Keybase has managed to launch its own version of enterprise chat. Keybase Teams is a free, encrypted messaging service created as a more secure option to companies like Slack and Microsoft Teams. Keybase markets Teams as its most vital” undertaking to date. The app is accessible on desktop computers and cell phones. It is open source, completely scrambled, free, and equipped for group support ranging from a few people to an entire organization.
The interface is clearly reminiscent of Slack, despite the fact that there’s apparently no place for change in the app. You just have to make your team and you can start your chats and channels. You can also share encrypted documents with the group. The group administrator gives the group a name, which can include individuals that work on a specific chain. It’s significant that a group name can only exist once in Keybase Teams, so there will never be two groups with the same name. The group administrators can also make sub-groups off the primary groups
Keybase asserted that it cannot access any user data, offering complete peace of mind as it’s encrypted, and they don’t have access to the private keys that guard your files, conversations, or user accounts. “At no point does Keybase have any private keys for any file or chat data. Your device keys never leave your device,” Keybase announced in a blog post. This may appeal to organisations that have had problems with Slack’s lack of encryption. On the off-chance a messaging service was hacked, private organization secrets and personal details can be disclosed.
It must be said that Keybase Teams’ alpha launch comes with some significant limitations. The app is currently far from complete and not all its features are implemented in the interface. For groups intending to try out the app, this means you’ll need to set some things up using a terminal before you can access your conversations.
Keybase Teams has another differentiator: the app is free for everyone, with no limitations on how many people can use it. “We think someday if teams take off, we’ll charge for larger teams,” said Keybase “Nothing we’re offering for free now will flip to a pay model, so if you take a 500-person team and start using it, you won’t someday be faced with a credit card screen just to get your files or messages. Put most simply, we eventually want to find a way for actual enterprises to pay, while keeping personal and community use free. And any use now is grandfathered in.”