Mio Teams Up With Zoom To Connect Zoom Chat with Teams, Slack, & Webex
When my co-founder James and I started Mio five years ago, our vision was to build a unified network for workplace communications. We fundamentally believe you should be able to communicate in real-time with all your colleagues and external contacts, regardless of which messaging app they use.
In a major step forward towards this vision, Mio is teaming up with Zoom to make Zoom Chat interoperable with Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Webex.
We are delighted to announce that Zoom Chat customers will be able to join cross-platform channels or exchange 1:1 messages with Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Slack users.
Cross-platform chat is the future of workplace communications.
Zoom users are no longer restricted to communicating with only other Zoom users.
Just as Slack users are no longer limited to communicating with other Slack users. Siloed messaging is an outdated model for workplace collaboration.
We are grateful to Oded Gal, Chief Product Officer at Zoom, for highlighting Mio’s new integration with Zoom Chat in his keynote session at Zoomtopia.
A global network for unified communications
We are now closer than we’ve ever been to connecting every company in the world together on a global network for workplace communications. Users and IT administrators no longer need to deal with managing guest accounts and monitoring multiple apps/workspaces, which often results in missed messages.
In terms of technical architecture, you can think of Zoom, Slack, Teams, and Webex as equivalent to “local area networks”, whereas Mio is the “wide area network” for workplace communication. Mio is middleware that uses API federation to connect nodes on the network.
With the Mio app installed, Zoom Chat users can:
- Join Teams, Slack, and Webex channels from Zoom Chat
- Exchange direct messages with Teams, Slack, and Webex users from Zoom Chat
- Edit and delete messages, post threaded replies, share files and emoji reactions
Mio’s Zoom integration is currently available in private beta. Mio will be available to all Zoom Chat users in Q4 2021.