GroupTweet (discontinued) vs. Virola Messenger

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GroupTweet (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GroupTweet allowed contributors to Tweet from a single Twitter account without the need to share the organization's Twitter password. Authorized contributors can tweet directly from their own personal Twitter accounts (if desired) using any Twitter app each prefers. The tool is now discontinued.
$7.99
per month
Virola Messenger
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Virola Messenger is a corporate messenger for secure team collaboration. Both self-hosted and cloud Virola servers are available. Main features: private and group chat rooms file transfer and unlimited storage reactions, mentions, replies and discussions continuous voice and video meetings voice meetings recording live avatars issue tracking with task board screen sharing remote…N/A
Pricing
GroupTweet (discontinued)Virola Messenger
Editions & Modules
5 contributors
$7.99 per month
per month
10 contributors
$14.99 per month
per month
30 contributors
$24.99 per month
per month
Unlimited contributors
$39.99 per month
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GroupTweet (discontinued)Virola Messenger
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOffer educational discounts for schools & teachers. Email edu@GroupTweet.com. Plan on activating multiple accounts with GroupTweet or need a custom-priced plan? Email custom@GroupTweet.com.
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Community Pulse
GroupTweet (discontinued)Virola Messenger
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GroupTweet (discontinued)Virola Messenger
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
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Ratings
Virola Messenger
7.8
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Virola Messenger
9.5
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Virola Messenger
9.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Video files00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
GroupTweet (discontinued)Virola Messenger
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GroupTweet (discontinued)Virola Messenger
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
GroupTweet will work well for any brand that needs to extend their message through advocates authorized by GroupTweet. Our media company, The Breaking News Network, is the largest hyperlocal media network devoted to social good, and unique in providing a way for any community newsmaker to get their word out through our city feeds. Over 4,000 Twitter feeds - for example, city politicians, civic groups, nonprofits and performing arts organizations - are authorized to share content on our 400 city feeds.
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This is fantastic for offices that have employees working from home. It is a much cleaner and easier way to discuss projects or even have informal conversations. However if all employees are working from the same office, the features are limited as conversation, screen sharing, and task management are less valuable.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Since Twitter is a vehicle for breaking news, our correspondents in each of our 400 cities uses a simple hashtag to syndicate their local news and events. It is simple to use and correspondents don't have to do anything differently to share their messages across our city feeds.
  • We can mobilize our correspondents to collectively promote news and events that impact the public good. For example, we can develop advocate networks to support initiatives like crowdfunding campaigns
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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Secure chatting
  • Chatrooms
  • File transfer/ sharing
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • GroupTweet would be awesome if the service for collaboratively distributing info extended to Facebook, G+ and other social networks. However, that's probably something out of their control to develop.
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Provide Support Live Chat
  • A cleaner interface.
  • More intuitive for older generations.
  • Customizable notification tones
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
GroupTweet is simply the best way to syndicate messages across Twitter. It takes time to build the foundation of authorized users, but once the user base understood the power we provided to get their message out, it has become institutionally utilized.
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Provide Support Live Chat
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
There is no other product like GroupTweet! It is simple and takes no extra resources to use it, just add a hashtag. We are unusual in that we use GroupTweet for over 400 Twitter accounts. It would also work well for single accounts with a number of collaborative users.
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Provide Support Live Chat
It's really early to judge Virola's capabilities with other offerings or tools in the marketplace but with the set of features the tool offers at the moment at the negligible price it can surely be counted as a dark horse to make its way through to be one of the best. Provide that it has the ability to support larger teams, it can really be successful in the future.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Since The Breaking News Network is noncommercial, we use GroupTweet to extend our facility to support the community by functioning as Twitter based bulletin boards. By offering a free and valuable service to the community instead of a pushy sales person trying to sell advertising, we create a lot of good will.
  • In the future, we will use GroupTweet to get advocate networks to support crowdfunding initiatives we bring forward with our new crowdfunding marketing company, BNN Funding. For more information on how we develop massive advocate networks, BNNFunding.com
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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Kept everyone in the loop
  • Allowed for seamless project discussions from inside and outside the office.
  • Great way to share screens which was very important.
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ScreenShots

Virola Messenger Screenshots

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