A couple of weeks ago, we announced that Facebook At Work would soon be available to all for a cost per user. Today, it is finally out of beta, available to every organisation. And it’s now called Workplace.
Facebook Workplace isn’t new. It is the finalised version of a platform that has been tried and tested with more than 1,000 companies worldwide over the past 2 years. Facebook has incorporated their feedback, and is now making the platform available to all organisations, big or small.
Just Like Facebook, Better Than Any Intranet
Facebook Workplace is in all things very similar to Facebook itself. You can create groups, share updates, photos or videos, tag and mention other users. You can also share files, and talk to multiple users at once. Facebook Workplace also provides full analytic dashboards so you can teach your company’s activity on the platform.
Just like Facebook, but this time you can only see and interact with people within your organisation. Keeping discussions, files and all material away from others. The platform comes with monitoring tools for IT teams and Single Sign-on support (SSO).
Facebook Workplace is a true collaboration platform. It will soon allow for different companies to create and manage inter-organisation groups for employees to collaborate on shared projects. I can already imagine how useful this will be for ad agencies and their clients!
Work Chat, Your New Business Messaging Service
With Work Chat – which basically works like Messenger – Facebook Workplace is also taking on messaging apps like Skype or Slack.
You and your colleagues can start one-on-one video calls, group audio calls, and Facebook Live video broadcasts.
Facebook Workplace works on an active-user license scheme. The service will cost you $3 per user, per month, for the first 1,000 users. For larger organisations, the price decreases to $2 per user per month up to 10,000 users, and only $1 for more than 10,000 users. It’s completely free for nonprofits and educational institutions.
And if you’re not sure, you can also get a free 3-month-trial for your organisation. What else?