Why the change?
Let’s get right to it and have some real talk. Appear.in had a long-standing trademark dispute over the appear.in name that resulted in no longer being able to use it. The old name has served by appear.in and their millions of users very well over the years, but their brand was also due for an upgrade. So while it’s unfortunate to have to make this change right now it is necessary. Appear.in recognize that this will create some mixed feelings for users. However, it’s also important to know the service users know and love is staying the same.
About the new name
Appear.in turning this trademark challenge into an opportunity to rebrand with their future vision in mind: changing the way people work. New name, Whereby, reflects their vision of enabling people to work where they want to and by what means they want.
Meeting room links will be automatically updated
For now users can use both Appear.in and Whereby.com links. However, after September 1st meeting links will automatically redirect to whereby․com. Be sure to update team and calendar invites before then.
So what’s the new name all about?
1) by, through, or in accordance with which
2) by what, how
“a video meeting service whereby people can collaborate remotely”
Remote collaboration will define the future of work
More and more people are discovering the benefits of flexibility and remote working. In a 2017 survey by Gallup for New York Times, 15,000 respondents in the American workforce spoke their mind:
- Over 50% say work-life balance is very important to them when considering a new job
- 51% would change jobs for more flextime, and 37% would do the same for the freedom to work where they want at least part of the time
- 43% spent at least some time working remotely, and 31% already work remotely 4 to 5 days a week
Whereby is here to give companies and employees freedom and flexibility to do their best work from any location
Talk To Me
You can also connect online with me at WhereBy