Wrinkl, an actionable group messaging platform that brings clarity and productivity back to collaboration, today announced another group messaging first: the implementation of Bundles, making its platform a system of record by enabling the naming, saving, sharing, and archiving of conversations. Bundles can remain private to one member for future reference or be made public to all network members. Individuals using Wrinkl in the workplace can include messages across channels and can be updated at any time by appending new messages.
“Bundles address two key drawbacks of current group messaging apps such as Slack and Microsoft Teams: the perishability of messages and the absence of a system of record,” says Wrinkl co-founder and CEO, Marc Cohen. “With bundles, whole conversations can be named and saved for future reference or for sharing with colleagues.”
For example, with Bundles, HR departments can create a public “Employee Handbook” Bundle in Wrinkl accessible to all employees. Whenever a policy is added or modified, HR can update the Bundle so that employees always have access to the latest version. Another example would be an IT department that wanted to document its decision to, say, change internet hosting vendors. That decision process could be saved and archived for future reference or provided to management for approval or comment.
The launch of Bundles to the Wrinkl platform ensures important messages and conversations no longer age off the page never to be found or referred to again. Workplace communications can be archived for a member’s own use or for the reference of all concerned or shared and kept up-to-date. Bundles, with Wrinkl Lists and other grouped items such as member @mentions, are accessible at Wrinkl’s “At a Glance” tab.
“Importantly, it’s no longer necessary to memorialize important decisions in email, or to recreate the decision-making process in email, the common practices now,” said Cohen. “Wrinkl is the system of record and decisions can be preserved with Bundles, archived and shared with colleagues.”
Bundles, together with other Wrinkl innovations like References, Sidebars and email integration, create a system of record in which the entire conversation can now happen in one place (instead of across various apps and email) and can be saved and archived.
Wrinkl also revealed today the addition of Advanced Channel Settings to its cloud-based group messaging software. Advanced Channel Settings empower businesses to create group channels “tailored” to their needs. Any channel, for example, can now be created as “read-only,” but in a twist on the theme, Wrinkl enables users to create read-only channels in which a number of designated members can post, with remaining members able to reply 1:1 to posters. Such replies are visible to just the authorized channel poster and the replying member and the interaction remains private between them. In this way, sensitive employee information can be communicated to authorized managers in a single topical group channel while maintaining employee privacy.
“The one-size-fits-all approach hasn’t worked for business. Every new channel becomes a fire hose of chatter mixed in with messages that matter. Business requires a system of record free of clutter in which tailored channels achieve specific tasks and functions,” stated Cohen.