Facebook has been instrumental in bridging the communication gap. A stellar 2.2 billion active user base and increasing, Facebook has obliterated the barriers of conversation.

Today, we are more connected than ever before. Be it with our friends, relatives or colleagues our Facebook friend list has got them all.

Our lifestyles are changing, jobs have become more demanding and it is getting difficult to find equilibrium between work & life. Therefore, being at work most of the time we feel that it is sometimes better to keep social space distant from professional worries.

Workplace by Facebook is a tool that helps your organization do just that.
Launched on October 10, 2016, Workplace helps companies communicate with their employees through a more focused communication channel. This helps keep personal space private and strengthens message dissemination between coworkers.

Features Workplace offers

Workplace offers two plans to choose from:

  • Standard Plan
  • Premium Plan

The standard plan comes with communication and productivity features like:

  • Live Video Streaming
  • Voice and Video Calls (desktop and mobile)
  • Workplace and Work Chat app
  • Unlimited file, photo and video storage
  • Unlimited team and project groups
  • Desktop Notifier for Windows &
  • Secure collaboration between companies

Whereas, the Premium plan in addition to the communication and productivity features offers enterprise and admin support component as well.

How widespread is Workplace presently?

Since the launch, Workplace is being used by 30,000 companies globally. This includes Volkswagen, AirAsia, Starbucks, Dominos, Walmart, Spotify, GoPro etc just to name a few.

The reason for Workplace’s popularitycould be the familiarity it offers to users with existing personal Facebook account. Employees being already accustomed to Facebook feel at ease operating on Workplace.