What’s New On Cliq?
The all new navigation sidebar
The upgraded navigation sidebar in Cliq prioritizes your ease for accessibility. It allows you to collaborate and communicate efficiently by bringing all the significant components that you frequently access under one roof.
New access sections to help you connect and collaborate better
- Files: All the files shared in Cliq, that you have access to can be found here.
- History: The History section contains the logs of your entire direct calls, group calls, conversations and broadcasts. From the chat history, you can contextually search and retrieve the required data from your past conversations.
- People: You can easily find and connect with people in your organization from the people section in the Cliq navigation sidebar.
- Widgets: Extensions in Cliq are often accompanied by widgets. All these widgets can be accessed easily from here.
Join in more participants in video/audio conference
You can now add up to 1000 participants in a video conference and up to 60 participants in an audio conference.
Locate your files easily with OCR
The Cliq search bar is now powered with optical character recognition. You can now search using not just the file name but also using any text in the images shared.
Set a default status while Check-in/Check-out
You can now choose a default status that will be updated once you check-in / check-out or can choose to have a status update pop up, show up every time you check-in / check-out or can retain your last updated status in Cliq.
Launch instant voice or video call with your group!
Initiate and engage in a group audio/video call from your Cliq Android app and stay connected with your team on the go.
Read receipts is now available on iOS!
You can see if your message has been read by the receiver with the visual indication of a double tick. A quick swipe over the message will show you the message read info.
Select your preferred time zone while creating an event via Cliq
No more missing an event due to overlooked timezone! Schedule events conveniently by selecting your timezone and the attendees will receive the event details in their timezone.
Pause and play the gifs you receive via Cliq chat
Pause your gifs to keep your chat window clean and drive focus to the conversation. Click on the gif and replay it whenever your want.
Cliq Mobile: Read receipts now available in Android
Now you can get to see whether your message is read by the receiver. You'll be visually informed with a double tick when someone has read your message.
A quick tap on the double tick will display the message read info in channels and group conversations.
Digitize your paperwork with Cliq's Document Scanner
Digitize your paperwork with Cliq's Document Scanner. Convert documents, agreements, checks, business cards, receipts, etc into advanced digital copies with Cliq's Document Scanner.
Tap Attach (+) -> Scanner to get started.
Power Shortcut for Message Action Menu
You can now access the message action menu with a simple right-click on the messages.
Here are the message actions made available:
- Fork from here
- Set Reminder
- Mark as Unread
- Copy Message URL
- Pin message
Convert your Group Chats into Channels in Cliq
You can now add more structure to your group conversations and collaborate better by converting them into channels.
Click on Actions in chat window --> Convert to channel
Bring your apps into Cliq with Widgets
Widgets bring the tools you use into one place: your Cliq window. It integrates with your everyday apps to create a custom view inside Cliq. You can easily access them from the Widget section in your Cliq sidebar.Explore and understand more about widgets and bring your apps into Cliq.
Document collaboration made easy with the Zoho Writer Integration for Cliq
Zoho Writer’s integration with Cliq is a great way to collaborate on your documents from the comfort of your chat window. This powerful integration comes with a “Documents” Widget where you can view recent documents, create new documents, view documents shared with you, your favorites, or even create a new template.Learn How The Zoho Cliq Integration With Zoho Writer Works
Telephony integration for Cliq: Automatic status updates and context-driven suggestions
Cliq detects the context behind every conversation to suggest smart follow-up actions. For example, whenever there is a phone number that is shared on chat, a contextual suggestion powered by Cliq’s Telephony integration is listed right next to the text.
Make sure that Telephony is set up and enabled from the Zoho App of your choice (CRM, Bigin, Recruit, Zoho One) and get to make an outbound call right from your chat window.
Also, once the call gets connected, your Cliq status automatically reflects that you’re on a call.
Build webhook based extensions for Cliq
You can now create a webhook based extension for Cliq by accessing Cliq’s developer console. All you have to do is create the extension, choose the platform components you’d like to add to your extension, and provide a call back URL for your server.
Configure Taz notifications and stay updated!
Now you can configure Taz notifications and get to decide on when to receive alerts/notifications under specific circumstances.
You can enable/disable notifications for the following cases:
- When a document is shared
- When a new event is created or updated
- When an event invite is accepted or rejected
- For event reminders
Cliq Mobile: Sync dark mode with your iOS settings
You can now swiftly toggle between light and dark mode by syncing Cliq with your device settings. To do so:
- Go to Settings > Personalize
- Enable Sync with device setting option under Night Mode
Enabling the option will sync Cliq with your device settings i.e when you select the night mode theme for your device it will be reflected in Cliq also.
