Workplace by Facebook is officially introducing its Workplace Chat desktop app, and bringing the team messaging experience to all platforms.
It’s been just over a year since Facebook launched Workplace – its “Facebook at work” platform – and there are currently over 30,000 organisations around the world using it to become more connected and productive. According to Workplace’s figures, the number of companies on the platform have doubled in the last six months alone. There are also over 1,000,000 groups worldwide, which makes Workplace an important tool for teams.
Over the last year, new features like multi-company groups, live video chat, or group analytics, have helped companies better work together. However, nothing really replaces messaging – a “key component of the Workplace experience” which enables “real-time, reliable communication.” To enhance the messaging experience, Workplace is launching the Workplace Chat desktop app.
The desktop app can be downloaded on PC and Mac – and the mobile version both on Android and iOS. The Workplace Chat app gives users access to the same features as the mobile app – on their desktop – including message reactions, @mentions, and of course GIFs. In the next few weeks, Workplace Chat will be updated with group video chat on both desktop and mobile.
You can find out more about Workplace Chat and download it for free, here.