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News  5, Mar 2013

Chatwork turns 2 with new features and partnerships

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A communication platform designed for companies and teams, Chatwork is a tool that can simplify your business communications. It is a Japanese-based startup that is interestingly known in Japan as the “happiest company” with the best employee satisfaction. Just last Monday, it celebrated its second successful year and announced several new features.

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From 110,00 users last October, Chatwork now boasts of 150,000 with a growth rate of at least 10,000 users per month. They have also recently released a new feature that allows users to add their Facebook friends’ automatically. This makes it easier and more efficient for people to find each other and begin collaboration.

Other exciting news includes their plans to enter the Southeast Asia markets, starting from Singapore. In order to drive their overseas sales, Chatwork Inc  has decided to partner with Singapore IT company Malifax Technologies (S) Pte Ltd by signing a “Master distributorship agreement”. This means that Malifax Technologies(S) Pte Ltd is going to distribute, support and resell ChatWork in the region. In its Japanese operation, ChatWork has previously signed strategic partnership with KDDI, one of the largest Japanese telco company.

If you are a current user of Chatwork, you might also have realized that a landscape view on the iPad was not previously supported. It is now fixed along with new User Interface updates of sending out messages. The interface is now more user-friendly and the overall app behaviour is also more stabilized.

According to Shuhei Tanigawa of Chatwork, the new updates have received much positive feedback from users in many countries. The company is also continuously working on its expansion plans and its due to have another big announcement this coming May. In the meantime, happy birthday Chatwork! We’re looking forward to more great and exciting news.

Elizabeth Tan

Elizabeth Tan

A graduate from NUS and an alumnus of NUS Overseas College India, Elizabeth has written for several online publications ranging from community, to fitness and now, e27. Ever since her stint in India, she found herself increasingly interested in startups and wanting to immerse herself further into its ecosystem. She used to own her own blogshop and now co-runs a tech company. Elizabeth is also a certified yoga instructor, specializing in Ashtanga yoga and loves all things Thai. Sometimes, she even wishes she were Thai.

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