Cliq Mobile: New addition to Cliq's default status options: Away
Make sure that your teammates know when you're away from work/desk by switching to Away status in Cliq.
Cliq Mobile: Share content to Cliq with ease
The improved version of the share extension provides a convenient way to share content from other apps to Cliq effortlessly. The improved full-screen UI for share extensions puts a stop to endless scrolling through for selecting a chat and makes it easier for you to view and select a chat/channel.
Share info into Cliq with ease now!
Configure mobile notifications to suit your needs
We have tweaked our system to keep you notified in real-time with messages that are directed to you or when someone @ mentions you in a conversation. Now you also get to configure whether to receive notifications with sound or not at your convenience.
To configure notification settings,
- Go to Settings > Notifications
- Under Notification when active on web you'll be displayed with two options to choose between: Receive with sound and Receive quietly
You can select either one of the options based on how you'd like to receive mobile notifications when you're active on the web.
Introducing galaxy view in group video call
The galaxy view is our interesting take on the group video calling interface. All participants will be displayed in rings based on their activity in the call. The current active speaker will be present at the center and indicated by a yellow ring. Galaxy view in Group Video Call is currently available only to Cliq users falling under the US DC.
Check-in reminders in Cliq's Remote Work
If you’re active on Cliq and haven’t checked-in for the day yet, Cliq's check-in reminder will pop up to make sure you remember. Worry no more about forgetting to check-in or checking-in late!
Multi-account in Cliq Android App
Configure more than one Zoho Cliq account in your Cliq Android App and switch between all your accounts with ease.
Add emojis and mentions in attachments comments
You can now add and edit comments for an attachment to insert emojis or mention users just like you do for normal messages.
Scheduling calendar events made easier
The calendar events interface just got a makeover! You can now schedule a calendar meeting more precisely as per your needs with a face to face or online meeting, rope in participants you need, or assign it to a chat directly and more.
Read receipts in Cliq is here
This has been long pending! But it's finally here :)
Read receipts allow you to know whether your message is read by the receiver. You'll be visually informed with a double tick when someone has read your message. A quick tap on the double tick will display the message read info in channels and group conversations.Learn more about read receipts
Drag and drop files to a chat in your left side panel
Now you can drag and drop attachments from a chat window to a specific chat or channel in Cliq's left side menu. Forget opening a chat to just share an attachment!
Edit attachment comments
Ever added a comment to an attachment and wished you could edit or update it after some time? Now you can do so easily by using the edit message action. You can edit comments for an attachment just like you edit normal messages.
Cliq Mobile: Forwarded tags for messages
Messages that are forwarded will be labelled with the 'Forwarded from <username>' tag to indicate where it originally came from. All you've to do is, enable the 'Show Forwarded from' option that pops up and forward the message.
Introducing Remote Work: Bring your office into Cliq
Ever wondered what it’d be like to experience working from an office space while also working remotely? With Remote Work on Cliq, you can get the best of both worlds.
- Easy Check in and Check out
- Department View
- Live Video Feed
- Group Calls & Scheduled Meetings
- User Availability Reports
- Contextual Native Integrations
Admin Panel: View all team channels
You can view all the team channels created under a specific team in the 'Channels' tab under the team preview page.
Here's how: Head over to your admin panel, click on Teams, search for a particular team and open the team's preview page, click on 'Channels' to find all the channels associated with the team.
Admin Panel: Zoho Cliq - People Integration Configuration
If you are using Zoho People as your HRMS, Cliq offers a native integration with Zoho People. You can configure this integration directly from Cliq's admin panel. Here's how: Head over to your Admin panel > Integrations > Zoho People.
Simple short cuts to view unread and mark chats as read
You can now easily carry out short cut actions on a list of conversations. Simply click on the menu button right next to Conversations in Cliq's left side panel and use View unreads to view only the unread chats in your list. You can also mark all the unread chats as read by using the Mark all as read option!
Guest Chat: Collaborate with external users easily
Guest access in Cliq lets you invite an external user or a group of external users to be a part of a group conversation. Guest users will be able to send messages, share files, and get on group calls with an invite, without having to sign up!Learn more about guest chat in Cliq
Reply privately to messages in group conversations
You can now send a private reply to a user's message in a group conversation. All you've to do is, click on the message actions menu, choose the Reply Privately option. This will open up your private messaging space (direct conversation) with the message sender. Type your reply and hit send!
View your mentions easily
The mentions view is updated with a filter to hide all group mentions and display only your personal mentions. This makes it easier to sift through the clutter and pay attention to direct mentions that are more important. You can also clear your notifications by marking all your mentions as read.
