The days when your bosses would ask you to get back to work instead of scrolling through your Facebook page may be finally over. Now, they themselves might ask you to take a look at your Facebook Workplace.
Facebook has introduced an app, called Facebook Workplace, for the corporate world. It has provisions for creating unlimited number of team and project groups. It also has provisions for creating multi-company groups, so employees of one company can collaborate with employees of other companies. The app also gives news feed and has live video chat feature. The companies will be controlling the data usage. Some of the other features of Workplace are:
Unlimited space for file storage
Monitoring tools for IT teams
1:1 support for administrators
Secure collaboration between companies
Single-Sign On (SSO) support
The world was waiting for Workplace, ever since Facebook introduced its ‘Facebook At Work’ as a pilot project a year ago. More than a thousand organisations are already using Facebook At Work—Godrej and Yes Bank being the two major Indian companies using it.
With Workplace, Facebook has entered a new arena, where startups and software companies make money out of subscriptions for using their applications. Workplace's main competitors will be Saleforce’s Chatter and Microsoft’s Yammer and Slack. Workplace is being provided at a competitive price—$3 per user for the first 1,000 monthly active users, $2 for 1,001 to 10,000 monthly active users, and $1 for over 10,001 monthly active