Features

Introducing Fleep Teams!

Fleep Teams

We have taken another step to simplifying your communication with your teams and project contributors – today, we’re introducing Fleep Teams to the public!

What are Teams in Fleep? 

Fleep Teams are groups of Fleep and/or email users. Fleep teams make it easier for you to manage and organize the conversations you have with your teams – be it your internal team, your project team that includes external partners and clients, your book club, or all of them!

Fleep Teams

What happens when you create a Fleep team?

Fireworks! Once you have created a Fleep team, you can add it to conversations – and all team members will then be able to see and access those conversations. These conversations become the team’s conversations – but don’t fret, you can also add individual people from outside the team into the conversation one by one, if you wish.

The best part? If someone new joins your organization, all you need to do is add them to the Fleep team, and they will automatically be added to all of the team’s conversations. Should someone leave your organization, removing them from the Fleep team will also remove them from all team conversations.

By default, all team conversations are organized under the team’s label in your list of conversations, and they are not shown under your Recent conversations. You can change and customize all of this in the Manage labels view, if you wish.

Fleep TeamsWhat if I already have a system in place with my team’s conversations in Fleep?

That’s cool too! We’re not trying to mess up your system. But there’s probably someone in your team who’s been responsible for adding new team members to team conversations or removing the ones who have left. They will probably appreciate having a Fleep team set up…

Creating a Fleep team and adding existing conversations to the team will help ensure that all team members indeed are in all the chats they need to be a part of. And while you’re at it, you can also clean up all team conversations with conversation bulk actions – by removing people from conversations they do not need to be a part of. 

Nice! Anything else I should know?
  • If you’re a member of a Fleep team, you will be automatically added to all of the team’s conversations.
  • You cannot leave a team’s conversation without leaving the team. If the conversation is not too relevant for you, muting the conversation may be a good idea.
  • All team members can add and remove team members, as well as add and remove team conversations. Because Fleep is democratic like that. And most teams have found that the self-organizing nature works well, lowering administrative overhead. (For the teams that need admin functionalities: these are coming soon.)
  • You can create and belong to as many teams as you wish. So, you can have your internal team, your Project X team, your Project Y team… You get the point.
  • The maximum number of members in a team is 200.
FAQ:

How do Fleep Teams work?
Can I belong to several Fleep teams?
Can I add external people to my team conversations?
How can I leave a team conversation?
Can Fleep teams have administrators?
Can I leave a team conversation without leaving the team?

Have any questions or feedback for us? Contact us at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch through our social media channels - TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagram.

Fleep Pinboards: to pin or not to pin?

Fleep pinboard

For most people the word “pinboard” associates with a board covered with cork fixed to a wall so that messages and pictures can be pinned onto it for display. Fleep Pinboards are not much different. We’ve created the concept of virtual Pinboard to pin important information and files.

In its essence Pinboards help to collaborate. As the pins are conversation specific and open to every member of the group it creates better visibility as well open discussions and organic team work. Everyone in the conversation can pin, edit and unpin the pinned messages, they’re shared and open to everyone!

How to pin, edit and unpin messages to Fleep Pinboards?

pin messages fleepGetting the important information bits pinned to a Pinboard is simple, all you need to do is right-click on a message in a conversation and choose Pin from the message action menu. That will add the message as a digital sticky-note to your Pinboard of the particular chat you’re currently in.

To unpin a message from the Pinboard you need to click on the Pinboard icon button on the panel on the right-hand side of the conversation, right-click on the pin and choose Unpin from the list.

You can also Edit your pins! This allows you to add or remove information from your pin if you should wish to do so. The pins belong to the conversation and therefore anyone in the conversation can Edit or Unpin the pins if they should want to.

fleep pinboardThe date, time and author of the pin (visible in the end of a pin) is based on the person who pinned the message or who was the last person to edit it.

The pins are listed on the Pinboard in the order they were added (the latest one is pinned to the top). Furthermore, you can also include files in the pins.

Why use Pinboards?