Increased maximum channel participants limit
The maximum channel participants limit has been increased to 5000.
Enhanced search results
Cliq's global search algorithm has been updated to make sure it pulls up all relevant chats in search results even if the conversation title has been changed!
Right click on conversations for chat actions
You can now right-click on any conversation in Cliq's left pane to perform a chat action. The list of actions are currently supported include:
- Mark chat as read
- Pin/Unpin chat
- Mute chat
- Copy chat permalink
- Search in chat
Make important messages stand out
You no longer have to scroll endlessly through a sea of messages to find that one important text sent hours ago. Simply, pin them to the top of the chat window for everyone to see!
See how to pin a message in any chat
Know your message status
All your messages will have a clear indication allowing you to monitor the progress of your messages. You'll see a single tick when your messages are successfully sent and a clear indicator when message sending fails, making it easier for you to act upon.
P.S - We're gearing up for showing messages read by state as well. Read receipts is coming soon!
Incident management right from chat: Cliq - PagerDuty Integration
What if there was a way to bring real-time incidents directly to your team? What if there was a way to somehow bring PagerDuty’s alerts to your support team channel so that everybody’s in the loop and anybody viewing the channel can take a call? Zoho Cliq’s integration with PagerDuty is the solution.
This integration enables teams to communicate effectively and to handle incidents efficiently while having everyone in loop.Head over to our blog to know more about this integration
PrimeTime on the go!
PrimeTime's assembly mode is now available on Cliq Android! You can participate or initiate company-wide town halls, presentations and more now.Install Cliq for Android
Say hello to our brand new logo!
Cliq has officially joined the Logolinism club! Our new logo embraces the minimalist style of using clean, brightly colored line art to form a simplified image in place of highly detailed or realistic icons.Head over to our blog to read the story behind our logo!
Keep track of forwarded messages easily!
Messages forwarded from one conversation to another will carry a "forwarded" tag by default. In case of forwarding messages from a channel, you can choose to attach information about the channel from which the message is being forwarded from.
Cliq supports Enterprise Mobility Management
Secure your business collaboration with mobility management. With this new configuration, you can integrate with top enterprise mobility management providers and ensure that your team’s information is readily accessible and shared securely across devices, both company and employee-owned.Read our blog to know more about EMM in Cliq
Performance optimization in Desktop Apps
Our newly updated desktop app is sure to give you a faster and better collaborative experience irrespective of the OS you use. Download, install and start using them right away!Head over to our Desktop App Installation Page
Finer notification settings in Cliq Mobile Apps
Configure your notification preferences such as sound and message preview based on the chat type (Channels, Direct Messages, Automated Messages)
Biometric unlock, night mode sync and more in Cliq's Android app
Cliq Android App brings a list of new features that work beautifully with the new Android 10.
- Biometric Unlock
You can unlock Cliq with biometric face unlock if it is supported on your phone!
- Go easy on your eyes with dark mode sync
When your phone goes to dark mode, Cliq will automatically shift to dark mode as well. Here's how you can sync your phone with the device settings: Go to the left side menu (swipe left) > Settings > Themes > Night Mode > Sync with device setting
- Share to Cliq contacts from anywhere
A time saver when you want to share images, links, files, from anywhere on your device. You can now directly pick the most recent Cliq contacts directly on your share screen.Read more about all the updates in Cliq's Android App here
Share screens while broadcasting via PrimeTime
You can now share your screen to all participants while video broadcasting via PrimeTime!
Admin Privileges: Export your organization data
Admins can now export organization data with everything from users, teams to shared data such as messages and reminders. You can also add criteria to filter data based on message time and users.Learn more about how data export works
Multiple file sharing just got better
Our new and improved file sharing interface is designed to give you a seamless experience while sharing multiple files. Navigate across all the files you're about to share through the left pane, annotate if necessary and simply send!
File support in Cliq Forms
Cliq forms has a new field type that allows you to attach up to 10 files. Create forms that do much more than data collection—right within your chat window.Learn more about the file upload field in Cliq Forms
Introducing Cliq's iPad App
Transform the way you stay connected with your team. Zoho Cliq now boasts of a beautiful and native iPad experience. The new Cliq experience sits perfectly between your mobile and laptop, with all the core functionalities in place. You can get on quick calls, use bots to approve projects and assign tasks, check your starred messages for important notes, schedule meetings, set reminders, and more.Get to know more about Cliq's iPad App
Collaborate over code conveniently
Collaborating over a piece of code is more convenient with the all-new code snippet creator. Create or attach a few lines of code, add a quick note if you'd like and share it in any conversation!
