Author：YONG SOO TENG Industry: Internet
First off, I had never heard of the Feishu, let alone use the app until I joined ByteDance, just a little over three weeks ago. Have you ever experienced this excitement when visiting the theme parks, the candy store or the toy shop for the first time? I think that was how I felt when I first explored this app.
The name is super cute, Feishu. Sounded like a squirrel but if I understood my mandarin correctly, Feishu would be translated as Flying Book, even better. I mean, if an app is called a Flying Book, you know the magic is bound to happen somewhere somehow.
Now, when my trainer said this is the one-stop app I will need, I did not quite believe him because from my previous job experiences, the one-stop app that I had to use for work did not really stop at one stop (a lot of pit stops in fact) but when I got Feishu, the moment I clicked that little four tile icon in the middle (or bottom), wow, I thought I was transported to another world. A little exaggeration here but that was sincerely how I felt.
It was as if I entered this theme park and as long as I work in ByteDance, I have the free pass to explore each section of the park (in the app term, the different apps are all embedded in this) and the best thing is, I can do that with my, company given (of course) laptop OR at the mobility and comfort of my own smartphone (which I am totally thinking if I should change it so I could make the app go a little faster, it is an old smartphone).
Currently my favorite hang-out is the Learning and eLearning section where I get to explore many different courses. While I am only moderately efficient in Mandarin, looking through the list, there are definitely some interesting ones which I will attempt in the near future. I do look forward for more courses featured in English and perhaps in other languages like Japanese or Vietnamese too, time for global-er global learning.
I have much to explore with Feishu app of course but I think in due time, I will get more hang of this app and then familiarize how I can use this to perform my work functions better.
This app is a very interesting app.