Facebook has introduced Workplace; a new, private version of the social network which is now available to companies around the world.
If you’ve been driven to play Solitaire on your work PC thanks to IT’s decision to block Facebook, you’ve now got grounds to appeal; Facebook has launched Workplace, a new, private version of the social network which is now available to companies and organizations around the world.
Workplace, formerly called Facebook for Work, is based on the internal version of the social network Facebook uses to connect with its employees at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
A majority of Facebook’s core features have made their way to Workplace; including the News Feed, Groups, Chat, Live Video, Reactions, Search, and Trending Posts. Facebook hopes that organizations using Workplace will be able to better connect with employees; the social media company cites that many organizations around the world have taken using the service to post work-related updates instead of memos or internal newsletters.
Workplace further benefits from specific features not found within Facebook’s general site; including the ability to see dedicated analytics and integrations with a single-sign-on, as well as Multi-Company Groups which allow for shared spaces in which members of different organizations can work together.
In contrast to Facebook’s free services, Workplace will be a priced offering where companies will have to pay a scaled fee depending on how many employees make use of the service. Companies with under 1,000 active monthly users will have to pay $3 USD per month, while a membership between 1000-10,000 active monthly users will cost $2 USD per month, and finally, an active user base of 10,000 people or more per month will cost $1 USD. For that fee, organizations will benefit from unlimited file, photo, and video storage as well as unlimited team and project groups.
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