All your drafts—duly saved
Worry no more, if you typed a message and closed or exited the chat window. Everything you type in your chat window is saved and synced across all your devices. So, in case you forget to send across a message or want to jump to another conversation or close the chat window by mistake, they're available as message drafts!Learn more about draft messages
Fully-revamped easy to use left pane
Cliq's left pane gets a new-look where you can skim through, identify and engage in conversations easily.Read more about all the design elements in Cliq's left pane
Screensharing in PrimeTime
Meet virtually with your team and share your screen to collaborate on ideas, have discussions or make announcements!
PiP mode in Cliq Web
Cliq supports picture-in-picture mode, making video playback more friendly and convenient. You can now watch a video shared in chat or channel and still participate in other conversations!
Collaborate on ideas with Whiteboard
Give form to your ideas, collaborate in a group and bring them to life with Whiteboard in Cliq.
More about Whiteboard here!
Reminders in Cliq iOS App
Add reminders on important messages, assign it to yourself, your colleagues or a channel! Reminders is now available in Cliq iOS App (Version 4.3.7)
Personalize your link preview options
Configure if a link shared in chat should be displayed neatly as a card with the URL preview or just appear as plain link.
Learn how to personalize link preview in Cliq
Configure edit and delete message time-frame through admin panel
Configure a specific time-frame to allow editing and deleting messages for your entire organization.
Learn how to customize edit, delete message time-frame from the admin panel
Zoho Cliq integrates with Zoho Projects
Communication is crucial to a project's success. The Zoho Cliq- Zoho Projects integration makes sure you keep your team in loop - from initial set up to the project's progress.Learn how the Zoho Cliq integration with Zoho Projects works
Identify forwarded chat messages easily in Cliq Android
Introducing the Forward message tag in Cliq Android! You can now easily identify forwarded messages versus messages sent originally in chat.
Mark your messages as unread
Mark a conversation as unread from a selected message. Incase you don't have time to reply to a conversation immediately, this helps you remind yourself to go back to the conversation!
Redefined global search UI
Cliq's global search lets you search for messages, users, departments, files, URLs and pretty much everything that is available to you on chat. This new enhanced clutter free global search UI allows you to filter and look for information easily!
Cliq's admin panel now lets you customize the email sender address for all notification emails sent to your organization members.Custom Emailers in Cliq
Smart reply suggestions for message notifications in Cliq Android
Reply swiftly with smart reply suggestions for message notifications. With the on-device ML model , you'll get relevant reply suggestions with the full context of a conversation.
Location attribute in Bot Menu Action
Cliq bot's menu action handler now supports location attribute in additon to the existing list of attributes.Bot Menu Action Handler
Unique URL for every message
If you've a message in any conversation that you'd like to point out to your teammate, then hit the message link option and share the unique URL. This will take them directly to the message!
Quick Reactions in Cliq Mobile gets a fresh new look!
Adding reactions is now more accessible with our new design — just long-tap on a message to react quickly with your top used emojis and zomojis.
Redesigned attachment sheet in Cliq iOS
Accelerate the way you attach media, files, location, etc with our new and improved attachment sheet. You can choose to attach files directly or convert documents, agreements, checks, business cards, receipts, etc. into crisply cropped pdf with Cliq's Document Scanner. Here's how:
To share a file: Tap attach (+) -> Document -> iCloud Drive to get started.
Here's how you can scan documents and attach: Tap attach (+) -> Document -> Scan a document to get started.
All new audio and video calling experience in Cliq Android
Cliq calls just got upgraded both visually and under the hood. So give your fingers some rest and converse over Cliq calls. Additionally, you can also record and send an audio/video message in case your call gets missed.
Modify user profile layout with custom fields in the admin console
User profiles in Cliq give you all the user details including email, contact information, team and designation. Apart from the 12 default fields, Cliq now allows up to 25 custom fields to customize your users' profiles and reflect your organizational layout.What Are Custom Fields?
Share screens without installing an extension
With Google Chrome's latest version 72 and upcoming future versions, you don't have to install an extension to share your screen. Just click the share screen option and start collaborating!
How to share your screen on Cliq?
Forms in Cliq Platform
Build forms to collect multiple pieces of information at one go to perform an action. Trigger a form from a slash command, while performing an action on a message, on a button click or while interacting with a bot. You can easily bring all your business workflows inside Cliq.Learn how to simplify business processes with Forms in Cliq
Siri Shortcuts in Cliq iOS
Cliq iOS now supports Siri Shortcuts. From opening unread chats to setting your status, use the default shortcuts available or custom create your own. You're just a voice trigger away from Cliq.
