Wink video chat
You can carry on a conversation even with someone who is walking through the airport at that moment.
If it’s awkward or inconvenient for someone to type, switch to a call.
At Ring Central, we find ourselves taking our chat conversations to video much more often than to phone calls or audio conferences.
With Ring Central Meetings’ video and screen sharing integrated into Glip, you can launch a screen share with one click.
If you’re dealing with multiple people, use your audio conference bridge.
In that sense, they are more like email than instant messaging tools that work in real-time mode.
On the other hand, team chat is different than — and superior to — email because messages are sorted by the team they were posted into, allowing recipients to prioritize how closely they need to follow conversations related to different projects, departments, or business processes.
Although video is becoming more common in the workplace, the one-on-one phone call is a very familiar mode of communication that most people are comfortable with and still use when needed.
The personal, emotional connection you can make through a phone call is almost as good as being there, although you still miss out on the facial expression you get on video.