Facebook's Workplace App Made Available To All, Bringing More Productivity In The Workplace

By Theena - 17 Oct '16 23:16PM

Facebook could never be banned from your workplace because the Workplace app (formerly known as Facebook at Work) will be available to all organizations as they wish to have it due to the positive response from over 1,000 companies that are currently using Workplace app.

That means logging onto Facebook at your work desk might not necessarily make your boss groan but you can even follow your CEO's presentation on Facebook Live. You can host a virtual brainstorm in a Group and chat with a colleague across the world in real time.Facebook officially entered the arena of enterprises as it launched the Facebook's Workplace on October 10. We could expect the world's biggest social networking site to be more integral to our daily lives as it unveiled plans that will allow staff to manage projects or collaborate together as it aims to provide employees more access to the right information and better alignment with teams. The app also designed to replace the other business tools such as email.

According to Facebook, "People have created nearly 100,000 groups and the top five countries using Workplace are India, the US, Norway, UK, and France".

Large multinational companies, international nonprofits, and regional leader have embraced the Workplace app. Some of these companies are Danone, Starbucks, and Booking.com, Oxfam, YES Bank of India and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore.

Workplace app seems to be similar to Facebook but is kept completely separate from users' personal profiles. Facebook says "it 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".

"We've also built unique, Workplace-only features that companies can benefit from such as a dashboard with analytics and integrations with single sign-on, in addition to identity providers that allow companies to more easily integrate Workplace with their existing IT systems," Facebook added.

Facebook will be rolling out soon the "Multi-Company Group" that allow employees from different organizations to work together and extend collaboration beyond their companies in a safe and secure way.

How much will it cost?

The workplace is free for the first three months, and then Facebook will charge monthly prices. The more active users an organization has, the less they pay per user. $3 per user is for first 1,000 monthly active users, $2 for 1,001-10,000 monthly active users and $1 for 10,000+ monthly active users.

For nonprofit organizations and academic institutions, they can get Workplace at zero cost.

Facebook Future Plans

Facebook plans to bring more capabilities to Workplace through a partnership program that includes more than a dozen companies at launch, including Deloitte, TBWA, and Okta.

The more connected workplace becomes a more productive workplace is the fundamentals behind this amazing Workplace App of Facebook.

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