Dropbox Acquires Zulip, a Workplace Chat Service
Dropbox has recently acquired a startup company, the workplace chat solutions provider Zulip. The company is still testing out its applications in a beta phase, which allows users to share private and public messages with co-workers.
With Zulip, users can share public messages, conversations between co-workers appearing in streams related to a particular issue or topic in discussion. Several layers of sub-sections can be created as well, allowing for more detailed conversations.
The company says its features will help users in finding conversations that are important. Other features include search, keyboard shortcuts, code syntax highlighting, drag and drop file uploads, group private messaging, email alerts for missed messages, and image sending.
This is not official yet, as both the companies have not issued statements, but a private email circulated by Zulip to its customers read, ‘Dropbox is acquiring Zulip.’
We have some news for you, but you gotta keep it secret. Can you do that? Alright, sweet, Here’s the deal: Dropbox is acquiring Zulip. We’re incredibly excited about working with an awesome group of people on a problem with huge scale, at a company that’s as passionate as we are about helping people work together efficiently.