Facebook for the workplace, which is under testing with a selected organizations for over a year, will now be available to any company or organization that wants to use it.
In an announcement today, Facebook notes, more than 1,000 organizations around the world now use Workplace (formerly Facebook at Work). Additionally, using it "people have created nearly 100,000 groups" with top five countries who have embraced it include the US, Norway, UK, France and India, writes facebook.
Here are the features and progress of Workplace:
The workplace is about more than just communicating between desks within the walls of an office. It has many Facebook features included such as News Feed, ability to create & share in Groups or via chat, Live, Reactions, Search and Trending posts.
This means you can chat with a colleague across the world in real time, host a virtual brainstorm in a Group, or follow along with your CEO's presentation on Facebook Live.
In additon, Workplace-only features such as a dashboard with analytics and integrations with single sign-on are available to users as well. Additionally, third-party identity providers that allow companies to more easily integrate Workplace with their existing IT systems is available too.
Facebook also today introducing Multi-Company Groups and shared spaces that allow different organizations to collaborate and work together in a safe and secure way. These two new features will be rolling out to all customers in the coming weeks, wrties facebook.
Also, introducing today is the new "Workplace Partner Program", that will offer companies more ways to access Workplace — "by directly working with Facebook teams" or via "their approved and trained partners."
Lastly, companies who are using Workplace will "only pay for people who are actively using the product," facebook said. You can see more details on pricing here.
For more information, or to get started with Workplace by Facebook, visit this website.