Update January 25, 2021: We are switching back to our original trial duration of 14 days. The 14-day duration will apply to any trials started on or after January 25, 2021. The duration of the trials that were started earlier remains unaffected. We continue offering the 20% non-profit discount.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold throughout the world, we feel it’s our responsibility to get Gruveo’s one-click video conferencing into the hands of the people who need it most.
To that end, we are introducing the following measures, effective immediately:
Remember to say safe and follow WHO’s guidance on protecting yourself and others.
We have recently rolled out a series of exciting improvements to call recording functionality. Gruveo now lets you have your recordings saved to Dropbox or Google Drive, as well as automatically start the recording for each call.
In addition to storing of up to 5 GB of recordings in your Gruveo account, you now have the option to save any recordings you make to Dropbox or Google Drive. To switch the storage for your recordings, do the following:
The new storage option will apply to any subsequent call recordings you make.
It’s now easy to have your Gruveo calls recorded by default, too. To enable automatic recording, go to your Call Recordings page, check the checkbox next to “Automatically start recording for each call” and then “Save changes”. From now on, call recording will be automatically started for each of your Gruveo conversations. You will still have the option to turn off the recording during the call.
We are happy to be releasing these new call recording features, and we look forward to you putting them to some good use in your business! Head to our Help Center to learn more.
Making video communications simple worldwide.
— Gruveo’s mission statement
We launched in 2013 with the mission to make video calling simple for everyone. Over the past 7 years, Gruveo has evolved into a business solution helping companies around the world serve their customers better with an enhanced video calling experience. In May last year, we announced our team management feature which enables our customers to manage their accounts event more efficiently.
In order to optimize our resources and continue providing the top service our customers have grown accustomed to, we’re making important changes to how unregistered users can use Gruveo starting on February 13.
Starting on February 13, all calls in Gruveo rooms will require a Gruveo subscriber (“call organizer”) to get connected. A room call will not get established until the call organizer joins. Any invited callers waiting for a connection will see a “Waiting for call organizer to join” message.
If the call organizer disconnects from a room call and doesn’t return, any invited callers will stay connected for another 10 minutes, after which the call will end.
Calls on direct Gruveo links will work as before.
With the February 13 update, we will also be removing legacy free Gruveo accounts created before October 2017. If you want to keep your account and Gruveo handle, please contact us so we can help you migrate to a Gruveo subscription.
If you have any questions about the upcoming changes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We have expanded Gruveo’s branding capabilities to let you set different branding images for each of your Gruveo handles. Here is how it works:
As an example, suppose that your sales team has the firstname.lastname@example.org link assigned, and then Mike Smith from Sales is also reachable via his personal link at email@example.com.
It makes sense to include your company logo in the default branding so that’s what will be shown when someone calls firstname.lastname@example.org:
You can then override the branding for Mike’s personal handle to show Mike’s photo instead of the company logo. That way, anyone calling email@example.com will see this:
Please see our Help Center for the details on how to set your default branding and then override it for individual handles. Happy branding!
We are happy to announce the arrival of the call queueing functionality to Gruveo. It has been one of our most-requested features for a long time, and now it’s available at no additional cost to all team-enabled Gruveo accounts.
Call queueing puts your callers in a waiting queue until the next representative becomes available to answer the call. Before today’s update, a customer calling your Gruveo link would get a “User unavailable” message if all of your operators were busy with other calls. Not anymore!
The caller gets shown their position in the queue, updated in real time. If they decide not to wait and hang up, they will still be invited to leave you a message (requires the Text Mail feature to be enabled in your account). Likewise, your operators get to see the number of callers currently in the queue.
Call queueing is automatically available to all team-enabled Gruveo accounts. To check if your account is team-enabled, do the following:
If your Gruveo account is not team-enabled, please get in touch so we can help you with the upgrade.
We are super excited to be launching this new feature and can’t wait to hear your feedback!