gives us a great chance to validate if it’s worth putting our own development team efforts and resources into good use in the future.

If you have any questions about this new integration don’t hesitate to ping us via Fleep Support or via our social channels (Twitter, Facebook). Together we can make things better for all Fleep users!