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We all know and love Facebook for its ability to connect us with friends and family members…but have you ever thought of it being used to connect with your coworkers?
Facebook started testing a version designed for the workplace with a few organizations about a year ago, and now, they’ve officially launched Workplace by Facebook!
This handy tool was previously known as Facebook at Work, and it’s now connecting over 1,000 organizations around the world! Workplace is available for for any company or organization that wants to use it, so we decided to do our research and see what all it entails! Keep reading to learn all about FB’s new feature:
What Exactly is Workplace by Facebook?
Work looks different for everyone–some people spend their days in the office, some are out on the field and others are on the go all day long! So, Facebook wanted to create a feature that caters to every kind of working professional. The overall goal of Workplace is to give coworkers to connect!
Think of Workplace as Facebook with added benefits for your 9-5. FB features like your News Feed, group chats, Live, Reactions, Search and Trending Posts can all be used to make your workplace communication a whole lot easier. For example, you can chat with a coworker who’s back at the office in real-time, or tune into your CEO’s presentation with Facebook Live.
In addition to these basic features, Workplace also offers features unique to the platform, like a dashboard with analytics and integrations with a single sign-on, along with identity providers that make it easy for companies to integrate Workplace with their existing IT systems.
Facebook also announced that they’re launching multi-company groups, which are shared spaces that allow employees from different organizations to work together. This allows you to collaborate in a convenient and safe way.
The Fine Print
According to Facebook, Workplace will be priced competitively, and companies will only pay for people who are actively using the product. Check out the price breakdown of the premium plan below:
If you think Workplace Premium might be a good fit, Facebook offers a free trial to give it a try!
Now, if you’re not ready to make this investment, don’t fear! FB also offers a free, Standard version of the tool. Here are the features included:
In the end, this new update is all about making organizations stronger and more productive when everyone comes together and can communicate effectively. Whether you choose to try out the Premium or Standard version, we think it sounds like a great way to streamline communication at work!
What do you think of Facebook’s new feature? Have you tried it? Are you planning to? Let us know in the comments below!
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