Microsoft will retire its ‘Made for India’ group messaging service, Kaizala, in August subsequent 12 months, based on media reviews.
“On August 26, Microsoft officers informed companions that they’re planning to retire Kaizala as of August 31, 2023. After that date, help for and entry to the service will likely be discontinued,” reported ZDNet, a enterprise know-how web site which first carried the story.
Till that date, current customers can proceed to make use of the service, however no new consumer will likely be onboarded, the report additional mentioned, including that each one new prospects will likely be straight onboarded to Groups, the tech big’s enterprise communication platform.
Why is Kaizala being discontinued?
In accordance with ZDNet, Microsoft has shared a word with Microsoft 365 companions, informing them that a number of Kaizala customers, who’ve Microsoft 365 (additionally known as Workplace 365) licenses are but to allow these; Groups is part of MS 365 household of merchandise.
“Discontinuation of Kaizala is a chance for our companions to maneuver its customers to Groups,” the word mentioned.
As an ‘incentive’, the corporate will enable Kaizala customers to take a look at Groups totally free for the following 12 subsequent months.
The platform derives its title from Kaizala, the Marathi phrase for ‘What occurred?’ It was launched in India in July 2017 to facilitate massive group communications and work administration, even for distant areas with 2G optimisation.
It’s out there as free Android, iOS and internet utility.