Announcements

Introducing Fleep for Business

Fleep for Business

Today we are thrilled to announce Fleep for Business for organizations who want administrative control over accounts, conversations and teams in Fleep.

Why Fleep for Business?

We have built Fleep for everybody and we want everybody to use it. That means you get unlimited message history, teams, integrations and everything you’ll ever need for free. We don’t want to put essential things behind a paywall.

We have also built Fleep in a way that would minimize administrative overhead. So for example, everyone can add and remove members from conversations and teams, or change the settings for them. As there’s always visibility into who has changed something through the system messages, this works fine for many of our users.

However, what we’ve also been hearing year after year is that many businesses need administrative control over their employees’ Fleep accounts, conversations and teams.

It’s not so much that businesses don’t trust their employees. In the end, you just want to prevent accidents, have a smooth way to bring people on board and inevitably some day, remove people from your company’s Fleep conversations.

So, we developed Fleep for Business to offer a powerful set of admin features designed specifically to address the needs of businesses using Fleep, and help the managers sleep peacefully at night, knowing they have full control over their company’s Fleep content through the Admin panel.

Fleep for Business

More control, fewer worries

You don’t have to just take our word for it. This is what pilot users of Fleep for Business have said:

“With 100+ employees all around the world, automation is key for us. The benefits of an admin control panel allows us to create predefined teams and conversations, so when on-boarding a new member of staff its a simple as adding in an email address and selecting the correct team, they are operational in minutes.” – Jo from WUN

“While our team has been very dependable and trustworthy regarding staying organized in Fleep, centralized administrative control is a feature we have wanted for quite some time now. The feature gives us peace of mind that accidental history disclosures and unauthorized configuration changes are a thing of the past. Also, seeing our own logo in the Fleep client is awesome!” – Devin from Oxide Network

In addition to all of our functionality that will remain available for all free users, here are the additional, new features available now with Fleep for Business.

  • Admin controlled accounts

In the free version of Fleep all users own their accounts. Admin controlled Fleep accounts belong to the organization paying for Fleep for Business. This means the organization admins can deactivate and delete the admin controlled accounts, for example.

Do note that any free user can be invited to Fleep for Business. Then, they need to accept the invite to hand over the account to the organization. Also, all admin controlled accounts can be removed from the organization, and thus converted into free accounts.

  • Admin controlled conversations and teams

In the free version of Fleep, everyone can add and remove members to conversations and change the settings. With Fleep for Business, you have admin control over conversations. This means the admins have full control over the membership and settings of these conversations. Same applies to admin controlled teams.

In addition to that, admin control means that when someone is removed from a conversation, it is now possible to remove their access to the message history. This is not possible with the free version of Fleep.

  • Use your own logo in Fleep

Fleep for Business organizations can use their own shiny logo in Fleep. This means the logo you upload will be shown to all of the admin controlled accounts in their desktop version, instead of the Fleep logo. For example, if Google started using Fleep for Business, this is how Fleep would look like to them:

Fleep for Business

Additionally, all admin controlled accounts will have the organization’s name shown in their Profile. So, in any communication across organizational borders, you’ll be identified with your organization.

  • Priority support

We value your time as much as you do – we understand that in a high-performing business, any questions and problems must be addressed quickly. This is why support requests coming from any Fleep for Business user (admins as well as regular admin controlled accounts) will be highest priority for our support team.

How to get started

All you need to do is start the free 30-day trial on our Pricing page or just head directly to fleep.io/admin.

If you’re a Fleep user already, it couldn’t be easier to convert your existing team – it will be offered to you after you start your trial. All the team members will be invited to join your Fleep for Business organization, and the team and its conversations will be converted into admin controlled ones. All of this is reversible, if you decide to go back to free use of Fleep.

Fleep for Business is €5 per account per month (when paid annually). Learn more at fleep.io/pricing or in this Help Center article: What is Fleep for Business?

Launching a paid subscription allows us to build a sustainable business model. This in turn allows us to deliver the best messaging solution to all of our users. It’s a win-win!

This is the beginning of Fleep for Business. Your feedback and requests will play a crucial role in what will become of it. So do let us know what you think via support@fleep.io . Let’s also stay in touch through our social media channels. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Fleep for Linux is here!

Fleep for Linux

We know our Linux users have been waiting for this… So, we’re thrilled to announce the public release of our Linux app! Fleep for Linux brings all the features you find in your browser right to your Linux desktop.

Download and install Fleep for Linux

At the moment, we support the Ubuntu distribution.

To install Fleep for Linux, open up a system terminal and copy and paste the following commands.

  $ curl https://fleep.io/software/linux/fleep.asc | sudo apt-key add -
  $ sudo add-apt-repository -u "deb https://builds.fleep.ee/linux/ `lsb_release -cs` fleep"
  $ sudo apt-get install fleep

To run the app, search your computer for Fleep, then double click the Fleep icon.

Anything else?

This is the first version of our Linux app, so bear with us. Some functionality was out of scope for this version. As such, Sign in with Google, Sign in with Microsoft and Multiple Accounts support are missing for now.

All feedback is welcome (really!). Report all your bugs, request all other distributions, send all the kudos to us at support@fleep.io. You can also share the love on our social media channels – we’re on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Fleep: Q2 review and plans for Q3 (“Summer quarter”)

Fleep

The first half of 2017 is over. (Yes, really!) That means it’s time to review what we built for you in Fleep this last quarter and reveal our plans for the next quarter.

