The Workplace App, also known as Facebook at Work will soon be available to all, after positive reviews from the over 1,000 companies that currently use the app.
This app allows users to host virtual brainstorm groups, follow live presentations, and chat with colleagues around the world in real time.
“People have created nearly 100,000 groups and the top five countries using Workplace are India, the US, Norway, UK and France,” Facebook said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We’re announcing that Workplace will now be available to any company or organisation that wants to use it,” it added.
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Large multinational companies like Danone, Starbucks and Booking.com, international nonprofits such as Oxfam and regional leaders such as YES Bank in India and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore have all embraced Workplace.
“We’ve brought the best of Facebook to the Workplace a” 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,” the company said.
“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.
The company also announced “Multi-Company Groups” – shared spaces that allow employees from different organisations to work together and extend collaboration beyond their companies in a safe and secure way.
“This will be rolling out to all customers in the coming weeks,” Facebook said.
“Workplace will be priced competitively – companies only pay for people who are actively using the product,” it added.