Chinese Internet giant NetEase is internally testing an app to compete with Alibaba's DingTalk, says tech media outlet Tech Planet.
The app, called NetEase Lingxi Office, has features such as a corporate netbook, personal netbook, corporate address book, personal address book, etc. It can receive real-time new email alerts and has unlimited mailbox capacity.
Lingxi account system is based on NetEase enterprise mailbox account, and users need to have NetEase enterprise mailbox before using it.
NetEase established NetEase Lingxi Division in the second half of last year, aiming at creating comprehensive office products for small and medium enterprises and individuals.
Lingxi Division is valued by William Ding, founder, and CEO of NetEase, so judging from Lingxi's existing features, it is likely to compete with Alibaba's DingTalk, ByteDance's Lark, and WeChat for Enterprise, the above report said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Because of its short launch time, Lingxi won't be able to reach the volume of its competitors in the short term. However, it may create a new model of mailbox + office based on the advantages of NetEase Mail such as its expertise in business office use and having many business customers.