Our vision for Pragli has always been voice & video first. We want remote teammates to flow freely in and out of conversation, just like in an office.
As such, we've designed Pragli to be used alongside a dedicated text tool like Slack or Teams. But we, like many of you, get annoyed with frequently switching apps to share a file or for a simple "grab me when you have a sec."
I'm excited to announce Pragli's direct messages to solve this problem.
Note: Pragli still does not providing text channels / group messaging, but direct messages should handle many of the small reasons that you have to app switch frequently.
How to use DMs
You can DM anyone who is online or offline by clicking on the new "Chat" button to open the DMs tray. You can also just click on their name.
Note: if you are in the same room as someone, this button will instead open the room chat. Hover over it and click "Direct messages" if you want to DM them instead.
Notifications & Badges
By default, new messages will fire native notifications unless you have Pragli focused and that user's DMs open. When using the desktop app, clicking the notification will focus Pragli and open the relevant DMs.
Unread messages will also leave badges on the relevant user. When using the desktop app on macOS, they will also leave a badge on the app; on Windows, they will flash the icon in the taskbar.
Share your feedback
As always, we're excited to see how you use Pragli DMs. What breaks? What other features do you want? Please share your thoughts via the blue Intercom bubble in the app.