Setup Cliq with the revamped Admin Panel
Set up Cliq to reflect your organizational structure. Import your organization's directory and assign user profiles, add custom user roles with finer permissions, configure modules. Custom domain and themes allow you to rebrand and completely customize Cliq.Read on to know more about Cliq revamped admin panel
Add more color to a conversation with emoji reactions. Quickly respond to messages and let others know exactly how you feel.Learn how you can react to messages?
No more reducing your screen brightness while using Cliq—desktop, web or mobile. Switch to night mode and go easy on your eyes.
Cliq can now identify the message context and provide you with suggestions to follow-up. Create a reminder or an event to suit your purpose.
User Consents in Cliq Platform
Data privacy is our primary concern. With platform consents, first time execution of any internal component will throw a dialog pop-up to the user asking them to grant permission for the command (or) bot (or) message action (or) function to access their information.Read how user consents enable you to take charge of your data
Draw attention in a group conversation or a channel easily! Use @participants to address everyone in the group or @available to get the attention of all group participants who are currently available in Cliq.Read on how you can draw everyone's attention in a channel
Notification Grouping on iOS
Cliq now supports notification grouping in iOS 12. Now your Cliq notifications stay organized in the notification center and the lock screen.
Reminders in Android
Get notifications on important tasks so you never forget to finish your to-do list. You can also assign tasks to your colleagues and more—all on the go.
Cloud Picker for Attachments
Search and share files from your favorite cloud storage directly in chat!Share files directly from your favorite Cloud
Sharing external files made simpler on iOS and Android
Found something worth sharing online? Cliq for mobile now supports sharing files from external apps!
Direct reports on Android
Find all your direct reports with a swipe in the navigation drawer.
Made a typo? Posted the wrong message in the group chat? You can edit—or straight up delete them.Here's how you can edit away your typos
Unified Search over all Zoho Products
Cliq now has a unified search that will find you the information you need over any Zoho application. Be it Cliq, People or, Mail!
Advanced permissions for channels
Control who gets to do what in the channels you’ve made, with advanced permissions.
More organized side navigation panel
Your side panel will now only show you your active chats and hide chats you’ve muted. To check hidden chats, just scroll down to Muted Conversations.
Access muted chats faster on Android
Access your muted chats with a single tap on your Android devices.
Add notes and mark-ups to images while sharing them on Cliq.
Cliq for Android Auto
Always stay in touch with your messages and reminders, even when you’re in your car. With Cliq for Android Auto, everything’s possible!Cliq for Android Auto is on the road
Quick switch-in between screen sharing and video chat on web
Switch between screen sharing mode and live video chat—in the same channel, while you're speaking—for a seamless conversation!Read more about switching from calls to screen share
App security lock on mobile devices
Your private data will be locked away from prying eyes. Keep your messages safe with App Lock!
Advanced permissions for channels
Control who gets to do what in the channels you’ve made, with advanced permissions.
Admin powers unlocked for Android
Now channel admins can edit their channels’ names, descriptions, and images on their mobile devices too!
Screen sharing is here!
Chat with your colleagues while showing them what you’re doing on your device—it’s now that much easier to collaborate.Read on to know how screen sharing works in Cliq
Never miss an important meeting or event, now that the reminders function is implemented in Cliq!Learn how to set a reminder
Zapier teams up with Cliq
Zap away your productivity needs with Zapier's automation close at hand.Introducing Zoho Cliq’s brand new integration with Zapier
Night Mode in Android
Come over to the dark side on Android, for a dimmer more eye-friendly UI experience.
Cliq integration with People
With Zoho People powering up our search, you can search for employees and check whether they’re available or not.
With variable permission settings, you can make sure only invited people join your organization and team channels.What are invite only channels? Read more to know about them!
Single sign-on for all Android Zoho apps
Whether you’re using Cliq, Connect, or Mail, you only need one sign-in to access them all on your Android device!
PIP mode for video calls on Android
PIP mode for Android lets you multitask like a boss.
Quick create button added
We've added a new button near the search bar so that you can create channels or make calls instantaneously!Learn how to use the quick create button to make instant calls or create a group chat
Cliq learns a new language
Simplified Chinese language support has been added to Cliq.
Audio/video messages on iOS
Has someone missed your Cliq message? Now you can send them a short clip via your iOS devices to let them know what’s up.
Cliq is now optimized for iPhone X
Channel sharing made easier
Equipped with channel permalinks, Cliq lets you create a shareable link for others to access external channels in one easy click.Take a look at how you can share a channel's link to other users
Cliq is launched
Say hello to Cliq, The smart, collaborative tool!