Microsoft Teams says they've signed up over 500,000 customers, and announces new features.

Microsoft Teams says they've signed up over 500,000 customers, and announces new features. Teams, Microsoft's collaboration platform and competitor to Slack announced on its two-year anniversary that it has signed up over 500K organizations to use the platform, and notes that 150 of those orgs have over 10,000 users each. Meant to complement its cloud-based Office 365 suite of office productivity apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Microsoft announced new features for Teams including customized backgrounds, support for the use of a camera within Teams to include photo and video content, integration with Microsoft Whiteboard to create and bring in presentations to team collaboration, live captions, secure channels for private chats, "information barriers" for compliance purposes, screening for data-loss prevention, and live events support that allow broadcasts for up to 10,000 people. By comparison, Facebook says its Workplace app has ~2 million users, and Slack says they have over 10 million daily active users. The Verge

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Snapchat to let your donors/volunteers log into your community site or mobile app with Snapchat ID. Snapchat opening platform to 3rd party developers..

Snapchat to let your donors/volunteers log into your community site or mobile app with Snapchat ID. Snapchat opening platform to 3rd party developers.Developers can now add features and integrate outside apps into Snapchat. Recall that Facebook's work in this area eventually led to the current data privacy problems (think Cambridge Analytica). Snapchat says they are dramatically reducing user data made available to 3rd party developers with this in mind, and each new app submitted will be reviewed by humans. 3rd party apps integrate using 4 "Kits" - Creative Kit (example video) , Login Kit (example video), Bitmoji Kit (example video), and Story Kit (example video). Wired