In the previous WhatsApp-related blog post ‘Replacing WhatsApp with Microsoft Teams in Business Communication’, we covered the security aspects of Microsoft Teams, file collaboration and application integration. Now we will look more into the chat, meeting functionalities and best practices for moving users from WhatsApp to Teams.
WhatsApp is tied to your mobile number, while Teams communication only requires an email address. We often hear scenarios of people leaving organizations and not being taken out of the WhatsApp groups, which enables them to access confidential information and they shouldn’t be.
Unlike WhatsApp, Teams enable you to have more streamlined chats, as you can keep your conversations organized in channels. You can also manage your notifications based on the topics (channels) that are important to you, switching the notifications on and off and adjusting them to your current projects and priorities.
While WhatsApp does not have the option to schedule meetings, Microsoft Teams has a variety of options for conducting online meetings – both scheduled and on the spot with up to 300 attendees, and live events with up to 20.000 attendees. With WhatsApp you can call up to 8 people.
In addition to these features, Teams meetings have rich functionalities like recording the meetings, sharing a screen or using Whiteboard, muting participants, taking notes from within the meeting, etc.