First, a look at the second quarter of 2017:

  • Left pane improvements and All Conversations sunset – we improved the desktop conversation list in quite a few ways and migrated search in Fleep to the left pane. As a part of these changes, we also said our farewell to the All Conversations view in the web app.
  • “New messages” animation – we introduced an animation to indicate when new messages have been marked as read.
  • Linux app – yes, Fleep for Linux has been signed, sealed, delivered.
  • Tasks 2.0 – we have started behind-the-scenes enhancements to Fleep Tasks, to make the conversation Taskboards snappier. This also includes some preparation work for the long-awaited My Taskboard feature.
  • Mobile label management – labels help you organize your conversations in Fleep. Now, you can also add and remove labels in our Android and iOS apps!
  • appear.in integration 2.0 – we’ve upgraded our appear.in integration! Now, you can start a call with any specific appear.in room by using the command /call roomname.
  • Fleep for Business – we finished the main building blocks, leaving us to polish a few last things before we launch the Business subscription. Stay tuned!
  • Server infrastructure reorganization – we split our servers onto more separate VMs, to better serve increasing server load.

What’s coming up next? Here are our plans for Q3 of 2017*:

  • Tasks 2.0 – first of all, we’ll finish the behind-the-scenes improvements to Fleep Tasks. For time being, you will not notice any significant changes, besides enhanced performance.
  • My Taskboard – as soon as we’re done improving the conversation Taskboard, we’ll start working on a view where you’ll be able to see all tasks assigned to you.
  • Storage limit – we’re working to start tracking users’ uploaded storage and enforce a limit of 5GB per user.
  • Mobile push notifications 2.0 – as both Android and iOS have made significant changes to how push notifications work, we need to rewrite some of our own code. Realistically, the updates will not be released until later this year.
  • Fleep for Business – we’ll polish Fleep for Business, to make it ready for its public launch.

* We’re changing our quarterly planning tradition a little bit, and switching from calendar year quarters (often also used in economics) to seasonal quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring & Summer quarter). So, this year’s Q3 is only 2 months long (July-August) and includes a lot of Summer vacations for our team – hence the shorter-than-usual plan for Q3 (from here on out, “Summer quarter”).

We hope you enjoyed this update – don’t hesitate to give us feedback at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch on social media! You can find us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Bye-bye “All Conversations” view, hello “New Messages” animation!

New messages

We’re always working to make Fleep better for you. Recently, we got rid of the All Conversations view and introduced an animation to indicate when new messages have been marked as read. These updates follow the most recent update to the conversation list.

new messages animationNew messages read animation

Whenever new messages are posted in a conversation, they are shown with a New messages indicator. Previously, this was a static indicator that did not show you when the new messages were marked as read.

Now, we’ve added a nice little animation to the indicator. The orange New messages indicator is transitions into a gray checkmark when the new messages have been marked as read in the conversation.

This should help you notice when new messages are marked read and when they’re not marked as read! The indication is also in sync with what is shown to other conversation members with the Seen-by indicator.

All Conversations sunset & new Home view

We used to have an All Conversations view that was more or less a duplicate of the conversation list, but in chronological order. As it makes little sense to keep a duplicate conversation list, we decided it was time to sunset the All Conversations view.

Since many of our users like to “close” or exit the conversation once they’re done with it, we introduced a new view that can be used for just that. So, if you mark any conversations as unread, or click on the Fleep logo on the top of the conversation list in the desktop version, you will be taken to the new Home view.

web - Home view

We hope you enjoy these updates. Questions or feedback? Get in touch with us via support@fleep.io. You can also find Fleep on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Update to the desktop conversation list!

We are excited to launch an update to the conversation list (left pane) on the desktop version of Fleep! This update includes several improvements and some new features: web app left pane with second line

  • New look & 2nd line message – we have revamped the look of the desktop conversation list, and it now includes the latest message below the conversation’s topic. This gives you a glimpse of what the latest message (or first unread message) is about, without you having to click and open the conversation. It’s especially handy when you have several unread conversations and have to decide which ones to prioritize!
  • Compact view on desktop conversation list - if you prefer to see more conversations on the conversation list, this setting is for you. In the compact view, you will not see conversation avatars and the second line message.
    compact conversation list

    Default view (left) vs Compact view (right)

    To try it out – open Preferences by clicking on your profile in the bottom left corner of the desktop version, and tick the box for Compact view on Left Pane.

  • Adjustable width – you can now drag to adjust the width of the conversation list on the desktop version. adjust conversation listIf you want to see more of the conversations topics or second line messages, make it wider! If you prefer a narrower conversation list, just drag it to its minimum version. Do note that restarting/reloading the desktop version, as well as signing out and in again will reset it to the default width.
  • Message search – since we are planning to sunset the All Conversations view, message search has migrated from that view to the conversation list. You will now see message search results on the conversation list. Simply type in your search phrase, and hit the Search from messages button to see results from messages: Message search
  • Changes to search results sort order – now, matching conversations that are muted will be sorted below non-muted conversations. Also, all results where the keyword is in the beginning of the word or name will be listed higher than matches in the middle or end of any matching word or name. (So, if you search for “Neil”, then the conversation with Neil Degrasse Tyson will be shown higher in the search results than the conversation with someone whose name is O’Neill.)

That’s it for now! We hope you enjoy this update. Questions? Feedback? Get in touch with us via support@fleep.io. You can also find Fleep on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.