A LAN Messenger is a software program for computers that are set up for instant messaging and it is made to only be used in a single local area network- which is where the name LAN comes from. This software provides functions such as private or group messages, transferring of files, and you can even send emojis with them. LAN is often preferred over the regular form of instant messenger because unlike the others, LAN does not have to use the internet or even a server to function. People also like it because only specified people who are given access inside the firewall screening are able to access the system at all.
This software system allows multiple people to use the chat and talk to each other at once time. They do not have to always use the group chat function and can instead talk directly to one other person in a private conversation as well.
LAN is most often used in a business setting because it makes talking between multiple coworkers easier than any other method. Instead of having to call someone on the phone that sits across the room, or send someone an e-mail to get a question answered, you can simply bring up the LAN messenger on your computer. You can send a question or share a file with a coworker and instantly receive a reply as it will pop up on their computer screen instantly, instead of waiting for an e-mail to go through.
The files that are sent through LAN are kept safe thanks to the firewall protection so any sensitive information that may be being sent over the instant messenger application is kept well protected.
Since LAN can be used as a large chat room that can include everyone in an office building, more and more employers are using it in their workplaces. Employees can send vital work-related messages back and forth in no time, departments can share information that each person in the department needs to have, and department heads, managers, supervisors, or the big executive bosses can call meetings and everyone can get the information about the upcoming meeting in real time so that they can be at the meeting on time and know how to prepare for it adequately.
Employers also use LAN messenger to send out departmental changes, and HR information that their employees need to know. It saves time in keeping them from having to send everyone an individual e-mail with important information or making out a mass e-mail list and trying to make sure they don’t leave anyone out of the list. LAN has everyone in one place so you can get a mass message out in seconds!
Since LAN, local area network, messaging is not dependant on the internet or central servers to work, people can still send instant messages back and forth between one another even if the internet goes out. Since they are not dependant on it if the internet goes out or the central servers are not working, they do not run the risk of losing any files or information, and they will continue to get the messages they need in seconds!