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Apps That Can Help Improve Your Team Communication

Good communication is the core of any communications team. Sharing messages and files is a constant need and should be easy for everyone. Your staff could potentially benefit from a more consolidated communication platform rather than just using texts and emails.
 
Here are some group communication apps that our church communicators recommend:

Slack

Teamwork in Slack is organized into dedicated channels for messaging, tools, and files — helping everyone save time and collaborate together. Slack adds value to your team’s productivity with:

  • Organized Conversations
  • Searchable History
  • Tools and Services In-App

With Slack, you can create separate channels for work groups within your staff to keep information streamlined and efficient for everyone. 

“We use Slack – it works very well for communication and creating communication channels for topics or groups.” – Scott Gaglardi, First Ave

“+1 for Slack. We moved there from iMessage when our first weirdo Android user showed up and it’s been great.” –Rob Laughter, The Summit Church

“Slack is it. You can even have video conference and lots of other goodies.” – Samantha Shotwell Wright

GroupMe

GroupMe is like a private chat room for your group. Create as many groups as you want, and it’s always free. GroupMe is loved by users because it:

  • Works on every device – even over SMS
  • Makes file sharing easy
  • Allows multiple chat groups

“We use GroupMe among our staff of fourteen and it works well.” – Peggy Hicks Preston, AUMC Nixa Worship Ministry

“+1 for GroupMe! The app is so user friendly and there is really no learning curve.” – Caroline Walls, West Side Baptist Church

WhatsApp

With WhatsApp, you’ll get fast, simple, and secure messaging and calling for free. And it’s available on phones all over the world. WhatsApp is chosen by many because of the following reasons:

  • Simple yet reliable messaging
  • Easy sharing of any file – documents, photos, videos, etc.
  • Widely used across the globe

“We use WhatsApp – it’s the top messaging app worldwide and is way more flexible than iMessage. I would never go back” – Steven Earp, Elevate Church OKC

“WhatsApp if some are outside of USA.” – John Jeanne Weaver

“WhatsApp is good for group messaging as most of our church community are already using it.” – Alan Henderson, C3 Church Boston

HuddleUp

HuddleUp lets you effectively communicate with your church body, volunteer teams, students and parents with an easy-to-use communication tool tailored for the fast-paced digital world. It allows:

  • Sending mass messages with photos, videos, and document files via email or text
  • Hosting one-on-one chats and group chats.
  • Posting announcements which can be interactive to all members

Conclusion

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a group communication app is adaptability. Whatever service you use, it is important to get everyone in your group on board. The tools mentioned above meet this need well. They are simple, easy-to-learn apps that can improve your team’s communicative success. Efficiency is definitely core to these top 3 apps, and church communicators have proven the effectiveness of these tools within their own teams.

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