Pinned messages stored to the Pinboard can easily be used for different purposes. We’ve used Pinboards to keep track of bugs, holiday schedules, weekly tasklists, upcoming events and plans, backlog items, important links, notes to self and to the team. Where and how really depends on the conversation topic and context.

But enough about us, we’re curious to know how you’re using Pinboards. Share your thoughts and ideas with us in Twitter or Facebook!

Conversations bulk actions in Fleep

bulk actionsMany of you asked and we listened: bulk actions for conversations are here!

What this means in practice is that you can now select multiple conversations and apply one of the following conversation actions to all the conversations you selected: mark read, archive, delete, add members and remove members.

How do bulk actions work? There are three ways in which you can select conversations to apply bulk actions.

You can select multiple conversations one by one, select a range of conversations, or select all conversations under a label.

Option 1: Select multiple conversations

bulk delete

In the simplest version, all you need to do is right-click on a conversation on the left pane, and choose “Select multiple” from the conversation actions. Checkboxes will appear that allow you to select multiple conversations.

Then, all you need to do is to click on the action you wish to apply from the top header - mark read, archive, delete, add or remove members.

Option 2: Select a range of conversations

bulk select

You can also select a range of conversations to apply bulk actions to. First, choose a conversation with the “Select multiple” action, then press down your Shift key and click on another conversation – all of the conversations in between the two will be selected, too!

And then just click on the action you wish to apply from the top header - mark read, archive, delete, add or remove members.

Option 3: Select all conversations under a specific label

bulk selection

Now, if you click on a label, you can “Select all”. This will select all conversations under that label that are visible. It will not select the conversations that are at that point hidden under “Show more” (if there are any).

Again, choose the action you wish to apply - mark read, archive or delete – and it’s done.

Why bulk actions?

The conversations bulk actions are especially handy for those of you who have connected your email with Fleep or just have a lot of traffic in Fleep. We hope the bulk actions make it easier for you to manage your conversations.

Nice! What’s next?

Conversations bulk actions are the most recent update to the left pane – following the improved sorting logic and more elaborate label management functionality. We hope you’ve enjoyed these updates!

We will keep learning from your feedback, though! Currently, we’re developing some new functionality that helps teams use Fleep more easily. More on that in our quarterly review blog post.

Do you have feedback or questions for us? Contact us at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch through our social media channels - TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, Instagram.

Fleep integrations now include IFTTT, Giphy, Slack and more

Integrations make team communication tools more powerful for you. Here’s a little round-up of the latest additions to the list of Fleep integrations:

IFTTT

IFTTT (IF This, Then That) is an awesome app for connecting Fleep to hundreds of other tools and services out there. With our IFTTT integration, you can have IFTTT send a daily weather forecast to Fleep for you, set up a daily reminder, or even have IFTTT send a message to your SO when you’re arriving home. Basically, you can use the IFTTT integration to make your life a whole lot easier.

Find out more: IFTTT integration.

IFTTT Fleep

Giphy

The Giphy integration is pure fun – use it to share the world’s best GIFs in your Fleep conversations. You don’t even need to set anything up – simply type /giphy into the message box, followed by a search term keyword and hit Send! A matching GIF will appear. Like magic.

Find out more: Giphy integation.

Fleep giphy integration

Slack integrationSlack

The Fleep-Slack integration enables you to connect any Slack channel with a conversation in Fleep. Once the integration is set up, all messages posted in the Slack channel get posted in the Fleep conversation, and vice versa! As such, the Slack integration helps set up communication across teams who prefer to use different team communication tools – Fleep and Slack.

Find out more: Slack integration.

Outgoing webhooks

Fleep integrations

Webhooks are an easy option for do-it-yourself Fleep integrations if you’re OK with a little bit of coding. We’ve had incoming webhooks since forever – and now we’ve added outgoing webhooks, too! Which means you can send messages out of Fleep conversations to another system. For example, you could build an integration that posts your Fleep message on Twitter as a tweet.

Find out more: Fleep webhooks.

What’s next?

We won’t stop buiding Fleep integrations until you’ve had enough. Do let us know what integrations we’re missing! As always, you can reach out to us at support@fleep.io.