After nearly two years of beta testing Facebook has finally made its communication app for organizations Workplace available for all. “Today we’re announcing that Workplace will now be available to any company or organization that wants to use it,” the company wrote on its official blog.
Workplace has combined the key features of Facebook and new features of its own. “We’ve brought the best of Facebook to the workplace —whether it’s basic infrastructure such as News Feed, or the ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, or useful features such as Live, Reactions, Search and Trending posts,” said the company. Translation features and audio and video calls are also available.
Workplace’s unique features include a dashboard with analytics, integrations with single sign-on, among other things. Furthermore, Workplace extends beyond just one organization. The company announced Multi-Company Groups, where employees of different organizations can work together.
As for the pricing policy, Workplace will charge companies only for the people who are actually using the product. The company will charge from US $1 to US $3 per month per active user and there is also a three-month trial period.
Workplace is rolling out to desktop and mobile app in the coming weeks, Facebook said. Among the companies, who are already using it, are Starbucks, Danone, Booking.com and others.
By Alex Wilson