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Facebook Debuts Workplace Business Version For Companies

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook; MainOne
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 at 3:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Workplace by Facebook (formerly known as Facebook at Work) is launching and will be available to any organisation who wants access. Organizations will apply through the Workplace website and will be connected to a member of the Workplace team.

Workplace by Facebook is the business version of Facebook that allows companies to build more productive, efficient and collaborative workplaces. It is easy-to-use, secure and available on desktop and mobile devices.

The platform helps organisations collaborate better and makes it easier to get things done, all while using familiar Facebook features like News Feed, Groups, Chat, Live Video and more, and is mobile-first, so employees can use it to work with their colleagues from anywhere in the world.

More than 1,000 organisations are using Workplace worldwide, on every continent except Antarctica, and more than 100,000 groups already in use.

Top five countries using Workplace are India, Norway, US, UK and France. Workplace is being used by organizations in every single continent except Antarctica.

Workplace fulfils a key gap in the market – for people who don’t work at offices or at desks. These are retail workers, ship crews, baristas – all of whom did not have access to traditional workplace tools, but because our product is mobile – are driving adoption.

With today’s announcement, Facebook is also sharing a few other new exciting updates:

Competitive Pricing: Facebook is announcing a competitive pricing model that is based on a monthly fee per active user (so companies only pay for what they use). The more active users an organization has, the less they pay per user.

It also added significant number of features over the last 18 months including Multi-company Groups, Live, Reactions, Auto-translate, Video and group audio calling in Work Chat, Trending posts, Search filters and others.

Multi-Company Groups: These are shared groups that allow employees from multiple organizations to work together. All group members must be part of a Workplace community, and members from other companies won’t be able to see any information from your company outside of the multi-company groups they are in with you.

The Workplace Partner Programme: this is a global ecosystem of partners, like Deloitte or Microsoft, to help customers get the most out of their Workplace.