Last year, Facebook rolled out its social networking app, Workplace, designed specifically for businesses and other organizations. The app has been running in beta mode this entire time, and finally, Facebook has announced its official launch for use on the PC, Mac, Android and iOS.
According to Facebook, there are currently over 30,000 organizations using Workplace, doubling the figure Facebook published in April of this year, among the companies which have joined Workplace, are Walmart, Heineken, Spotify, Lyft, and Reliance Group. Workplace has been used to create over 1,000,000 groups to help teams work better together.
Although Workplace has existed as a mobile app for a year now, Facebook recently released its desktop version for Workplace Chat. The app comes with new features like screen sharing and, in coming months, group video chat, which will let people create virtual rooms of up to 50 people for interactive video conferences.
"We envision Workplace as an employee’s command center for everything that’s happening with their team, their company, and their industry. To accomplish this, companies use a combination of Workplace features to best fit how they work – groups for teamwork, video for storytelling, and integrations like Box and Office365 for everyday work. Now, we’re offering a messaging-focused experience through Workplace Chat, both on desktop and mobile," stated the Facebook blog.