Rounds Brings Its Group Chat Capabilities To Android
Have you ever ever needed to have a stay chat with eleven of your closest buddies? Nicely, even earlier than this week, you can’ve accomplished it utilizing video chat app Rounds — however solely on iOS.
Now, nevertheless, nearly all of Rounds customers (specifically, those on Android) may have entry to the corporate’s group chat function, too. CMO Natasha Shine gave me a fast demo of the Android app final week, bringing on 5 or 6 of her coworkers right into a single chat with none noticeable lag. We had a quick, awkward dialog, and Shine custom-made it by dragging the totally different faces round to her liking. She additionally created crude drawings (no offense Natasha!) that have been shared with the opposite individuals within the chat.
Shine stated every group has a singular figuring out code that may be shared on social media or e-mail. There’s no restrict on group measurement, however solely 12 individuals can be a part of a gaggle directly. And now that Android is supported, the teams may be cross-platform.
I wrote about Rounds earlier this yr after it raised a $12 million funding spherical led by Sequoia. On the time, CEO Dany Fishel stated the corporate has grown shortly to 25 million registered customers because of a “one hundred pc shift to cellular.” It’s not nearly speaking, but in addition doing different issues with your folks as you chat, like watching movies or enjoying video games.
Whereas the corporate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, there are plans to determine a US presence — beginning with Shine herself, who might be shifting to the San Francisco Bay Space later this yr.