Microsoft India launches Kaizala, a mobile group and work communication app

Microsoft India has officially launched Kaizala (opens in new tab), a mobile communications app for businesses and organizations. Originally available as a preview app from Microsoft's experimental Garage division, Kaizala is now available as a full release.

Kaizala (opens in new tab) itself is intended to help organizations in India stay connected an coordinated everywhere. The mobile-only app combines large group communications with other features like surveys, actions and more. Here's a look at some of its features:

  • Announcement - Make key announcements or share updates
  • Job - Assign jobs to people and track completion status
  • Let's Meet - Invite people to meetings and confirm their availability status
  • Photo with Location - Share a picture with your current location
  • Quick Poll - Ask a question and get people's opinion
  • Request Location - Request people to share their location
  • Share Location - Share your location with others
  • Survey - Ask a series of questions and get people's opinions

Microsoft India says it is also launching Kaizala Pro alongside the basic service, which it says will give organizations "full administrative control of their groups." A Kaizala management portal is also available via the Office 365 dashboard on the web.

Curiously, while Microsoft's press release specifically mentions Kaizala for Android (opens in new tab) and iOS (opens in new tab) are now available, it leaves out the Windows 10 Mobile app. Despite its omission, the app is indeed available on Windows 10 Mobile as well, though it's currently still labeled as a preview.

Download Kaizala from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

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  • When in India crooners agent speaking
  • Just getting some people to try it out with
  • The name translates to "what happened?" in one of the Indian languages ;) But the app itself doesn't seem to be related to that.
  • Is it Marathi?
  • Yup.
  • Could someone explain the difference from kaizala to MS teams?
  • I think MS Teams needs an Office365 subscription, while this doesnt need.
  • So from now on no more complaints about certain features being released in the US and not in India. :)