Facebook blogs about their launch of Facebook Workplace (Formerly known as Facebook at work). This official Facebook enterprise account is launched in a move to knock out email as primary communication at work. Right from front desk agents to delivery executives can communicate with each other to have a transparent communication. Employees can video chat, view live presentation of their CEO, share pictures, get news feed, schedule meetings, search, trending topics, and more. READ Facebook hit by malware.
This program was launched 18 month back and the beta phase had 1,000 participating companies that included from India too. Today Facebook Workplace is available to any company. Facebook is used to connect with family and friends, now employees can have a separate access to communicate with fellow colleagues. Pricing varies from $3 to 1$ per user based on the number of active users. Facebook has also launched Multi-company groups where people from different organizations can meet in a mutually accessible group to work together. This is the first time Facebook is looking to B2B market to generate revenue. READ Facebook selling your data?
“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” saysFacebook through their blog post.
Facebook has disregarded email as primary communication with their acquisition of Whatsapp. To login into Facebook users needs a number now. Facebook Workplace also doesn’t require official email address to communicate. Read more on Facebook and Startup News.