Social Networking giant Facebook launched what it called ” Workplace ” the announcement of the new feature on its platform was made known today via Facebook newsroom blog
According to Facebook, workplace is more than just communicating between friends and family,it is a service to connect workers as well as co-workers
Facebook workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work) as over the years connected over 100,000 groups and the top five countries using the service include India, US, Norway, UK and France
Here’s what you need to know about Facebook workplace
workplace come with some basic Facebook features such as News Feed, ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, Live feature is also added, Reactions, Search and Trending posts.
What this simply means is that with this service you can easily chat with your co-worker across the world any time of the day, you can as well create a Group, and of course follow along with your CEO’s presentation on Facebook Live.
Interestingly, Facebook workplace also comes with other enticing feature such as dashboard with analytics and can be integrated with single sign-on, likewise the service supports identity providers that allow companies to easily integrate the service with their existing IT systems.
Another service introduced alongside Facebook workplace include Multi-Company Groups which the company describe as a shared spaces that allow employees from different organizations work together
However, Facebook Multi-Company is yet to be fully integrated into users platform but will be rolled out to all customers in the coming weeks.
You should note that Facebook workplace isnt entirely free unless you are a non-profit organization or academic school, however there’s a three month free trial. After which you are expected to subscribe.
Starting price on Facebook workplace is $3 per user for a whole month ( 1,000 users ) you can check here for price.
Other features on the service includes unlimited file upload, photograph, and video storage, limitless group and task corporations, monitoring instruments for IT groups, 1:1 support for directors, cozy collaboration between companies, as good as integration with Google’s G Suite, Okta, OneLogin, Ping, and home windows Azure ad.