Buoyed by the excited response, Facebook announced that its Workplace app will now be made available to everyone.
(CCM) — After getting positive feedback from over 1,000 companies who are using Workplace – formerly known as "Facebook at Work" – the company has announced that it would be making it available to everyone. The app facilitates communication between colleagues from across the world through real-time chat as well as presentation and information sharing features. "People have created nearly 100,000 groups, and the top five countries using Workplace are India, the U.S., Norway, [the] UK and France," Facebook said. To promote the growth and development of the project, the social media site has also announced a pricing module that is based on active users per month. For the first 1,000 monthly active users, companies will be charged $3 per account, with the price decreasing for the next 9,000 users. If a company has over 10,000 active users, Facebook will only charge it $1 per account.
Facebook will be pushing out an updated version of Workplace, which will include a news feed, trending posts, and group chat and interaction capabilities. "Multi-Company Groups" will also be launched shortly, which will allow employees from different companies to work, collaborate, and share information together on an official and secure forum. Facebook said that the interface and technology of the new system will be very easy to ensure that companies can integrate it with their existing IT systems and facilities. Major multinational companies, like Starbucks, Danone, and Booking.com, as well as international nonprofit organizations, like Oxfam and Government Technology Agency of Singapore, are among the early adopters of Facebook Workplace.
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