Features

Emoticons: the good, the bad and the hidden

emoticons

Note: Newer information regarding Fleep emoticons can be found in this blog post

Ever wondered looking at Fleep emoticons whether that’s it? I bet all of you know the regular Fleep emoticons available but do you know that there are a few undocumented hidden smileys as well? Why do we hide them? Well, we simply ran out of space on the devices :P

The reason why Fleep has emoticons is so you can express yourself in a variety of ways. Using an emoticon can spark fun topics or cause someone to smile and think. Some people use them to talk about the day, night, weather or just nature. Some of the emoticons were made by us, some were suggested by our users.

Below are listed all the emoticons (including the hidden ones) that are available in Fleep. Just type the appropriate combination of keystrokes in the message entry box and press enter to display them.

SMILEYS

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  • Smile, life is beautiful    :-) :) :=)
  • Sad, not OK    :-( :( :=(
  • Winky smile    ;-) ;) ;=)
  • Laughing out loud, LOL    :-D :D :=D
  • Oh, surprise!    :-O :O :=O
  • I’m worried    :-S :S
  • Meh, don’t care    :-/ :/
  • I’m angry, grrr!    X-( X( :@ :-@ :=@ X=(
  • Cheeky smile with tongue    :-P :P :=P

NICETIES, WEATHER & SEASONS

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  • Thank you!    ((bow)) ((thanks)) ((ty))
  • Yes, awesome!   ((Y))
  • No, I don’t agree.    ((N))
  • It’s sunny outside!    ((sun)) ((sunny))
  • For the rainy days    ((umbrella))
  • Christmas is coming!    ((santa)) ((kraana))
  • Oh, winter is coming.    ((snowman))

WORK & PROJECTS

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  • Working hard   ((work)) ((gwb))
  • On the phone:   ((phone))
  • Fix it!   ((tool)) ((wrench)) ((repair))
  • Stuff to do:   ((todo))
  • This is done!     ((done))
  • I have an idea!   ((idea)) ((i))
  • Pivot this, startups!   ((pivot))
  • Time is now:   ((clock)) ((O))

LEISURE & FUN

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  • Is it beer o’clock already?   ((beer))
  • Time for drinks:   ((drink)) ((D))
  • Coffee or tea?   ((coffee)) ((tea))
  • It’s pizza-time:   ((food)) ((pizza)) ((italy))
  • Party on!    ((party))
  • A flower for you…   ((flower)) ((F))
  • I want candy!    ((candy))
  • Happy birthday, here’s a present:   ((gift))
  • I “heart” you!   ((heart)) ((love)) ((H)) ((L))
  • Did you water my plants?   ((plant)) ((alo))
  • The cat’s out of the bag…   ((cat))

VERY HIDDEN EMOTICONS

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  • For the wandering eyes:   ((boobs))
  • For those not so great moments:   ((poop))

Which emoticon is your favorite? I bet it’s not ((poop)), although you might find some brilliant moments for that one too. Is there an emoticon you are missing in Fleep? Let us know and maybe the emoticon-fairy can help to bring those on board as well in the future!

Happy fleeping! Now off you go, surprise your friends with some emoticons!

Hurray, Fleep ID has arrived!

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Hey,

I have important news to share with you – today we are launching Fleep ID. This is the next step in our mission to replace email conversations. Fleep ID is your identity in Fleep and when messaging over email. It contains your user chosen name and the domain @fleep.io. For example a user called Alfred could claim the Fleep ID alfred@fleep.io.

We are launching Fleep ID to make it easier for you to share your contacts with others. As Fleep ID is email compatible you can share it with anyone, whether they want to reach you in Fleep or through email. Also, all the messages from you to email participants will now include your Fleep ID as a sender, previously we auto-generated it from your email address, which wasn’t pretty and could be confusing.

You can choose your Fleep ID in your Account Profile. It can be whatever you like as long it hasn’t been assigned to someone else, is between 6 to 30 characters and contains allowed characters.
Once assigned, your Fleep ID is shown to others in your Contact Profile, your email addresses will continue to work as a way to add you into Fleep conversation. Same with sign in – you can use your Fleep ID or any email attached to your account.

In parallel with implementing Fleep ID we have made several improvements to Fleep email integration. Here are some important ones:

  • Incoming emails are now mapped to Fleep conversation by membership, not by email subject. So if you receive two emails from John with two different subjects we post them into Fleep conversation with John. It’s the same with group emails, emails from Mary to you and Paul are posted into Fleep conversations between Mary, you and Paul. We did this as we saw that mapping emails by Subject created too many unnecessary new conversations. This mapping logic should keep the number of conversations smaller and make it easier to maintain your focus.
  • Subject lines are now in conversations. Conversations where there is at least one email participant we show in the message entry box also Subject field. This is auto-filled with last Subject, but you can change it before posting your reply.
  • Spam reporting is now possible. We are doing our best to filter spam out from incoming emails, but in case something gets through to you there is now the ability to report messages as spam. This hides message from the conversation and lets us to improve our spam filtering system.

With this launch, Fleep email integration moves to a new level. Next time when you are about to press “Compose“ or “New email“ in your email client – I’d encourage you to create a new Fleep conversation instead and see how much easier it is to follow and participate in the conversation.

I hope you like this change and use Fleep even more for communication with those who are not on Fleep yet. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback. Tomorrow, 15th of April, we’re holding a launch webinar. You’re welcome to join if you want to know more about the background on why we launched Fleep ID and where we’re heading.

henn.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fleep

How to quickly create group chats in Fleep?

How to quickly create group chats in Fleep

Fleep is a messenger for teams and project. To make the most of Fleep, you may want to have different team conversations with your whole team, as well as group conversations with different memberships in Fleep. In this blog post, we will show you how to quickly create group chats in Fleep.

Ask everyone to join using the conversation link

conversation linkEvery conversation in Fleep has its own link. You can find it in the Conversation Settings.

You can ask your team to join any one conversation with the conversation link. For that, you’ll have to…

Step 1: create a conversation (or use a current one you have)
Step 2: enable conversation Sharing in the Conversation Settings
Step 3: copy & share the Conversation link with the people you want to join the conversation.

You can read in more detail about this feature and its other use cases from our previous blogpost.

Create a new conversation and add members

If you have a team, where some people are using Fleep and others are still on email, we have another option for you. This will help you to include people who still on email, too:

  • Step 1: Create a new conversation in Fleep (or use a current one you have)
  • Step 2: Add your colleagues to the conversation with the /add command (works with both Fleep ID’s and email addresses:
    add command

Alternatively, you can also add members into the chat from the Members panel – opens when you click on the icon that looks like a person in the top-right corner of the user interface.

Cloning a conversation

Another useful feature in Fleep that might not be so obvious at first glance is Clone. The Clone feature allows you to easily create a new conversation with the same members as an existing conversation:

  • How to quickly create team chats in FleepStep 1: Open the All conversations view and right-click on the conversation that has the right members in them.
  • Step 2: From the drop-down menu that appears choose Clone.
  • Step 3: Now, in the newly created conversation, change the Topic of the newly created conversation and start chatting. Congrats, you’ve created a new team conversation with just 2 clicks!
  • Alternative: You can get to the same drop-down menu if you right-click on the conversations in your left-pane list.

We hope that these tips and tricks clarified how to quickly create team chats in Fleep. If you have any questions or ideas for new feature requests, don’t hesitate to ping us via Fleep Support or via our social channels (Twitter, Facebook). We’re all ears when it comes to feedback!