About the Kaizala mobile app

Microsoft Kaizala is a secure chat and messaging app that enables mobile users to send instant messages, Kaizala Actions, attachments such as pictures, documents, videos, audios and more. Microsoft Kaizala also lets you get instant feedback from your users about anything you want. With Kaizala Actions, you can send out polls and surveys to a few users or thousands, and once they respond, all responses are automatically aggregated and presented in an easy to view report, to help with decision making.

Install Microsoft Kaizala on a mobile device

Get Kaizala for your mobile phone.

Microsoft Kaizala is supported on the following devices:

  • Android phones running Android 4.3 or higher

  • iOS phones running iOS 9.0 or higher

  • Windows phones running Windows 10 version 10240.0 or higher

You'll need a wireless or data connection to the internet to use Microsoft Kaizala. Microsoft Kaizala doesn't support tablets which are Wi-Fi only.

Verify your phone number

You must be able to receive phone calls and text messages on the phone number you are trying to verify. A Microsoft Kaizala account can only be verified on one phone number on one device. If you try to use Kaizala with the same phone number on multiple phones, you'll be logged out from the previous phones, and all Kaizala data on the previous devices will be deleted.

Manage your profile and work account in Kaizala

Change your profile in the Kaizala app by going to the Profile page. You can change info like your picture, display name and your email address. You can also sign in with your Office 365 account from Profile. When you sign in with your Office 365 work or school account, others Kaizala users in your organization will be able to see you and collaborate with you. You'll see an Organization page when you can initiate a chat or create a group.

Find Contacts and Start chatting

Find your phonebook contacts using Kaizala, and initiate a 1:1 conversation with them.

  1. Go to People

  2. Search for any phonebook contact, and if your contact is using Kaizala:

    • Click or tap on the contact's image to view their profile summary.

    • Click or tap on the contact name to start an instant message conversation.

You can also quickly send an invite to any contact that's not using Kaizala. If your contact isn't on Kaizala, click or tap Invite to send a SMS to invite the contact to install Kaizala.

Start a chat on the Kaizala mobile app

  • Go to Chats > + > Start a chat

  • Click or tap on any contact name to start an start an instant message conversation.

You can find all your recent conversations inside the Chat section and start an instant message conversation from there.

Create and Manage Groups

  1. Go to Chats > + > Create a group.

  2. You can add either people or other groups to your new group. Tap contact names or a group and then Next to add them to your new group. You'll see a pop-up letting you know you can to invite them to Kaizala later, if they're not a member of your organization. Tap OK to continue.

  3. Give your group a name, and add a picture if you want and then tap Create to finish.

Manage and create large groups for my organization

The Kaizala management portal is a web based portal that provides management, reporting and extensibility capabilities for Kaizala. With the Kaizala management portal, your organization can quickly onboard thousands or millions of users to Kaizala, including employees, partners, vendors, or customers, with just their phone number. Learn more about the Kaizala Management Portal

Using Kaizala Actions

You can send Actions by tapping on the <palette> icon from the top right corner of a conversation. Built in Kaizala Actions help you coordinate frequently used tasks for common workflow scenarios. You can find and use Kaizala Actions from the Discover page in the app. The Kaizala Actions available include:

  • Announcement Use announcements to make key announcements or share updates with your team. Announcements are a great way to share a message across groups in your organization or in a public group. Engage with your audience about the announcement using likes and comments.

  • Job Chat messages used to assign jobs to people and track completion status. The person who created the job or the person to whom the job is assigned can add quick comments to indicate the progress of the work. Other members of the group can also comment on the job and status.

  • Let's Meet Used to send meeting quick meeting invitations. The invitee can respond to the invite within the chat and confirm whether they can meet.

  • Live Location Use this Kaizala action to request for the location of a colleague or friend. Users get a choice to share their location with you for a specified duration of time and you can track their location in real-time.

  • Photo with Location The Photo with Location action allows you to share real-time photo information with others, along with the GPS coordinates to show where the photo was taken. For example, with a single tap, team members can share a geo-tagged picture with others to confirm that a specific task at a specific location has been completed. It can also be used for location-based attendance.

  • Share Location This action allows you to share a location of your team members or phonebook contacts using Kaizala. This helps in coordinating with all team members.

  • Quick Poll With Quick Poll actions, you can design a custom poll to gather information from your team or from your customers. Respondents can then respond to the poll quickly and easily. Responses are updated in real-time as and when the responses are captured and presented in an easy to read way. You can also create poll questions with predefined responses.

  • Request Location Allows you to request the current location of Kaizala users. This helps in areas of marking attendance, tracking the presence of your team at any point in time.request people to share their location

  • Submit Bill Allows you to quickly capture the photo of an invoice and share it with details.

  • Survey A poll and a survey are similar, but a survey is different from a poll in a couple of ways:

    • In a poll, you can ask only one question. In a survey you can ask multiple questions.

    • In a poll, you can set only set a multiple choice option for a response, but in a survey you can choose multiple formats for responses: multiple choice, text, choose numbers or even an image.

  • Checklist Checklist action allows you to share a list of tasks with a person or a group, and have them individually complete each of task.

    create to-do lists and capture everyone’s status

Discover more Kaizala Actions

We regularly release new Actions, and you can discover them by going to Discover > Kaizala.

Kaizala custom actions

You can create more Kaizala custom actions. Write to kaizalaDev@microsoft.com to learn more. Common custom Kaizala Actions are:

  • Share feedback

  • Write to admin

  • Anonymous report

Find and subscribe to public groups

Public groups let you send feedback or report issues to the organizations you want to connect with. Most organization's end users, connect with them directly and access custom Actions to improve productivity, speed, flow of information etc. You can find and subscribe to public groups from Discover > Public Groups page in the Kaizala app. Tap on a public group’s name, and select Subscribe to this Public Group.

Privacy

You can block someone from contacting you on Kaizala. Blocked contacts will no longer be able to send you messages. To block a contact, go to their profile in the Kaizala app, and go to the profile settings icon on the top right corner, and select Block. You can find the list of blocked contacts in Blocked Contacts in Settings. You can unblock any contacts from here.

You may not be able to connect to Kaizala because your phone is temporarily not connected to the Internet.

  • Make sure you have a working data plan on your cellular network or a Wi-Fi connection with access to Internet.

This means that the message you received isn't supported by the version of the app you are using. Most likely, you will have received this from another user who is on a new version of Kaizala.

  • In order to resolve this and to see the message you have received, please upgrade Kaizala to the latest version from the app store.

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