Facebook has launched a new team collaboration tool called 'Workplace.' Here's what it does and how it can be useful for you.
Formerly Known as Facebook Work, Workplace Lets Employees Collaborate Together
Facebook has been trying for a long time to creep into the workspace as a great collaboration tool for employees. Surprisingly enough, the company has done so successfully with 'Facebook at Work.' Now though, things are being given a thorough rebrand and the social network giant is launching Facebook Workplace, a collaboration tool that mixes three key elements together: social, chat and productivity features.
Packed with every tool one can imagine for collaboration, users have the option to send and receive messages, interact with groups, create custom profiles, make calls and even set up live broadcasts. To spice things up even further, Facebook has thrown in a feature called 'Multi-Company Groups' allowing employees from different organizations to work together as a single unit. That feature alone is enough to consider implementing Facebook Workplace in your office space.
We’ve brought the best of Facebook to the workplace — whether it’s basic infrastructure such as News Feed, or the ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, or useful features such as Live, Reactions, Search and Trending posts. This means you can chat with a colleague across the world in real time, host a virtual brainstorm in a Group, or follow along with your CEO’s presentation on Facebook Live.
Facebook Workplace is absolutely free to use if you're implementing it in schools or non-profits. Commercial users will have to pony up $3 if they want to use it with up to 1,000 employees. But if that number crosses the 10,000 mark, then that price sits at just $1 a month. Somewhat strange but that's how things are.
Download Workplace for iOS & Android
Workplace is available to download as an app on both iOS and Android, and it's absolutely free. We have added the direct links to the download below.
Remember, in order to use Workplace, you must have a properly set up work environment. You just can't download it and use it like the normal Facebook app.
Facebook at Work was used by the social network itself for collaboration. But decided later on to let other organizations use it as well to get work done as well. It's rather astonishing how useful such a thing can be given you have the right way of using it.
We're sure this small step will lead to greater things by Facebook.