Manage your Fleep conversations with labels

Labels help you manage and organize your Fleep conversations, so you can keep your focus on the conversations that matter most.

labels-blogThe labels in Fleep are a lot like folders in email clients. As such, adding labels is a change that will affect two parts of the current Fleep user interface: the left pane (conversation list) and the header of each conversation. Labels will appear on the left pane as label groups and next to the conversation header. Note that the labels are visible only to you, not to other users or members of the Fleep conversations.

By default, you will see the Recent label on the left pane. This is a system-generated label that includes up to 20 recent conversations. This list does not contain conversations that have been starred or muted. Which brings us to the other system-generated label that you might encounter on the left pane: the Muted label.

The Muted label contains conversations that you have muted for a while (an hour, a day, a week) or forever. If you muted the conversation for a time period it will pop up in the Recent list again once the time is over.

Any additional labels that you add to your conversations (e.g. Work, Friends, Project X) will behave on the left pane using the same logic and rules as the system-generated ones. Here’s the basics:

  • Fleep Conversations can have none, one or several labels attached to them.
  • If any one conversation has several labels attached to it, it will appear under all of those collapsible labels on the left pane.
  • Once you create a custom label, it will appear on the left pane as well. Every custom label you create can be edited and deleted whenever you wish to do so.
  • All labels can be collapsed so you can keep your focus during the day (e.g. Work, Personal) and can be organized and reordered however you wish.
  • Only you can see, create, edit and remove your labels.

new label fleepHow to add labels?

Open the Fleep conversation you wish to add a label. In the top right corner of the conversation interface, you can find a tiny label icon – once you click on it, a popup menu will appear, where you can create new labels. Once a label has been created, it will appear in that same popup menu.

If you have created a label or two, you can use the same popup menu to add and remove labels – by ticking or unticking the boxes respectively.

How to manage labels?

If you wish to edit, delete, rearrange and organize your labels, you need to navigate to the ‘Labels’ view. To get there, click on your profile in the bottom left corner of the user interface, and clikc on ‘Labels’ from the menu that appears.

manage labels fleep

In this view, you can do a few things:

  • Use the toggling options to configure whether conversations with any particular label will appear in the conversation list, under Recents and under the Muted system label.
  • To edit or delete labels, hover over a label’s name – and the edit and delete buttons will appear.
  • To rearrange labels, you can just drag and drop them into the preferred order:

Fleep Labels reorder

If you have any further 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!

Introducing the Giphy integration in Fleep

We’ve built a Giphy integration to bring GIFs into your Fleep conversations in a quicker, easier way. Using the Giphy integration couldn’t be easier – it works with the slash command /giphy. Just type /giphy into a Fleep conversation, followed by any keyword and hit Send. This will post a randomly selected GIF from the Giphy library to the conversation like this: giphy integration Yes, we know we’ve cautioned against creating unnecessary noise in team chats, so you wouldn’t have to break up with group chat and all its benefits. Well, this integration is perfect for all the Fun Chats, Watercooler and Random conversations you may have in Fleep. (If you don’t have one of those yet, now would be a good time to create one! ;) ) Should you get tired of the GIF playing on an endless loop, just click on the tiny little > arrow next to the gif to collapse it:

giphy integration fleep

The > button will collapse or expand the gif.

Ready to give it a go? Open Fleep and type /giphy into a conversation to start the GIF fun! Go crazy. Even if just for 5 minutes. P.S: Do note that the /giphy command works on the web and desktop applications only – it is not supported on the mobile apps.

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Introducing the Slack integration

We are happy to welcome the Slack integration to our list of Fleep integrations!

Slack integration

Slack and Hipchat are great team communication tools – but they are limited to internal communications. As such, they lack the possibility of communicating across team / organizational borders. The Slack integration with Fleep makes that possible.

More specifically, this means that you can now integrate a Slack channel with a conversation in Fleep. As a result, all messages posted in the respective Slack channel will also show up in the connected conversation in Fleep – - and vice versa.

Let’s say you’ve been added to a team on Slack or perhaps are working with a team who uses Slack for their internal communications. But really, you prefer to use Fleep for managing all of your conversations. Now you can integrate any Slack channel with a conversation in Fleep – and continue to use only Fleep for your communications. You will see all messages from the respective Slack channel(s) in Fleep, and you can respond to them directly in the Fleep conversation!

You can set this up via the outgoing and incoming webhooks support (see detailed setup guide for the Fleep-Slack integration here). And the result will look like this, in Slack and Fleep respectively:

Slack integration

Ben and Lisa are participating in the conversation in Slack (on the left), while Mary and Paul are Fleep users (on the right)

All you need  for configuring the integration is to set it up on both Slack’s side, in the respective channel, and in the conversation you wish to connect in Fleep. If you’re not a member of the team you wish to connect with in Slack, you may need the help of your friends using Slack in steps 2-6, to get the right Incoming webhook URL (which will be the Outgoing URL in the integration setup for the respective Fleep conversation).

P.S. If you or your friends are still wondering about the differences between Fleep and Slack, check out the answers on Quora for some clarifying explanations: Quora - What are the key differences between Slack and Fleep?

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Forward message action in Fleep

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

We have just recently rolled out a brand new feature – forward message action! This means you can now forward messages to another conversation with just a few clicks. This is an addition to our Quote and Copy message actions, and essentially makes forwarding information and files a bit quicker and easier.

Here’s how it works:

forward message fleep

The forward message action works with both Fleep messages and email messages (including HTML emails). Note that any files attached to the original message will also be forwarded along with the message.

Wait, but why?

The forward message action has been a frequent request from our users who have gradually replaced their email clients with Fleep. It serves email conversations especially well, as you may wish to forward a piece of information or a file, while keeping the context.

At the same time, the Quote and Copy message actions may serve other use cases a bit better. In our team, for example, we often use Quote to refer to a question or point made within a conversation, like this…

quote action

And the Copy Message action is great for copy-pasting just the content without grabbing the ‘header’ and > characters that come with Quote:

Fleep copy message

Example: Copy message action in the iPhone app

Nice! What’s next?

The forward message action is the latest of the recent improvements to managing emails in Fleep – following Multiple accounts support, Conversation list updates and the ability to connect your email with Fleep. We hope you’ve enjoyed these updates.

We’re not stopping here though. We keep learning from the feedback we receive – and currently we’re working to make Fleep work better for people with bigger volumes of email conversation and email list scenarios.

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