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Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool - and it's free

Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool - and it's free
From TechCrunch - September 18, 2017

Keybase added to its encrypted tool kit today when it launched Keybase Teams, an open source, Slack-like communications tool with end-to-end encryption. Desktop and mobile versions areavailable for download now.

It may seem like competing with Slack, the enormously popular enterprise communications tool would be a fools errand for Keybase. But by making it fully encrypted, open source and free, even for teams as large as 500 people, it could be attractive to cost- and security-conscious teams who are at all worried about anyone snooping on their communications.

It works just like any other communications tool of this ilk. You create a Keybase Team and begin generating chats and channels. You can also share encrypted files with the team.The interface should have a familiar look and feel.

The team admin gives the team a name and can add members, which works on a signature chain. Only admins have full privileges on the chain and the ability to add or remove members. Its worth noting that team name can only exist once in Keybase Teams, so there can never be two teams with the same name. The team admins can also create sub-teams off the main teams.

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