Facebook recently announced “Workplace”, a social network that keeps you connected to your coworkers. Previously known as “Facebook at Work”, the service is now available to all companies and organisations that want to use it.
Facebook at work was initially introduced over a year ago. The social networking company has been testing it and currently has over 1,000 organisations around the world that are using Workplace. Facebook says that large multinational companies like Danone and Starbucks are using Workplace, and even regional leaders such as YES Bank in India, international nonprofits like Oxfam, and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore have all embraced workplace.
So how can Workplace help people at work? It offers all the features that we are familiar with like News Feed, the ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, and useful features such as Live, Reactions, Search and Trending posts. This means that no matter where you or your colleagues are, you can stay connected for work-related things via chat, Facebook Live, or even host a virtual brainstorm sessions via Groups.
Along with Workplace, Facebook is also announcing Multi-Company Groups that allow employees from different organisations to work together in a “safe and secure way”, and Workplace Partner Program, “a group of technology and professional service organisations such as Deloitte who will work with us to bring Workplace to even more businesses across the globe”.
Facebook Workplace offers a free three-month trial period for new companies. After that, companies can continue using Workplace at US$1 per month per user for companies with over 10,000 users, or at US$3 per month per user for companies with less than 1,000 active users. Workplace is free for non-profits and educational Institutions.
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