Dropbox Gets A Bit Chatty With Zulips Leaked Acquisition.


Dropbox Gets A Bit Chatty With Zulips Leaked Acquisition.

The ever popular and well known cloud storage and sharing service with individuals, Dropbox has recently decided to start eyeballing the enterprise market. Proof of this has recently appeared with the company acquisition of Zulip, a messaging service that’s is still currently in its private beta testing mode.

Uh Oh.

Funny enough, Zulips integration into Dropbox was not supposed to be made public for another few more weeks, TechCrunch had gotten lucky enough to obtain a letter from Zulip that was sent to their users and letting them in on the news.In the message the company asked its recipients to “keep it secret,” obviously something that not everyone did.

“Here’s the deal: Dropbox is acquiring Zulip,” the company wrote. “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.”

At the time being, Zulip informed its customers, nothing would be changed for them, at least for current moment.

“Please use all of the same channels to reach us with questions. As we make progress on integrating with Dropbox, I’m sure that we’ll have more announcements about what the product roadmap looks like going forward.”

The Inner Workings.

Zulip has been designed to focus more on the conversational side of various tops, instead of the simple one on one chats and uses threaded replies and subsections as well. For example, a topic may be “sales or “social”, and Zulip will display the number of messages from that stream. Conversations will be organized into larger streams so the user can reply to any conversation without any necessary lengthy email chain.

Zulip Messaging

This method allows conversation to be far easier and collaboration on documents with multiple coworkers, users can still send each other private messages. Dropbox integration between the two would make some sense with the cloud-based sharing capabilities with tool like Zulip. Its a very clever way for groups of employees to get things done more efficiently and could give Dropbox more of a presence in the enterprise.


This makes it easy to have conversations and collaborate on documents with multiple coworkers, although users can also send private messages. It makes plenty of sense for Dropbox to integrate it cloud-based file sharing capabilities with a tool like Zulip; that’s a powerful way for groups of employees within a business to get things done efficiently, and it could give Dropbox more of a presence in the enterprise.


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