Fleep User Story: Bigbank

Fleep User Stories is a series of blogposts that showcases all the cool people, teams and companies that use Fleep in their daily business.

Bigbank User Story

Bigbank is a company that provides banking services across Europe: Spain, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Austria and Netherlands. With about 500 employees, Bigbank is one of the early adopters of Fleep.

The people at Bigbank use Fleep to chat with colleagues, as well as with people outside of their team (they say it has replaced email in their day-to-day jobs). They also use Fleep to organize tasks with the team, share files and pin important information to the conversation pinboard. So we asked some of the Bigbank employees what they enjoy about using Fleep. Their answer? They said Fleep is easy to use, keeps them organized and in sync with their team. But don’t just take our word for it.

See what the people at Bigbank have to say in this Fleep User Story:


Thanks for sharing your Fleep User Story, Bigbank! Keep it up – we have your back (and pictures of your puppy Musu). You can find all of our featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter (#fleepstories) and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

Chat for teams

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!

Fleep User Story: Kodasema

Fleep User Stories is a series of blogposts that highlights the cool people, teams and companies that use Fleep in their daily business.

A company called Kodasema is on a mission is to find a better way to build houses – a way that creates space, time and energy instead of wasting these valuable resources. Recently, their first prototype house KODA got a warm welcome at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale and at the Design Night Festival.

Koda

The KODA house prototype.

The core team of Kodasema is just under 20 people and they work closely with a group of 40-50 partners and advisors, from academic and practical backgrounds. And by “work closely”, we mean that they are fleeping away… Here’s the Kodasema Fleep User Story, in the words of Taavi Jakobson, co-founder of Kodasema:

Taavi Jakobson

Taavi Jakobson (co-founder of Kodasema)

How did you find out about Fleep?

Several of my business partners and friends recommended trying Fleep for group communication, almost simultaneously – I can’t actually recall who was the first one.

What are you using Fleep for?

The creation of KODA has required a lot of brainstorming, co-invention and combining fresh ideas. To do this, we needed to get various people to cooperate – architects and designers, electrical and HVAC engineers, furniture and device manufacturers.

Instead of the traditional waterfall project management method, we needed to get them all in one room, but facilitating this information exchange in a physical space would have been unnecessarily time-consuming and not very efficient at all. So, we created the necessary rooms in Fleep conversations.

“We use Fleep conversations as ‘big rooms’ that are time- and space-independent.”

IMG_5254The conversations are on different subjects and/or consist of different subgroups of people.

Some include only members of our team, for structuring data and workflow within Kodasema. Other conversations also include our partners and advisors – they are engaged in conversations on topics relevant to them (e.g. architecture and interior design, energy systems, engineering, etc). So, the structure of the conversations follows easily, with some harmless overlaps.

What do you like about Fleep?

The simplicity of structuring and retrieving information – between (sub)groups and fields.

Who would you recommend Fleep to?

We actually recommend Fleep to all of our partners and advisors. With a few exceptions, Fleep is really the only way we communicate with them. ;)

Thank you for sharing the Kodasema Fleep Story, Taavi! You can find all featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter (#fleepstories) and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

Chat for teams

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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