Google has created a new tool called Threadit to improve remote work efficiency. Threadit allows users to send small recorded videos (for example on TikTok or Instagram Reels) to team members to communicate on work progress and other project-related matters. Google said that video is a good way of communication for people who strive to express their opinions in emails or texts. Threadit also eliminates the need to hold real-time meetings for video communications, and enables employees around the world to work in their own time zones.
Threadit is available on the browser or as a Chrome extension. Google explained on its blog that Threadit can help you speak and display via video messages instead of expressing via email or chat. It can be used to show each other’s progress, ask questions or ask for feedback, without the need to coordinate timetables. It eliminates the need to host virtual meetings for small meetings. It also provides users with more time to think and do more key tasks, thereby making the final meeting more effective.
With Threadit, users can record short videos and stitch them together into a cohesive video message. They can even record the screen to better convey information. When you are done, you can send it to your team members via the link. These members can reply to the video message when they are ready, and all replies will appear as a conversation. Google said it built Threadit when working remotely last year. It was built by a team from Area 120, Google’s incubator division, with the purpose of making remote work more capable.
Threadit also helps employees work in time zones. “During normal working hours in Seattle, I will send a copy of Threadit to my colleagues in Japan; they will respond during the time they work for them in Tokyo. Even if we respond at different times around the world, Threadit will still It makes us feel like we’re working together in person, and it creates a connection that email can’t make. The best part? Threadit founder and general manager Keller Smith explains: “No one needs to wake up early or stay up late.
As mentioned earlier, users only need to share a link to send Threadit videos to each other without any process of downloading videos. By using extensions on Chrome, users can record their screens to effectively convey work-related things.