Cord Adds Group Messaging to Its Voice Service
Cord Project, a New York-based startup founded by former Google executives Jeff Baxter and Thomas Gayno, today announced group messaging for its flagship product, Cord. Cord is a free voice messaging service, available on both Android and iOS in 16 languages.
The introduction of group messages opens the door to private jokes between friends, family updates, and productive conversations with a team, all via a voice messaging application.
"We've seen tremendous traction over the past few weeks," said Gayno, Cord's CEO, in a statement, "and group messaging quickly became the number one feature requested by our users."
Since its official release in December 2014, Cord has already reached hundreds of thousands of users. More than 60 hours of voice are sent through Cord's servers every day.
Cord Project is also extending Cord's capabilities to the iPad. Thanks to its camera and microphone, iPads have quickly become a communication hub for a lot of families around the world.
"The simplicity of Cord lets us flex onto tablets relatively quickly," said Baxter, Cord's creative director, in a statement. "This isn't just a bigger version of the mobile app. A few key changes make the iPad experience feel more like a place to lean back and listen to meaningful messages, highlighting the personal nature of voice over text."
Cord Project's team will be the foundation of a new group at Spotify to explore new ways to discover and listen to music.